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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £557.45
CAFOD BOX – £39.00 Many thanks
DONATION – £100 in memory of Martin Hague
LATELY DEAD – Sonia Whitehouse, Chris Meakin
ANNIVERSARIES –Bill Egerton, Genevieve Smith, Alice Newton.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Martin Hague
BAPTISM – we welcome Henry Noel O’Donnell into the family at St Joseph’s.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 10am; Wednesday and Friday – 11am; Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm, Sunday at 10.15am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Wed- Our Lady of Sorrows; Friday – St Robert Bellamine.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.
FOOD BANK – yet again, a big thank you for the food and baby items left in the porch – will be taken to the Food Bank on Thursday.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS – meeting on Wednesday at 6pm
THREE CHEERS – for the glorious sunshine and the warmth of the past week; expect we have noticed the nights beginning to draw in. Time Out Magazine has ranked Manchester as Britain’s best city and was only topped in the global poll by Amsterdam and San Francisco. There we have it! It forget to mention that the upper crust now reside in Mossley. Pope Francis is visiting Slovakia next week and is visiting a neighbourhood in Kosice that most Slovaks would not even think of going, which until recently even the police would avoid after dark.
This is where the Roma community live, mostly without running water, sewage systems, gas or electricity. We might keep him in our prayers.
OH DEAR – A drunken Finnegan collapsed at a party and as he fell he caught his chin on the keyboard of the piano knocking him spark out. On coming round his wife asked ‘Who hit you?’ ‘I don’t know,’ said Finnegan. ‘But he had a lovely set of teeth!’
NICKY GUMBEL -‘The brilliant professor of Philosophy at London University, C.E.M. Joad, was not a Christian. He was asked on a radio programme, ‘If you could meet any person from the past and ask them just one question, whom would you meet and what question would you ask?’ Professor Joad answered without hesitation:’I would meet Jesus Christ and ask him the most important question in the world – ‘Did you or did you not rise from the dead?’ There came a day in Professor Joad’s life when he assessed the evidence, encountered Jesus himself and wrote a book called Recovery of Belief. If Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, this changes everything.’
GOING TO CHURCH – In 1291 The Archbishop of Canterbury compained of people refusing to observe the sabboth or attend services. In Coverham, Yorkshire in 1428 men carried their swords, bows, arrows and staves to church. A century later, churchgoers were bringing their hawks and hounds. In 1514 in Eltham, Kent, a knight even smacked the priest in the mouth when he complained about his hawk. They weren’t all that holy in the good old days.