Friday, 22 January 2021
The Memorare to St Joseph
Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
my great protector, Saint Joseph,
that no one ever had recourse to your protection,
or implored your aid without obtaining relief.
Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you.
Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer,
but graciously receive them.
Thursday, 21 January 2021
The Morning Offering
Receive me, dear and chosen Father, and the offering of every
movement of my body and soul, which I desire to present
through thee to my blessed Lord.
Purify all! Make all a perfect holocaust! May every pulsation
of my heart be a Spiritual Communion, every look and
thought an act of love, every action a sweet sacrifice,
every word an arrow of Divine love, every step
an advance toward Jesus, every visit to Our Lord as
pleasing to God as the errands of Angels, every thought
of thee, dear Saint, an act to remind thee that I am thy child.
I recommend to thee the occasions in which I usually fail,
particularly . . . [Mention these]. Accept each little devotion
of the day, though replete with imperfection, and offer it
to Jesus, Whose mercy will overlook all, since He
regards not so much the gift as the love of the giver.
Monday, 18 January 2021
The Mass figures for the weekend January 16/17
The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.
NOTE: some Mass times have changed.
Wells Saturday 6.00pm - 22 (34) - no change
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 10 (25) - down 1
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 22 (40) - up 2
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 22 (34) - down 6
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 43 (50) - up 15
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 0 (25) - SUSPENDED
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 48 (50) - down 1
Our numbers this weekend were up 13 on the weekend before over the four parishes.
189 people came to Mass in total this weekend. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573. We are running at 33%.