ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 24TH JANUARY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £499.75 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £66.50 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Mary Cox

ANNIVERSARIES – Thomas Tohill, Annie O’Driscoll

REQUIEM MASS – for Francis Fawcett is on Monday at 12 noon

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Winterbottom is at 11am on Monday 1st February.

REQUIEM MASS – for Anna Zimmer is at 10am on Thursday 4th February

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Tues, Wed, Thurs, at 10am. Friday at 11am.
Saturday Vigil Mass at 12.15pm – Sunday at 10.15am

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Ss Timothy & Titus, Wed- St Angela Merici,
Thurs- St Thomas Aquinas.

FOOD BANK – Many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday, and, as usual, ever so gratefully received.

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – in the porch – anyone wanting at book – just take one and write you name on the sheet of paper and the number of the envelope – Gift Aid forms there is required.

STAYING POSITIVE – in spite of the rain, snow, ice, cold, dark nights, lockdown, covid pandemic ! Suppose we have to keep cheering one another up

A LANCASTER GRACE –
Give us, Lord, a bit o’ sun,
a bit o’ work and a bit o’ fun.
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
our daily bread and a bit o’ butter.

WELL – ‘I’ll have a pair of kippers,’ said Murphy to the fishmonger. ‘I’m sorry. We haven’t got a pair left,’ he said. ‘That’s all right,’ said Murphy. ‘Give me two odd ones, she won’t know the difference!’

IN DAYS GONE BY – dogs were always welcome in church, and in England many parishes appointed a dog whipper to keep order among the canine congregation. Dog-tongs for the use of the parish dog whipper can still be found at the churches of Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd, of Llanynys, Denbighshire, and of Clodock, Herefordshire. Interesting.

THE BLESSING OF LIGHT – May the blessing of light be upon you, light without and light within. And in all your comings and goings, may you ever have a kindly greeting from any you meet along the road.

RUTH BURROWS – ‘The most valuable form of asceticism because it is the ac tual exercise of love, is the patient acceptance of the hardships and sufferings of life. For every good, responsible person there is a large measure of suffering which he takes in his stride, hardly adverting to it – it is part of life. Nevertheless, it is just this hidden cross, patiently shouldered day after day, that gradually wears down our selfishness. It is more precious in that it is hidden even from ourselves and does not flatter our pride. Monotony is one such cross. Everyone from childhood has to learn to take monotony if they would get anywhere…..’

HAPPY BURN’S NIGHT – STAY SAFE – KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 17TH JANUARY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £397.15 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £30.00 – Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Joseph O’Connor, Margaret Sheila Winterbottom, Francis Fawcett, Joyce Edgley. Anna Zimmer.

ANNIVERSARIES – Maureen Murphy, Michael Williams.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Williams

REQUIEM MASS – for Francis Fawcett is on Monday 25th January at 12pm

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Winterbottom is on Monday 1st February

REQUIEM MASS – for Anna Zimmer is on Thursday 4th February.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 11am. Saturday Vigil is at 12.15pm (no 10am Mass) and Sunday Mass is 10.15am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Wulstan, Wed-Ss Fabian & Sebastian, Thurs- St Agnes, Fri- St Vincent.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 12 noon.

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday, and, as usual, so gratefully received.

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – are in the porch. If you would like a booklet and haven’t got one, take one and write the number of the envelope and your name on the sheet of paper – plus GA if you wish to gift-aid – forms there.

PLOUGHING ON – winter continues to flex its muscles and Covid still rages, alas; but, so far, business as usual at St Joseph’s. Spring is on the horizon. Quite a number of parishioners have been vaccinated – making the long treck to Moorside, not to mention queueing in the rain.

OH DEAR – ‘Private Muldoon, you are the worst shot I’ve even seen!’ said the corporal. ‘Does that mean I won’t be ging to the front?’ asked Muldoon hopefully. ‘No, son,’ said the corporal. ‘It means you won’t be coming back.’

EVELYN UNDERHILL (1875-1941) – ‘ Penetrate, O Lord, the murky corners where we hide memories and tendencies on which we do not care to look, but which we will not disinter and yield freely up to you, that you may purify and transmute them. The persistent buried grudge, the half-acknowlegded emnity, which is still smouldering; the bitter loss we have not turned into sacrifice, the private comfort we cling to, the secret fear of failure which saps our initiative and is really inverted pride; the pessimism which is an insult to your joy.’

ANDREW CARTER -‘ Each day we need to find space to walk with God.

