Newsletter – 13 January 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th January, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 A Ratchford; £15 K Hartley; £10 P Warburton

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thurs- St Anthony, Abbot; Sat- St Wulstan

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm


CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND IRELAND’S OWN – available in the porch.

LATELY DEAD – Sean Cox. May he rest in peace. Reception into church will take place on Thursday evening at 6pm and the Requiem Mass will take place on Friday at 10am

ANNIVERSARIES – Annie Rowley; Philip McCartney; Maureen Murphy.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL – will be on the weekend of 20th July; and the theme this year is ‘Professions’/’The Job I Do’. Our co-ordinator is Pat Jordan and Pat has left a specimen scarecrow, albeit a manikin one, in the porch to help get us into the scarecrow mood or mode!

CHURCH ENVELOPES AND GIFT AID ENVELOPES – many thanks for taking the envelopes. There are a number of spare envelopes; feel free to take one and indicate on the paper the number of the envelope and your name; and, if you would like to gift-aid do take a form as well to fill in.

PARISH MAGAZINE – the ideal time for putting pen to paper or ‘attacking’ the word processor: having a rant, getting something off your chest, perhaps describing the day you saw a flying saucer land on Saddleworth Moor; or, met a celeb, or, almost drowned!!!!!!!

FOLK/COMEDY NIGHT FOR CAFOD – at St Edward’s, Lees, on 8th Feb. See the poster in the porch for details.

PRE-WORK PLANNING – is underway to transform the meeting room

NEXT THEATRE OUTING – is on Tuesday 19th February- The Lion King.

BABY IT’S COLD OUT THERE – not the nashing of teeth but the chattering of teeth will be heard this weekend as the temperature drops. This is definitely a month for hibernating, pulling a chair up to the fire and pondering the absurdities of life whilst feeling a snug as a bug in a rug. Just don’t keep looking at the bank statements or you might be tempted to turn off the central heating! There is a tiny stretch in the days which is very welcome. Next week we will give the date of our next parish lunch.

ARE YOU SOMEBODY! – a writer, Jonathan Stedall, recalls how a friend of his was asked in all seriousness at an Oxford University garden party: ‘Are you somebody, or are you somebody’s wife?’!!!!!!!!!!

ECKHART TOLLE -‘When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. To complain is always non acceptance of what is. No negativity.’

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