OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £487.05 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £85.80 Many thanks

DONATION – £100. Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Madeline Shackleton, Ann Ashmole.

ANNIVERSARIES – Maureen Meredith, Anne Hunt.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – we thought that during Lent we would have Mass on Wednesday and Friday at 11am – (a slightly more friendly time) and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 10am. Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am. Apologies – Mass Leaflets haven’t arrived.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- The Chair of Peter; Tues-St Polycarp.


CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – usually in the Lent we have Stations of the Cross on Thursday Evenings. This year it is better if we say them privately.

The church is open half an hour before Mass and longer at weekends if we wish to make the Stations then. Mentioned before that the Stations of the Cross came from the old church and are old Belgium Hand Carvings. They were cleaned, repaired where necessary, and painted at a cost of £7/2/6 – the cost of the church was £38,000- exclusive of furnishings.

FOOD BANK – once again a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

HAIR SHIRTS – will be on sale next week all the way from Saville Row.

ROBIN DANIELS – ‘The art of a fulfilled life is to be energetic without tension, dynamic without agitation, serene but not aloof. We hate to admit that we have time on our hands. Status is symbolised not only by a big car, a huge office and a wide desk, but also by a full diary. Being busy, or pretending to be, feeds our self-esteem. All actions come to be seen as urgent. We endow almost everything we do with a bogus tone of semi-crisis. Every hour is a rush hour.’

A PENITENTIAL YEAR – for all of us; we may well feel that we haven’t much energy or appetite for Lent. We musn’t think that the good Lord is happy when he sees us giving ourselves a hard time. Most of all, Our Blessed Lord, would be delighted if we shared a little of our heart and time with him in prayer – saying hello and keeping in touch. Let’s hope the worst of the winter is behind us; it could have been much worse.

CONFIDENCE – a six-year-old girl was drawing a picture one day. Her teacher said, ‘What are you drawing?’ The little girl answered, ‘I an drawing a picture of God.’ The teacher was surprised and said, ‘But nobody knows what God looks like!’ The little girl carried on drawing and replied, ‘They will in a minute.’

OOPS – When it came for the baby to be baptised Doolan proudly stood by the font in St Anne’s church. ‘Now,’ said Father Francis, ‘ and what are we going to name the little one.’ ‘Hazel’, said Doolan with a smile. ‘Lord save us,’ moaned the priest. ‘All the saints in heaven and you’re calling her after a nut!’ It was Fr Francis who stubbed his toe and stumbled whilst baptising a child, and henceforth the boy was known as ‘Thomas oops McNally.’

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