ST JOSEPH MOSSLEY – PEWSLIP 25 JULY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £600.35 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £96.80 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Raymond Evans, Michael Deegan

ANNIVERSARIES – Ellen Hughes, Anthony Boswell

BAPTISM – we welcome Freddie James Allan Thomas into the family at St Joseph’s.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-Ss Joachim and Anne, Fri- St Peter Chrysologus

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

FOOD BANK – thank you so much for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday, and, as always, received with gratitude.

A TIME FOR RELAXING – the holiday season has arrived; perhaps it will a case of making the best of it with pandemic restrictions still in place. The odd day out would be better than nothing. If you are heading towards Blackpool or St Anne’s, you might like to visit the Shrine at Ladywell, Fernyhalgh, just before you join the M55. It is an ancient hidden place, a place of pilgrimage for centuries before the reformation. We did have a parish outing there a few years ago. If you are having a day out in the Clitheroe area you might like to visit Stonyhurst College – given to the Jesuits in 1794. The parish church on the right of the college was built in 1832, a gothic church and one of the finest churches in the diocese.

WHEN – you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.

NG –‘In a survey of millennials, 50 percent of young adults said that a major goal in life was to become famous. In the past people wanted to be famous for doing something. Now celebrity has become an end in itself. It has attained god-like characteristics. Not only do people want to become famous, they idolise those who have achieved celebrity status. This widespread interest in famous individuals has been described as the ‘cult of celebrity’. Fame to the ambitious is like salt water to the thirsty. The more you get, the more you want. Madonna, who at one stage was probably the most famous woman on the planet, said, ‘ I won’t be happy until I am as famous as God.’

Celebrity and fame are only a pale reflection of true glory. ‘Glory’ is used in the Bible to denote the manifestation of God’s presence. Glory is one of the most common words in the Bible. God’s ‘glory’ means his importance, reputation, majesty and honour. Perhaps it is not surprising that as society moves away from worshipping the glory of God, it turns towards the worship of the ‘glory’ of celebrity and fame. We are called to worship God’s glory and reflect it, however imperfectly, in our lives.’

J O’D – The word ‘kindness’ has a gentle sound which seems to echo the presence of compassionate goodness. When someone is kind to you, you feel understood and seen. There is no judgement or harsh perception towards you. Kindness has gracious eyes; it is not small minded or competitive; it wants nothing back for itself…’

GOLDEN WEDDING – Congratulations and best wishes to Trevor and Pauline Rowley who celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this weekend.

BEST WISHES – to Fr Simon who is leaving St Anne’s to take up an appointment in Rochdale and gratitude for all he has done .

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ST JOSEPH MOSSLEY PEWSLIP – 18 JULY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £494.45 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £45.00 Many thanks

ANNIVERSARIES – Rose deSouza, Alice Hurst.

REQUIEM MASS – for Philip McPartland is on Friday at 12.30pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – is on Saturday at 10.30am

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thurs- St Mary Magdalen; Fri- St Bridget of Sweden.

CONGRATULATIONS – to Sister Colette who celebrates her Golden Jubilee.

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

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.

MEDITERRANEAN WEATHER – for the next few days – yipee. Perhaps it should have waited till the children finished school for the summer holidays. Please God we can all enjoy a few hours outside.

LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS – instructions from the diocese suggest that we make the changes gradually. We can reduce the social distancing that was required in churches and the church does not need sanitising after each service. Because the infection rate is quite high at present it is suggested that we stay seated, do not sing do not give the sign of peace, do not use holy water, do not receive from the chalice.

But, people must feel free to wear a mask if they so wish. Most days the church doors will remain open to provide good air circulation. We will leave the offertory collection baskets in the porch; it is less intrusive than sending them round. From now onwards we will always sanitise our hands before distributing Holy Communion

HATS OFF – to our band of sanitisers who have sanitised the church every day for the past sixteen months, and have done so with grace and humour. Well done and thank you – sanitising was required to keep the church open.

JV to love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance.