Let your walking become your prayer
Let your breathing in and out bcome your gift and your offering.
Look up and out. Feel the earth. Taste the rain.
The shiver of the cold. The warmth of the sun.
The gust of wind unbalancing you. See the sky.
The shape and movement of the clouds. The position of the sun.
The movement of the trees. Watch for the messengers of grace,
They will come when you are least expecting.’

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 10TH JANUARY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £907.10 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £65.55 Many thanks

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Eileen Hayden

REQUIEM MASS – for Bernard Hall is on Monday at 10.45am.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Tues, Wed, Thurs, at 10am – Friday at 11am
Saturday Vigil at 12.15pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Aelred of Rievaulx, Wed- St Hilary.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 11.45am.

MENTIONING AGAIN – our change in the time we celebrate the Vigil Mass on Saturday – it has now been moved to 12.15pm. Do let people know.

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left at the back of church – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES –are at the back of church. Once again, if you haven’t got a book of envelopes and would like one, take one and write your name and the number of the envelope on the sheet of paper. Put GA if you want it gift-aided and take a gift-aid form.

Miaow – The two Irishmen were escaping from the prison camp by scaling the fence. One stumbled and the guard called, ‘Who goes there?’ ‘Miaow!’ came the reply from Pat, and away he crept. The second stumbled and the guard again called ‘Who goes there?’. Mick answered ‘Another cat!’

SUSPECT – that our New Year’s resolutions have taken a hit this past week; temperatures have taken a plunge. Wonderful to see a slight lengthening of the day. The sheep don’t appear to be unhappy at being out all night; perhaps we too must learn to enjoy winter.

CHRISTOHER HOWSE -‘ Each Christian is a living stone, a portable temple of the Holy Spirit. It is at church that they build up the body of Christ which they mystically constitute. Analogically the altar is Jesus’ body too, which is why people bow to it, and the priest kisses it as he approaches to celebrate the Eucharist.’

A MOTHER’S PRAYER –May you always be a strong arm to the weak; and may you always be a comfort to the crying; a smile to the lonely, a blessing to the grieving; and may you always be a haven to the anxious. May your life be full of Jesus and his love; may you be God-driven by the Father and the Spirit; and may you be his hands and smile and be his arms of comfort. And may you always be his blessing to the world. Amen.

YUSHI NOMARA – Abba Isidore of Pelusia said, ‘Living without speaking is better than speaking without living. For a person who lives rightly helps us by silence, while one who talks too much merely annoys. If, however, words and life go hand in hand, it is the perfection of all philosophy.’

STAY SAFE AND KEEP WELL

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.

OPEN ALL HOURS – a sprinkling of churches have closed, but no new directives from the government.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 3RD JANUARY 2021

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £312.70 Many thanks

CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS FOR CAFOD – £814.55 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Bernard Hall, David Spooner, John McGrath, Pat Gilligan, Agnes Robinson nee Howard-Cofield

ANNIVERSARIES – James Gilbey (killed in action 1941)

REQUIEM MASS – for Bernard Hall is on Monday 11th January at 10.45am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday at 11am, and

WEDNESDAY – FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – Mass at 11am.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thurs- St Raymond of Penyafort.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 5.45pm – next week – 11.45am

CHANGE IN SATURDAY MASS TIMES
We thought that for the time being, as an experiment, we would have the Saturday Vigil Mass at 12.15pm. Hopefully, not too many people will be inconvenienced. Several reasons: favourable comments re the early Vigil Mass at Christmas, buses still running, winter months and dark evenings deter elderly from venturing out, the church will only have to be sanitised once because there will not be a Mass at 10am.
We’ll give it a try and if it doesn’t work out, will revert back.
Will start next Saturday, so do spread the news.

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left at the back of church – the Food Bank was closed this week so the food will be taken next Thursday.

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – are at the back of church. Once again, if you haven’t got a book of envelopes and would like one, take one and write you name and the number of the envelope on the sheet of paper. Put GT if you want it gift-aided and take a gift-aid form.

A HAPPY AND HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR TO ALL.

A Fr Reggie Foster – a Vatican Latinist died recently – he translated Hot Dog as Pastillum Botello Fartum – better stick to English

INSTRUCTIONS -‘ The dinner seems to be taking a long to cook!’ moaned Casey. ‘Don’t blame me ‘ said his missus, ‘I’m only following the instructions. On the box it says that the peas have to be boiled separately. I can’t tell you how long it’s taking!’ On another box of instructions it said ‘Stand in boiling water for twenty minutes’. Mrs Casey could never manage that.

