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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: Website:

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 -

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 ( 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.”

SPUC Pro-Life Chain: Sheffield SPUC is organising its annual pro-life silent witness on Meadowhall Way, Meadowhall (just off the roundabout opposite TGI Friday diner and past Next Home) on Saturday 5th June 11-1. Last year's event had to be cancelled due to lockdown, so it would be good to get a good number participating. Contact 07815820052 for further information.

Anxious about your marriage? Wondering if you would be better apart? The Retrouvaille programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. There is no group therapy or group work. And you don’t need to leave home, it comes to you!

For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 1st – 4th July 2021

FUND RAISING FOR KIVETON: Work on the church in KIveton continues. 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 on line to help 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. The target amount we need to achieve is £14,000. This is to meet the costs of roof repairs, essential electrical work, interior renovation, and redecoration. To comply with all health and safety requirements this work must be completed before the Diocese will allow the chapel to reopen. Some funding has already come from the Diocese and the parish is passionately committed to financially supporting the reopening of the chapel and the amount raised to date is £4100.

JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Please see below.

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK ESPECIALLY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES: George Blow & his Grandma, Mary Brady, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Peggy Cummins, Gillian Gee, Brendan Handley, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, Izabella O’Rourke, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Teresa Williams and Michel


Dr Greg Ryan will be leaving the Diocese of Hallam in July 2021 after 8 years developing adult formation here, first as adult education tutor and advisor, and more recently as Director of Adult Formation. During that time Greg and the team have delivered workshops on scripture, catechesis, and pastoral ministries across the diocese, played a key role in the formation programme for permanent deacons, and revised and taught the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) to teachers, lay people, and religious. Perhaps the most exciting project has been the introduction of the Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry which has given people access to online formation in theology, scripture, and practice, with a view to serving the Church's mission in Hallam.

The Diocese of Hallam therefore wishes to appoint a new Coordinator for Adult Formation and Mission. Details of the posts are given in the attached job description , and applicants are requested to send a CV and covering note to by 14th June 2021.

Interviews will take place in July 2021, either in Sheffield, or via Zoom if Covid restrictions still apply.

Job Title: Coordinator for Adult Formation and Mission

Hours: 90 hours per month, with a routine requirement for evening and weekend work.

Location: Hallam Pastoral Centre, Sheffield. Frequent travel within diocese and some UK travel.

Salary: £24,000 (£40,000 pro-rata, 0.6 FTE )

Holidays: 25 days (pro-rata) plus statutory days

Department : Adult Education

Responsible to: Vicar General for the Diocese of Hallam

Start Date : 1st August 2021 (or by agreement)

Closing Date for Applications: 14th June 2021

Apply with CV and covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to: Jessica Moylan:

Purpose of the job:

To facilitate and coordinate opportunities for adult faith formation – intellectual, practical, and spiritual - within the Diocese of Hallam, orientated towards the two key outcomes:

• Enabling the faithful of the diocese to fulfil their calling as missionary disciples (Evangelii Gaudium)

• Contributing to the ongoing renewal of the diocese in its Christian mission in a changing and challenging context in the Church and in the World

The principal outputs associated with these outcomes are:

• Local formation activities (e.g. parish talks)

• Formal programmes in which Hallam is a stakeholder (e.g. CCRS, Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry)

• Recommended external resources and associated best practice (e.g. Alpha, Divine Renovation, Sycamore)

These outputs are delivered through three main activities:

• Coordinating formation activity delivery in the diocese

• Curating resource, especially external online resources

• Collaborating with other groups within and beyond the diocese, on effective use of resources in faith formation and mission.

Main Responsibilities:


• Identify and work with emerging local lay leaders to create a sustainable network of volunteer practitioner-coordinators to facilitate shared learning, ongoing communication to and from the diocese, shared resources, and mutual spiritual and practical support across parish boundaries.

• Develop, deliver and support a range of ongoing diocesan formation programmes.

• Coordinate the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) programme in the diocese.

• Promote the Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (and other approved programmes) , ensuring Hallam meets its commitments to the scheme, and provide ongoing support for students and alumni.

• Work with colleagues in formation for priests and permanent deacons to identify potential shared learning and efficient use of resources and opportunities

• Work with experienced spiritual accompaniers (ordained and lay) to develop a sustainable approach to Spiritual Formation in the diocese.


