Newsletter – 11 March 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, MOSSLEY- 10/11th March, ‘2012
(www.stjosephmossley.org.uk)

200 CLUB – £25 M Henshaw; £15 J Caldwell; £10 M Pegler

ANNIVERSARIES – Pat Armfield; Kathleen Garside; Adrian Moss (birthday memories)

MASSES THIS WEEK- Monday to Saturday at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Saturday – St. Patrick, Patron of Ireland.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

MEDITATION -Mondays at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION – on Wednesdays at 7.30-8.30 in presbytery.

KNIT AND NATTER – next meeting on Wednesday 21st March.

PARISH LUNCH – on Thursday 22nd March, after the 12 noon Mass. A list is in the porch

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm

LENTEN STATIONS MASS – this Tuesday, will take place at St Anne’s, Cook Street at 7.30pm. The week after the Station Mass is here.

CHURCH LIBRARY – A few more books have been added this week.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – poster with details in the porch.

ST. JOSEPH’S PAST PUPILS – Saturday 17th March, 3pm, St M Mary’s.

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday at the Methodist Church; 7.30pm, entrance £1

COALITION FOR MARRIAGE’S ON LINE PETITION -can be found at www.C4M.org.uk and reads; ‘I support the legal definition of marriage which is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I oppose any attempt to redefine it.’ The Archbishops also say that after Easter there will be a more detailed leaflet on the Government’s consultation itself, for distribution in parishes, to assist Catholics in making their own response to the consultation.

THE BISHOPS’ STATE – Changing the legal definition of marriage would be a profoundly radical step. Its consequences should be taken seriously now. A change in the law would gradually and inevitably transform society’s understanding of the purpose of marriage. It would reduce it just to a commitment of two people involved. There would be no recognition of the complementarity of male and female or that marriage is intended for the procreation and education of children. We have a duty to ensure that the true meaning of marriage is not lost for future generations.’

NOTHING COULD BE FINER – than to be Mossley on two heavenly days this past week, when the sun was dancing in the sky and everyone felt blessed.

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