HUGH LAVERY – ‘We need a light; just one star for compass and company in our pilgrimage. The Epiphany is light not legend. It is release. It declares there are no God-forsaken areas, no unsanctified soil, no unfertile fields. The magi and magicians have no territory they can exploit, no forces they can exert to manipulate men and bend them like forks to serve a sinister purpose.’

JANE CHITTISTER-‘ ‘What do you do in the monastery?’ the seeker asked the monastic. ‘Oh, we fall and we get up; we fall and we get up; we fall and we get up.’ Perfection is not the absence of failure. It is the willingness to begin again and again.’

If you must be heard, let it be like a babbling brook, laughing over rocks.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 20TH DECEMBER 2020

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £655.85 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £101.10 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Frederick Coates

ANNIVERSARIES – Arthur Holmes, Mary & Gerard Shepherd, Jean & Joe Hartley. BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Adrian Moss.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Mon, Tues, Wed. at 10am. (Thurs. no Morning Mass)

CHRISTMAS EVE – First Mass of Christmas is at 12noon
Second Mass of Christmas is at 4pm

CHRISTMAS DAY – Third Mass of Christmas is at 10.30am

BOXING DAY – The Vigil Mass for Sunday will be at 12noon – (it is usually at 6pm – no Morning Mass)

SUNDAY – MASS AT 10.15 AS USUAL.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Mass will be at 12 noon.
Adoration will be at 11am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St. Peter Canisius; Sat- St Stephen

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – a bumper contribution this week – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – well received.

WISHING EVERYONE A BLESSED, JOYFUL AND PEACEFUL CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST – and many thanks for everything given and shared over the past year – and thank you for being so lovely.

WILL IT SNOW? – apparently, for a white Christmas, only one snow flake has to fall and not even settle on the ground – has happened 38 times in the last 54 years. In the past 51 years we have widespread snow on the ground on Christmas Day just four times. There we have it.

EXPECT – there will be much dashing about this week. Just to mention, once again, that the Government has announced that we may come to church in ‘Christmas Bubbles’ of up to 3 households. It means that our capacity is allowed to increase. As usual the Christmas Day collection – which is voluntary – will be given to Cafod for the relief of the starving and the destitute

CHRISTMAS CARDS – still available in the porch

PRESENTS – ‘Have you decided what to buy your missus for Christmas?’ asked McPhee. ‘Sure, she decided it for me,’ answered Kelly. ‘She said she wanted something with diamonds in it. So I’ve bought her a pack of cards!’

YEAR OF ST JOSEPH –the Pope has dedicated the next 12 months as the Year of St Joseph.

H.L. Pleasure is an artful dodger. It evades contest. Joy overcomes it. Adversity is the strength to take away the strain when the going is rough and the gradient steep.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 13TH DECEMBER 2020

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £824.45 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £36.50 Many thanks

LATELY DEAD – Denise Nolan. Mrs Simonitis, Deirdre Fitzpatrick.

ANNIVERSARIES – Sheila Duckworth, Thomas Hayden, Wilfred Broe, Honorine Graham, Susan Caldwell, Jeremiah O’Driscoll

FUNERAL SERVICE –for Christopher Wood is on Friday at 12 noon.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 11am. Saturday Evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Monday -St John of the Cross.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 5.45pm

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES – Just mentioning that the Government has announced that we may come to Church in ‘Christmas Bubbles’ of up to 3 households. It means that our capacity is allowed to increase. Hopefully, we won’t have to say ‘There’s no room at the Inn’. No booking.

CHRISTMAS EVE – The First Mass of Christmas will be at 12 noon.
The Second Mass of Christmas will be at 4PM
CHRISTMAS DAY – The Third Mass of Christmas will be at 10.30am.
BOXING DAY – The Vigil Mass for Sunday which is usually at 6pm will today be at 12 noon. (no Morning Mass) Sunday – 10.15 as usual.

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

SLOW DOWN. SMELL THE ROSES, TAKE TIME TO BE WITH LIFE.

HOPE – everyone is keeping as safe as possible. It is so dark early in the evening, though next week the days begin to lengthen, thank God. We try to keep the spirit of Advent, asking the Lord to bless our lives and those whom we love.

WHY – don’t you give up drinking, smoking and carousing?’ said the do-gooder.
‘It’s too late,’ replied Murphy. ‘It’s never too late,’ assured the virtuous one. ‘Well, there’s no rush then,’ smiled Murphy.

JOHN O’DONOHUE –In the parched deserts of post -modernity a blessing can be like a fresh well. It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless each other. I believe each of us can bless. When a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the plenitude flows into our hearts from the invisible neighbourhood of loving kindness. In the light and reverence of blessing a person or situation becomes illuminated in a completely new way. It is ironic that we continue to live like paupers though our inheritance of spirit is so vast. Whenever you give a blessing, a blessing returns to enfold you.’

