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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £499.75 Many thanks
CAFOD BOX – £66.50 Many thanks
LATELY DEAD – Mary Cox
ANNIVERSARIES – Thomas Tohill, Annie O’Driscoll
REQUIEM MASS – for Francis Fawcett is on Monday at 12 noon
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Winterbottom is at 11am on Monday 1st February.
REQUIEM MASS – for Anna Zimmer is at 10am on Thursday 4th February
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Tues, Wed, Thurs, at 10am. Friday at 11am.
Saturday Vigil Mass at 12.15pm – Sunday at 10.15am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Ss Timothy & Titus, Wed- St Angela Merici,
Thurs- St Thomas Aquinas.
FOOD BANK – Many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday, and, as usual, ever so gratefully received.
NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – in the porch – anyone wanting at book – just take one and write you name on the sheet of paper and the number of the envelope – Gift Aid forms there is required.
STAYING POSITIVE – in spite of the rain, snow, ice, cold, dark nights, lockdown, covid pandemic ! Suppose we have to keep cheering one another up
A LANCASTER GRACE –
Give us, Lord, a bit o’ sun,
a bit o’ work and a bit o’ fun.
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
our daily bread and a bit o’ butter.
WELL – ‘I’ll have a pair of kippers,’ said Murphy to the fishmonger. ‘I’m sorry. We haven’t got a pair left,’ he said. ‘That’s all right,’ said Murphy. ‘Give me two odd ones, she won’t know the difference!’
IN DAYS GONE BY – dogs were always welcome in church, and in England many parishes appointed a dog whipper to keep order among the canine congregation. Dog-tongs for the use of the parish dog whipper can still be found at the churches of Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd, of Llanynys, Denbighshire, and of Clodock, Herefordshire. Interesting.
THE BLESSING OF LIGHT – May the blessing of light be upon you, light without and light within. And in all your comings and goings, may you ever have a kindly greeting from any you meet along the road.
RUTH BURROWS – ‘The most valuable form of asceticism because it is the ac tual exercise of love, is the patient acceptance of the hardships and sufferings of life. For every good, responsible person there is a large measure of suffering which he takes in his stride, hardly adverting to it – it is part of life. Nevertheless, it is just this hidden cross, patiently shouldered day after day, that gradually wears down our selfishness. It is more precious in that it is hidden even from ourselves and does not flatter our pride. Monotony is one such cross. Everyone from childhood has to learn to take monotony if they would get anywhere…..’
HAPPY BURN’S NIGHT – STAY SAFE – KEEP ON KEEPING ON.