• Identify, assess, promote, and curate external resources for formation and mission (particularly online resources, but also physical media, licences etc.)

• Maintain suitable resources for individual and groups to use in formation and evangelisation, including the Hallam Pastoral Centre library.

• Recruit and manage tutors and contributors (e.g. external speakers) for adult formation programmes and events.

• Maintain adult formation content on the diocesan website and on social media channels.

• Promote adult formation activities in the diocese through various communication channels.

• Deliver strong internet presence in respect of content and social connectivity.


• Contribute to regional and national networks in adult formation and theological education. This may include working with partner dioceses and organisations on particular projects.

• Liaise and collaborate with other diocesan and parish groups in the diocese in order to achieve the outcomes of enabling disciples and renewed diocesan mission. Particular areas for collaboration and coordination exist regarding Spirituality, Justice and Peace, Youth Ministry, Mission Hub and Chaplaincy, and Evangelisation, Mission, and Renewal.

• Actively look for ecumenical opportunities in adult formation and education.

• Tend to his/her own ongoing intellectual, skills-based, and spiritual formation.

• Provides reports and presentations on Adult Formation progress and plans to trustees.

• Responsible for an annual budget to reimburse speakers and purchase formation resources.

• Carry out additional tasks as agreed with the Vicar General.




1. Track record of successful project delivery involving coordinating multiple stakeholders, whether in voluntary, commercial, church, or other context.

2. Familiarity with, and competence in handling Church documents, including the Catechism of the Catholic Church, relevant dicastery documents (e.g. Directory on Catechesis), and the documents of Vatican II and the relevant Papal magisterium including Evangelii Gaudium and Laudato Si’.

3. Familiarity with, and competence in using Scripture from a mature adult perspective, aware of Catholic teaching on interpreting the Bible and ways of reading and using scripture in the Church.

4. Familiarity with contemporary resources for faith formation, evangelisation, and renewal.

5. Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills.

6. Understanding of contemporary Catholic life at parish, national, and international levels.

7. Ability to work collaboratively with other diocesan and national agencies


1. Degree-level education in Theology, Ministry or a related discipline.

2. Experience of teaching adults, including planning and design of courses/sessions.

3. Active in parish and diocesan life.

4. Experience of leading a programme for formation, renewal, or evangelisation.

5. Experience of working within a diocesan structure.

6. Experience of developing and leading appropriate liturgies for small and large groups.

7. Experience of project management and budget control

8. People management and team leading experience.

9. Experience of using online tools for teaching, formation, or mission.



1. Self-starter, able to work without on-site supervisions

2. Ability to work as part of a team, often involving working with people at a distance via email.

3. Strong ICT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, G-mail/ G-suite, Zoom. Must be technically capable of working remotely using online tools.

4. Full UK Driving licence and ability to travel in UK as required.


1. Experience in writing reports and articles for internal and external publication.

2. Basic website content management skills

3. Experience of online learning tools and remote working

4. Experience of organising and promoting events.

Personal Qualities:

1. There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that this post is held by a practicing Catholic.

2. The postholder will be sensitive to the ‘polyhedron’ of diversity in the Church - ‘unity not uniformity’ [see Evangelii Gaudium (236), Fratelli Tutti (145, 215)].

3. Reliable, adaptable and able to work under pressure.

4. Creative, forward thinking and able to manage change.

5. Able to work alongside people in a mature, affirming and supportive manner.

6. Able to communicate with a wide variety of people at a consistently high level.

7. Willing to attend commitments outside of normal office hours, including weekends and occasional residential activities.

8. The successful applicant will not have any convictions or restrictions relating to safeguarding and will work within the safeguarding policies of the diocese.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.


Are you passionate about children’s learning?


Level 2 Teaching Assistant

[Temporary for 1 year in the first instance]

Required from 1st September 2021

Grade 3 Scale point 5-6 32.5 hours per week [8.30am - 3.30pm]

St Wilfrid’s Primary School is set in the South-West of Sheffield, situated just three miles from both the city centre and the Peak District national park. The school is set in extensive grounds with large playing fields and woodland, which provides an excellent learning environment. Check out our website for more information about the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people at St Wilfrid’s Primary School. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across St Wilfrid’s Primary School. On joining you will required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

We will offer you:

 An exciting opportunity to work in a school with a strong Catholic ethos.

