OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £512.75 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £48.75 Many thanks

ANNIVERSARIES – Hugh Hayden, Noel Joyce, Estelle Dalton, Sheila Hughes, Ellen Holmes.


JUST MENTIONING – that Mass Offerings received always go to Cafod.

REQUIEM MASS – for Madeline Shackleton is on Monday 8th March at 9.15.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, at 10am; Wednesday and Friday at 11am; Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm, Sunday at 10.15am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Monday – St David, Patron of Wales.


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 MARCH – apparently, the proverb As Mad as a March Hare is older that the proverb As Mad as a Hatter. Haven’t seen many hares around Mossley. But optimism is in the air; things do seem to be getting better, and the end of lockdown is in sight – not to mention Spring. For the time being we have to be patient.

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU –‘ Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.’

OOPS – Murphy had been on the firing range for over an hour and hit nothing. ‘It’s no good,’ he said to the corporal. ‘I’ll never make a soldier. I’m going off to shoot myself.’ ‘Take plenty of ammunition,’ advised the corporal.

RUPERT BROOK – ‘ Half an hour’s roaming about a street or village or railway station shows so much beauty that it is impossible to be any thing but wild with suppressed exhileration. And it is not only beauty and beautiful things. In a flicker of sunlight on a blank wall, or a reach of muddy pavement, or smoke from an engine at night, there’s a sudden significance and importance and inspiration that makes the breath stop with a gulp of certainty and happiness.’

INTERESTING –The retain chain Topshop commissioned a survey by a team of psychologists into their key customer demographic: Millennials (those born between 1981 and the early 2000’s, and also known as generation Y) They interviewed 800 people. The results werre so startling that they did not believe them. They interviewed another 800 and got the same results. The results portrayed an alarming picture of an increasingly lonely and lost generation. More people live alone than at any point in our recorded social history. On average, Millennials spend six-and-a-half-hours a day on social media. Many who were interviewed considered work to be something they fitted in between social media and lunch! They found people had a large number of ‘friends’ but an increasing sense of loneliness.

MASS LEAFLETS – because of Brexit, Customs now require additional paperwork before we can receive leaflets from Ireland!

Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,
As more of heaven in each we see’

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