Newsletter – 15 January 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14/15 January, ’12 -www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Murray; £15 A Porter; £10 M Liles.

S.P.U.C. – the annual retiring collection takes place next Sunday

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – with the names on are in the porch. If you would like a packet of envelopes, take one and leave you name on the sheet.

LATELY DEAD – Jean Turner. May she rest in peace

ANNIVERSARIES – Annie Rowley, Honorine Graham

MASSES THIS WEEK- Monday -Saturday at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Anthony; Thurs-St Wulstan; Sat-St Sebastian and St Fabian

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT- Friday at 9-10am

CONFESSIONS- Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY – begins on Wednesday.

There is a Unity Service at All Saints on Thursday at 7.30pm

METHODIST CHURCH -is open for prayer during Unity Octave (poster)

BURN’S NIGHT – we thought we would have a little celebration to mark Burn’s Night. During the windy weather, a parishioner managed to shoot a couple of haggis that had strayed onto the moor, so we thought that now was the ideal time to enjoy them! Everyone is welcome on Saturday Evening, 28th January. Do leave your name on the sheet in the porch. There will be some home made meat and potato pie- it may be a bit of a squeeze in the house and meeting room, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.

LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – a few more available.

A CHINK OF LIGHT- although much of the week was gloomy- and now it is glorious- there is a perceptible stretch in the days; the snowdrops have arrived and some daffodils are appearing prematurely. I suspect that we are not at our best during January; hibernation is the only remedy. When the Buddhist nun, Tenzin Palmo, returned from three years of profound silence in the Himalayas, all she would say was: ‘Well, it wasn’t boring.’ Timothy Radcliffe, dominican, writes ‘ We must still the inner chatter. In the Buddhist phrase, we ‘calm the monkey mind’. One of my Scottish brethren used to prepare sermons by going to talk to cows. This did not imply a low opinion of the congregations’s intelligence. It was just that the calm of the cows helped him to be attentive to the gospel…’ Certainly cats know how to relax- a feline poise is the answer!

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS – our gratitude to Brian Stockdale (who also looks after our website) for giving us a summary of the Annual Financial Statement. Just to mention that the No 2 Account (deposit account) can only be accessed at the discretion of and with the permission of the diocese. Do feel free to mention anything that is not clear.

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