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27.11.2022 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: 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 contact either Monica Carroll (07813 920844) or Anne Marie Carroll (07841 038633)


Week beginning Sunday 27th November 2022

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT (Year A)


SATURDAY 26th November 2022

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

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


SUNDAY 27th November: FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT

9.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s

Readings:

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


MONDAY: Please note that there is NO Scripture Group today

Isaiah 4:2-6; Psalm 121(122):1-2,4-5,6-9; Matthew 8:5-11


TUESDAY: 11am Funeral Mass for Irena Raszyk in Church

Please note there is NO Hour of quiet prayer at Kiveton today

No Evening Mass today

Readings for the day: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Luke 10:21-24


WEDNESDAY: SAINT ANDREW, APOSTLE

Community Warm Hub in the afternoon

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


THURSDAY: No early morning Mass today

Community Warm Hub in the afternoon

Isaiah 26:1-6; Psalm 117(118):1,8-9,19-21,25-27; Matthew 7:21,24-27


FRIDAY: Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm 26(27):1,4,13-14; Matthew 9:27-31


SATURDAY: 6pm Mass At Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton

Readings: Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26; Psalm 146(147):1-6; Matthew 9:35-10:1,5,6-8

(Saint Francis Xavier, Priest)


Next Sunday: 2nd Sunday in Advent

9.30am Mass in church

Readings:

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12


PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for our community that, in this season of Advent, our hearts may be opened to God’s love and we may prepare a place for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. Lord, in your mercY…..  (Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)



NOTICES

ECHOES OF ANGELS: After numerous requests Echoes of Angels (Siobhan, Anna & Phil) have recorded a Christmas Carols CD, for which we are taking orders.There will be approx 18 tracks and it will be priced at £5. People can contact us to place their orders.

Siobhan Tyler-Morley: 07732 852184;

Anna Bownes-Webster: 07838 390998

We shall require cash on delivery. They should make a nice Christmas gift. Thank you.


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 (liversidge403@gmail.com) or Cathy Moutry (cathyfin@yahoo.co.uk).


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 janeandcharles@googlemail.com. 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

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 https://www.synod.va/content/dam/synod/common/phases/continental-stage/dcs/Documento-Tappa-Continentale-EN.pdf. 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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hallam-formation-and-mission-46212155433

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

NEWS FROM ST WILFRID’S:

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.

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 alisonbergomi@hotmail.co.uk or 07977341619. Safeguarding paperwork is required to be completed before the sessions start so a prompt reply would be appreciated.

LIVE SIMPLY CAMPAIGN NOVEMBER

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. https://action.cafod.org.uk/page/113421/action/1

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


THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER: For children who suffer

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.

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), Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


HALLAM DIOCESE:


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 adewhurst@hallam-diocese.com . Closing date for applications Monday 12 December.




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