28.02.2021 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 28th February 2021. (Year B)

Saturday 27th February: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday

Readings for the day: Deuteronomy 26:16-19; Psalm 118(119):1-2,4-5,7-8; Matthew 5:43-48

Sunday 28th February; PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR CHURCH BY FRIDAY EVENING.

9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom

Readings: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18; Psalm 115(116):10,15-19; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10

Monday: Philippians 3:8-14; Psalm 1:1-4,6; Matthew 5:13-16 (Saint David, Bishop)


Tuesday: Isaiah 1:10,16-20; Psalm 49(50):8-9,16-17,21,23; Matthew 23:1-12


WEDNESDAY: Jeremiah 18:18-20; Psalm 30(31):5-6,14-16; Matthew 20:17-28

(Katharine Drexel)


Thursday: 9am Mass via Zoom: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1:1-4,6; Luke 16:19-31 (Saint Casimir)


Friday: Genesis 37:3-4,12-13,17-28; Psalm 104(105):16-21; Matthew 21:33-43,45-46


Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday)

Readings for the day: Micah 7:14-15,18-20; Psalm 102(103):1-4,9-12; Luke 15:1-3,11-32

Next Sunday: Third Sunday of Lent.

Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 18(19):8-11; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25

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 27th February at 5pm: Meeting ID: 817 1518 6049. Passcode: 215294


Sunday 28th February at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 898 8110 8328. Passcode: 154416


Thursday 4th March at 9am: Meeting ID: 879 7791 6300. Passcode: 162074

NOTICES


SHEILA WADE RIP: Sheila died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long illness. Sheila was born in Co Meath, Ireland. She married in St Joseph’s Church and settled in Wickersley. The funeral will take place Tuesday 9th March at 1.30. Our thoughts and prayers are with Noel, Walter, Shaun, Jane and Andrew and the family. May she rest in peace.


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


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?


GENOCIDE RESPONSE CAMPAIGN: Right to Life UK are asking us to contact our MP to support a NEW amendment to help stop forced abortion in Xinjiang, China. There is extensive evidence that many women in the Uyghur Muslim community in Xinjiang, China are being subjected to forced abortions. Lord Alton is currently championing a new amendment to the Trade Bill, to help put international pressure on the Chinese Communist Party to stop the practice of forced abortions and wider human rights abuses that evidence shows is being perpetuated against the Uyghur community. The amendment passed in the Lords on 23 February by 367 votes to 214, and is likely to be voted on in the Commons shortly. If you would like to email your MP asking them to support the amendment, you can do this easily using a tool which has been set up on the Genocide Response campaign website, which can be accessed by visiting the link below:

https://genocideresponse.org/


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 to help on line 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. This year Ash Wednesday coincides with the Feast Day of Blessed William Richardson. We remember also Margaret and Terry Murphy at this time. Margaret worked with great determination for the rededication of the chapel in Kiveton to this local Preist and Martyr. Blessed William Richardson Pray for Us.


STREET FRIENDS: This is a new group made up of people from Dinnington and surrounding areas whose aim is to help the homeless. “We go out to Rotherham, Retford and Worksop on a Saturday afternoon/ evening providing food, clothing and essentials to the homeless. If you are interested in supporting or just reading about the work that we do please take a look. Here’s the https://www.facebook.com/groups/231704335112554/?ref=share


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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2365092814?fbclid=IwAR0Kt-f-oWuD9oVu6TYecbCRCZh8zy1iJNsG-_jCsYGHn40vUcDIBYyNzvM

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. https://www.justgiving.com/team/st-josephs-dinnington-walk-for-water