Newsletter – 13th May 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY. 12/13 May, 2012 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Higgins; £15 A Oliver; £10 Toni Davis.

BAPTISM – We welcome Ava May Gordon into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Monday – St Matthias; Saturday – St Dunstan.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – takes place next Sunday at 11am. There will be 9.30am Mass as usual

WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – as mentioned last week, all churches who process to and from the Market Ground, must have 2 marshalls in front of their procession, stewards on the sides and at the rear. We have 4 volunteers to date and require just 2 more (male or female). Yellow jackets will be provided and there is a ‘briefing meeting’ at All Saints on Monday at 7.30pm. We will, of course, need 8 sturdy men to carry the statues, and, fingers crossed, those men who have the herculean task of carrying the banner, will be available. Hopefully we will get there on a wing and a prayer!

THEATRE OUTING – SISTER ACT AT THE OPERA HOUSE – 2nd October, tickets circa £25. The list is in the porch for another week. Transport will be arranged.

PARISH LUNCH – 25 parishioners enjoyed a super lunch. Cottage pie and cheese and onion pie were on the menu and the table groaned with a variety of deserts, together with wine and cordial and chocolates! A parishioner had purchased the very latest Bingo Number Dispenser, incorporating advanced technology- which proved to be a hoot. Our gratitude to the cooks.

ST CHRISTOPHER’S, ASHTON – has discontinued its Sunday Evening Mass. Three churches in the locality offer Sunday Evening Mass. St. Patrick’s, Oldham at 6pm; St Mary’s, Duckinfield ( just past the Crematorium on the right) at 6.30pm; St Edward’s, Lees, at 7pm.

DIAMOND JUBILEE BARBECUE – Tuesday, 5th June. It seems that people would prefer the barbecue at tea time. Of course, in East Lancashire when people invite you for tea they really mean dinner, and when people in Manchester invite you for dinner they really mean lunch! There is a list in the porch, so we’ll see how we get on.

MONSOON SEASON – continues unabated. We could shower outside if the wind dropped and the temperature rose a little; but, as they say, God never made a bad day. Everywhere is sure to be a riot of colour before long, though presently, the slugs are having a field day.

CARDS AND GIFTS FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – in the porch.

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