Bulletin 31st July 2016

Mass Times:   As on the notice board. Tuesday Requiem Mass for Catherine Simcock at 11.30am

Theme:  Possessions must not become Obs essions

Masses received:  Catherine Simcock, Baby Annie, Rose Morris & Margaret Hatton (lately dead). Joseph Ryan and Kath Nealan (Birthday Memories). Maureen Jones (poorly). Norman Hand, Cliff & Agnes Wadsworth, The Wadsworth Family.

Welcome:  Into the Parish of St. Luke – Harry James Chambers & Kian James David Holland. Congratulations Stacey & Mark and Lauren & David.

What are the colours? Dulux Powder Colour and Dulux Crimson

Who chose the colours? The Senior Colour Consultant from Dulux paint!!

Bulletin:  Please contact Terry on 0161 794 2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.


Don’t let Possessions Become Obsessions.


The Harsh Realities:

The “almighty dollar” = Fraud, corrupt bankers etc..

Power and territory = War, like two world wars etc..

It’s called Self – Obsessed

The Not-So-Harsh Realities:

Money can buy medicine but it cannot buy Health

It can buy a house but not a Home

It can buy companionship but not Friendship

It can buy entertainment but not Happiness

It can buy food but not an Appetite

It can buy a bed but it cannot buy Sleep

It can buy a good life but not Eternal Life!


“There are no pockets in a Shroud” (Spanish Proverb)

“There are no luggage racks on hearses” (Fr John Proverb)!

“Better richer in friends than Money” (Anon)

And in a Word “What we are is far more important than what we have”

And the funny realities!

It’s no longer a sin to be rich-it’s a miracle!

Spend less than you earn & you’ll never be in debt! (A Yiddish Proverb)

The easiest way to double your money? Fold it in half!

If all the nations are in debt, where did all the money go?!

A Scotsman sent an indignant letter to the editor of the paper saying that if any more stories about mean Scotsmen appear in his columns he was going to stop borrowing the paper! (I hope Trisha Harper & Pat Murray are away on holiday!!!)

And a gem to end – A couple were arguing over money (as happens occasionally) “Do you know?” says he “if it weren’t for my money the house wouldn’t be here at all”. “Yes”, says she “And if it weren’t for your money NEITHER would I” !!!!!!

Hang on in there, Grandmas & Grandpas – only FIVE more weeks to go!