ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 13TH DECEMBER 2020

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £824.45 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £36.50 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Denise Nolan. Mrs Simonitis, Deirdre Fitzpatrick.

ANNIVERSARIES – Sheila Duckworth, Thomas Hayden, Wilfred Broe, Honorine Graham, Susan Caldwell, Jeremiah O’Driscoll

FUNERAL SERVICE –for Christopher Wood is on Friday at 12 noon.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 11am. Saturday Evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Monday -St John of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 5.45pm

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES – Just mentioning that the Government has announced that we may come to Church in ‘Christmas Bubbles’ of up to 3 households. It means that our capacity is allowed to increase. Hopefully, we won’t have to say ‘There’s no room at the Inn’. No booking.

CHRISTMAS EVE – The First Mass of Christmas will be at 12 noon.
The Second Mass of Christmas will be at 4PM
CHRISTMAS DAY – The Third Mass of Christmas will be at 10.30am.
BOXING DAY – The Vigil Mass for Sunday which is usually at 6pm will today be at 12 noon. (no Morning Mass) Sunday – 10.15 as usual.

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received.

SLOW DOWN. SMELL THE ROSES, TAKE TIME TO BE WITH LIFE.

HOPE – everyone is keeping as safe as possible. It is so dark early in the evening, though next week the days begin to lengthen, thank God. We try to keep the spirit of Advent, asking the Lord to bless our lives and those whom we love.

WHY – don’t you give up drinking, smoking and carousing?’ said the do-gooder.
‘It’s too late,’ replied Murphy. ‘It’s never too late,’ assured the virtuous one. ‘Well, there’s no rush then,’ smiled Murphy.

JOHN O’DONOHUE –In the parched deserts of post -modernity a blessing can be like a fresh well. It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless each other. I believe each of us can bless. When a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the plenitude flows into our hearts from the invisible neighbourhood of loving kindness. In the light and reverence of blessing a person or situation becomes illuminated in a completely new way. It is ironic that we continue to live like paupers though our inheritance of spirit is so vast. Whenever you give a blessing, a blessing returns to enfold you.’

CHRISTMAS CARDS – available in the porch

A small house will hold as much happiness as a big one.

So let me be a peace-maker, a bridge-builder, a remedy-finder.

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