ST JOSEPH MOSSLEY 24 OCTOBER 2021 [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £505.50 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £63.30 Many thanks

BAPTISM – we welcome Rose Robinson into the family at St Joseph’s.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- Ss Chad & Cedd, Thurs- Ss Simon & Jude.


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.

NEXT WEEKEND – the clocks go back.

HALF TERM – let’s hope the weather is kind.

LES MISERABLES – at the Lowry theatre – our tickets have been booked for Tuesday 19th April (Easter Tuesday). Cost including transport £55 – money can be paid in March.

PUMPKINS GALORE – are stealing the show in the supermarkets; some are
quite enormous, but they are irresistible. Perhaps pumpkin pie and soup might be on the menu this coming week. I imagine that in days gone by householders were getting in an extra bag of coal in readiness for the colder days and nights.

Thankfully, severe cold is a rarity – and St Joseph’s heats up fairly well. CHILLING STATISTIC –It is said that an estimated 70 million were killed in the second world war.

JOHN O DONOHUE – ‘One of the most tender images is the human person at prayer. When the body gathers itself before the Divine, a stillness deepens. The blaring din of distraction ceases and the deeper tranquillity within the heart envelops the body. To see someone at prayer is a touching sight. For a while they become unmoored from the grip of society, work and role. It is as if they have chosen to enter a secret belonging carried within the soul; they rest in that inner temple impervious to outer control or claiming.A person at prayer also invokes the sense of vulnerability and fragility. Their prayer reminds us that we are mere guest of the earth, pilgrims who always walk on unsteady ground, carrying in earthen vessels multitudes of longing.’

Calm me, O Lord, as you stilled the storm,
Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease.
Enfold me, Lord, in your peace.

ECKHART TOLLE – ‘Make the Now the primary focus of your life. Always say yes to the present moment … see if you catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always non-acceptance of what is. It invariably carries a negative charge. When you complain you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possibly leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.’

ST J CHRYSOSTOM –why not learn to enjoy the little things, there are so many of them.

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