Newsletter – 18th November 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18 November, 2012 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Brakespear; £15 D Buckley; £10 P Warburton.

ANNIVERSARIES – Eileen Connor; Graham Hopwood Graham; Dorothy Scully.

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10 am each day, but on Thursday at 8am.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – meeting after Mass today.

REMINDER – that the Sunday Mass is now at 10 am

CHRISTMAS FAIR – a very big thank you for all the contributions towards the Fair; everyone has been so kind. We will show the amount raised in next week’s newsletter. Let’s hope the weather stays fair.

CHRISTMAS PARISH LUNCH – will take place on Tuesday 11th December, after the 12 noon Mass. All welcome.

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – not too late to add more names.

LECTIO DIVINA – Monday at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. Prayerfully reflecting on a passage of scripture; a gentle way of preparing for Christmas.

FUNERAL SERVICE – on Monday at 11.15 for Josef Brylowski.

THEATRE OUTING – CATS – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER – extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit musical is at the Opera House for two weeks in April. Price, with transport, will be around £35, and no need to pay till next year! Do add your name to the list in the porch if you wish to go.

WICKED – is at the Palace Sept- Nov next year; we will leave a list out soon.

Money for the Lion King can be left in the sacristy.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- Presentation of Our Lady; Thurs- St Cecilia; Fri- St Columban.

NOTHING COULD BE FINER – than to be in Mossley during the autumn! Who could disagree? A rather cloudy week, if not sepulchral at times; not ideal for promenading or aerobics, and by five o’clock it is really dark. I suppose in days gone by, the people of Mossley didn’t venture far after dark; they would sit before a roaring fire chatting or reading or telling stories. It will be advent in two week’s time and then Christmas will be close.

WAILING WALL – in 1967 Malcolm Muggeridge was in Jerusalem attending a military parade to mark the Israel take-over of the whole city, and the rabbis were out in force at the Wailing Wall, all wailing away. Muggeridge suggested to one rabbi that they should be celebrating to which he replied ‘There’s always plenty to wail about.’ I suspect we would all agree.

CHESTERTON SCOLDED ! – at the beginning of the Second World War a society lady chided GKC for not being out at the Front, to which he replied ‘ Madam if you go to the side you will see that I am out at the front.’! (he was excessively corpulent)

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