ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- PEW SLIP – 5th September, 2012 [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £524.25 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £73.00 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Mary Tolan

ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret Bristow, James Makin, Clifford Brereton, Frances Edge.


BAPTISMS – we welcome into the family at St Joseph’s Felicity Charlotte Harris and Coral Daisy Ellen Ward.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- Our Lady’s Birthday; Fri- St Ambrose Barlow


CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

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

HAVE THE IMPRESSION – that things are slowly returning to normal; restaurants, pubs, theatres, sporting arenas, even shops, operating as before. A mini heatwave is forecast – which has to be good news. We await further instructions from the diocese on singing, and sitting and standing, receiving from the chalice – feel really embarrassed and sad not offering the chalice. When the weather is clement we will continue to leave the outside doors open to allow good air circulation. People have been really understanding.

HEARD – the story about a man who used to come home every day and find that his wife had moved the furniture around. One day he came home and flung himself on the bed, but the bed was’nt there – big trouble.

MOTHER TERESA – once gave an interview to Hello magazine. She was asked the question, ‘is it only the affluent who give?’

She replied, ‘No, even the poorest of the poor give. The other day a poor beggar came up to me and said, ‘Everyone gives to you and I also want to give you twenty paisa’ – which is about 2p. I thought to myself, what do I do? If I take it he won’t have anything to eat, but if I don’t take it I would hurt him so much. So I took, and he was so happy because he had given to Mother Teresa of Calcutta to help the poor. Giving cleans the heart and helps us to get closer to God, but we also get so much back in return.

A NEW CAR – The specialist examined our hero and said ‘I’m recommending that you be given a cortisone injection.’ Rafferty rang his wife and said ‘Guess what? I’ve impressed them that much, they’re giving me a new car!’

DAVE ABOUT MARIA – ‘She’s about as scary as an Arctic roll’

HL ‘There is a sanctuary in every unresting heart, a still centre where I am without subtraction. But it is a dark place with the attraction and terror of the sacred. We are afraid to enter. The priest and the poet are those who have entered and emerge with insights about the eternal, the sublime and true. They are few; the salt of the earth and give savour to the common diet of mankind.’

APERITIF – French for a set of dentures. Do keep on keeping on.

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