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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £580 Many thanks
CAFOD BOX – £77.00 Many thanks
LATELY DEAD – Marian Fletcher, Mary Paddock
ANNIVERSARIES – Jack Cooper, Adrian Moss, Patrick Hand, Kathleen Garside, Sheila Hughes.
REQUIEM MASS – for Madeline Shackleton is on Monday at 9.15am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, at 10am; Wednesday and Friday at 11am. Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm, Sunday at 10.15am.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – feel free to make them before Mass any day.
FOOD BANK – a thousand thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.
QUESTIONNAIRE – a parishioner, Megan Hulme, attending Chester University, wonders if parishioners woud like to complete a questionnaire on the Facebook page of our website to assist her with an assignment. The question posed is: What are the effects of covid 19 on Catholic churchgoers in a rural area of Greater Manchester during the pandemic? Click here for the survey
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE – so we understand, and we are all asked to exercide it at present whilst we wait to be released from lockdown. We have had some lovely days, blue skies and sunshine; now it is grey and cold. Lenten weather. The sages tell us to enjoy the moment, the future doesn’t exist.
APT REPOSTE – Idly the American tourist watched the Cork man dig and turn over the soil. Eventually he called out: ‘Hey, buddy, what’s that you’re doing?’ ‘I’m digging pogtatoes, sor.’ ‘Potatoes? Those small things? You call them potatoes? ‘Back home in Iowa we have potatoes ten times that size!’ ‘Yes, sor. But you see, we only grow them to fit our mouths
ROBIN DANIELS – ‘Slowing down – Being always in the fast lane is a one-way trip to burn out – for one’s self, for family, society and the whole planet. Slowing down leads to mental clarity, creativity, wiser decision-making, more relaxed encounters, deeper friendships, safer driving and better digested meals. We cannot shift our habits until we realise what a serious trap we are in. The pace of modern life is so fast and fierce, so toxic, that most of us will have to reorder our life radically if we wish to find and establish a personal rhythm that will favour the life of prayer.’
FOCOLARE –when she was 19 years of age, Chiara Lbich gathered with a few friends in northern Italy. It was 1939 and, as the bombs fell, they asked this question: ‘Was there an ideal that the bombs could not destroy?’ Their answer was ‘Yes, the love of God’. They helped those in need, shared what food they had, comforted the bereaved and found clothing for those without any. Members of the Focolare community make it ther rule of life, 24 hours a day, to live by the golden rule of Jesus ‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’. There are now 2 million members in182 countries.
EVELYN UNDERHILL – ‘You don’t have to be peculiar to find God, but you do have to make a willed commitment to make Him the centre of your life.’