RUTH BURROWS –‘ My long exposure to the gospels has brought me to the point where I perceive one message and one message only, namely, that God, Jesus’ God, is total unconditional love.’

THE BEST VIEW – comes after the hardest climb.

NICKY GUMBEL – I have interviewed hundreds of people around the world who have come to faith in Jesus. The question I ask over and over again is, ‘What difference has Jesus made?’ and the genuine answers given by people I quote below are typical. ‘ My life has beem completely changed. I now look at the world with different eyes….I feel love for everyone and an inner peace that I never imagined could exist. ‘I had been living my life in a dark hole, I was carrying a great weight on my shoulders…that burden has gone.. and I am filled with great hope, joy, excitement and love.. all I want to do is to serve Christ in whatever way he chooses. ‘I feel like I have found love and conquered death in one day.’ The difference Jesus makes is massive, eternal, and impossible to comprehend.

THOMAS TRAHERNE – The whole business of religion is gratitude.

KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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ST JOSEPH MOSSLEY PEW SLIP – 4 JULY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £480.00 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £79.35 Many thanks

DONATION – £100.00 in memory of Martin Hague. Many thanks

BAPTISM – we welcome Viviana Braine and Lucy Mae Harrop into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – Iris Lucy Thompson

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Maria Goretti

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 10 till 11am

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

FOOD BANK – thank you so much for the food and baby items left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

THANKFULLY – parishioners are beginning to stretch their legs. Wales seems to be the most popular destination at the moment; the weather has been kind to us this past week. Later this month the pew slip will fall silent until September, no doubt to the relief of many. We have been saying that after lockdown we will buy 10 tins of varnish and 10 brushes to varnish the benches after their daily sanitising – that will be fun. Still one vacancy for the Governing Body at St Joseph’s.

ST TERESA OF AVILA – anyone who truly loves God travels securely

RAINER MARIA RILKE –‘ Most people simply don’t know how beautiful the world is and how much splendour is revealed in the smallest things, in a common flower, in a stone, in the bark of a tree or the leaf of a birch. Grown-up people , who have occupations and cares and who worry themselves about mere trifles, gradually lose the eye for these riches, while children, if they are observant and good, quickly notice and love with their whole heart.’

JOHN BUNYAN – was arrested for preaching the gospel. His wife died leaving him with four children, one of whom was blind. Yet he refused to give up telling people the good news about Jesus. John Bunyon wrote his greatest work in a prison cell. It has been a source of spiritual inspiration and help to countless readers ever since. Translated into 200 languages, it has never been out of print since the day it was first published in 1678. Pilgrim’s Progress is an allegory which tells the story of ‘Christian’ on a journey from his own town to the Celestial City. On the way he faces many difficulties and challenges, yet he perseveres faithfully to the end. Perhaps our journey of faith is similar, overcoming obstacles we emerge stronger and wiser.

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD – A young lad was asked by his teacher to write down the seven wonders of the world. This is what he wrote: To see. To touch.

To hear. To smell. To taste. To move. To breathe. Not bad.

HL – George Orwell was oppressed by the debasement of language. He was aware that words can be made agents of untruth and lose their sanctity. Jargon is counterfeit coin, fool’s gold. It does not reveal truth but conceals ignorance. It is not short hand but short change. The language of Jesus is of the earth, bread and wine, bird and blossom, of oil and water. It has simplicity, the innocence of eyes that see the invisible in the visible and creation as a symbol of the Creator. Such language has beauty and we need beauty as we need bread. Just to live.’

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ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – PEW SLIP – 27th June, 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £485.55 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £63.20 Many thanks

BAPTISM – we welcome Madeline Lois Shields into the family at St Joseph’s

ANNIVERSARIES – Martin Hague, Dorothy O’Neil

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Irenaeus, Tues- Ss Peter & Paul, Wed- First Martyrs of the Roman Church, Thursday-St Oliver Plunkett, Sat- St Thomas.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till 11am – a lovely opportunity to waste time with Our Blessed Lord.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Saturday 24th July at 10.30am

SCHOOL GOVERNORS – NOW ONE VACANCY – do mention it if you are interested. It isn’t all that time consuming and is a wonderful service to the school and the community.

