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21.11.2021 Newsletter

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 21st November 2021. (34th Week in Ordinary time)

Saturday 20th November: 6pm Service of the Word with distribution of Holy Coimmunion at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton. (For Sunday)

Readings for the day: 1 Maccabees 6:1-13; Psalm 9A(9):2-4,6,16,19; Luke 20:27-40

Sunday 21st November: CHRIST THE KING

Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 92(93):1-2,5; Apocalypse 1:5-8; John 18:33-37

Monday: Daniel 1:1-6,8-20; Psalm: Daniel 3:52-56; Luke 21:1-4

(Saint Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr)

Tuesday: Daniel 2:31-45; Psalm: Daniel 3:57-61; Luke 21:5-11

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

WEDNESDAY: Daniel 5:1-6,13-14,16-17,23-28; Psalm: Daniel 3:62-67; Luke 21:12-19

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

Thursday: Daniel 6:12-28; Psalm: Daniel 3:68-74; Luke 21:20-28

(Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr)

Friday: Daniel 7:2-14; Psalm: Daniel 3:75-81; Luke 21:29-33

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

Readings for the day: Daniel 7:15-27; Psalm: Daniel 3:82-87; Luke 21:34-36

Next Sunday: The First Sunday of Advent

9.30am Mass in Church with live stream Zoom.

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 24(25):4-5,8-9,10,14;1

Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36


“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 Spir in 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 Zoom Mass codes for the week:

Sunday 21st November at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 896 0523 1175. Passcode: 957983

Thursday 25th November at 9am: Meeting ID: 881 0523 6731. Passcode: 292336


We welcome Fr Don Stoker to celebrate Sunday Mass at St Joseph’s this week.

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.


THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR November: People Who Suffer from Depression

We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

RETIRING COLLECTIONS: Street Children: Usually at this time of year we would hold a coffee morning for Street Children but as we are not yet having coffee mornings there will be a retiring collection at the end of Masses this weekend.


As the Synodal Pathway of listening and discerning unfolds, we the bishops of England and Wales, are paying particular attention to the hopes and fears, the joys and anxieties of all who are sharing their thoughts and feelings with us.

Longing for our Lord

We are attentive to the experience of the last year or so, when we have lived our faith through the limitations of the pandemic. We have heard of the longing which some express as a “homesickness.” We want to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. We yearn to celebrate the sacraments together, especially the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We desire to be nourished by our Lord in Holy Communion. The live streaming of the Mass and the remarkable response of our Catholic communities to those in need, have provided comfort, sustenance and resilience.

The Eucharist, source and summit

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our spiritual and pastoral life. Many people have said to us that they have appreciated the noble simplicity of the Mass at this time, which has allowed the mystery and majesty of our Lord’s sacrificial love to shine through.

The central appeal of the Mass, its beauty and its transcendence, raises our minds and hearts to God in an unambiguous and compelling manner. Our Lord Jesus invites us to receive anew the gift of Sunday as the preeminent day, the day of the Resurrection, when the Church gathers to celebrate the Eucharist. Here we stand together before our heavenly Father, offering our thanksgiving and prayer, through our Saviour in the Holy Spirit. Here we receive Christ in his Word. Here we are nourished by Christ in his precious Body and Blood. This is our primary joy, for which there is no substitute, and from which we draw our strength.

The Gift of the Sunday Eucharist

The Sunday Eucharist is a gift; as God’s holy people we are called to praise and thank God in the most sublime way possible. When the Church speaks of the Sunday obligation, it reminds us that attending Mass is a personal response to the selfless offering of Christ’s love.

At this time, we recognise that for some people there may be certain factors which hinder attendance at Sunday Mass. The pandemic is clearly not over. The risk of infection is still

present. For some, there is legitimate fear in gathering together. As your bishops, we recognise that these prevailing circumstances suggest that not everyone is yet in the position to fulfil the absolute duty to attend freely Sunday Mass.

Responding to the Gift

We now encourage all Catholics to look again at the patterns which they have formed in recent months with regard to going to Mass on Sundays. This would include consideration and reflection about what we might do on Sundays, such as sports or shopping, or other leisure and social activities. This review, and the decisions which arise from it, fall to every Catholic and we trust this will be done with honesty, motivated by a real love for the Lord whom we encounter in the Mass.

The Sunday Mass is the very heartbeat of the Church and of our personal life of faith. We gather on the “first day of the week,” and devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers (Acts 2:42). The Eucharist sustains us and spurs us on, renewing our gratitude and our hope. When we say “Amen” to Christ in receiving his Body and Blood, we express the love of God which is deep within us, and at the end of Mass, when we are sent forth, we express our love for our neighbour, especially those in need. These two dimensions reveal the full meaning of our faith. We are gathered together and sent out, we pray and are fed, we worship and we adore; these are intrinsic to our lives as those baptised into Christ.

Approved at the Plenary Assembly of Bishops in Leeds

Thursday 18th November 2021

ST WILFRID’S CENTRE REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR 2021: Our 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.

