19.12.2021 and 26.12.2021 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: andyjgraydon@gmail.com Website: www.stjosephsdinnington.com

EMERGENCY CONTACT: In the event of an emergency where you may specifically require the services of a priest please continue to contact either Monica Carroll (07813 920844) or Anne Marie Carroll (07481 038633) Monica and Anne Marie can also be contacted if you need help from the Support group for shopping,

THE SEASON OF ADVENT (Year C)

Week beginning Sunday 19th December 2021.

Saturday 18th December: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton.

(For Sunday)

Readings for the day: Jeremiah 23:5-8; Psalm 71(72):1-2,12-13,18-19;

Matthew 1:18-24

Sunday 19th December: THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

9.30am Mass in Church (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 869 8420 4543 Passcode: 873397

Micah 5:1-4; Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

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

Tuesday: 7pm 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)

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

Thursday: 8.30am Mass in the parish rooms

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

5.30pm Carols at St Josephs

6.00pm Christmas Eve Mass at St Josephs (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 869 4642 3222 Passcode: 891773

A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

CHRISTMAS DAY: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

9.30am Mass at St Josephs (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 812 1686 0891 Passcode: 627212

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

BOXING DAY: THE HOLY FAMILY. 9.30am Mass at St Josephs (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 862 6699 7411 Passcode: 492226

1 Samuel 1:20-22,24-28; Psalm 127(128):1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52

(St Stephen)

Monday 27th December: SAINT JOHN, APOSTLE, EVANGELIST

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

Tuesday 28th December: THE H0LY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS

No Mass today

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

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

(Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr)

Thursday 30th December: 8.30am Mass in the parish rooms

1 John 2:12-17; Psalm 95(96):7-10; Luke 2:36-40

Friday 31st December: 1 John 2:18-21; Psalm 95(96):1-2,11-13; John 1:1-18

(Saint Silvester I, Pope)

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

Saturday 1st January 2022: MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

6pm Service of the word with distribution of Communion at Blessed William Richardson.

Readings of the Day: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 66(67):2-3,5,6,8;

Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21

Next Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Christmas

9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s (with live zoom stream)

Readings:

Ecclesiasticus 24:1-2,8-12; Psalm 147:12-15,19-20;

Ephesians 1:3-6,15-18; John 1:1-18

Prayer for spiritual Communion

Oh my Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things, and I passionately desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come spiritually into my soul.

so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen

NOTICES

THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR DECEMBER: Catechists

Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

NEW WEBSITE PAGES: Emma has added new pages to the website which are specifically for our younger parishioners. Please invite your children to visit the website where they will find wonderful activities to download and enkindle the Christmas spirit.

CAFOD AFGHANISTAN APPEAL: CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.

SYNOD 2021 – 2023: An Invitation to respond to Pope Francis

“I dream of a ‘missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation” Pope Francis (Evangelii Guadium n.27).

What do we need to transform in our parish community? We are approaching the final phases of the synod process within the Diocese with only 9 weeks to submit our responses after the Christmas Holiday. Make sure that your voice is heard by either joining the discussion in our parish or going along to one of the open meetings in either Wickersley on 22 January or Sheffield on 5 February 2022 10:00-12:30. Book on Eventbrite. Additionally, make sure you submit your response in the questionnaire included with the Christmas issue of the Hallam News or via the Synod pages of the Diocesan Website www.hallam-diocese/synod. The deadline for responses is 7 March 2022

Synod Timeline

7 January 2021 Core Group Zoom

13 January 2021 Working Group Zoom

22 January 2022 Diocesan Open Synod meeting Blessed Trinity, Wickersley, 10:00-12:30

5 February 2022 Diocesan Open Synod meeting All Saints School, Granville Road 10:00-12:30

07 March 2022 Deadline for returns in Diocese