Newsletter – 26 February 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 25/26 Feb, ’12 –

200 CLUB – £25 L Gee; £15 L Gee, £10 S Glynn

LATELY DEAD – Derek Robinson. May he rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES – Maureen Meredith; Mary Leathem

MASSES THIS WEEK – Monday to Saturday at 10am


FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thursday- St David, Patron of Wales.

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – takes place on Friday at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm

DEANERY STATION MASS – takes place on Tuesday at 7.30pm at St Aidan and Oswald, Royton.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – on Tuesday and Thursday Evening at 7pm. A number of parishioners felt that a weekday would be suit parishioners better than Sunday afternoon.

MEDITATION – during Lent on Monday Evening in the presbytery at 7.30pm

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION -during Lent on Wednesday Evening in the presbytery at 7.30pm

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – for whatever reason we have received some copies of the Universe; do feel free to take one – no charge

LIBRARY – there are a few books in the bookcase in the porch, and some more have been ordered. No need to sign for them; hopefully they will be useful during Lent.

FIRST COMMUNION – at St. Mary’s, Chipping, on Channel Four on Thursday.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST -on Friday; there are envelopes in the porch.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – after 9.30am Mass.

HALCYON DAY- almost warm enough this past week to be eating salads; we can reduce our heating bills. And what a stretch there is in the days; Spring is certainly on the horizon. Wordsworth favourite flower was the celandine; he wrote three poems in its honour. In the Flemish calendar from the sixteenth century Book of Hours (devotional prayer book) the march occupation is gardening, with the emphasis on pruning. That is certainly a Lenten theme, getting rid of the ‘clutter’ in our lives and making space for the Lord.

INTERESTING OR NOT – the word ‘Gringo’ comes from a song, based on a poem of Robbie Burns ‘Green grow the rushes Oh!’ British soldiers frequently sang it as they marched. The first two words (Green Grow = Gringo) became the soldiers’ signature tune in South America and Mexico.

CAFOD WALK – details in the porch.

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