A pdf version of the calendar can be downloaded from the website

Once completed, please drop off your collection, after 4th January, when we reopen the Centre. St Wilfrid's Christmas Cards and calendars will be on sale very shortly.

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:

CAFOD's ON-LINE ADVENT CALENDAR 2021:Our 2021 online Advent calendar of daily prayer and reflection is coming soon. Sign up for daily Advent calendar reflections straight to your inbox by visiting

SYNOD 2021-2023: Last month Pope Francis launched the 2021-2023 Synod. The Synodal Process is a pilgrimage of the whole People of God in discerning the way the Church needs to be at this moment in time. Every parish in the Diocese has been formally invited to respond to the bishop following various consultations and activities. Our feedback is valuable. At Wednesday’s Reflection Meeting it was agreed to establish a ‘Core Group’ who would seek the views of people within the parish community and support the Synod activities. The aim is that everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the process and have their voices heard. We hope to include representation from all parish groups as well as the school. Please be encouraged to join the group so that you can help to support and guide this important process. If you would like to help please email or or call 07841 038633

Please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide this process, help our voices to be heard and our actions make a positive difference to the future of the Church. Thank you.

LIVE SIMPLY CAMPAIGN: November: The theme for November is Help the Poor, Help the Environment and Reduce your Carbon Footprint, there are lots of ideas on the separate sheet at the back of church. If you have any more ideas please share them on the What’s App group or send them to Emma Slack to add to the website

Help the Environment Consider joining Dinnington and Aston Litter Picking Group contact Linda 01909 565319 or pick up litter on your own street (use thick gloves or a litter grabber)

SALVATION ARMY: We usually make donations to the Salvation Armyduring Advent. This year you can make a donation directly to Dinnington Salvation Army or take food to the Salvation Hall on Saturdays between 9.30-11 am or leave with Chris Parrott. Please don't leave donations in church or at Fr Andy's house. They also have a direct just giving page which is

MARY'S MEALS: Double The Love with Mary’s Meals this Christmas

Mary’s Meals would like to thank you for your continued faithful support of our mission through your prayers, donations and fundraising. We have some wonderful news to share! From 1st November to 31st January, every gift given to Mary’s Meals will doubled by a group of generous supporters, up to £1.6m. This means a gift of £15.90 will feed, not one, but two children, a life-changing daily meal for a whole school year! Your kindness helps us bring joy to more than two million children in 19 countries around the world who we serve – including those affected by natural disasters, conflict and the ongoing Covid pandemic. For more information, please visit We have also been gifted a beautiful free Nativity script by bestselling author Frank Cottrell-Boyce and his wife Denise, which may be of interest for schools or children’s liturgy groups or maybe as a fun activity for families. Your help to reach the next hungry child is much appreciated and we wish you every blessing for the coming Christmas season.

God bless,


SWINTON LOCK: A fundraiser for Rotherham for those in need is Swinton Lock. At the moment they also have a fundraising page- The charity offers wide ranging help across the whole borough, including to those experiencing food poverty, and is being supported by Elizabeth, who many will know from her visits to the parish and who is herself a survivor of sexual exploitation, and has received help and support from the charity in the past.

Thank you to anyone who feels they can help out during these difficult times.

Please see below for a new job advertisement.

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, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella, Franz Muller, Izabella O’Rourke, John Parker, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Stuart Warrior, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel


St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

Whitehouse Road, Bircotes, Doncaster, DN11 8EF Tel: 01302 743 145

Headteacher: Mrs Ann-Marie McGough

Assistant Head teacher

Salary – L1 – L5 Full-time

The Governors of this small and friendly school wish to appoint a highly motivated, innovative, and inspirational assistant head teacher to become a leader of our dynamic team. The successful candidate will support our school’s drive for continual improvement. This is an outstanding opportunity for a teacher looking to develop professionally to a leadership role.

Applications are invited from experienced teachers with leadership skills who would support the ethos of our school.

The Governors require an assistant head teacher who will:

• Promote the Catholic ethos of the school

• Be an outstanding practitioner of Quality First Teaching

• Be able to lead on curriculum areas

• Develop teaching and learning skills

• Have high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour

• Be flexible, innovative, imaginative and creative

• Have the vision and drive to lead in raising standards

• Be well organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Assist the SLT in the management of a committed team

We will offer:

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

▪ The opportunity to work with a dynamic and enthusiastic team

▪ A supportive SLT and governing body

▪ Wonderful children who have a thirst for learning

▪ Supportive and friendly community of parents and carers

▪ Hard working, supportive and enthusiastic staff

▪ High quality opportunities for career development

▪ Collaborations with other partner schools

▪ A warm and inviting learning environment

The Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As this post is in regulated activity it is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check. We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Applicants must complete a Catholic Education Service (CES) application form. Please follow the link: These are available directly from the school website: Please return your complicated application form to Visits to school are welcomed and encouraged subject to current Covid guidelines. If you would like to visit or have any other questions please contact our Head teacher Mrs Ann-Marie McGough

Closing Date: Monday 29 November, midnight.

Shortlisting: Tuesday 30 November

Interviews: Tuesday 7 December

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