ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 20TH JUNE 2021 [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £860.50 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £40.30 Many thanks

REQUIEM MASS – for Tony King is on Wednesday at 9.45am

ANNNIVERSARIES – Eileen Hayden, John O’Driscoll, Dr Peter Morris, Margaret O’Driscoll.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, at 10am; Friday at 11am ( not on Wednesday) Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm; Sunday at 10.15am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Aloysius Gonzaga, Tues-Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, Thurs-Nativity of St John the Baptist.


CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request

FOOD BANK – many thanks for a bumper contribution – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and as ever, so happily and gratefully received.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – because restrictions have been extended, the Mass will now take place on Saturday 24th July at 10.30am.

SCHOOL GOVERNORS – VACANCIES – we have two vacancies for governors at St Joseph’s, School. Do mention it if you are interested. It isn’t all that time consuming and is a wonderful service to the school and community.

HOT POTATO – will he, won’t he, and he did, extend the lockdown; so the sanitising continues and the wearing of masks. A.N.Wilson mentions ‘St Francis kissed the leper. It is easy to imagine the response if he tried to kiss a Covid patient today. He would probably be arrested.’ The painting on the outside of the church continues but should be finished soon. We have been blessed with dry weather; when the rain arrives suspect we shall say Deo Gratias.

BROWNING-‘Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for

JOHN EATON – ‘It’s an old story. A violin has been found in the attic. The long neglected instrument is dusted and tuned, and a few notes attempted. The sound is poor – no Stradivarius here. Disappointing. But someone persevers. With more playing, the violin seems to awake from a long sleep and find its true voice. Such instruments are responsive to atmosphere and benfit from the vibrations made by playing. But whatever the factors involved, a violin or cello seems to be deadened by disuse and to need sympathetic awakening before sound in full beauty. In Bible times the string instruments were not yet played with a bow, but were plucked. The psalm-singers especially mention their lyres and harps. In psalm 108 the singer is in the sanctuary early – singing ‘ Awake, harp and lyre, that I may awaken the dawn.’

ENJOY – the little things, for one day you may look back and discover that they were the big things

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI – while you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

HOSPITALITY – D HOMAN –‘When people are bent over with the weight of suffering, they need from us only our presence. If we give them that, we become for them the presence of God in a most tangible way. That is hospitality.’

NO BEST BEFORE- raw honey lasts 4000 years at ambient temperature.


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