Newsletter – 1st July 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 1st July, 2012 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 S Tallents; £15 A Whittaker; £10 V Timperley

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues – St Thomas, Wed- St Elizabeth of Portugal.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

WILLOW WOOD HOSPICE -Margaret Buckley is taking part in the Midnight Walk for the Hospice. The list for sponsors is on the notice board.

BIG SING – Churches Together ‘Big Sing’ takes place this Sunday at the Methodist Church, 2.30-3.30pm. Refreshments afterwards. Each church has submitted a number of hymns to be sung.

SUNDAY WALK- our Sunday Walk has been arranged for 15th July- all welcome including cats and dogs – starting from the church at 2pm. Hopefully we would be back for 5pm or thereabouts. Fine weather guaranteed!

PARISH LUNCH – our last parish lunch before the holidays will be on Thursday 19th July, after the 12 noon Mass. All welcome.

MEDITATION – Mondays at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.

LIVING FAITH BOOKLET – on sale at 50p. A gem of a book

READERS LIST – the new list is in the porch. Do mention if you would be happy to read or assist with Holy Communion or help in any other way.

RED MISSION BOXES – ‘Thank you to all APF Mill Hill Box collectors. This quarter’s collection raised £454.38.’ Sue Glynn.

MAYOR’S CIVIC SERVICE – The Civic Service for the new Mayor and Mayoress of Mossley will take place here on Sunday 22nd July, at 2.30pm

JUST GOES TO SHOW – Winston Churchill wisely said this about worry: ‘When I look back of all these worries I remember the story of an old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.’

HELL HATH NO FURY -we were fortunate to miss the wrath of the downpours last week, we just had the ‘spits and spots’ beloved of the forecasters.

Thursday was positively tropical- ie central heating not needed- indicating an appetizer for hotter weather to come; alas El Nino (the boy) decided otherwise.

And here we are in July, the season for strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries; and interestingly, blackbirds will not sing again until February

It is better not to read the long range weather forecast – it more or less says don’t put the umbrella and the fleece away yet. Hope springs eternal and we could be mopping our brows in the middle of the month – ‘appen.

ANNIVERSARIES – John Dear. AFRICAN PROVERB – the hand that gives is always uppermost; the hand that receives is always lower.

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