Newsletter – 6th January 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 6th January, 2013 – www.st.josephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 m Gross; £15 S Birkett; £10 S Davison

BAPTISM – we welcome Isabella Alina Turbatu into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – Bill Blythe, Mary McDonald, Joseph Kinder. May they rest in peace. The Funeral Service for Joseph Kinder will take place in church on Thrsday at 10.30am. The Funeral Service for Mary McDonald will take place in the Cemetery at 12 noon on Thursday. The Funeral Service for Bill Blythe will take place at the Crematorium on Friday at 10.30am.

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Hilda Greenwood; John Leathem

MASSES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am – apart from Friday – 9.30am

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday 8.45-9.30am

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – are sending us a few copies each week.

IRELAND’S OWN – sending us 6 copies each week till we see how it goes.

The magazine has been going for years and has lots of stories in it.

GIFT AID ENVELOPES AND NON- GIFT AID ENVELOPES -are in the porch. Do take one. Anyone wishing to take an envelope, do take one of the spare ones and leave your name and number on the sheet. It would be lovely if more parishioners could ‘gift aid’ their offertory donation; everything is quite confidential. Hopefully, we will leave some gift aid forms about.

PARISH MAGAZINE – the dark and dreary months of January and February are the ideal time for writing an article for the magazine: a holiday, seeing a ghost, a piece of poetry, a recipe, a hobby, memories. There is a lot of talent to be tapped into!

FOLK/COMEDY NIGHT FOR CAFOD -at St Edwards, Lees on 8th Feb, ’13. See the poster in the porch for more information

CHURCHES TOGETHER – Tuesday at 8pm a meeting at the Methodist Church to co-ordinate arrangements for Whit Friday. Wednesday at 7.30pm at the vicarage for the Scarecrow Festival Meeting.

A TREAT IS ALLOWED AND RECOMMENDED – today on the Feast of the Epiphany. For many Orthodox Christians this is a bigger Feast than Christmas. The commercial sector has never hi-jacked the Epiphany, so it remains a religious celebration, and a lovely one at that.

RESOLUTIONS – are the order of the day at the beginning of January, though some Catholics like to wait until the beginning of Lent before turning over a new leaf. Please God the sun will shine very soon; the past week was so gloomy. We will say goodbye to the tree, the crib and the decorations on Monday; some churches keep them up until the Feast of the Purification at the beginning of February. Travelling people always took home blessed straw.

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