 An opportunity to work on a one-to-one support basis with children with autism/social communication needs

 Wonderful children who enjoy learning at our school.

 Talented, supportive and innovative staff.

 High quality opportunities to develop professionally through our high impact CPD programme.

 Career progression through an individual development programme.

 Unique opportunities through our partnership with Learning Unlimited TSA.

The Governors are looking for an ambitious teaching assistant who will:

 Fully support the Catholic ethos of the school.

 Put the children’s needs before their own.

 Be highly motivated and self-driven.

 Help children develop the ability to become reflective, creative and resilient learners.

 Be able to work one to one with children with autism/social communication needs

 Fully engage with professional development opportunities.

 Be first aid trained (or willing to go on the relevant training)

 Be prepared to give whatever it takes to ensure that all children achieve.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and actively encourage applications from individuals under-represented in our sector, such as those from Black and Minority ethnic communities

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 11th June 2021 Interview date: w/c 21st June 2021

To request further information please contact Alison Clack on 0114 236 5529, alternatively email

A completed CES application form should be returned to

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure

The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Yeadon, Leeds.

Safeguarding Trustee Sub-Committee member.

• Role Title: Safeguarding Trustee Committee Member

• Voluntary Position: Unpaid role, Expenses paid

• Post: Part Time position

• Location: Home based with occasional meetings in Leeds

• Closing Date: 1st June 2021

• Interview Date: 7th/8th June 2021

• Email: for further details

The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy is an order of Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy and a registered charity. It is one of three strands of the Mercy family in Great Britain, stemming from the first foundation of Catherine McAuley. We operate high-quality person centred Residential, Dementia Care and Close to Care Apartments in several locations and provide first rate primary education at our independent school in Burnley. Members of the Institute undertake a wide variety of individual pastoral and vocational ministries serving those experiencing poverty following the example of our foundress.

A new national safeguarding structure has opened opportunities to join our newly formed Safeguarding Trustee Sub Committee. We are keen to hear from people who share our commitment for prioritising a strong culture of safeguarding using their knowledge and expertise.

As a Safeguarding Trustee Sub Committee member, you will be taking on a valued and critical role at the charity, building a safe and trusted environment to ensure we fulfil our responsibilities under legislation and regulations as well as ensuring we have the appropriate structures in place to manage and respond to any issues.

The Sub Committee advises on a wide range of responsibilities including the safeguarding implementation plan, developing our strategy supporting victims and survivors, evaluating safeguarding audits and performance information, developing action plans, reviewing and monitoring risks, and developing best practice.

We would like to hear from candidates who can offer:

• A strong commitment to protecting people and safeguarding in the mission of the Church

• An awareness of issues concerning safeguarding of children and/or adults or a readiness to undergo on-line training in safeguarding.

• An awareness of issues relevant to safeguarding such as training, performance measurement and risk assessment

• The ability to operate effectively in a committee environment.

• The ability to form and express one's own view whilst showing respect for the views of others.

Applicants need not be a member of the Catholic Church but should be sympathetic to its aims and beliefs

We welcome applicants from all communities and backgrounds in order that we reflect the diverse nature of the people we serve.

The Sub-committee

It is envisaged that the Sub Committee will meet three or four times a year. While meetings are currently virtual, we hope that in the future we will be able to meet in person twice a year at our head office in Yeadon, Leeds.

The work of the Sub Committee will be further supported by a part time Safeguarding Lead who will attend the Sub Committee in an advisory and supportive capacity.

In turn we will provide development opportunities for you to engage with the charity’s work; provide support for all new Sub Committee members through a full induction; and we offer ongoing support from our enthusiastic leadership team.

Safeguarding Trustee Sub-Committee Members are appointed for a period of 4 years, and shall serve no more than 2 consecutive terms (a maximum of 8 years). Roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses (e.g., travel) will be reimbursed.

For more details on the role of Safeguarding Trustee Sub Committee member, please contact Tracey Rogers-Thomas at

The closing date for applications by covering letter and CV is the 1st June and interviews will be held on 7th and 8th June. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on the nominated interview days.

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