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31.01.2021 Newsletter

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

Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am (Zoom); Saturday 5pm (for Sunday) in church, booking required; Maltby – Sunday 11.00am

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 31st January 2021. (Year B)

Saturday 30th January: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday) Readings as for Sunday

Readings for the day: Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Luke 1:69-75; Mark 4:35-41


9.30am Mass in Church with live zoom stream

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

Monday: Hebrews 11:32-40; Psalm 30(31):20-24; Mark 5:1-20

Tuesday: The Presentation of the Lord

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

Wednesday: Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15; Psalm 102(103):1-2,13-14,17-18; Mark 6:1-6

(Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop; Saint Blaise, Bishop)

Thursday: 9am Mass via Zoom :Hebrews 12:18-19,21-24; Psalm 47(48):2-4,9-11; Mark 6:7-13

Friday: Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm 26(27):1,3,5,8-9; Mark 6:14-29 (Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr)

Saturday: 5pm Mass via Zoom (For Sunday)

Readings for the day: Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21; Psalm 22(23); Mark 6:30-34

(Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs)

Next Sunday Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time

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

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: For those of us accessing Mass on line or on television, whilst we cannot physically receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we can receive Spiritual Communion. A letter form the catholic Bishops Conference reminds us that “the idea of spiritual communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm” as through it “ all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit” and they offer 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 30th January at 5pm Meeting ID: 854 1141 3663 Passcode: 013167

Sunday 31st January at 9.30am Meeting ID: 894 5501 9447. Passcode: 389249

Thursday 4th February at 9am Meeting ID: 890 2087 4027. Passcode: 810226


POLITE REMINDER: Please remember to book your place for attending Mass in Church by Friday evening. Thank you.


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.



We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

WALK FOR WATER WITH CAFOD THIS LENT: Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day - done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. You can sign up by visiting:

CAFOD also have a number of other events and resources eg:

· collection of coronavirus prayers from around the world and from Ash Wednesday onwards, our online Lent calendar will provide daily reflections.

· Children’s Liturgy Live happens each Sunday at 10pm - very popular with those who are at home with young families.

· The UK is due to host the vital COP26 talks this year and CAFOD is taking the opportunity to continue lobbying the UK government to tackle the climate emergency and build a better world for everyone. Simply sign the petition to the Prime Minister urging him to put communities at the heart of these talks

  • If you love crafting, CAFOD are running an online session on the first Sunday of each month at 6pm, as well as numerous other activities. Visit the website for more information.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR? Our old friend Liam Harron has been in touch asking us to consider this question. He reminds us of what Pope Frances has said on the subject of politicians “I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots – and not simply the appearances – of the evils in our world! Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, in as much as it seeks the common good.” Liam has written to the Bishop about the need for councillors in our area and received a positive response about it. Liam asks that we encourage people to come forward as candidates in the next elections. Whilst these are not paid roles there is an annual allowance of £11,500.

ON-LINE RESOURCES FROM THE DIOCESE: Although lockdown 3.0 means we can't meet for formation activities in the diocese, Dr Greg Ryan, Director of Adult Education for the Hallam Diocese has provided some useful new online resources:

1) 'How the Bible Can Help Us Understand..." a series of conversations based on DLT's latest Bible study series.

To celebrate the launch of the Revised New Jerusalem Bible in 2019, DLT commissioned a series of study guides based on the new translation by Catholic writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Virginia Moffatt, Bernadette Meaden and Denise Cottrell-Boyce. You may recall that I recommended these books last year as a great way of engaging the Year of the Word.

The publisher has now organised a series of online broadcasts in which the authors reflect on what the Bible means to them and how it can help them understand the themes discussed in the guides. All are invited to join them on Wednesday evenings in January to reflect on the meaning behind 'God's love letter' to us. Free - but registration needed.

2) Anyone involved in bereavement support might find this comprehensive programme from St Luke's Hospice useful. (Note this might be restricted to applicants from the Sheffield area).

3) An exciting and accessible programme in applied theology led by Prof Tom O'Loughlin and Sr Patricia Rumsey, among others, continues with a wide range of online events here:

4) Finally, the Bishops’ Conference Year of the Word team has more Scripture resources for the new year. You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter here:

PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES: For this last Sunday in January we are asked by Right to Life UK to keep the following intention in our prayers: January 31st - “For all going through difficult pregnancies, we pray for an overwhelming sense of hope and joy to fill their lives, and for increased support to be given by their family, friends, and local communities. Lord hear us”

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, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt, Michel and Father Andy’s friend Marie.

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