Newsletter – December 9th 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 9th December, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 P Buckley; £15 R King; £10 P Cooper

ANNIVERSARIES – Arthur Holmes (birthday anniversary)

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – but on Tuesday at 12 noon.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed – Our Lady of Guadalupe; Thurs – St Lucy; Fri- St John of the Cross.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am. Perhaps during the season of Advent we might be able to squeeze in a few minutes and thank the Lord for his goodness to us.

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE – Wednesday 19th December at 7.30pm

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – meeting after 10am Mass next Sunday.

LECTIO DIVINA – prayerful reading of a scriptural passage and prayer – 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome. Final one before Christmas.

PARISH LUNCH – this Tuesday after the 12 noon Mass. It will take the form of a buffet and will conclude with singing or bingo!

ST DAMIAN’S PARTY – the mini bus will collect at 11am outside church.

CATS – the tickets have been booked for Tuesday 16th April (feast of St Bernadette) No need to pay till February. Cost including transport £35.

WICKED – Hit musical (a West End Sensation-untold story of the witches of oz) is coming to the Palace theatre – 12 Sept- 16 Nov. No need to pay well into next year. The list is in the porch.

ST JOSEPH’S CALENDARS – a benefactor had 50 printed and suggested that parishioners might like to put £1 in the Cafod box for one.

DIARIES – are available in the porch (no charge). We didn’t think we would have enough so have supplemented them with some others – and will get more if necessary.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – they have sent us 20 copies free of charge

SCHOOL CAROL CONCERT – in church on Tuesday 18th December.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – George Lawton Hall – see poster.

CHURCHES TOGETHER – carol singing at Methodist Ch. 16 Dec at 7pm.

MORE FORTISSIMO THAN PIANISSIMO – might describe the weather this past week, though a couple of days have seen mediterranean skies and stunning sunsets. A dusting of snow covers the hills. We shall have to keep our fingers crossed for Christmas; just a couple of inches of snow would be splendid. The decorations in the town centre are cheerful if not sumptuous, and the tree outside the Hall quite impressive. The Jews are celebrating Hanukkah just now (for 8 days) ; a festival of light. Families light a candle each evening commemorating the re-dedication of the temple in 2 cent. BC.

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