ST JOSEPH MOSSLEY PEW SLIP – 4 JULY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £480.00 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £79.35 Many thanks

DONATION – £100.00 in memory of Martin Hague. Many thanks

BAPTISM – we welcome Viviana Braine and Lucy Mae Harrop into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – Iris Lucy Thompson

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Maria Goretti

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

FOOD BANK – thank you so much for the food and baby items left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

THANKFULLY – parishioners are beginning to stretch their legs. Wales seems to be the most popular destination at the moment; the weather has been kind to us this past week. Later this month the pew slip will fall silent until September, no doubt to the relief of many. We have been saying that after lockdown we will buy 10 tins of varnish and 10 brushes to varnish the benches after their daily sanitising – that will be fun. Still one vacancy for the Governing Body at St Joseph’s.

ST TERESA OF AVILA – anyone who truly loves God travels securely

RAINER MARIA RILKE –‘ Most people simply don’t know how beautiful the world is and how much splendour is revealed in the smallest things, in a common flower, in a stone, in the bark of a tree or the leaf of a birch. Grown-up people , who have occupations and cares and who worry themselves about mere trifles, gradually lose the eye for these riches, while children, if they are observant and good, quickly notice and love with their whole heart.’

JOHN BUNYAN – was arrested for preaching the gospel. His wife died leaving him with four children, one of whom was blind. Yet he refused to give up telling people the good news about Jesus. John Bunyon wrote his greatest work in a prison cell. It has been a source of spiritual inspiration and help to countless readers ever since. Translated into 200 languages, it has never been out of print since the day it was first published in 1678. Pilgrim’s Progress is an allegory which tells the story of ‘Christian’ on a journey from his own town to the Celestial City. On the way he faces many difficulties and challenges, yet he perseveres faithfully to the end. Perhaps our journey of faith is similar, overcoming obstacles we emerge stronger and wiser.

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD – A young lad was asked by his teacher to write down the seven wonders of the world. This is what he wrote: To see. To touch.

To hear. To smell. To taste. To move. To breathe. Not bad.

HL – George Orwell was oppressed by the debasement of language. He was aware that words can be made agents of untruth and lose their sanctity. Jargon is counterfeit coin, fool’s gold. It does not reveal truth but conceals ignorance. It is not short hand but short change. The language of Jesus is of the earth, bread and wine, bird and blossom, of oil and water. It has simplicity, the innocence of eyes that see the invisible in the visible and creation as a symbol of the Creator. Such language has beauty and we need beauty as we need bread. Just to live.’

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