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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 .