ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 14TH MARCH 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £452.05 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £45.90 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Mic Mulheane

ANNIVERSARIES – Fr Joseph Power

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – St Patrick on Wednesday and St Joseph (our Patronal Feast) on Friday.

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

CONFESSIONS – on Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

TODAY – LAETARE SUNDAY AND MOTHERING SUNDAY – saluting all mothers, esteemed, valued and precious. Have a lovely day.

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received – a bumper supply indeed

QUESTIONNAIRE – on the Facebook page of our parish website or click here.

HALF WAY THROUGH LENT – the lockdown is providing us with our penance; still in the doldrums alas. We do what we can. The days are lengthening and a few lambs are skipping about in the fields. Perhaps the lockdown has taught us to appreciate the little things that enhance our lives.

OOPS – In Mulligan’s bar, the young Salvation Army girl placed the collection box under the nose of Mick McCarthy and asked: ‘Can you spare fifty pence for God?’ ‘How old are you?’ asked Mick. ‘Twenty four,’ she replied. ‘Well, I’m sixty eight. I’ll see him before you do. I’ll pay him meself.’

JOAN CHITTISTER – ON ANGER – ‘Outbursts of temper are simply a type of emotional bullying. They are attempts to achieve by manipulation what we refuse to negotiate. They substitute force for strength and weakness for gentleness. They leave us half the person we could be. ‘Anger is acid’ the proverb teaches us, ‘that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.’ What we are fuming about outside is eating us away inside. What, if anything, is worth the loss of the gentle spirit when what is being corroded is our own well being.’

ST JOHN PAUL – ‘The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being.’

A SPIRITUAL FACELIFT – Nicky Gumbell – ‘ Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, a Franciscan monk who is the preacher to the papal household, aged 81yrs, spoke at our leadership conference. Many people commented on how his face and eyes shone with the radiance of God’s presence. He was on a train in Italy once when a woman , who was a total non-believer, approached him and said, ‘Your face complels me to believe. We can’t control the beauty of our face, but we can control the expression on it. You can tell a lot by looking at people’s eyes and faces. We say, ‘You should have seen the look on the their face.’ A Latin proverb says ‘ The face is the index of the mind’. But the eyes are the windows of the soul.’

STAY SAFE, KEEP WELL, AND DON’T GIVE UP.

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