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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: Website:

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,


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


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



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)


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)


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)


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



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: 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

10 April 2022 Returns to Bishop Ralph for Bishop’s Conference

Please be encouraged to take a copy of St Joseph’s first Synod questionnaire The goal is to ensure the participation of the greatest number of people possible. The questionnaire is also available on the parish website Please share these with your family, friends, those who may not have attended church for some time and those who you feel may be able to make a contribution. Returns are requested no later than Monday December 20th and may be handed in at either St. Joseph’s or Blessed William Richardson or emailed to Thank you

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Is your child in Year 3 or above and would like to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and communion? We will be running the First Communion Preparation Course starting in January 2022 for both children and parents. If you are interesting please e mail Cathy Moutry or Lucy Liversidge

More details will be e mailed out to you.

FIVE BIBLE STUDIES ON THE ADVENT SUNDAY GOSPELS: This is a live streamed free of charge advent journey on You Tube which is taking place on Wednesdays: 24 Nov | 1 Dec | 8 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec (7-8pm UK Time). Mauro Iannicelli, host, promises to break-open the Advent Sunday Gospels each Wed night with in- depth teaching and stimulating questions that will prepare us to experience Sunday Mass during Advent in a new way! For Info and Registration go to:


1. Help the Poor

• Give to Dinnington Food bank food

  • Give to the Street People Charity, CAFOD Climate Appeal, Foodbank Christmas Appeal

2. Help the Environment

3. Reduce Waste goods, Waste Food and Christmas Presents

Please see below for the Synod questionnaire and also new job advertisements

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK ESPECIALLY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES: George Blow & his Grandma, Mary Brady, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Peggy Cummins, Gillian Gee, Brendan Handley, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Des Jenkinson, Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella, Franz Muller, Izabella O’Rourke, John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter) , Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel



The first part of our Synodal journey begins with an invitation to respond to the following simple questions and statements below. Please score each of the statements.

0 (Strongly disagree) – 5 (Strongly agree)

1a) What is my dream for the future of the Catholic Church?

• The Catholic Church has resisted change resulting in a decline in membership.

• Catholic losses are significant, and some members will not return to church.

• For the Church’s voice to be heard today, it must learn a new way to teach.

• The lack of vocations to the priesthood and ageing priest problem remains a huge challenge.

• The Catholic Church should be working more in partnership with other traditions.

• Pope Francis wants a Church known, not for what it is against, but for what it is for.

• Laity involvement in liturgy and worship can bring great benefits to the Church.

• Women should have a key role in ministry in the Catholic Church.

Please comment…

• The Church needs to listen more to its community and to other Churches.

1b) And for St. Joseph’s Church and Blessed William Richardson?

• I appreciate the opportunity the Synod gives us to have a voice and be listened to.

• St. Joseph’s is a warm outgoing eucharistic community.

• I love being part of the parish and enjoy my involvement

• I believe St. Joseph’s is an outward looking and forward-thinking parish.

• My involvement in the parish has helped me move nearer to God

• I listen carefully to others and value and respect their opinions.

• I am fully committed to world peace, environmental welfare, social equality and justice

• I believe St. Joseph’s is fully inclusive and no one is marginalised.

Please comment…

1c) Can we as a community become more outward-looking, more missionary?

• I understand the purpose of the Synod and the opportunities it presents to us.

• When covid restrictions are lifted and we return to public worship, everything will be fine.

• The parish supports my family in the development of their faith.

• We engage with different faiths and traditions in the community.

• We respond to the changing needs of society and acceptance of all

• The parish is well positioned to offer professional support and guidance if required.

• We respond to the needs of our local and global communities

• Parish communication reaches out and is generally good and effective.

• Everyone is welcome at St. Joseph’s, and no one is marginalised.

Please comment ……..

1d) Are you? (Under 18)( 18 – 44)(45 – 64)(65 – 74)( 75+) Male/Female ………… or prefer not to say

Describe St Joseph’s in 3 words: ????

