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26.11.2023 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 26th November 2023

34th Week in Ordinary Time (Year A)

SATURDAY 25th November:

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

Readings for the day:

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

(Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr)


9.30am Mass at St Joseph’s

(For Janet Horsfield RIP)

Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalm 22(23):1-3a,5-6;

1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Matthew 25:31-46

MONDAY: No Mass today

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

TUESDAY: 11.30am Hour of Quiet Prayer at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

7pm Mass in the parish rooms

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

WEDNESDAY: No Mass today

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


8.30am Mass in the parish rooms.

Romans 10:9-18; Psalm 18(19):2-5; Matthew 4:18-22

FRIDAY: No Mass today

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


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

Readings for the day:

Daniel 7:15-27; Daniel 3:82-87; Luke 21:34-36

Next Sunday: The First Sunday of Advent. (Year B) (II)

9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s

(For Teddy and the Kelly family)


Isaiah 63:16-17,64:1,3-8; Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19

1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: 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 encounter and understanding. Lord, in your mercy....  (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)

THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER: For the Pope We pray for the Holy Father; as he fulfills his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him, with the help of the Holy Spirit.


Please pick up a flier with the Christmas Services details

(available in both churches)

RETIRING COLLECTION: CAFOD Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal:

There will be retiring collections after Masses THIS weekend 25th/26th November for the Cafod Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal. (Not this weekend)

The situation is desperate. CAFOD writes:

We have all been shocked and saddened by the devastating conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. CAFOD’s local partners in Gaza and southern Israel are now actively responding and providing urgent humanitarian aid to those in need.

We have sent £100,000 to our local partner, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) who are already supporting 10,000 families with cash vouchers. Families are using these to purchase essentials like food and water as well as mattresses and bedding from wholesale suppliers in Gaza.

We have committed £50,000 to our local partner, Culture and Free Thought Association, who are sheltering 300 people in their centres in Gaza and are supporting them with cash assistance, food, water and offering counselling to those dealing with losing their loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods.

We have released £10,000 to our local partner Sadaka Reut, working in southern Israel with local emergency support groups providing psychological support, basic humanitarian assistance and building emotional resilience.

Sadly, staff and volunteers in our partner organisations have already lost their lives and tragically news has reached us this morning that more local staff in Gaza have been killed. They tell us that your support and your prayers of solidarity for those putting their lives at risk to help during this crisis are needed now more than ever.

Donate to CAFOD’s Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal at or call 0303 303 3030 to support those affected and get funds to local trusted experts in Gaza and southern Israel who have been working alongside communities helping those most in need. Your donation will help support aid workers providing urgent humanitarian aid including food, water and emergency shelter to those in need. Thank you for your prayers.”

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: - You are cordially invited to attend:

Advent Wreath Blessing 4th Dec at 10am - St Joseph’s School

Coffee afternoon 1-3pm December 6th in the parish rooms.

Advent service Y3-6 in school - date to be confirmed

Christmas Fayre at St. Joseph’s School on December 8th 2pm.

Carols around the Christmas tree - Wednesday13th Dec at 2pm - St Joseph’s School

Carols by Candlelight at St Joseph’s Church December 14th 7.15pm.

Christmas mass Wednesday 20th December - St Joseph’s School - time to be arranged

Cake sale fundraiser first Sunday of the month (after Mass) - St Joseph’s Church.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Preparation will begin in January for Easter 2024. 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 (

CONFIRMATION: If anyone would like to take part in the Confirmation program at St Joseph's please contact Anne-Marie Carroll 07841 038633 or Alison Bergomi 07977 341619

ST BERNARD’S SCHOOL: Community Candlelight Christmas Fair, Friday 1st December,

4-8pm. £1 entry fee. Stalls, refreshments, under 11s cake competition, Santa’s Grotto and


JOIN US FOR AN ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION AND PRAYER WITH FR PETER SCALLY SJ : Peter is a Jesuit priest who leads the Catholic Chaplaincy team serving the University of Manchester. He also set up the prayer podcast Pray-as-you-go in 2006.

You will need to bring a packed lunch.

Hallam Pastoral Centre, Saturday 2 December 2023 11:00-4:00

Please book on the diocesan Eventbrite page on

CARMEL CARE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week? Would you like to join our welcoming friendly team at Carmel Care?

We are looking for volunteers who can help us serve lunch and chat to our guests.

For more information please contact Janet Kent 07927657462

HALLAM BRIDGE: The latest edition is available to view on the parish website.

COFEE AFTERNOON: It was so lovely to see so many happy faces at the coffee afternoon. Thank you to all the helpers, providing beautiful refreshments, decorating all the tables and helping out in many ways. The next Coffee afternoon is December the 6th.

Please come along in December and meet old and new friends.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:- Friday 28th June – 4th July 2024

Bishop Ralph invites you to join him on the 2024 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Booking forms available to download at Enquiries 01302 247910 or 07724 650066.

Fare £879pp - 6 nights Full Board (excl. Ins.) flying from Leeds Bradford Airport direct to Lourdes. Applications are particularly welcome from pilgrims who need help due to medical issues/mobility. Volunteer doctors, nurses and helpers are also required.

HALLAM YOUTH – LOURDES: Details are available through each diocesan High School for young people to travel with their school groups. Young people aged 16-18 in parishes, who do not attend Catholic schools, and wish to join Hallam Youth on the diocesan pilgrimage please email


Live Simply: Answer Pope Francis' call to care for the world and help to make it more beautiful. He says that we must and join together with all people of good will to demand change from those with economic and political power to turn the world upside down, moving away from an obsession with power and wealth, and towards a greater care for our common home.

Live in Solidarity with the Poor

Pray for Peace in the Middle East

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: Maureen Appley; George Blow & his Grandma, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Sam Cleasby, Betty Delaney, Gillian Gee, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Owen Jenkinson; Sheila Kobyluch; Ged Krotki, Kumba, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Charlie Massarella, John Parker, Emma Pearson (Glen’s daughter), Annie Reynolds, Maria Senogles; Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Teresa Williams and Michel


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If you want to be part of an organisation that is determined to challenge social injustice and provide individuals with opportunities to improve their quality of life

(35 Hours over 5 days a week + half an hour lunch Break)

Salary: £21,298

Location: St Wilfrid’s Centre

Job purpose: To provide help, support, advice and guidance to clients at the Centre, to ensure that vulnerable people have a safe place to go to and that they receive help to maintain wellbeing. To work closely and effectively with all staff and volunteers at St Wilfrid’s Centre and agencies to deliver the best possible level of support to individuals attending.

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