Newsletter – 29th April 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28/29 April, 2012 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Chisnell; £15 J Caldwell; £10 J Higgins

BAPTISM – we welcome Lulani Chi Wilson into the family at St Joseph’s.

RUBY WEDDING – congratulations to Eamonn and Anne Porter who celebrate their ruby wedding; all joys and blessings.

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

PARISH LUNCH – all welcome on Thursday 10th May after the 12 noon Mass. This time ‘Home Cooking’ by our distinguished cooks. List in porch.

CONFIRMATION – will take place next Sunday during the 9.30am Mass. The children will have a short practise after Mass today. It was agreed that on 20th May when First Holy Communions take place, there would be a special Mass for this at 11am to ease congestion.

MASSES THIS WEEK – at 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues – St Joseph the Worker; Wed- St Athanasius; Thurs- Ss Philip and James; Fri – The English Martyrs.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

SISTER ACT – AT THE OPERA HOUSE – (more than a million people saw it in the West End) Tuesday 2nd October, tickets around £25 There is a list in the porch for those who would like to go.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – we have finally got round to having the premises alarmed, prompted by the break-in at a local church.

GIFTS AND CARDS — for Confirmations and First Holy Communion at the back of church.

ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL- will be 80 years old in May, and would welcome any photos, memorabilia or memories that parishioners would like to share.

JOHNATHAN SACKS ‘ a man once wrote to Rav Kook, Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel, saying, ‘ I loved my my son. I gave him everything. And now he has abandoned our faith. What shall I do? Rav Kook replied, ‘You loved your Son before. Now love him even more.’ Did this change the son? I do not know, but it surely changed the father.’

THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY – one of the loveliests months is upon us, and hopefully,the sun will bless us. The prospects don’t augur well according to the forecasters who have begun to look rather solemn- a bit like bank managers and undertakers. Commentators speak of ‘windows of opportunity’, which translates as ‘ making the most of a lousy deal.’ I suspect that the barbecues will soon be sizzling and we will be mopping our brows wishing that the soggy weather would return

MARY’S MONTH – a decade of the rosary a day would be wonderful.

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