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28-01-2024 Newsletter



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

Weekend Masses:

Sunday 9.30am at St Joseph’s;  Saturday 6pm  at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton


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 28th  January  2024

  4th Sunday in Ordinary Time. (Year B)

SATURDAY 27th January

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

(For Celia Stanton’s parents Tess and Jack Watkinson)

2 Samuel 12:1-7,10-17;   Psalm 50(51):12-17;   Mark 4:35-41

(Saint Angela Merici, Virgin)

SUNDAY: 9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s.


Deuteronomy 18:15-20;   Psalm 94(95):1-2,6-9;   1 Corinthians 7:32-35;   Mark 1:21-28

MONDAY:  No Mass today

2 Samuel 15:13-14,30,16:5-13;   Psalm 3:2-8;   Mark 5:1-20


11.30am Hour of Quiet Prayer at Kiveton this week

7pm  Mass in the parish rooms

2 Samuel 18:9-10,14,24-25,30-19:3;   Psalm 85(86):1-6;   Mark 5:21-43

WEDNESDAY:  No Mass today

2 Samuel 24:2,8-17;   Psalm 31(32):1-2,5-7;   Mark 6:1-6

(Saint John Bosco, Priest)

THURSDAY:  8.30am Mass in the parish rooms

1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12;   1 Chronicles 29:10-12;   Mark 6:7-13


No Mass today

Malachi 3:1-4;   Psalm 23(24):7-10;   Luke 2:22-40


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

1 Kings 3:4-13;   Psalm 118(119):9-14;   Mark 6:30-34

(Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop or Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr)

Next Sunday:  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)


Job 7:1-4,6-7;   Psalm 146(147):1-6;   1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23;   Mark 1:29-39

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:  We pray for all people who experience racial injustice or discrimination. May the human family be healed of prejudice, hatred and division, so that we may live in justice and peace.   Lord, in your mercy...      

(Source: CAFOD Weekly prayers of intercession)


THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR JANUARY: For The Gift Of Diversity In The Church

Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.

THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR FEBRUARY:  For the terminally ill

We pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and accompaniment.


RIP ELIZABETH SAFRANY: Elizabeth  died in her sleep last week. She   was known as  a ray of sunshine by all who knew her.   Her  funeral is on Tuesday 6th February  at 11.00am at St Joseph’s and 12.00 noon at Babworth Crematorium.  We pray for Les, her husband and her two sons Laszlo and Stephen and  all the family at this difficult time.

RIP KAY NEWBY: Kay  died the  morning of 25th January at the age of 83 years old. Her funeral service is on Thursday February 15th at 2.00pm at St Joseph’s. Now reunited with her husband Joe we remember  her sons Mark and John and the family in our prayers at this sad time.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION:  The next meeting will be Monday 5th February at 6.30pm in church.

LOST CHORD:  All enjoyed the beautiful soprano that came to the Soup and Song session in January and look forward to the next session which is  at Wales Methodist Church on Thursday 7th Feb at 12pm.

BECOME SYNODL: The Diocese is inviting every parish to a “retreat at home” on becoming synodal. This retreat is designed to introduce the practice of synodality, and uses the Diocesan syntheses report as a basis for prayerful reflection.

A taster session at the Pastoral Centre will be held for those who are interested in running the retreat in their parish community.

Date and time:  Saturday 3 February 2024 10:00-12:00 AM at the Hallam Pastoral Centre


 I intend to get professionally printed a 24 page publication titled “Just Being” in memory of my sister Pat and in memory of Pastoral Renewal Exchange (the final edition, PRE 164, was published in May 2023). Printed copies should be ready by April. If anyone would like a printed copy, please let me know by phone or email (many parishioners have these). There will be no charge for the publication, but there will be an invitation to contribute to a fundraiser to help a young mother in Rotherham (who has talked at St Joseph’s and is known to many of us as T) achieve her dream to: 1 produce an initial publication of her writing; 2 create a brand that incorporates the artwork that helped her heal; 3 create an enterprise that helps others to heal through art; 4 succeed in buying her Council house. The fundraiser for T can be found here:

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2024:  7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing. Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.

Tel. 020 3239 8662 Or Email: reservations@med-irishcentre.comOr Website:

WELL-BEING FOR MEN:  A free six-week course for a happier and more relaxed you.

Starting for six weekly sessions on a Wednesday Morning with Dave Wilkes 

Join us to explore:

-         Emotional Self-care – Emotional self-care allows us to take time for the benefit of our health and well-being.

-         Thinking about putting your own needs first - building your resilience.

-         Being more assertive and setting boundaries – so that you can communicate better and more effectively at home and work.

-         Stress and relaxation techniques 

-    learning new skills for a more relaxed you.

-         Build resilience and recover from trauma – To move forward in your life.

Come and join Dave for these relaxed, friendly and supportive sessions!

For more information contact janet Kent on 07927657462 


Live Simply: Pray that the nations of the world will act on their commitments made at the COP28 conference

Live Sustainably with Creation: find out if your bank is ethical, if it isn't then consider changing to an ethical bank.

Live in Solidarity with the Poor:   Send a letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for a ceasefire in the Holy Land - follow the link

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

Cake sale fundraiser Sunday 4th February   (after Mass) - St Joseph’s Church.

Coffee Afternoon Wednesday 7th February 1-3pm  in the parish rooms.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK: Maureen Appley;  George Blow & his Grandma,  Victoria Broughton, 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, Michel and Teddy.




Saint Bernard's Catholic High School,

Herringthorpe Valley Road,



S65 3BE

Tel: 01709 828183

Contract: Part time, permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Scale Point 2 (FTE £22,775)

Reporting to: Site Manager

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 9am

Interviews: Week commencing 12th February 2024

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is an outstanding, popular and over-subscribed 11-16 academy in Rotherham. We are a Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Francis MAT, with a wide catchment area, welcoming students of all faiths and denominations.

We are seeking to appoint a Cleaning Operative to work under the direction and instruction of the Site Manager. The post is 10 hours per week, 6.00am to 8.00am, Monday to Friday, term time only plus 10 days (*the 10 days will be worked during the last 2 weeks of the summer holiday, excluding the bank holiday).

We are seeking an individual with:

• previous cleaning work experience

• good communication skills

• the ability to work well in a team as well as working on own initiative

• good basic literacy and numeracy skills

How To Apply:

For an application pack please visit or or contact Vivienne Smith, Clerk to Governors on 01709 828 183. Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs V Smith, St Bernard’s Catholic High School, Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, S65 3BE or emailed to Please note that only completed Catholic Education Service application forms will be accepted.

NB if successful for interview you will be contacted and references will be requested.

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Post

To carry out day-to-day cleaning duties in the School buildings to meet the required health, safety and customer standards.

Key Duties/Areas of Responsibility:

• Carry out all cleaning tasks in line with cleaning specifications

• Use correct materials and equipment, including a visible safety check of all machinery prior to use

• Report any faults immediately and clean all equipment after use

• Make sure rules for correct dilution rates and storage of chemicals are followed

• Complete any relevant paperwork such as timesheets, stores orders, and recess sheets

• Promote and maintain good customer relations to ensure the quality of the cleaning service

provided by communicating and co-operating with the staff.

Other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post which may be required from time to time.

To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internally and externally, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices or behaviour.

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