30.05.2021 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,


Week beginning Sunday 30th May 2021. (Year B)


Saturday 29th May: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday with Readings as for Sunday)

Readings of the day: Ecclesiasticus 51:17-27; Psalm 18(19):8-11; Mark 11:27-33

(Saint Paul VI, Pope)


9.30am Mass in Church with live Zoom

Deuteronomy 4:32-34,39-40; Psalm 32(33):4-6,9,18-20,22; Romans 8:14-17;

Matthew 28:16-20


Zephaniah 3:14-18; psalm: Isaiah 12; Luke 1:39-56

Tuesday: Tobit 2:9-14; Psalm 111(112):1-2,7-9; Mark 12:13-17 (Saint Justin, Martyr)

WEDNESDAY: Tobit 3:1-11,16-17; Psalm 24(25):2-9; Mark 12:18-27

(Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs)

Thursday: Mass via zoom at 9am (Saints Charles Lwanga and his Companions)

Tobit 6:10-11,7:1,9-14,8:4-9; Psalm 127(128):1-5; Mark 12:28-34

Friday: Tobit 11:5-17; Psalm 145(146):2,7-10; Mark 12:35-37

Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (for Sunday) (Saint Boniface, Bishop, Martyr)

Readings of the day: Tobit 12:1,5-15,20; Psalm:Tobit 13:2,6-8; Mark 12:38-44

Next Sunday: CORPUS CHRISTI - Zoom Mass at 9.30am.

Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 115(116):12-13,15-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16,22-26


“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

Saturday 29th May at 5pm: Meeting ID: 835 9188 2747 Passcode: 699051

Sunday 30th May at 9.30am: Meeting ID: 820 8567 5648 Passcode: 435136

Thursday 3rd May at 9am: Meeting ID: 848 6769 4592 Passcode: 236507


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.



Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

A SPECIAL REQUEST FROM POPE FRANCIS: Throughout the month of May Pope Francis has invited Catholics and Marian Shrines to dedicate the month of May to a marathon prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pope Francis will open the Marian month of prayer on 1 May with a Rosary broadcast across Vatican Media’s platforms and each day Vatican News will broadcast the recitation of the Rosary at 6 PM Rome time from the various Shrines taking part in the initiative, (currently 30)

The Pope will close the initiative on 31 May with another specially-broadcast Rosary.

The initiative takes takes place under the theme “The whole Church was fervently praying to God,” which recalls a verse in the Book of Acts (12:5).

REFLECTION GROUP MEETING: Please note that the minutes from the 12th May meeting are now available to view on the St Joseph’s website.

NATIONAL ROSARY RELAY RALLY: A message from the Walsingham Society, Sheffield branch: Across the Dioceses of England, Wales & Scotland for Faith, Life & Peace on Sunday May 30th, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Pray the Rosary from wherever you are! Many Bishops are leading their Rosary Hour and you will find information locally. We will post the links we have on the hour of the Walsingham Blog and Rosary on the Coast Facebook pages.



What matters is that we Pray for our family intentions, for the peace of Nations and the conversion to Christ of peoples. Our core intentions are for a renewal of Faith, Life and Peace. In this Year of St. Joseph we pray to invoke the special protection of the Holy Family upon our Church, our families, communities, schools, nations and the global family. We continue to pray for the cure of the global pandemic, for those who have died, for those who grieve and for all who care for the

sick and the dying.


Two opportunities to pray the Rosary to CROWN the Month of May!

5pm - With Pope Francis online link up with Carfin Grotto -



8pm - With Bishop John Keenan online at


St. Mirin’s Cathedral - https://youtu.be/WKesnTNWowA

G7 CAFOD CAMPAIGN: Help us send a message to the G7 leaders on 10 June

Boris Johnson is getting ready to host some of the world’s most powerful leaders at a meeting in Cornwall in just a couple of weeks’ time. It will be a big moment, one which will see the heads of government from the G7 group of countries – including President Biden – travel to the UK to work on plans for how we rebuild from the pandemic. But Pope Francis has warned that people in the world’s poorest communities are too often forgotten by decision makers – so we want to tell the G7 leaders that they have to plan for a global recovery which leaves no one behind. Although we can’t all travel to Cornwall in person to send this message, it doesn’t stop us coming together online in an act of witness.

Register to join us

So, instead, we’d like to invite you to join us from your laptop, tablet or phone at an event on Thursday 10 June at 7:00pm which will be livestreamed from Truro Cathedral. We’ll hear from leaders of different faiths and from communities CAFOD works with overseas, reflecting on the impact the pandemic has had on our lives and on our sisters and brothers worldwide. And we’ll send a digital message to the presidents and prime ministers ahead of the start of their meeting the next day.

I hope you’ll be able to join us.

Join us on 10 June

With our prayers and best wishes, Liam Finn, CAFOD Campaigns

CARING FOR CREATION: Below is a link to an event which may be of interest as we respond as individuals, communities, and a diocese to Pope Francis's call in Laudato Si' for a greater care of Creation. Our sisters and brothers in the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield have organised what looks like a very interesting (and free!) "Eco Church Festival" in June. Details here:


NEW ON-LINE COURSE: “Sycamore, is an easy-to-use course for parishes and groups to explore and share their Christian faith in natural, informal ways. Several people have already expressed an interest in using this as one way of reconnecting with people after a year of lockdown and restrictions.

Sycamore (https://www.sycamore.fm/) is "an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter" using short video clips, prayer, and conversation.

It sounds something like Alpha from that short description, especially when you see that it can be based around a meal, but it's a Catholic presentation with some different topics, and has been developed as very flexible short videos which can be combined by anyone into custom programmes for different uses (eg a parish retreat as well as initial evangelisation)

Fr Stephen Wang and Susan Longhurst, leaders in the Sycamore team, are going to lead an online "webinar"specially for Hallam diocese on June 9th, 7pm-830pm.

Places are limited to 70, so that there can be a manageable number on the online session for discussion and questions, so please sign up as soon as you are sure you plan to attend. Please do share this invite with parishioners and friends - especially those already involved in catechesis, renewal, or evangelisation, or who might set up a group using this kind of resource.

To reserve a place, you need to book a free tickets here (not by replying to this email!):


If more than one person will be watching from the same computer/tablet/phone, that only requires a single ticket.”