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20-02-2022 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 (07481 038633)


(7th Sunday in Ordinary time Year C)

Saturday 19th February: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings for the day: James 3:1-10; Psalm 11(12):2-5,7-8; Mark 9:2-13

Sunday 20th February: 9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s (with live zoom stream)

Meeting ID: 857 4098 8635 Passcode: 204716


Samuel 26:2,7-9,11-13,22-23; Psalm 102(103):1-4,8,10,12-13;

1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38

Monday: James 3:13-18; Psalm 18(19):8-10,15; Mark 9:14-29

(Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor)

Tuesday: Saint Peter's Chair

7pm Mass in the parish rooms

1 Peter 5:1-4; Psalm 22(23); Matthew 16:13-19

Wednesday: James 4:13-17; Psalm 48(49):2-3,6-11; Mark 9:38-40

(Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr)

Thursday: 8.30 am Mass in the parish rooms

James 5:1-6; Psalm 48(49):14-20; Mark 9:41-50

Friday: James 5:9-12; Psalm 102(103):1-4,8-9,11-12; Mark 10:1-12

Saturday: 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton. (For Sunday).

Readings for the day:

James 5:13-20; Psalm 140(141):1-3,8; Mark 10:13-16

Next Sunday: 8th Sunday in Ordinary time

9.30am Mass in church with live zoom stream


Ecclesiasticus 27:5-8; Psalm 91(92):2-3,13-16; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45

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


THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY: For religious sisters and consecrated women

We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

CAFOD : Walk Against Hunger Lent 2022

Please join Fr Andy in the CAFOD Walk Against Hunger. Chris Parrott has joined him and has created a St. Joseph’s Dinnington Team, the more people who join us the more money we can raise! The money will help provide food, seeds, nutrition and health care classes for new parents and training in healthcare, hygiene and proper sanitation all by doing 5km (3 miles) a day for 40 days during Lent. Or if that’s too much you can join the Parish Community 5km Walk Against Hunger on Sun March 20th

Food is vital and we take it for granted, please help! Join the Parish CAFOD Walk Against Hunger team, or join the Parish Walk, tell your friends and family and start getting sponsors. The money can be collected by a Just Giving link or you can get a paper sponsor form and collect the money in the conventional way.

Details are on the leaflet at the back of church

For more information contact Chris Parrott on 07817542303

The link to CAFOD is :-

CANDLES: Our insurers write: “We recognise the symbolic importance that the lighting of candles has within the faith. However, fires have represented the cause of claim that has had the greatest financial impact in recent years.” Also the Diocese advises that there has been a small fire in one of our own churches recently. The insurers have provided guidance as to how to prevent fires from candles. This includes ensuring that any lit candles are extinguished before the church is secured after Masses. If you light a candle for a loved one please ensure it is extinguished before you leave church. Thank you for your co-operation.

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT TRAINING: This training is useful for anyone who visits the sick or housebound to offer practical and emotional support and/or to take Holy Communion. It offers an understanding of what the legislation means for supporting those who may be vulnerable and lack capacity to make decisions or speak up for themselves. It takes place via Zoom on 5th March and 23rd April both dates at 10am to 12.30. To book a place contact Jo Pearson on 0114 2566453 or email:

COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE: Coffee after Mass will resume on Easter Sunday at St Joseph’s. Everyone is welcome to stay after Mass for a cup of tea or coffee and a chance for a chat.

PARISH VISITORS/EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Those who take communion to the sick at home/hospital setting will need a DBS and will be provided with an ID badge in line with DBS checks. This does not include those who take communion to personal friends and family which is classed as a personal agreement.Please contact Shauna Hilton if you need a DBS.

LIVE SIMPLY FEBRUARY: Less plastic is fantastic!!

See the leaflet at the back of church or visit the parish website to continue our live simply journey together and find a full list of lots and lots of fantastic ideas of how you can Help the Poor, Help the Environment, and Live Simply throughout February.


We, the People of God: Reading Vatican II for a Synodal Church – a morning to explore and discuss these themes with Greg Ryan 5 March 2022 Blessed Trinity, Wickersley 9:30-12:30

Diocesan Pre -Synod Meeting 26 March 2022 St Peter’s Doncaster 10:00-2:30 pm including shared Lunch.

Participants will need to register for free to join by visiting the Eventbrite website.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES. Please see below.

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


St Thomas More Catholic Primary,

A Voluntary Academy. (2 Posts).

1. KS2 Teacher

GRADE AND SALARY: Dependent upon successful candidate

ROLE: Classroom Teacher

FTE: 1.0 – Full time (permanent)

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 3 March 2022

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 14 March 2022


The Governors wish to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and highly motivated teacher to join our team. We are a vibrant, caring, friendly and aspirational community with a proud Catholic ethos. If you are passionate about teaching and you are looking for an exciting opportunity we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for someone who:

• Is committed to upholding the Catholic ethos of our school

• Is an outstanding teacher who can inspire our children at the start of their school life

• Is able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills

• Has high expectations of pupil’s achievement and behaviour

• Is committed to raising standards and ensuring children meet their full potential

We will offer you:

• A strong Catholic ethos where we all support each other

• Children who love learning and want to achieve

• A school that is totally committed to school improvement.

• Varied CPD opportunities.

• A warm and friendly environment

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Therefore, all appointments are subject to suitable references and the successful candidate will be required to pass an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure check. The successful applicant will be employed on a Catholic Education Service (CES) contract of employment. PLEASE COMPLETE A CES APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL.

For an application pack/to arrange a visit to the school please contact Mrs S Proverbs, School Manager on 0114 2468020 or e-mail .

Closing date: Thursday 3 March 2022.

