Newsletter – 19th February 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 18/19 February, ’12 www.stjosephmossley.org.uk
200 CLUB – £25 M Fitzpatrick; £15 J Smith; £10 M Oliver

BAPTISMS – we welcome Charlie Daniel Mayall and Harrison Stephen Mayall into the family at St. Joseph’s

KNIT AND NATTER – on Wednesday afternoon in the Meeting Room -entrance by the presbytery- at 1.30 -3.30pm. All welcome.

MASSES THIS WEEK – Monday to Saturday at 10am

ASH WEDNESDAY – Mass at 10am and 7pm. We are asked to fast and abstain from meat. The best way is to have breakfast, skip lunch and snacks, and enjoy a hearty meal in the evening. The muslims do this for thirty days.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER -takes place on Friday 2nd March, at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church

LENTEN BOOKLETS – WALK WITH ME – are in the porch; do take one; there is no charge. There are calendars also.

LIGHT BULBS – courtesy of the St Vincent de Paul Society, are in the porch. Do feel free to take as many as you want

GODLEN JUBILEE – this weekend, Archbishop Patrick Kelly celebrates the Golden Jubilee of his Priesthood. We wish him well.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – continues next Sunday for parents and children, after 9.30 Mass.

PRAYER VIGILS FOR LIFE – see poster in the porch.

CAFOD MATTERS – Fund Raising Walk round Hollingworth Lake – see notice in porch. The Lenten Fast is on Friday week- and Lent is a good time to put the odd 50p into the Cafod Box in the porch. A parishioner has drawn our attention to Cafod’s focus on water. One in eight people in the world have no access to clean water; 1.7 million deaths each year are caused by poor water, poor or no sanitation, and poor hygiene; every 20 seconds a child dies from diseases caused by poor water and sanitation; 5 billion people are expected to lack safe sanitation in 2030, and on and on. We are certainly blessed.

MARDI GRAS (FAT TUESDAY) SHROVE TUESDAY – hope the pancakes taste good this year. In many countries, the days before Ash Wednesday are carnival days; hopefully, we can say that we know how to celebrate and we know how to fast. Even if we just give up eating caviar and oysters (!) it is a reminder that Almighty God comes first in our lives. Lent is an invitation to get ourselves back into shape again. It is said that the reason why angels can fly is because they don’t take themselves too seriously, so we could be airborne by Easter! In Lent: Mondays- Meditation; Wednesday – Scripture Reflection

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