ST JOSEPH PEW SLIP 9 JANUARY 2022 [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £836.00 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £44.00 Many thanks

CHRISTMAS CAKE SALE – Teresa wishes to thank everone who bought Christmas cakes and to say that she sent a cheque for £500.00 to Oxfam. Later in the year she hopes to do a sponsored walk with malnourished children in mind.

FUNERAL SERVICE – for John Cox – Thursday 20th January at 11am

LATELY DEAD –Ann Willock

ANNIVERSARIES – Leslie Gee, Eugene Giles


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


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 ever so gratefully received.

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are in the porch – goes without saying – thank you for your generous financial support over the past year. If you haven’t got a set of envelopes and would like one, take a box and write your name and the number of the envelopes on the sheet of paper.

DIARIES – a few left in the porch

PERHAPS – a relief that our celebrations are now over – as much as we enjoy them. In some countries, the crib remains up until 2nd February; some parishes hold on to their Christmas tree until then. The vacuum cleaner will be in big demand. There is something lovely about resuming normal service; suspect that after the rich food of Christmastide a more simple diet is welcome. Not to mention all those New Year resolutions. The good news is that Lent is a couple of months away. One Catholic writer(lady) suggested that instead of having a dry January, why not try a damp one – much less painful.

TWO PRAYERS – O Lord, let me rejoice with thee in every sign of truth, beauty, goodness and love, wherever I find them.

Blessed be thou, O God, who in Jesus Christ didst show forth thy nature, thy love and thy glory. Blessed for ever.

JE-‘ What a valuable gift it is if you are good at remembering the names of those you meet! It is especially useful for pastors and teachers to be able to recognise and address by name those in their care. Only when the name is spoken does the person feel known and valued. With the knowledge of the name there is the basis for a genuine relationship. And when romance is in the air, how the name of the beloved ever rings in the lover’s heart! With every mention of that name the beloved seems near. Certainly there would not be much prospect of romance until the name was taken to heart. It would not be convincing to say: ‘I love you, er, thingummybob.’ No, the name is necessary for genuine knowledge, and to speak is to reach out to the real person. Names are important in the bible and not least the name of God. It is said that God revealed his name to Moses, so that his people could call to him by his name. The English bibles, usually put ‘Lord’.

Psalm 20 – we will call upon the name of the Lord.’ Have a good week.

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