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21.03.2021 Newsletter

St Joseph’s, Dinnington Parish Priest: Fr. Andy Tel: 01909 562664

Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am in church (booking required); Saturday 5pm via zoom (for Sunday)

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 YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH

Week beginning Sunday 21st March 2021. (Year B)


Saturday 20th March: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday

Readings for the day: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 7:2-3,9-12; John 7:40-52


Sunday 21st March: PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR CHURCH BY FRIDAY EVENING.

9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom

Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 50:3-4,12-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33

Monday: Daniel 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62; Psalm 22(23); John 8:1-11


Tuesday: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 101(102):2-3,16-21; John 8:21-30

(Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop)


WEDNESDAY: Daniel 3:14-20,24-25,28; Daniel 3:52-56; John 8:31-42


Thursday: The Annunciation of the Lord

Isaiah 7:10-14,8:10; Psalm 39(40):7-11; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38


Friday: Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 17(18):2-7; John 10:31-42


Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday)

Readings for the day: Ezekiel 37:21-28; Jeremiah 31:10-13; John 11:45-56


Next Sunday: PALM SUNDAY

Mark 11:1-10; Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 21(22):8-9,17-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47



A MESSAGE FROM FR ANDY: MASSES ON ZOOM

“It has been suggested that while we are having zoom Masses that we might be able to join in with the Mass on line more fully. The idea is to have ready at Mass time some bread and wine in your own home and when it is time for Holy Communion, we can all share in the Eucharistic celebration in a much richer way. So when I, as the priest, consecrate the bread and wine, those on zoom having the bread and wine in their presence are able to all eat and drink and share the same Eucharistic meal together. Hopefully this will help us to feel that we are still a faith community and close to the Lord and close to one another.”


For those unable to partake as above and who wish to receive Spiritual Communion the Catholic Bishops Conference offers the following prayer for recitation:


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



Please see below your Zoom meeting details for this week


Saturday 20th March at 5pm: Meeting ID: 819 9279 2956. Passcode: 227361


Sunday 21st March at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 867 6022 4322. Passcode: 797501


Thursday 25th March at 9am: Meeting ID: 835 4098 0806. Passcode: 958858


NOTICES


PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH: Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust;

with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.

Amen.


THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MARCH: Sacrament of Reconciliation

Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTINGFOR LIFE: On Wednesday 24th March, the Vigil of The Annunciation, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. On this month's Day of Prayer and Fasting for Life, we are especially asking you to fast and pray for the end of DIY abortions at home. Please join in and invite others to join as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/725021905067267. For information on the day of Prayer and Fasting, contact

The Good Counsel Network on 020 7723 1740. You are also asked to say a Rosary or an additional one if you already say a daily Rosary.


TWIN MY VACCINE: UNICEF are raising funds to deliver 2 billion COVID vaccines across low and middle income countries including to the most remote places. Donations can be made to UNICEF on line or by ringing 0300 330 5699. There is also a Just Giving page that has been set up by Rowan and Scott Patterson if you prefer to give via that option (They have raised over £42,000 so far). This is a very worthy cause and in the long run keeps us all safe. It costs about £4 per person to vaccinate us in the UK. Could you consider matching the cost of your vaccine so someone else can receive theirs?


FUND RAISING FOR KIVETON: Please visit the Kiveton Project item on the website to find out more information on the restoration project for Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton and also to find how you can make a donation on line to help with this vital project. Please note that we will also accept cash or cheque donations marked clearly ‘BWR’ which can be passed to Fr Andy or any members of the Reflection Group. The target amount we need to achieve is £14,000. This is to meet the costs of roof repairs, essential electrical work, interior renovation, and redecoration. To comply with all health and safety requirements this work must be completed before the Diocese will allow the chapel to reopen. Some funding has already come from the Diocese and the parish is passionately committed to financially supporting the reopening of the chapel and the amount raised to date is £4100.


WHAT WOULD POPE FRANCES DO?:"To mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre is delighted to announce a number of prominent Catholic voices exploring the teachings of Pope Francis. Join us each Tuesday in Lent as we delve into some of the key issues that are defining Francis’ papacy. Join us on Zoom by following the link:

or

Meeting ID: 236 509 2814

OR view on Facebook live by typing Edinburgh Jesuit Centre into Facebook. For more information contact: edinburghjesuitcentre@jesuit.org.uk"


WALK FOR WATER WITH CAFOD THIS LENT: CAFOD Walk for Water Lent Appeal. Please donate to the CAFOD Walk for Water Appeal this lent. We take clean water for granted; it just comes from the taps in our homes. One in three people in the world don’t have access to clean water close to their homes. The money you give will help people like Abdella and Hagos in Ethiopia who are struggling to cope in an increasingly hotter and drier climate. Abdella walks for 10 hours a day to collect water for his family. Hagos and his family nearly starved due to drought, but thanks to our Church family and support like yours, CAFOD provided him with solar-powered water pumps. Hagos and his neighbours now have flowing water to cultivate their land. Water is precious and we take it for granted, please help! Ways to Donate:

• Put your donation in an envelope, label it CAFOD Walk for Water and drop it through the door of the presbytery

• Sponsor St Joseph’s Dinnington Walk for Water Team on Just Giving.

Nine parishioners, are taking part in the 40 day Walk for Water Challenge, we will be walking 10,000 steps a day for 40 days in solidarity with Abdella and Hagos. You can either sponsor a team member when they ask, or click on the link on the Parish What’s App Group, or click on the link below and press donate to a team member.


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, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, and Michel



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