Newsletter – 20 May 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 19/20 May, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 P Rowley; £15 R Mascarenas; £10 M Connell

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – we offer our congratulations to the children and their parents on this happy day. First Communions will take place during the 11am Mass – there will be Mass at 9.30am as usual.

OUR GRATITUDE – to the catechists who have prepared the children and looked after the parent sessions.

MASSES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Rita; Fri- St Bede; Sat- St Philip Neri.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

GIFTS AND CARDS – for First Holy Communion at the back of church.

SISTER ACT – AT THE OPERA HOUSE- TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER – we will order the tickets this week, so do put your name down if you would like to come.

DIAMOND JUBILEE BARBECUE – TUESDAY 5TH JUNE- tea-time. We thought that we had to do something. Do put your name on the list if you would like to attend.

WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – thankfully, we have volunteers for stewarding and marshalling; we understand that the police will not be present so their role is vital for the safety of those taking part. We will probably need a few extra hands for carrying the statues and will leave a list in the porch.

OF INTEREST – on Sunday a breathtaking tour of Gorton Monastery, followed by a commentary on industrial imperialism and post-war dereliction.11.30am- £7. And on Monday, a guided tour of Manchester Town Hall with an expert on the building- 5.30pm – £6. And ,Wednesday, Manchester Cathedral and the area around – guided tour – 2.30pm- £8. A guided tour of Mossley has not yet been announced!

TRIMMING OUR SAILS – the cool weather has no doubt meant an adjustment in our leisure activities- eg, no sunbathing! The winds – no doubt from Siberia – have kept people indoors, that is, apart from the hardy annuals who relish the intemperate conditions. When summer does arrive it will be a real epiphany and it will be like being in heaven, well, sort of.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS BELL – 50th Eucharistic Congress takes place in Dublin in June. There is a Deanery Prayer Vigil at Ss Aidan and Oswald on Thursday 24th May, at 7pm followed by refreshments.(the bell will be present)!

A NICE THOUGHT – DOSTOEVSKY – ‘Love all God’s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.’

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