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food and baby items left in the porch – taken to the Food Band on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

AND INTO JULY – seen as nature’s breathing space, the pause between flower-time and fruit-time. Bird song is hushed and blackbirds will not sing again until February. And this week besides the football we have Wimbledom and the Tour de France. One parishioner refuses to answer the door and telephone during Wimbledom. If we don’t enthuse about sport, we can enjoy the strawberries.

YOU – may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

ST JULIAN OF NORWICH – Run to the Lord and be comforted.

LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – in the porch – a St Joseph’s Best Buy.

RICHARD NIXON – Life is one crisis after another.

JOHN LENNON –Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

ALBERT EINSTEIN – The man who regards his life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not mererly unhappy but hardly fit for life.

JOHN O’DONOHUE – ‘There is great beauty in dignity; it is a special quality of presence. It is wonderful to behold a person who inhabits their own dignity. The human body is its own language. Every gesture you make speaks about who you are. The way you hold yourself, how you walk, sit, speak and touch things tells of your quality of soul. Some people have a clear dignity of carriage and composure. You sense their self-respect and the ease with which they are at home in their own presence. Other people squander their presence completely. They live a half-mile outside themselves, their personalities sprung in search of notice and affirmation.

Your presence inevitably reveals what you think of yourself…….’

PRAYER – Let the pure fire of your love burn up in me all that is foreign to your love and holiness, so that I may begin to love as you have taught us to love, dear and

beloved Lord.

MATRIMONIAL BLISS – Samuel T Coleridge -‘The best marriages are between deaf men and blind women.’

KEEP WELL AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 20TH JUNE 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £860.50 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £40.30 Many thanks

REQUIEM MASS – for Tony King is on Wednesday at 9.45am

ANNNIVERSARIES – Eileen Hayden, John O’Driscoll, Dr Peter Morris, Margaret O’Driscoll.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, at 10am; Friday at 11am ( not on Wednesday) Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm; Sunday at 10.15am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Aloysius Gonzaga, Tues-Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, Thurs-Nativity of St John the Baptist.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon and on request

FOOD BANK – many thanks for a bumper contribution – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and as ever, so happily and gratefully received.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – because restrictions have been extended, the Mass will now take place on Saturday 24th July at 10.30am.

SCHOOL GOVERNORS – VACANCIES – we have two vacancies for governors at St Joseph’s, School. Do mention it if you are interested. It isn’t all that time consuming and is a wonderful service to the school and community.

HOT POTATO – will he, won’t he, and he did, extend the lockdown; so the sanitising continues and the wearing of masks. A.N.Wilson mentions ‘St Francis kissed the leper. It is easy to imagine the response if he tried to kiss a Covid patient today. He would probably be arrested.’ The painting on the outside of the church continues but should be finished soon. We have been blessed with dry weather; when the rain arrives suspect we shall say Deo Gratias.

BROWNING-‘Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for

JOHN EATON – ‘It’s an old story. A violin has been found in the attic. The long neglected instrument is dusted and tuned, and a few notes attempted. The sound is poor – no Stradivarius here. Disappointing. But someone persevers. With more playing, the violin seems to awake from a long sleep and find its true voice. Such instruments are responsive to atmosphere and benfit from the vibrations made by playing. But whatever the factors involved, a violin or cello seems to be deadened by disuse and to need sympathetic awakening before sound in full beauty. In Bible times the string instruments were not yet played with a bow, but were plucked. The psalm-singers especially mention their lyres and harps. In psalm 108 the singer is in the sanctuary early – singing ‘ Awake, harp and lyre, that I may awaken the dawn.’

ENJOY – the little things, for one day you may look back and discover that they were the big things

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI – while you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

HOSPITALITY – D HOMAN –‘When people are bent over with the weight of suffering, they need from us only our presence. If we give them that, we become for them the presence of God in a most tangible way. That is hospitality.’

NO BEST BEFORE- raw honey lasts 4000 years at ambient temperature.

