Newsletter – 25 March 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 24th March, 2012 – (www.stjosephmossley.org.uk)

200 CLUB – £25 M Cox; £15 R Turbatu; £10 L Gee.

WEDDING -congratulations to Alistair James Seel and Rebecca Charlotte Jordan who are to be married on Saturday.

BAPTISM – we welcome Charlie David Hulton into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASSES THIS WEEK – Monday to Saturday at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK- Monday – The Annunciation of the Lord.

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

ANNIVERSARIES – Elizabeth Ellen Tohill.

LENTEN STATION MASS – this Tuesday at St Christopher’s.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm.

MISSION RED BOXES – last quarter’s collection raised £369.12 and thanks to everyone. Anyone requiring a box or one that hasn’t been emptied, please see Sue Glynn or leave at the back of church.

MEDITATION – Monday at 7.30pm in the presbytery

LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – are on sale at 50p- excellent value.

UNIVERSE SPECIAL- can be found in the porch.

CAFOD WALK – this Sunday round Hollingworth Lake, meeting a 2pm. See the list in the porch.

MUSICAL EVENTS -on 1st April, the Saddleworth Ladies Choir are performing in St George’s at 3pm. On 22nd April at 2pm, the Mossley Brass Band are performing in the Methodist Church.

SCRIPTURE REFFLECTION – Wednesday at 7.30pm in the presbytery.

PARISH LUNCH – around 30 parishioners enjoyed a happy gathering on Thursday, and we even managed a game of bingo.

OUR GRATITUDE – to the helpers who gave tea to the 5,000 on Tuesday. All went well and the visitors were generous in their praise of the church.

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE – will take place on the Tuesday of Holy Week at 7.30pm. On Easter Sunday Morning Mass will be at 10am.

SOUND SYSTEM IN CHURCH – hope that you notice an improvement.

FR JOSEPH POWER – we understand that he had a lovely funeral; no doubt the diocese will arrange a Memorial Mass for him some time in the future.

FROM HEATERS TO FANS- not so long ago we were trying to avoid frostbite, and here we are getting a tan and walking around in sandals. It has been a lovely week; but then, it could be snowing at Easter, which is only two weeks away. The lantern in the tower seems to be working now; do mention it if you see it lit up as you return home at night. Palm Sunday next week.

GOVERNOR VACANCY – do mention it if you would like to be a governor at St. Joseph’s School.

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