CHRISTMAS CARDS – available in the porch

A small house will hold as much happiness as a big one.

So let me be a peace-maker, a bridge-builder, a remedy-finder.

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ST JOSEPH’S MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 6TH DECEMBER 2020

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CAFOD BOX – £109.05 Many thanks

RED BOXES – Thank you for collecting £538.42. Some boxes had no names, so have been banked as donations. Spare boxes are at the back of church if required. Next collection is May 2021. – Sue.

LATELY DEAD – Ronnie Hill, Christopher Fitzmaurice Wood, Fr Peter McKie (formerly at St Herbert’s, Chadderton)

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Ronnie Hill is on Monday at 1pm

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Christopher Wood is on Friday 18th Dec at 12noon

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Hurley, Edward Diveney,

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Mary Hilda Greenwood

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 11am
Saturday Evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Ambrose; Tues- The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady; Fri- St Damasus; Sat- Our Lady of Guadalupe.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 5.45pm

FOOD BANK – a big thank you for all the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and received ever so gratefully

HOW LOVELY – to see the snow falling on Friday! Nature loves to surprise us.

ADVENT – our Advent wreath is a helpful reminder of this grace-filled season, when we try to open our hearts to the Lord. It is largely forgotten in the pre-Christmas clamour.

WISE WORDS – from David Attenborough – ‘DON’T WASTE’ – don’t waste food, don’t waste water, don’t waste energy.

HUGH LAVERY – ‘The land needs its winter. This is the given order. Rise, fall, decay, renovation- this is the liturgy of the world. Perpetual winter would be unbearable but all sun makes a desert. If there are hard times ahead it may be that hardiness is a virtue that can only be acquired in contention with the cold. Jesus was born in December and rose in the Spring.’

INDEED – How are you, Rosie?’ asked Betty McCann. ‘Sure I’m in a terrible state, Betty,’ was the reply. ‘I’m in such pain I can’t lift me arms above me head, and it’s the same with me legs’

FULL OF HOPE – ‘ Pope Francis, stressing that people are called by the Holy Spirit, said that after the tough test of the pandemic the faithful will be truer believers and more authentic. He added, believe me, it will be so. In the past Francis has said, the Catholics shouldn’t turn up for Mass if they are not also prepared to try to nurture a living faith. Don’t bother, he says, if you don’t feel in need of God’s mercy or you are simply a Christian parrot who recites the words of the liturgy but doesn’t speak to your parents or visit the sick.

CHRISTMAS CARDS – available in the porch.

STAY SAFE AND KEEP WELL.

The past has no power over the present moment.

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ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY PEW SLIP 1st November, 2020

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £488.00 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £38.30 Many thanks

BAPTISM – We welcome Finley Thomas Preston and Eva Stamp into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – Kevin Orrick

ANNIVERSARIES – Browne and Enright families, David &Kevin Graham

REQUIEM MASS – for Collette Marie Hastie is on Monday at 10.30am

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Geoffrey Bezer is on Friday at 12 noon at Dukinfield Crematorium.

REQUIEM MASS-for Lynette Davenport is on Monday 9th November at 10am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – on Monday, All Souls Day – Mass is at 9.45am then 10am each day except – Friday at 11am – Saturday Evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 5.45pm

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Martin de Porres; Sat- St Willibrord.

CONGRATULATIONS – to Mary Oliver who is 99 this week.

WHIT WALKS 1995 – Youtube – St John’s, Band, Mossley, website.

Do not regret getting older, it is a privilege denied to many.

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – we will leave a book of remembrance in the sanctuary for us to enter the names of our deceased relatives, friends and parishioners. We will pray for them each day at Mass during November.

OOPS – remember the story of the world record holder for giving birth(at that time) Kate Rimmer, who became a mother at 66. ‘Unbelievable,’ said the press reporter who’d come to cover the story. ‘Can we have a look at the little one?’
‘Well,’ said Kate, ‘You’ll have to wait till he cries – because I can’t remember where I put him down!!’

A SOGGY WEEK – better than having a drought. Mentioning that at the weekend Masses we can accommodate four single people on a bench – obviously families and couples can sit together. Hope no one minds if the steward asks us to move up to fit someone else in the bench. Everyone has been really helpful and understanding.

J O’D – ‘A courageous heart will go forth and engage with life despite confusion and fear. A fearful heart will be hesitant and hold back. A heavy heart will make for a gloomy, unlived life. But, a compassionate heart need never carry the burden of judgement. A forgiving heart knows the art of liberation. A loving heart awakens the spirit to possibilty and engagement with others.’

