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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £590.10 Many thanks
CAFOD BOX – £75.40 Many thanks
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between Sunday 28th and 19th Dec.
LATELY DEAD – David Davenport, Mary Mellors.
ANNIVERSARIES – Ronnie Hill, Bert Hunt, David Graham
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 10am; Wednesday & Friday – 11am; Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm and Sunday at 10.15am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues -Dedication of Lateran Basilica, Wed-St Leo, Thurs-St Martin of Tours, Fri- St Josaphat.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am
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 as always, received with gratitude.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME – do collect an enrolment form from the sacristy if your child does not attend St Joseph’s.
A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – is in the sanctuary to enter the names of our deceased, who will be prayed for at Mass during November.
LEAVES – of many colours are now falling thick and fast; the frost gives them an uncomfortable nudge. Suspect that if we didn’t have autumn and winter, we wouldn’t relish and cherish the sunshine as much – that is, when it comes.
EVELYN UNDERHILL – God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that Sacrament.
STIFF UPPER LIP – Lord Uxbridge to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo: ‘By God, sir. I’ve lost my leg,’ Wellington: ‘By God, sir, so you have.’
DESERT FATHERS – One of the Fathers told the story of a certain Elder who was in his cell busy at work and wearing a hair shirt when Abba Ammonas came to him. When Abba Ammonas saw him wearing a hair shirt he said, ‘That thing won’t do you a bit of good.’ The elder replied, ‘Three thoughts are troubling me. The first to withdraw into the wilderness, the second to seek a foreign land and be unknown, the third to see no one and eat only every second day.’
Abba Ammonas said to him, ‘None of these will do you a bit of good. Rather sit in your cell, eat a little every day, and have always in your heart the words which are read in the gospel and were said by the tax collector, ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me a sinner.’ Thus, you can be saved.’
OH DEAR – Pat had had a bad day. Lost on the horses, no luck on the lottery, laid off from work, his lot was not a happy one. Intent on drowning his sorrows he strode into Toolan’s pub and made his way to the bar. In front of him, lying prostrate and obviously totally comatose lay big drinking Jim McPhee. ‘What do you want?’ asked Mickey Toolan. I want to get like McPhee as soon as possible,’ said Pat. ‘Right,’ said Toolan. And smashed him across the head with a baseball bat.
HL – The land needs its winter. This is the given order. Rise, fall, decay, renovation. Perpetual winter would be unbearable but all sun makes a desert.
KEEP WELL AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON.