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20.11.2022 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 20th November 2022


SATURDAY 19th November 2022

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

Readings for the day: Apocalypse 11:4-12; Psalm 143(144):1-2,9-10; Luke 20:27-40


9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s


2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 121(122):1-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43


Apocalypse 14:1-5; Psalm 23(24):1-6; Luke 21:1-4

6.45pm Scripture Group in the Parish Rooms

TUESDAY: 11.30am-12.30 Hour of quiet prayer at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton.

7pm Mass in the Parish Rooms

Apocalypse 14:14-19; Psalm 95(96):10-13; Luke 21:5-11

(Saint Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr)


Apocalypse 15:1-4; Psalm 97(98):1-3,7-9; Luke 21:12-19

(Saint Clement I, Pope, Martyr or Saint Columbanus, Abbot and Missionary)

THURSDAY: 8.30am Mass in the Parish Rooms

Apocalypse 18:1-2,21-23,19:1-3,9; Psalm 99(100):2-5; Luke 21:20-28

(Saints Andrew Dũng-Lạc and his Companions, Martyrs)

FRIDAY: Apocalypse 20:1-4,11-21:2; Psalm 83(84):3-6,8; Luke 21:29-33

(Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr)

SATURDAY: 6pm Mass At Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings: Apocalypse 22:1-7; Psalm 94(95):1-7; Luke 21:34-36

Next Sunday: FIRST SUNDAY of ADVENT. (Year A)

9.30am Mass in church


Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 121(122):1-2,4-5,6-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44


We pray for our world;  that Christ, the Prince of Peace and King of Love, may turn hearts from violence and open new opportunities for encounterand understanding. Lord, in your mercy.... 

(Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)


IRENA RASZYK RIP: Irene, a much loved and long standing member of our community died peacefully on Monday. Irene’s funeral will take place at St Joseph’s on 29th November at 11am. Please keep Irene and her son’s Paul, Jan, Rob and Mark and family in your prayers.

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

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Preparation will begin in January for Easter 2023. 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 (

MARRIAGE PREPARATION: We are appealing for some married couples to come forward to answer our call to this ministry preparing couples for their marriage by facilitating the Hallam Diocese marriage preparation course – Preparing for a Lifetime Together.

What sort of couple would be suitable for this ministry? Ordinary married couples who are willing to give some time to sharing their experience and their love with engaged couples, warm and welcoming personalities. We will provide training in understanding and presenting the course and continuous support, especially in the initial stages. Do not think you need to have a perfect marriage, they don’t exist. It is not necessary for both partners to be Catholics, provided the non-Catholic partner understands the church’s beliefs about marriage and can promote them to the engaged couples. If you do think this ministry might be right for you, please get in touch. Our email address is We are going to have an information evening via Zoom. You are not committing yourselves by joining this meeting, but it might help you decide if you want to take part in the training. Even that does not commit you. The training will help to find out what delivering the course would entail. You could then decide if this is the ministry to which the Holy Spirit is calling you. The information evening will take place on 2 December 2022 at 19.00 – 20.00 via Zoom. We will send a Zoom link to those who get in touch. The training course will start early in 2023.- Jane & Charles Perryman

RED WEDNESDAY AT ST MARIE’S CATHEDRAL: Wednesday 23rd November is Red Wednesday, and as part of Aid to the Church in Need’s campaign to “Break the Silence” on the persecution of Christians across the world, churches across the country will be lit up in red. This year, St Marie’s Cathedral will be lit in red from 4.30pm. After the 5.30pm Mass, there will be an opportunity to light candles and pray for our persecuted brethren until 9.00pm, with a Holy Hour at 7.00pm. Everyone is welcome! For more information about Red Wednesday, please see

CONTINENTAL STAGE OF THE SYNOD: You may have recently heard that the Vatican has produced a document to help us in the next stage of the synod. Pope Francis asks us to continue with the Synodal journey here in the diocese firstly by prayerfully reading the document and then focusing on 3 questions: what resonates for you in the Document of the Continental Stage, what difficulties need to be addressed, and what are the priorities and calls to action? There are a few copies available in the parish or it can be accessed here Having read it you might want to contribute to the diocesan discernment of our response to these questions by joining a meeting on

1 December 7:00-8:30 pm The meeting will be held both in person and virtually. To help with our planning participants will need to book on the Formation and Mission Eventbrite page here

And choose if they want to attend virtually or in person.


Reverse Advent Calendar: With only a month to go before Advent, our 2022 Reverse Advent Calendar continues to focus on the value of giving something to those in need at Christmas, rather than, as with traditional Advent Calendars the focus on receiving.

Last year broke all records with the number of completed calendars and gifts/donations we received. With demand and need already increasing this winter and the food parcels and meals we provide being in higher demand, we are asking for your ongoing support and help.The Reverse Advent Calendar enables our fantastic supporters to collect specific items that will make a real difference to our clients and those we help.

You can start it at any time and don’t have to collect all the items. If you are unable to collect some or all of the things, please feel free to make a small donation instead. A 20p donation covers the cost of a mug of tea or coffee.

Once completed, please drop off your collection, after 4th January. The full-size Reverse Advent Calendar can also be downloaded by clicking on the link on our website.

A Christmas Evening with Friends and Supporters: After the success of our Autumn Fayre and requests for St Wilfrid's Centre Christmas Cards, Nativity Sets and Calendars, we have decided to hold ' A Christmas Evening with Friends and Supporters'. It will take place at the Centre on Wednesday 23rd November 5-7pm. (See attached poster) Please share this with your friends, family and colleagues.

Volunteers: Bev Kershaw, our Volunteer and Events Coordinator, is always on the lookout for new people to join our excellent team of volunteers. Many of our volunteers have contacted us intitally after information has being given out in parishes and we would really like to hear from anyone who thinks they could give up a few hours a week to help. Please share the poster with anyone you think might be interested.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY: We are looking to reinstate the Children’s Liturgy on a Sunday Mass initially for the last Sunday of each month and then depending on numbers to increase in the future. We are desperately seeking help from volunteers to run the sessions and also someone to co-ordinate the group. Pre-covid we had a good number of valued volunteers and would welcome them back and new parishioners to the group. If you would like to join us or want to know more information please contact Alison Bergomi via either email or 07977341619. Safeguarding paperwork is required to be completed before the sessions start so a prompt reply would be appreciated.


Live Simply Save energy, reduce your heating bill and save money by following the tips on the November Live Simply Leaflet

Live in Solidarity with the Poor Send a letter to the new Prime Minister asking them to work with world leaders at the COP27 conference in November to take measures to cut CO2 emissions and help people affected by Climate Change. Follow the link for information.

Live Sustainably with Creation – Put out food and water for hedgehogs to help them survive the winter.

For more information see the November Live Simply Leaflet in church and on the website

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


We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.

DIOCESAN DAY OF REFLECTION: The Diocesan Spirituality Group would like to invite everyone to a Diocesan Day of Reflection.

Date: November 27th 2022, The First Sunday in Advent.

Venue: Hallam Pastoral Centre. St Charles St. Sheffield S9 3WU.

Time: 10am until 5pm. concluding with the Celebration of Mass at 4pm.

Please bring your picnic lunch. tea and coffee will be provided.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: George Blow & his Grandma, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Peggy Cummins, 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), Irene Raszyk, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel




Wanted: Choral Director for Hallam diocese schools singing programme. This is a new post, part-time, 21 hours per week during term time, working with a group of primary schools. See advert on Hallam Diocese Website. For more details, contact Alan Dewhurst on . Closing date for applications Monday 12 December.

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