Newsletter – 9th September 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8/9 September, 2012 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

DONATION – in memory of Jim Colgan – £140.00

BAPTISM – we welcome Joshua Alan Whittaker into the family at St Joseph’s

WELCOME – on the 40th Anniversary of Mossley’s twinning with Hem (a small town near Lille in northern France) we welcome our French visitors to St. Joseph’s for the 9.30am Mass this Sunday. After Mass, to the accompaniment of Mossley Band, the Mayor of Hem will formally name Hem Place, the area at the top of the Market Place.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Ambrose Barlow; Wed-The Holy Name of Mary; Thurs-St John Chrysostom; Fri- The Exaltation of the Holy Cross’ Sat- Our Lady of Sorrows.

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

CONFESSIONS -Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

SISTER ACT (TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER) – the tickets can now be paid for, just leave the money (cash or cheque) £27 in the sacristy and cross your name off the list. We will collect the money for the Lion King next month.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL – Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm at St George’s Church, Unitarian Church, Mossley Methodists, All Saints Church.

Refreshments and BBQ at Mossley Methodist Church.

200 CLUB – £25 D Chisnall; £15 C Cox; £10 M Fitzpatrick

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – without any apology for being absent without leave the sun has beamed and smiled at us this past week; a couple of days were really splendid. And, of course, the children are back at school.

DANGERS OF SMOKING – when the young C.S.Lewis was smoking a cigarette in the road (Nothern Ireland) he met a man called called Russell – a mad clergyman- who stopped, pointed down and thundered, ‘Plenty of smoke down there,’ then pointing upwards, ‘None up there!’ And walked rapidly away.

WORDS OF WISDOM -in a convent in Ireland a 98 year old Mother Superior lay dying. The nuns gathered round her bed trying to make her comfortable. They offered her warm milk but she refused. Then one of the nuns remembered that someone had left them some Irish whisky; she went to the kitchen and poured a bumper whisky into the warm milk. When offered this concoction the Mother Superior quickly emptied the glass and her eyes began to sparkle.

The nuns said ‘ Please Mother, will you share with us some of your spiritual wisdom before you leave us.?’ She raised herself up in the bed on one elbow and looked at them and said’ DON’T SELL THAT COW!’

ALAN LEWIS – religion resides in our eyes rather than in our minds; we see, then, love.

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