St Joseph’s Mossley Pew Slip 31st January 2021

www.stjosephmossley.org.uk [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £357.50 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £66.00 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Eileen Jones

ANNIVERSARIES – May Booth.

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Winterbottom is on Monday at 11am

REQUIEM MASS – for Anna Zimmer (99) is on Thursday at 10am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – at 11am.
Saturday Vigil is at 12.15pm (no 10am) and Sunday Morning is at 10.15am.

FEAST THIS WEEK – Tues- The Presentation of The Lord; Wed- St Ansgar &
St Blaise; Fri- St Agatha; Sat-Ss Paul Miki and companions.

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

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 ever, so gratefully received.

AND INTO FEBRUARY – it is said that if the weather is fine and frosty at the
close of January, there is more winter ahead than behind. At this time of the
year we do tend to spend more time indoors, but in these lockdown days, even
more so. Some people’s lives have become semi eremitic, almost living as
hermits – but not entirely of their own choosing. Still, the snowdrops are
appearing and the daffodils will soon be waving at us.

OUCH – the Rev Professor Linzey used to do blessing services for animals and
he recalls how when he first held a service for animals, a man came to the altar
rails clutching a ferret. As the eager young clergyman tried to administer a
blessing, the ferret’s owner exclaimed, No don’t touch it vicar! It’ll have yer
f***ing finger off.’

A PUZZLE – So, Molloy rang up the police station and inquired: ‘I believe you
caught the burglar who broke into our house last night?’ ‘Indeed we have,’ said
the desk sergeant. ‘Well,’ said Molloy, ‘could you ask him how he got in without
waking the wife?’

ANECDOTE FROM THE WAR – the anti-aircraft guns were blasting into the
sky and a little girl exclaimed: ‘Oh, I hope they don’t hit God because if they do
we’re sunk!

ST TERESA OF AVILA -‘Humility is the ointment for all our wounds’.

NICKY GUMBEL -‘At the age of eighteen, Billy Nolan ran away from the
merchant navy. He was an alcoholic for thirty-five years. For twenty years he
sat outside HTB drinking alcohol and begging for money. On 13th May 1990,
he looked in the mirror and said ‘You’re not the Billy Nolan I once knew.’ To use
his own expression, he asked the Lord Jesus into his life and made a covenant
with him that he would never drink alcohol again. From that day he didn’t
touch a drop. His life was transformed’ he radiated the love and joy of Christ. I
once said to him, ‘Billy, you look so happy.’ He replied, ‘I am happy because I
am free. Life is like a maze and at last I have found the way out through Jesus
Christ.’

START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL HEART
HAVE A GOOD WEEK – KEEP SMILING – AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON.
AND STAY SAFE AND WELL.

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