ST JOSEPH PEW SLIP – 19 JUNE 2022 [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £797.65 Many thanks

JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE – £110.00 Many thanks

BAPTISM – we welcome Benjamin James Crane into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – John Jinks, Fr Maurice O’Connell.

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Hunt, Eddie Connolly, Eileen Hayden, John O’Driscoll, Dr Peter Morris

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Aloysius Gonzaga, Wed- Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, Thur- Birth of John the Baptist, Fri- Sacred Heart of Jesus.


CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

FOOD BANK – A big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and received with gratitude and joy.

OUR NEW BROOM – Fr Jim Clarke, presently parish priest at St Patrick’s, Collyhurst and St Malachy’s, Collyhurst, and chaplain to the deaf community, has been appointed parish priest here and at Sacred Heart, Uppermill – which is coming back into our diocese. In 1943 Fr McDonnell from St St Joseph’s was appointed to assist with the work of a Mass Centre at Uppermill. Fr Jim will be really excellent and is so much looking forward to coming here – the transfer fee has not been divulged. We are really blessed. The change-over shouldn’t be too protracted.

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – a hugely entertaining evening; boisterous, zany and quite delightful.

A PLACE IN THE SUN – Mossley on Friday. At last the heat arrived, albeit brief. Our spirits were lifted for a couple of days.

JONATHAN SACKS – ‘Faith is not certainty. It is the courage to live with uncertainty. It is not knowing all the answers. It is often the strength to live with the questions….’

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE – ‘Precisely because the Church is our home, we should not face interrogation about who we are and what we have done. We shoud be able to ask our questions and name our doubts. At home we can be spontaneous. The pre-war writer Hilaire Belloc went to Mass at Westminster Cathedral and was kneeling down at some moment in the Mass when everyone else was standing. A verger came up and said, ‘Please, sir, we stand here.’ And Belloc said, ‘Go to hell.’ The verger replied: ‘I’m sorry. I had not realised you were a Catholic.’

EDITH STEIN – was born into an observant Jewish family in October 1891, but became an atheist in her teenage years. She obtained her doctorate from Freiburg University and was assistant to the philosopher Edmund Husserl. One evening Edith picked up an autobiography of St Teresa of Avila and read this book all night. ‘When I had finished the book, I said to myself: ‘This is the truth.’ She was received into the Catholic Church and became a Carmelite nun. She was sent with her sister Rosa, also a nun, to Auschwitz where they died in the gas chamber in 1942. She was known as Sr Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.


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