Interviews: Monday 14 March 2022.

2. Lunchtime Supervisor. (Temporary)

GRADE AND SALARY: Grade 1 – SCP 1 – 2 (£17,842 - £18,198 pro-rata), actual pro rata

annual salary (£2,533 - £2,584)

HOURS PER WEEK / WEEKS PER YEAR: 7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

CLOSING DATE: 21 February 2022 @ 12 noon

INTERVIEW DATE: 3 March 2022


A temporary Lunchtime Supervisor is required to start on 19 April 2022 (or earlier) until 21 July 2022 to join our experienced team who are responsible for supervising children and leading play activities during the lunchtime break. Including setting up and tidying away equipment before and after lunch. Hours of work are 1.5 hour per day over the lunchtime period 11:45am–1:15pm.

You must be able to work well as part of a hard-working team and be able to work on your own initiative, to ensure that the children are safe and to maintain excellent standards of behaviour. Good verbal communication skills are essential for this role in order to liaise with children and other staff members. The successful candidate will need to be reliable and dedicated and to contribute to the development of a positive approach to lunchtime play; organise and take part in activities with children over the lunchtime period; supervise pupils immediately before, during and after the midday meal. Applicants should be willing to join in games, oversee quiet activities and supervise children having free play in the school playground.

We can offer you the opportunity to: • Work in a friendly & supportive environment • Be part of a team that provides a clear vision for the school’s continuing development • To work alongside fantastic pupils and dedicated stakeholders • Continue your professional development.

Interested applicants are invited to contact the school and should speak with Mrs Sarah Proverbs, School Manager on 0114 2468020 or by e-mail The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure form in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

Candidates need to apply on the CES Support Staff application form, which is only available from the school.

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs Sarah Proverbs by the closing date.

Diocese of Hallam working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Local Authority


Netherton Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2SF Tel: 01909 473917


ISR 15-21

Required for September 2022

NOR 211 (including nursery)

“a shining example”

The Governing Body of Holy Family Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint an outstanding leader to continue to drive forward standards so pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. The ideal candidate will be someone who has superb interpersonal skills, the ability to bring people together to work as a team and who can strike the right balance between providing support and challenge.

Holy Family is a one form entry Catholic Primary School situated in the Bassetlaw town of Worksop in, Nottinghamshire. We were rated ‘Requires Improvement’ in July 2018, but governors firmly believe that we are well placed to return to ‘Good’ at our next inspection. The outgoing Headteacher has put in place the right team and the processes to achieve future successes and we are looking for the right candidate to help us complete our journey.

Strengths Identified at last inspection:

“The Headteacher has brought about considerable improvement since her appointment” “Pupils behave extremely well. They are polite, confident and caring”

“The curriculum is broad and balanced – it provides enriching experiences for pupils of all ages” “Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well”

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:

  • a practising Catholic

  • a role model for pupils and staff

  • an exceptional leader and communicator- able to challenge and empower staff to be the best they can

be, driving our continued improvement

  • able to confidently embrace the challenges and opportunities facing the education sector

  • committed to achieving high standards within the school so that no one is left behind

  • joyful and positive with a good sense of humour

We can offer you:

  • A strong and inclusive Christian ethos

  • A warm, welcoming family environment with supportive colleagues

  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn

  • A supportive Governing body and school community

  • A well maintained building with the resources needed to teach effectively

  • An innovative leadership team who are driven by simple, effective practice.

Covid-19 safe visits can be arranged by emailing our School Business Manager.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School is committed to safe working practices and safeguarding children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to complete pre-employment checks on suitability for working in a school. We also promote equal opportunities and will make reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantage a disabled person may face.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this position and all qualifications will be verified.

Applicants must complete a Catholic Education Service (CES) application form. These are available directly from the vacancies page on our school website Please return your application with a covering letter via email to our Business Manager:

Closing date: Midday 24th February 2022

Shortlisting: 24th February 2021

Interviews: 3rd March 2022

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy


Headteacher: Miss L.J. Atkinson

Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield S25 2QD Tel: 01909 550123 01909 560283 E mail:

Are you passionate about children’s learning?


Teaching Assistant Level 3 SEN

[Temporary until July 2022 in the first instance]

Required from 28th February 2022 or as soon as possible after that.

Band E Scale Point

7. 30 hours per week [8.45am - 3.15pm]

St Joseph’s School is situated in the heart of Dinnington. It is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, as a border town, it is almost equidistant from Sheffield to Rotherham, and about 5 miles from Worksop.

The school is part of the Diocese of Halllam. 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

The Governors of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are looking to appoint an experienced Level 3 TA. The successful applicant will initially work 1:1 with children with SEND or with small groups across school. This role involves working with the SENCo and teachers to plan provision to provide classroom and intervention support for individual children with specific needs.

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.

  • high quality opportunities to develop professionally through our high impact CPD programme.

  • career progression through an individual development programme.

The Governors are looking for an ambitious teaching assistant who:

  • has experience of working with children with SEMH/ SENd on a 1:1 or as part of a small group

  • will fully support the Catholic ethos of the school.

  • will put the children’s needs before their own.

  • is highly motivated and self-driven.

  • can fully engage with professional development opportunities.

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

  • is prepared to give whatever it takes to ensure that all children achieve.

Visits to the school warmly welcomed (See below).

Further Information: Please contact Victoria McCurrach ( for an application form, further information or to arrange a visit

Closing Date: 21st February 2022

Interview: 23rd February 2022

Please note candidates MUST complete a Catholic Education Service (CES) support staff application form

Or a paper copy which is available on request from the school office. Completed forms should be returned to the school office or via:

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people at St Joseph’s Catholic School. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. On joining, you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

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