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17.12.2023 Newsletter



St Joseph’s, Dinnington         Parish Priest: Fr. Andy              Tel: 01909 562664

Weekend Masses:  Sunday 9.30am in church;  Saturday 6pm  at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton


EMERGENCY CONTACT: In the event of an emergency where you may specifically require the services of a priest please  contact either Monica Carroll (07813 920844) or Anne Marie Carroll (07841 038633)


Week beginning Sunday  17th December  2023

3rd Sunday of Advent (Year B)


SATURDAY 16th December:

6pm  Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton (for Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Ecclesiasticus 48:1-4,9-12;   Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19;   Matthew 17:10-13


9.30am  Mass at  St Joseph’s

(For Teddy and family)

Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11;   Luke 1:46-50,53-54;   1 Thessalonians 5:16-24;   John 1:6-8,19-28

MONDAY: No Mass today

Jeremiah 23:5-8;   Psalm 71(72):1-2,12-13,18-19;   Matthew 1:18-24


11.30am  Hour of Quiet Prayer at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton

7pm  Mass in the parish rooms

Judges 13:2-7,24-25;   Psalm 70(71):3-6,16-17;   Luke 1:5-25

WEDNESDAY:  No Mass today

Isaiah 7:10-14;   Psalm 23(24):1-6;   Luke 1:26-38

THURSDAY:  8.30am  Mass in the parish rooms.

Song of Songs 2:8-14;   Psalm 32(33):2-3,11-12,20-21;   Luke 1:39-45

(Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor)

FRIDAY:  No Mass today

1 Samuel 1:24-28;  Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1,4-8;   Luke 1:46-56


(For Agnes O’Leary)

6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church Kiveton. (for Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Malachi 3:1-4,23-24;   Psalm 24(25):4-5,8-9,10,14;   Luke 1:57-66

(Saint John of Kęty, Priest)

Next Sunday:   CHRISTMAS EVE: The Fourth Sunday of Advent. (Year B) (II)

(For The deceased members of the Furniss Family)

9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s

6pm Christmas Eve Mass at St Joseph’s.

Readings for the day:

2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-12,14,16;   Psalm 88(89):2-5,27,29;

Romans 16:25-27;   Luke 1:26-38

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for migrants and refugees; that they may find places of welcome and safety. Lord, in your mercy...        (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)


THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR DECEMBER: For persons with disabilities

We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.


Please pick up a flier with  the Christmas Services details (available in both churches)

POLITE REQUEST: Please could parishioners not  leave Christmas cards in church

for collection.  Frequently they are not collected and end up in the recycling.  Parisoners are encouraged to write their Christmas greetings to each other on the tags provided   and

place them  on the Christmas tree in both churches. At Kiveton parishioners are asked to

make a donation for Sat 7 which supports Christian’s in the Middle East via satelite TV and St Joseph’s is for the  Koby Foundation and Mary’s Meals,

ADVENT FOOD COLLECTION: A food collection for The Salvation Army food bank  is taking place during Advent. Please leave donations in the basket at the entrance to St Joseph’s.   Thank you.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: - You are cordially invited to attend:

Christmas Mass Wednesday 20th December  - St Joseph’s School - time to be arranged 

Cake sale fundraiser first Sunday of the month  (after Mass) - St Joseph’s Church.

Coffee Afternoon -  Wednesday 10th January 1-3pm in the parish rooms

Reflection Group Meeting -  Wednesday 10th January 7pm in the parish rooms

FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND: The situation for Christian families in the Holy Land has gone from very difficult to critical, amidst the turmoil and horror of the Israeli/Palestinian war and we face the possibility of the last members of the ancient Christian community leaving the homeland of our faith forever.  Friends of the Holy Land has provided practical help to 1,100 people sheltering in the Gaza church compounds – including children and people who are injured and ill and the Al-Ahli Hospital, which is still doing its best to look after patients who can’t be moved. All together over £90,000 has been sent so far, so that those sheltering in their churches and the hospital could survive.  The usual Christmas  traditions and celebrations in Bethlehem are suspended  in solidarity with those suffering. We are asked to support their appeal by donating to:

Name: Friends of the Holy Land. Account: 24591211.  Sort Code: 60-05-41 

For more info contact: Or telephone: 01926 512980.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:  Preparation will begin in January for Easter 2024. The sacrament is available to all baptised catholic children in year 3 and above.  If you wish for your child to take part, please collect a letter from the back of Church today. For more information please contact Lucy Liversidge ( or Cathy Moutry (

CONFIRMATION: If anyone would like to take part in the Confirmation program at St Joseph's please contact Anne-Marie Carroll  07841 038633 or Alison Bergomi  07977 341619

DIOCESAN ILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:- Friday 28th June – 4th July 2024

Bishop Ralph invites you to join him on the 2024 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Booking forms available to download at Enquiries 01302 247910 or 07724 650066

Fare £879pp - 6 nights Full Board (excl. Ins.) flying from Leeds Bradford Airport direct to Lourdes.  Applications are particularly welcome from pilgrims who need help due to medical issues/mobility.  Volunteer doctors, nurses and helpers are also required.


HALLAM YOUTH – LOURDES:  Details are available through each diocesan High School for young people to travel with their school groups. Young people aged 16-18 in parishes, who do not attend Catholic schools, and wish to join Hallam Youth on the diocesan pilgrimage please email for details.


Live Simply and Sustainably with Creation: Try to shop more ethically this Christmas, try to buy Fairtrade and avoid shopping at Amazon where possible.

Live in Solidarity with the Poor:  Pray for Peace in the World and an end to conflict

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: Maureen Appley;  George Blow & his Grandma,  Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield,  Jim Chandler,  Sam Cleasby, Betty Delaney, Gillian Gee, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Owen Jenkinson;  Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella,  John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter),  Annie Reynolds,  Maria Senogles; Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Teresa Williams, Michel and Teddy.



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