Please return to Anne Marie Carroll no later than Monday 20th December 2021

New employment opportunities:


School Receptionist Working Pattern: 4.5 hours per day 12.30-17.00 Monday to Friday 22.5 hours per week. Term time hours, fixed term contract until 31st August 2022

Salary: £9.06 per hour

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a conscientious and dedicated Receptionist to join our team at Mount St Mary’s College.

The main purpose of this post is to provide an exceptional, professional and welcoming Reception Service ensuring that all visitors to the School’s Reception receive a first class experience.

Please see the job description for a full break down of duties.


We are keen to hear from candidates with previous front of house experience and who truly understand what exceptional customer service looks like. Secretarial or administrative experience is also desirable, as you will also provide high quality general administrative support to a busy School Office.

As our School Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for all visitors providing them with a professional and friendly welcome to our School.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of a vibrant co-educational day and boarding school in the Jesuit tradition, catering for the needs of children aged 11-18 from all denominations in a truly ecumenical and happy environment.

Who are we?

Mount St. Mary’s College is an independent Jesuit day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. The school is nestled in beautiful and spacious grounds in the North East Derbyshire village of Spinkhill, between Sheffield and Chesterfield. The School is a special community with a proud history and a bright future, where staff and pupils work hard to achieve

How to apply

Please send your completed application form to

Please note if you do not hear from us within 4 weeks from applying, you can assume you have been unsuccessful. All correspondence will be sent via email.

Closing date for Applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 21st December 2021, to start as soon possible.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, therefore early application is advised.

The School values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees and students. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community. Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring

service (DBS) check.


Are you a highly motivated individual? Are you a talented teaching assistant? Are you passionate about children’s learning?

2 TA Positions Teaching Assistant Level 2

Required from Jan 2022 (fixed term until July 2022) Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 pro rata

Hours: 32.5 hours per week Mon-Fri for 39 weeks per year

The Governors of St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. The role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate. The role is engaged in regulated activity and will therefore require a children’s barred list check. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure.

St Wilfrid’s Primary School is set in the South-West of Sheffield, situated just three miles from both the city centre and the Peak District national park. The school is set in extensive grounds with large playing fields and woodland, which provides an excellent learning environment. Check out our website for more information about the school.

We will offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity to work in a school with a strong Catholic ethos.

  • Wonderful children who enjoy learning at our school.

  • Talented, supportive and innovative staff.

  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in our three Catholic Voluntary Academies.

  • The Governors require two Level 2 Teaching Assistants with the following skills/attributes:

  • FullysupporttheCatholicethosoftheschool.

  • Being highly motivated and self-driven.

  • Have experience working with children in the EYFS / and or with SEND pupils  Have experience working with children with Special Educational Needs

  • Be open to challenge in order to continue to developing their skills.

  • Be first aid trained (or willing to go on the relevant training)

PLEASE NOTE: These roles are on a fixed term contract due to financial constraints.

Closing date: Friday 14th January 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed – w/c 17th January 2022

To request an application pack please contact the school office on 0114 2365529, alternatively email:


Reactive Cleaning Operative x 2 posts

Permanent, Term Time only

Pay: scale point 2 (£9.43 per hour), 10 hours per week

Start date: ASAP

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is an outstanding, popular and over-subscribed 11-16 academy in Rotherham. We are a Catholic Voluntary Academy with a wide catchment area, welcoming students of all faiths and denominations.

We are seeking to appoint two Reactive Cleaning Operatives to work under the direction and instruction of the Site Manager. The posts are:

Post 1 = 10 hours per week, consisting of 2 x 4hr shifts and 1 x 2hr between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday to Wednesday.

Post 2 = 10 hours per week, consisting of 2 x 4hr shifts and 1 x 2hr between the hours of 10am and 4pm Wednesday to Friday.

We are seeking an individual with:

• previous cleaning work experience

• good communication skills

• the ability to work well in a team as well as working on own initiative

• good basic literacy and numeracy skills

For an application pack please visit or contact Vivienne Smith, Clerk to Governors on 01709 828 183. Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs V Smith, St Bernard’s Catholic High School, Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, S65 3BE or emailed to Please note that only completed Catholic Education Service application forms will be accepted.

Closing date: Friday 7th January 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 12th January 2022

NB if successful for interview you will be contacted and references will be requested.

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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