ST JOSEPH MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 31 OCTOBER 2021

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CAFOD BOX – £50.55 Many thanks

OFFERTORY COLLECTION £544.45 LATELY DEAD – Michael Nolan

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES – to Mary Oliver who celebrates her one hundreth birthday this week.

ALL SAINTS – today and HOLY SOULS – on Tuesday

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Martin de Porres, St Winifride, Thurs- St Charles Borromeo.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

CLOCKS BACK – this weekend – beware of low flying broomsticks.

EVER SO QUIET – around the area this past week – half suspected that the populace had decanted to Monaco for the half term holiday. Mild weather but certainly wetter further north.. The consistent occupation in the devotional Books of Hours, is gathering acorns for the pigs to keep them going during a long, hard winter when resources are at their lowest- a bit like faith.

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

DURING NOVEMBER – we will leave leave a book of remembrance in the sanctuary for us to enter the names of our deceased loved ones.

FR CISZEK – an American Jesuit convicted of being a Vatican Spy and spent 23 years in Soviet prisons. ‘Every moment of our life has a purpose, every action of ours, no matter how dull or trivial it may seem in itself, has a dignity and a worth beyond human understanding. No persons life is insignificant in God’s sight, nor are their works insignificant – no matter what the world or their neighbours or family or friends may think of them.’

INTERESTING – we can at times, more or less surreptitiously, be concerned with our own image of ourselves. In Graham Greene’s novel ‘The Power and the Glory’, the whisky priest interrupts an old woman penitent who is prattling on and tells her: ‘Remember your real sins.’ ‘But I’m a good woman, father,’ she squeaked at him with astonishment. ‘Then what are you doing here, keeping the bad people away?’ He said, ‘Have you any love for anyone but yourself?’ ‘I love God, father, she said haughtily. He took a a quick look at her in the light of the candle burning on the floor – the hard raisin eyes under the black shawl – another of the pious – like himself. ‘How do you know? ‘Loving God isn’t any different from loving a man or a child. It’s wanting to be with Him, to be near Him…..’

SR MELANNIE SVOBODO – suggests that we write on a piece of paper 25 ways God has been good to me this year – we sing of the Lord’s goodnes to us.

OH DEAR – ‘God, the man is thin, said Molly Flynn.’He’s like a set of teeth in a suit! If a door opens and no one comes in – that’s him.

SMILE – though your heart is aching, smile even though it’s breaking, when there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by!!!!!

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