Newsletter – 15 April 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14/15 April, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Henshaw; £15 J Meredith; £10 D Bucannan.

BAPTISM – we welcome Brooke Sophia into the family at St Joseph’s

LATELY DEAD – Aubrey Dutton. May he rest in peace.

MASSES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am. On Thursday there is a Requiem

At 2.30pm for Aubrey Dutton.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Saturday- St Anselm


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

KNIT AND NATTER – on Wednesday at 1.30pm in the meeting room.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – parents and children meet after 9.30am Mass next Sunday.

GRAND NATIONAL – Hope that parishioners are not out of pocket!

QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE (5th June) A barbecue perhaps?

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE – in spite of the week’s indifferent weather – and Monday took the biscuit- there have been spells of brightness for those willing to risk the odd shower. It has been oddly quiet around Mossley this past week; perhaps parishioners have been at their country estates or have jetted off to Vegas or Florida. One parishioner reported hearing the cry of a curlew this week and spotting the bird as it vanished over a hill. The school returns on Monday. Pentecost Sunday is on 27th May. The children make their Confirmation on Sunday 6th May and receive their First Holy Communion on the 20th May.

SLOGGING IT OUT – the late writer Hilaire Belloc once walked to Rome and wrote: ‘ In these boots and with this staff two hundred leaguers and a half, walked I, went I, paced I, tripped I, marched I, held I, skelped I, slipped I, pushed I, panted I, swung and dashed I, picked I, forded, swam and splashed I, strolled I, climbed I, crawled and scrambled, dropped and dipped I, ranged and rambled, plodded I, hobbled I, trudged and tramped I.’ Seemed to enjoy it!

MONTH’S MIND MEMORIAL SERVICE – for Fr Joseph Power will be held at Salford Cathedral on Tuesday at 12.15. We, however, will offer the 10am Mass on Tuesday for Fr Power.

MOSSLEY BRASS BAND -next Sunday at the Methodist Church at 2pm.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – see poster in the porch.

AN APT DESCRIPTION – this month toads emerge from their holes in the ground, where they have lain buried since the autumn, having (in the eyes of George Orwell) a very spiritual look after their long fast, ‘like a strict Anglo Catholic towards the end of Lent’

I am a sundial, and I make a botch of what is done far better by a watch – Hilaire Belloc





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