AND AS USUAL, KEEP WELL AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 13TH JUNE 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £729.70 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £40.00 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Elizabeth Parnell, Jill Smith, Marie Therese Porisse.

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Hunt, Fortunata Roselina Mascarenhas

REQUIEM MASS- for Tony King is on Wednesday 23rd June at 9.45am

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK –Mon-Dedication of Cathedral, Wed-St Richard

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

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 so gratefully received.

LOVELY LONG EVENINGS – are an absolute joy, especially when the sun is shining – and the weather this weekend is set to be tropical. The gutters round the church have been receiving tender loving care this past week; they were in a sorry state. Amazing what a lick of paint can do.

SERVICE OF SORROW – Friday at 2pm for the children who are making their First Holy Communion.

WE DO LIKE TO BE THOUGHT COURAGEOUS – There is an African story of a tortoise about to meet a leopard in battle. Beforehand he went to the battleground and made marks all over the place, suggestive of a hard struggle. When he was asked what he was doing he replied: ‘ Because even after I am dead, I would want people passing this way to say, ‘A fellow and his match struggled here.’ Who cannot but love that tortoise!

LEARN – from yesterday, Hope for tomorrow, Live for today

ST TERESA OF CALCUTTA – Every act of love is a work of peace, no matter how small.

HUGH LAVERY – ‘God is aware that most of us see things through secular eyes. Our disease is dimness. The Spirit confers illumination and each one of us can be an artist. Painting or poetry may be beyond us. But the first art is the art of living. Jesus is the master-artist and his life is a masterpiece. What we call the fruits of the Spirit are simply the virtues of Christ. It is the Spirit eloquent in that precious trio of glorious things, truth, goodness, beauty. Where this holy trinity is absent, the world is a waste-land and people brutalised. But where we see the Spirit active in a man or woman, in a community or consortium, we feel attracted. It is the Spirit that makes Christ attractive. Attraction is the irresistible force and people cannot counter its magnetism. People followed Christ into the desert. They could not do otherwise.’

OH DEAR – The man in the next bed to Rafferty had a kidney removed. The next day, for lunch, they were served kidney soup. ‘My God,’ said he, ‘they waste nothing here.’ ‘ That’s my lot,’ said Paddy leaving the dentist’s, I’ve just had all my teeth out – never again!’

ST AUGUSTINE – said ‘you say times are hard and troubled, but I say ‘Live good lives and you will change the times by living good lives…’

MISSIO READ BOXES – another £374.42 received and sent.

HOPE – everyone has a decent week.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 6TH JUNE 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £732.85 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £99.40 Many thanks

DONATION – £50.00

LATELY DEAD – Tony King

ANNIVERSARIES – Jane Vernon

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed-St Columba, Fri-Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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 other items left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and received with open arms and gratitude.

SHEBANG – lock stock and barrel – is it still on the cards in a fortnight? Let’s hope so; meanwhile, courtesy of the weather life is agreeable. The past week has been quiet glorious and there has been an explosion of colour in gardens, pots and hedgerows. Don’t know if singing will be allowed after 21st.

CS LEWIS – The great thing to remember is though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.

ZEN STORY – A young seeker, keen to become a student of a certain master, is invited to an interview at the master’s house. The student rambles on about all his spiritual experiences, his past teachers, his insights and skills and his pet philosophies. The master listens silently and begins to pour a cup of tea. He pours and pours, and when the cup is overflowing, he keeps right on pouring. Eventually the student notices what is going on and interrupts his monologue to say, ‘Stop pouring! The cup is full.’ The teacher says, ‘Yes, and so are you. How can I possibly teach you?’

NEVILLE CARDUS – The perfect wedding day – ‘ I married the good companion who is my wife during a Lancashire innings. This double event occurred in June(17th) 1921. I went as usual to Old Trafford in the morning, stayed for a while, and saw Hallows and Ellis come forth to open the second innings against Leicestershire. Following custom, they began with care. I left, hailed a taxi, and was duly joined in wedlock at a registry office in Chorlton. Then I- that is, we – returned to Old Trafford. While I had been away from the match, and had committed the most responsible act in mortal man’s life, Lancashire had increased their total by exactly seventeen: Ellis 5, Hallow’s 11, and one leg-bye.’

