ST JOSEPH PEW SLIP 17 OCTOBER 2021 [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £469.60 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £90.90 Many thanks

BAPTISMS – we welcome Ella June Clifford and Lily Eve Clifford, and Georgina Eleanor Buckham into the family at St Joseph’s.

WEDDING – our congratulations and best wishes to Adam Paul John Aylett and Hannah Louise Prestwich who are to be married on Saturday.

LATELY DEAD – James Wilson, John Doyle

ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Williams


FUNERAL SERVICE – Christine Dowse is on Wednesday at 3.30pm at Dukinfield.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 10am; Wednesday & Friday – 11am; Saturday Vigil at 12,15pm and Sunday at 10.15am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Friday – St John Paul 11.


CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request

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

LES MISERABLES – on at the Lowry next April – list in the porch and will be removed this weekend.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – for First Holy Communion – if you wish to enroll your child on the programme (and does not attend St Joseph’s) please collect a form from the sacristy.

WHAT A JOY – to have the seasons, and we have had a brief taste of autumn this past week. Oh to be in England now that autumn is here. Apparently it is a good year for conkers – last weekend , for the 54th time, hundreds of competitors met to compete for the title of world conker champion in the village of Southwick in Northampton. It is not an ancient tradition because horse chestnut trees were only introduced to this country in the 17th century.

HOLIDAYS – Hugh Lavery – ‘Alas, enjoyment is not what comes naturally. it, too, is an art, a rare art, perhaps a lost one. I know some honest people who own that they do not enjoy holidays. ‘Wish you were here’ is a cry of despair. The beach may be golden but the boredom is lead. And the trouble is work. It can be as addictive as heroin. Even when idle, it nags us for our indolence, for making merry instead of making money. This ruins a holiday more than rain. Indeed, the holiday is a kind of exam; it reveals what we are, real people or just mind and muscle. Good at work, bad at play.’

BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR – ‘The first holy thing in creation, Abraham Heschel says, was not a people or a place but a day. God made everything in creation and called it good,but when God rested on the seventh day, God called it holy. That makes the seventh day a ‘palace in time’, Heschel says, into which human beings are invited every single week of our lives.’

OH DEAR – ‘I’ll have fish and chips twice,’ said Murphy. ‘Very well,’ said the shopkeeper. ‘The fish won’t be long.’ ‘Then they’d better be fat,’ said Murphy.

Oh – What is the difference between in-laws and outlaws? Outlaws are wanted.

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