Newsletter – 1 January 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 31st/.01’12 -www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR THE CHILDREN OF SUDAN

– £1,400.00. Magnificent, and a beautiful gift to the poorest of the poor.

Well done Josephians!

LATELY DEAD – Maureen Nixon. May she rest in peace

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR SUSAN OPENSHAW – takes place on Friday at 10.45am

ANNIVERSARIES- Brian Winterbottom, Winifred Brierley.

MASSES THIS WEEK – Monday to Saturday at 10am

MASS TODAY – NEW YEARS DAY IS AT 11.00am

FEASTS THIS WEEK- Mon- St Basil; Tues- Holy Name of Jesus.

THE EPIPHANY – is celebrated next Sunday

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

CAFOD BOX – £47.00 Many thanks.

NEW ENVELOPES AND GIFT AID ENVELOPES – are available at the back of church. If you feel that you would like an envelope to gift aid or just to leave your offering in, then add your name to the list by the envelopes. We are immensely grateful for all contributions, especially in these difficult economic times. Later in the month, we will, hopefully, provide a summary of the financial statement that we are obliged to send into the diocese at the end of each year.

LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – are available today at 50p. It really is a lovely booklet giving a little reflection for each day of the week-we can always order some more if they all go.

WEEPING SKIES – relentless rain for most of the week, sloshing all over the place; most of us must have got a good soaking on more than one occasion. And the wind has been devilish again. When Dr Johnson arrived at a dwelling on the island of Mull, drenched to the skin after riding on a horse for four hours in atrocious weather, he declined the offer of a bath and change of clothing, and opted to stand in front of a huge fire while his clothes steamed dry. Each to his own! No doubt resolutions are in the air- as will fireworks be this evening- dieting is sure to be on many agendas. How about reading the New Testament or having a bash at the Old Testament ? Or, perhaps, saying a decade of the rosary each day; this can be done on the move (praying on the hoof)! We can, of course, wait until Lent, which begins on 22nd February. Now that sounds a good idea!

BREAKING RECORDS- in just a few months, Pope Benedict will officially surpass Blessed John Paul II and become the oldest man in more than a 100 years to serve as the Bishop of Rome. He is 86 in April.

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