THE NEED TO RELAX/CHILL OUT – St Anthony, one of the desert fathers, was relaxing with some of his monks. A hunter came across them and was shocked to see them relaxing. In order to show that discipline is about balance and not repression, Anthony asked the hunter to draw the bow and shoot an arrow. The hunter did so, and then Anthony asked him to do it again. And again. Finally the hunter protested:’If I bend my bow so much, I will break it.’ Anthony replied, ‘It is the same with the work of God. If we stretch the brethren beyond measure they will soon break.’

TEMPTATION! – Don’t worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older it will avoid you.

KEEP WELL AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 30TH MAY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £561.70 Many thanks

CAFOD – £50.00 Many thanks

ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret O’Driscoll, Benjamin Rowley, Emma Marie Buckley, Audrey Carey, Catherine Wright.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Visitation of Our Lady, Tues-St Justine, Wed- Ss Marcellinus & Peter, Thurs-St Charles Lwanaga & com, Sat- St Boniface.

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

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 as ever, so gratefully received.

THREE CHEERS – for the warmer weather; we might even see people with lobster red faces after falling asleep in the sunshine. Let’s hope everyone can enjoy the Bank Holyday Weekend. And into June we go. One writer mentions that in the hedges the creamy-coloured flowers of the elder (once thought to be the tree on which Judas hanged himself and to be a charm against warts and vermin) are ripe for picking. Fingers crossed for a glorious June.

OOPS – A workman was repairing the roof of the Liverpool Cathedral. Into the chapel below came the widow Cassidy bearing the world’s troubles on her shoulders. Kneeling down she poured out her heart at a great level of decibels. ‘Mother of God, help me!’ she cried. ‘Mother of God, help me!’ Unable to contain himself the roofer called down in a booming voice: ‘What do you want?’ ‘Don’t be so nosy!’ shouted the widow. ‘It’s your mother I’m talking to!’

RUTH BURROWS – ‘Feeling bad-tempered, frustrated, unhappy, we make others aware of it. We let off our irritation and our disgruntlement, spread gloom in the office, dampen the atmosphere of a parish meeting, a family gathering. It may not occur to us that this is unchristian behaviour, deeply uncharitable and, at bottom, a denial of Jesus. Identifying with these negative feelings is, here and now, a refusal to believe in his love. It is to ignore his passionate longing that we should love one another and so bear witness to the world that God is love. Rather, we are adding to the world’s unhappiness and despair….’

ANNE FRANK – What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.

NEVILLE CARDUS – 3rd August, 1926 – ‘At three o’clock, there was no place on earth where I would rather have been than at Old Trafford. Sunshine scorched the field and the pavilion stood venerable in the summer light. White clouds scampered in the sky; and the Lancashire colours, with Red Rose, fluttered in the breeze. A sound fit to split the heavens roared out when Lancashire’s score touched 500, our highest ever against Yorkshire. A golden day, a noble crowd, and the greenest grass in all England. No son of Lancashire could have wished for more.’ How lovely.

E TOLLE – ‘Look at a tree, a flower. a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.’

KAHLIL GIBRAN – ‘Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.’

KEEP WELL AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 23RD MAY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £624.40 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £51.20 Many thanks

DONATION – £500.00 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Eunice Done

ANNIVERSARIES – Harry Lee, Elizabeth Kelly

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Bede, Wed-St Philip Neri, Thurs-Christ, Eternal High Priest

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 left in the porch -so well appreciated

ACCOMMODATING MORE – from this weekend, numbers in church can rise up to 50 per cent of the building’s capacity – re a directive from the Catholic bishops’ conference. Factors such as vaccine takeup, ventilation, sanitising – our church as been sanitised every day for the past eight months – and a low infection rate in the area. A few more benches are now in use, but we are still asked to be seated and not stand or kneel.

