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18.12.2022 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

Email: Website:

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 18th December 2022


SATURDAY 17th December 2022

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

Readings for the day: Genesis 49:2,8-10; Psalm 71(72):1-4,7-8,17; Matthew 1:1-17


9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s

Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 23(24):1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24

MONDAY: No Mass today

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

TUESDAY: 11.30am Hour of quiet prayer at Kiveton

7pm Mass in the parish rooms followed by Social with shared table.

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

WEDNESDAY: 7pm Penitential service in Church

Community Warm Hub in the afternoon

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

(Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor)

THURSDAY: 8.30am Mass in the parish rooms

Community Warm Hub in the afternoon

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

FRIDAY: No Mass today

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

(Saint John of Kęty, Priest)

CHRISTMAS EVE: 6pm Mass in Church with live zoom stream

Readings of the Day: 2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-12,14,16; Psalm 88(89):2-5,27,29; Luke 1:67-79


CHRISTMAS DAY: 9.30am Mass in Church with live zoom stream

Readings: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 97(98):1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18


No Mass today

Acts 6:8-10,7:54-59; Psalm 30(31):3-4,6,8,16-17; Matthew 10:17-22


No Mass today

1 John 1:1-4; Psalm 96(97):1-2,5-6,11-12; John 20:2-8


No Mass today

1 John 1:5-2:2; Psalm 123(124):2-5,7-8; Matthew 2:13-18

THURSDAY: No Mass today

Colossians 1:24-29; Psalm 22(23); Luke 22:24-30

(Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr)


No Mass today

Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6,12-14; Psalm 127(128):1-5; Matthew 2:13-15,19-23

NEW YEARS EVE: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson (for Sunday)

Readings for the Day: 1 John 2:18-21; Psalm 95(96):1-2,11-13; John 1:1-18

(Saint Silvester I, Pope)

Next Sunday: NEW YEARS DAY.


9.30am Mass in church

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for all those who will find the preparations for Christmas difficult; those facing economic problems, the bereaved and the lonely: that they may know in their hearts the gentle presence of Jesus bringing hope and healing. Lord, in your mercy... (Source: CAFOD Weekly Prayers of Intercession)


RIP FRANZ DISCO: Franz died on 13 November 2022 aged 100. Franz Disco and his wife Miep were friends with Mary and Gerald Capper through Miep's and Mary's pen pal friendship which started prior to WW 2. Following Mary and Gerald's visit to Leidschendam to stay with Miep and Franz in the late 1960's and Gerald meeting with the local Catholic Junior school head, the 'Dutch exchange' was born. The first trip took place in the early 1970's. Initially children from St. Joseph's, stayed with families in the Netherlands, then older Dutch children came to stay with families from the parish. Gerald organised the exchange through St. Joseph's school until his retirement. Franz was the last of the original Dutch families that helped to start what became a lovely exchange of friendships for many years. Please remember him and his family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in your prayers.

TRANSPORT TO CHURCH: Anyone needing a lift to any of the events and Masses over the Christmas period Contact Alicia on : 07875603001 or Helen on : 07710050899

ECHOES OF ANGELS: A big thank you and well done to Siobhan, Anna & Phil for giving such a beautiful evening on Thursday. If you wish to purchase the CD of beautiful carols contact:

Siobhan Tyler-Morley: 07732 852184;

Anna Bownes-Webster: 07838 390998

(cash on delivery - £5).

MARY’S MEALS AND LIVING SIMPLY: We have a Christmas tree at the back of church and lots of cards with string. If anyone would like to put their name on a card and wish the parish Happy Christmas please write your name on the card and hang it on the tree. This is certainly part of Living simply. A donation box is at the side for any donations to Marys Meals and a sponsor is going to treble the money collected for the charity.

HALLAM BRIDGE: This is a new venture of the Diocese which replaces the old ‘Hallam News’ and provides a link between the Diocese and all the parishes to bring articles, items dealing with the way in which people are journeying together in faith throughout Hallam, news items and up-coming events.

The Hallam Bridge will be available from this Sunday through the Diocesan website either via the link on the Home page or directly at It is also available via the link as a printable PDF version. You can also subscribe for an email copy to be sent direct to your inbox. The form enabling this is on the Hallam Bridge website.

CONFIRMATION: Anyone interested in Confirmation beginning in February next year, please contact Anne-Marie Carroll 07841038633 or Alison Bergomi 07977341619

FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND: This registered charity supports the most needy Christian families in the Holy Land with their daily needs. As our thoughts turn to the manager in Bethlehem this Christmas, please remember the descendants of those who witnessed Christ’s birth and consider a donation to their Christmas Appeal which you can read about on their website .

Alternatively, to make a donation you can also call their office on 01926 512980

MARY’S MEALSDOUBLE THE LOVE : From 1 November 2022 to 31 January 2023, donations made to Mary’s Meals will be doubled by a group of generous supporters, up to £1.5million. Today, we face some of our greatest challenges yet in a world devastated by conflict, food insecurity and the cost of living crisis, which we know is affecting people here in the UK as well as in the countries where we work. With Double the Love, your donation will be matched and your kindness will go even further – meaning we can reach even more desperately hungry children with a life-changing school meal. There are many ways to get involved, find out more at

ADVENT FOOD COLLECTION: Food donations for St Wilfrid’s will be collected throughout Advent. Please bring your donations to Church. Thank you.

LIVE SIMPLY CAMPAIGN DECEMBER: Have Yourself a Simple Christmas - See leaflet in Church and on the parish website.

THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR DECEMBER: Volunteer Not-for-profit Organisations We pray that volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.

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

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