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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £397.15 Many thanks
CAFOD BOX – £30.00 – Many thanks
LATELY DEAD – Joseph O’Connor, Margaret Sheila Winterbottom, Francis Fawcett, Joyce Edgley. Anna Zimmer.
ANNIVERSARIES – Maureen Murphy, Michael Williams.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Williams
REQUIEM MASS – for Francis Fawcett is on Monday 25th January at 12pm
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Winterbottom is on Monday 1st February
REQUIEM MASS – for Anna Zimmer is on Thursday 4th February.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 11am. Saturday Vigil is at 12.15pm (no 10am Mass) and Sunday Mass is 10.15am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Wulstan, Wed-Ss Fabian & Sebastian, Thurs- St Agnes, Fri- St Vincent.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon.
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday, and, as usual, so gratefully received.
NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – are in the porch. If you would like a booklet and haven’t got one, take one and write the number of the envelope and your name on the sheet of paper – plus GA if you wish to gift-aid – forms there.
PLOUGHING ON – winter continues to flex its muscles and Covid still rages, alas; but, so far, business as usual at St Joseph’s. Spring is on the horizon. Quite a number of parishioners have been vaccinated – making the long treck to Moorside, not to mention queueing in the rain.
OH DEAR – ‘Private Muldoon, you are the worst shot I’ve even seen!’ said the corporal. ‘Does that mean I won’t be ging to the front?’ asked Muldoon hopefully. ‘No, son,’ said the corporal. ‘It means you won’t be coming back.’
EVELYN UNDERHILL (1875-1941) – ‘ Penetrate, O Lord, the murky corners where we hide memories and tendencies on which we do not care to look, but which we will not disinter and yield freely up to you, that you may purify and transmute them. The persistent buried grudge, the half-acknowlegded emnity, which is still smouldering; the bitter loss we have not turned into sacrifice, the private comfort we cling to, the secret fear of failure which saps our initiative and is really inverted pride; the pessimism which is an insult to your joy.’
ANDREW CARTER -‘ Each day we need to find space to walk with God.
Let your walking become your prayer
Let your breathing in and out bcome your gift and your offering.
Look up and out. Feel the earth. Taste the rain.
The shiver of the cold. The warmth of the sun.
The gust of wind unbalancing you. See the sky.
The shape and movement of the clouds. The position of the sun.
The movement of the trees. Watch for the messengers of grace,
They will come when you are least expecting.’