MENTIONING AGAIN – that for people who have not been to Mass for 14 months or beyond, there is no need to to go confession before receiving Holy Communion. The apology at the beginning of Mass is not a formality but a genuine expression of sorrow for any wrongdoing we wish to acknowledge.

RISING DAMP – if the rain continues we will be planting rice and not sunflowers.When the sun does shine it is an epiphany of joy and glory.

OH DEAR – The very stout lady staggered up the three flight of extremely steep stairs and into the headmaster’s office. Puffing and panting she explained, ‘I’ve come to tell you why my son is not at school. He’s got diarrhoea. ‘Why didn’t you send a note?’ said the head. ‘If I could have spelt it, I would have,’ she replied.

HUGH LAVERY – The glory of creation is the person, man or woman, who is a real and rounded personality. Such people are rare, rare as rubies and as precious.Yet how they uplift our drooping spirits, how they convey the sheer goodness of being alive. We seek their company and their very presence is a cordial. Their words bring peace, their silence serenity. ‘Blessed are the peace-makers’ says Christ. Peace-lovers are two a penny, but peace-makers are the only aristocracy. We know them by their poise. Success does not make them heady and failure cannot ruffle that interior pool of quietude. They have surrendered the self that seeks to live in isolation from God and others….’

ST JOHN HENRY VINCENT NEWMAN – To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

MICHAEL MAYNE – ‘For there is only one persistent demand made upon us by the Spirit. It is that we are receptive. That we keep our eyes open, our minds unclosed. It is, in short, that we retain all our lives our sense of wonder.’

CONFIRMATION – for pupils attending High School, let us know if you wish to take part in the Confirmation Programme. Dates and venues later.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 16TH MAY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £497.50 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £61.00 Many thanks

ANNIVERSARIES – Ann Davidson

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Dunstan; Thurs- St Bernadine, Sat-St Rita.

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 left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – Assuming the final lockdown is put to bed- per omnia saecula saeculorum- the date for First Holy Communion is Sunday 4th July at 11.30am. The Service of Sorrow will take place at the end of June.

SAVE THE CHILDREN – STC WALK THE WORLD
The covid crisis coupled with the draconian cuts to the UK’s overseas aid will continue to have a devastating effect on the poorest families in our world for many years to come. This fundraising STC- walk initiative is all about raising funds so they can help as many of these families as possible.

Brian Stockdale, who looks after our online presence and financial records is also treasurer of the Preston fundraising branch of Save the Children (STC) and team captain of the Northern Fundraiser’s Walk the World team

The Northern Fundraisers virtual walk to Syria commenced on 1st May. Brian added “The distance to Syria is 2,789 miles, which will be covered by pooling the steps of all our team members. Currently we have a very small team of 3, so we need plenty more fundraising legs as well as financial supporters to help us to reach our virtual destination successfully. You can find all about how to get involved at https://scfnw.org.uk/scf-walk-the-world/ or you can jump straight to my personal Just Giving Team Page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Brians-Preston-STC-Walk .
Thank you”

NOT QUITE – out of hibernation yet and hot water bottles are on standby; overcoats are de rigueur. We might have to wait until June for the heat to arrive; when it does we shall be ecstatic. Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, and once again no procession and band contest on Whit Friday.

30 YEARS – ‘My long lost brother is returning on Sunday. I haven’t seen him since he left Ireland 30 years ago’ said Mick. ‘He wrote to say I’ll be arriving at Shannon airport at eight in the morning. ‘If he’s been away that long,’ asked Sean, ‘how will you recognise him?” ‘I won’t, reasoned Mick. ‘But, he’ll recognise me ‘cos I’ve never been away at all.’

DOUBLE CELEBRATION – our Mass leaflets today are for Ascension Day – in Ireland the Feast is celebrated today.

ST FRANCIS DE SALES – Bloom where you are planted.

FINANCE – reticent to mention finance, but in an increasingly cashless society, contributuions can be made by online bank transfer – just visit the website for infomation by clicking here.

HOPE IT WILL BE A DECENT WEEK FOR EVERYBODY

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