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29.10.2023 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 29th October 2023

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)


SATURDAY: Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

28th October 6pm Mass at Blessed William Richardson Church, Kiveton

(For Sunday)

Readings for the day:

Ephesians 2:19-22; Psalm 18(19):2-5; Luke 6:12-19

SUNDAY: 9.30am Mass at St Joseph’s

Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 17(18):2-4,47,51;

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40

MONDAY: No Mass today

Romans 8:12-17; Psalm 67(68):2,4,6-7,20-21; Luke 13:10-17


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

7pm Feast of All Saints Vigil Mass in the parish rooms

Readings for the day: Romans 8:18-25; Psalm 125(126); Luke 13:18-21


No Mass today

Apocalypse 7:2-4,9-14; Psalm 23(24):1-6; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a


8.30am Mass ion the parish rooms

Wisdom 3:1-9; Psalm 22(23); Romans 5:5-11; Matthew 11:25-30


10.30am Funeral Mass for Peggy Cummins in St Joseph’s

Readings for the day: Romans 9:1-5; Psalm 147:12-15,19-20; Luke 14:1-6

(Saint Martin de Porres, Religious or Saint Winifride, Virgin)

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

Readings for the day:

Romans 11:1-2,11-12,25-29; Psalm 93(94):12-15,17-18; Luke 14:1,7-11

(Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop)

Next Sunday: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s


Malachi 1:14-2:2,8-10; Psalm 130(131);

1 Thessalonians 2:7-9,13; Matthew 23:1-12

PARISH PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: We pray for the Church. As the first phase of the Synod concludes, may it bear fruit in building up communities which model Christ's love, inclusion and justice. 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.


RIP PEGGY CUMMINS: Peggy died peacefully on Wednesday 18th October aged 91. The funeral takes place this Friday at 10.30am in St Joseph’s followed by cremation at Barnby Moor. We pray her son Paul and daughters Julie and Sarah, brother Gerard and all the family here and in Ireland are comforted at this sad time. Peggy attended Blessed William Richardson church regularly until her illness and is remembered with love.

You are invited to join St Joseph’s Parish for


To be held at St Joseph’s Church, Dinnington on Tuesday 14th November at 7 00 pm.

We will remember and give thanks for our deceased family and friends who have enriched our lives.


An opportunity to come together online to meet, pray, and share at the end of the first session of the Synod. It will give us the opportunity to reflect on the theme of Co-responsibility in Mission here in the Diocese of Hallam.

Date and time: Friday 3 November 2023 5:00 PM Online

Please book on the diocesan Eventbrite page using the QR CodeSynod Catch-Up Co-Responsibility in Mission.


The Live Simply Award will be presented to the parish on Sunday 19th November at the 9.30 mass followed by a celebration party in the parish rooms with a shared table. Both St. Joseph’s and Blessed William Richardson communities will receive a certificate and a plaque.

The Award is for the whole parish so please come and celebrate our wonderful achievement.

LOST CHORD: The next welcoming and uplifting interactive dementia friendly community music session takes place at Wales Methodist Church 12 -2pm on Thursday 9th November.

Soup and sandwiches served. All welcome.

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGRIMAGE: Sheffield Church Action on Poverty, part of the national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK is staging its annual Pilgrimage in the Meadowhead and Norton area of Sheffield on Saturday October 21.The Pilgrimage is designed to raise awareness and understanding of how poverty is affecting people in Sheffield and the initiatives being taken by groups spanning different faiths. Pilgrims will gather at St James’ Church, Norton from 09:00 for a 9:30 start and will visit a number of initiatives, including Meadowhead Christian Fellowship, The Grace Food Bank and The Terminus Initiative. They will also have the opportunity to hear from local MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Louise Haigh. Sheffield Church Action on Poverty is supported by Hallam Diocese and all are welcome to take part.

For more information, or to register to join the Sheffield Church Action on Poverty Pilgrimage, contact Briony Broome. E-mail:; Tel: 07801 532954.”

BELONG RETREAT: Saturday 18th November, 10am - 10pm, St Vincent’s Mission Hub in collaboration with Youth 2000, open to anyone aged 16-35.

This will be a day of fun, friendship and faith as we accept the Lord’s invitation to BELONG in His kingdom and find hope, joy and peace through Him. Tickets available via the QR code on the poster or at Tickets are limited so please book early!“

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

ST WILFRID'S CENTRE: A Christmas Fayre & Evening for Friends and Supporters

Thursday 9th November 5-7pm

Christmas cards, nativity sets and other items are also available from our website.

Supporting vulnerable, isolated and homeless adults across the whole of South Yorkshire.

2024 CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP FORMATION PROGRAMME: Are you currently in Lower Sixth/Year 12/S5? Are you considering a public-facing career? Do you want to help build a Christian society?

The Christian Leadership Formation programme uniquely offers a combination of stimulating and high-quality intellectual content, spiritual nourishment, personal development, inter-personal skills, team-building and socials in a tightly-knit community experience, with expert academics and professionals. Open to any student who is motivated by their faith and their studies, with bursaries available as needed.

More information and applications via our new website, and please encourage your parishioners and contacts to follow us on Instagram (@christianleadershipformation) for all the latest updates!


Live in Solidarity with the Poor

Please support the work of CAFOD by giving generously to the family fast appeal and pray for the workers and the communities they support

Live Sustainably with Creation

Help wildlife in your own garden, keep informed about the state of nature in our country, campaign to protect wildlife and defend the laws that protect nature. Appreciate and experience nature this autumn, for example take a walk and look at the fabulous display of the autumn leaves, take a trip to the countryside to see the deer in the rutting season, take a trip to the seaside to see the seals give birth.

For more information see the leaflet in church and on the parish website.

COME AND JOIN US FOR A COFFEE!: Starting Wednesday 1st November and thereafter monthly there will be a coffee afternoon in the parish rooms from 1-3pm. All welcome. Volunteers welcomed.

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


VACANCY Deadline 30 October 2023

Administrative Officer for Department of Formation and Mission - maternity leave cover, 10-15 hours/week over 4/5 days for 6 months (possibility of extending).

We are looking for a suitable candidate to offer administrative support to cover maternity leave. Based at the Pastoral Centre, duties include newsletters, postings to parishes, Formatting and working with editors to produce Hallam Bridge, liaising with and responding to external queries for Formation and Mission, Communications and marriage preparation, bookings and other administrative tasks.

Application letter and c.v. with references to: Dr Fionnuala Frances

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