EVELYN UNDERHILL – ‘It is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.’

AND ‘The spiritual life is simply a life in which all we do comes from the centre, where we are anchored in God: a life soaked through and through by a sense of His reality and claim,and self-given to the great movement of His will.’

KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE AND BE GOOD!

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St Joseph’s Pew Slip – 25th October 2020

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £748.10 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £47.00 Many thanks

BAPTISMS – we welcome Jake Mostyn, Archie Clegg, Phoebe Clegg, into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – Geoffrey Bezer, Lynette Davenport, Gerry Quinn, John Kelly. Jerry Leathem.

ANNIVERSARIES – Toole, Edgley, Smith Families.

REQUIEM MASS – for Tess Toner is on Monday at 1pm

REQUIEM MASS –for Colette Sheehy is on Monday 1sr November at 10.30am

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Geoffrey Bezer is on Friday 6th November at Dukinfield Crematorium.

REQUIEM MASS-for Lynette Davenport is on Monday 9th November at 10am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 11am. Saturday Evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am

CLOCKS BACK – this weekend

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 5.45pm

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Ss Chad and Cedd, Wed- Ss Simon and Jude.

FOOD BANK – Many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received.

CONTINUED THANKS – to those who clean the church after every Mass – a labour of love for which we are really grateful. They have been told to expect a free mince pie at Christmas!

AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED – cooler and wetter. The leaves are turning lemon, lime, gold, chocolate, brown, and in the sunshine look quite splendid. Let’s hope the weather is kind to the children during half term. And here we are with more restrictions. In Ireland and Wales the churches are closed again. Hope that people feel comfortable and safe in the church; we have a high ceiling and we are all facing forward. Any comments are welcome

LOOKS HAPPY – ‘At Finnegan’s wake, Katy Ryan remarked about the corpse. ‘Doesn’t he look happy?’ ‘Yes,’ said the widow Finnegan. ‘He died in his sleep and he doesn’t know he’s dead yet! ‘In fact, she went on, if he wakes up in the morning the shock will kill him!’

The trick is growing up without growing old

JENNY JUGAN – Go and find Jesus when your patience and strength give out and you feel alone and helpless. He is waiting for you. Say to him, ‘Jesus, you know exactly what is going on. You are all I have, and you know all. Come to my help.’ And then go and don’t worry about how you are going to manage. That you have told God about it is enough. He has a good memory.

J O’D – May the Angel of Encouragement confirm you in worth and self respect, that you may live with the dignity that presides in you soul.

KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE

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St Joseph’s Pewslip – 18 October 2020

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – PEW SLIP – 18th October, 2020www.stjosephmossley.org.uk [email protected]

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – £986.75 Many thanks

CAFOD BOX – £48.90 Many thanks

BAPTISM, – we welcome Effie Alice Dagostina into the family at St Joseph’s

REQUIEM MASS – forTess Toner is on Monday 26th October at 1pm

ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Williams, Marion Holt.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday at 11am – Saturday Evening at 6pm and Sunday Morning at 10.15am

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 10 till11am

FEASTS THIS WEEK Mon-Ss John de Breboeuf and companions, Thurs- St John Paul 11, Sat-St Anthony Mary Claret.

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

THE SCHOOL – closes on Friday for half term – and a reminder that the clocks go back next weekend.

BRACING – ourselves for more restrictions re social interaction and gatherings. Presently, for certain services in church, numbers are limited: weddings, funerals, baptisms. We seem to be in for the long haul. First Holy Communions will have to wait until next year. We daren’t think about Christmas! Best to keep smiling, if we can; and, if we are obliged to spend longer indoors, its a lovely opportunity to get the rosary beads out and to pray for the people of the parish.

ITEM FROM A RADIO BROADCAST – ‘There was a terrible accident in the Irish Sea today. A ship carrying a cargo of red paint collided with a ship carrying a cargo of blue paint. Both crews have been marooned.’

FRESH AIR – we have been advised to let a blast of coolish fresh air sweep through our homes every so often. One lady remarked that many homes are over heated and unhealthy, mentioning that an aristocratic lady who lived in a draughty mansion, told her house guest that if her bedroom was cold she would put another dog on the bed!

Love -‘doesn’t mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness.’

RACHEL NAOMI REMEN ‘Blessing the life in someone usually requires a deep respect for their uniqueness, an openness to allowing them to uncover who they are rather than shaping them into who we want or need them to be.. We cannot strengthen someone and violate their integrity at the same time.’

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.

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