ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 4TH APRIL 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £482.55 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £119.60 Many thanks

DONATION – towards Easter flowers – £60-in memory of Madeline Shackleton

LATELY DEAD – Brenda Grosvenor, Fr Vincent Cavey (retired)

ANNIVERSARIES – Derek Lawton, James Dalton, Peggy Dalton,John Kelly.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Dr Peter Morris

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

REQUIEM MASS – for Margaret Henshaw is on Thursday at 12 noon.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

EASTER WATER – we are invited to take home some Easter Water to bless our homes

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

EASTER JOYS AND BLESSING TO ALL – and thank you for everything given in so many ways and for being so lovely and kind.

AND INTO APRIL – the month of the greening of the trees and sudden late frosts. What a brilliant week it has been for sunshine and dry weather, albeit a blip. More blips please. When lockdown finally ends we shall feel like Lazarus coming out of the tomb.

ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM – ‘Why not learn to enjoy little things, there are so many of them.’

ROBIN DANIELS – ‘Forgive what I was, sanctify what I am, guide what I shall be. Self-forgiving, may I be forgiving of others. Self-patient, may I treat others with patience. May I be like the sun – warm, light, comfortable, and showing the same face to everyone. May I give unhesitating consent to Your will, in sadness and suffering, as in joy. All is yours. I live only to glorify you.’

JOHN O’DONOHUE – Graciousness dignifies human presence and when it is present it brings out the best in people. It opens a perspective which enables us to see the gifts that we have. It creates an atmosphere which awakens nobility of mind and heart. A gracious mind has compassion and sensitive understanding. It is without greed; rather than concentrating on what is missing or absent, it is able to celebrate and give thanks for what is present.’

OOPS ‘Excuse me, landlord, but do lemons have legs?’ asked O’Connor. ‘I don’t think so, why do you ask?’ ‘Well, I think I’ve squeezed your budgie into my gin!’

INTERESTING – in response to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issuing a statement re the banning of blessing for same- sex couples, Pope Francis at the Angelus said: ‘Christians are called to witness ‘with gestures of love’ and ‘not theoretical condemnations’. Life in the style of God, he added, is found through ‘closeness, compassion and tenderness’, and the Lord can bear fruit even when the soil is dry due to misunderstandings, difficulty or persecution, or claims of legalism or clerical moralism.’

AS USUAL, STAY SAFE KEEP WELL AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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