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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.