Newsletter – 14 July 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 14July, 2013 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Caldwell; £15 P Rowley; £10 P Warburton

BAPTISM – we welcome Daniel Jack Cowgill into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – Stephen Oliver, Rose D’Souza.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am – except Thursday – 12 noon.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Bonaventure; Tues- Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Fri- St John Plessington; Sat- St Apollinaris.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

PARISH LUNCH – this Thursday after the 12 noon Mass. All welcome – the list is in the porch.

COFFEE AND TEA – after Mass in the Parish Room – through the sacristy.

SCARECROW FEVER – the scarecrow competition takes place next weekend- Saturday and Sunday. Those scarecrows made by parishioners of St Joseph’s will be on display outside the church – including one of the pope and a clutch of cardinals! Do call to the others churches to see their scarecrows. Shops and businesses are also taking part- we also have one from the Pennine Medical Centre of a surgeon.

FOOD PARCELS – once again, many thanks for the food parcels left in the presbytery porch; they have been passed on.

PARISH MAGAZINE – Just to mention that holiday reminiscences might not go amiss in the September issue. It has been suggested that we might want to advertise unwanted articles that we would like to give away, or, to recommend a tradesman who has given us excellent service – whatever, more details later.

FAREWELL AND BEST WISHES – to Fr Peter who has retired from All Saints. All Saints, Micklehurst, is in the Chester Diocese.

BIG SING – rasised £160 for the Bread of Life Charity- giving food parcels.

GONE WITH THE WIND – the wet weather has certainly skedaddled, gone, at least for the time being. Parishioners will be cancelling their holidays in Hawaii and San Francisco opting insead to sunbathe in Mossely Park or surf in the turquoise seas of Blackpool. It has been a glorious week; we have been well blessed and will be brimming with vitality with the fresh air and the sun. The school holidays can’t come soon enough.

THICH NHAT HANH -says ‘we have to learn to live happily in the present moment- you are a free person; you are alive. Open your eyes and enjoy the sunshine, the beautiful sky. Breathing in and out consciously helps you to become your best- calm, fresh, solid, clear, and free, able to enjoy the present moment as the best moment of your life. We have to stop destroying our body and soul for the idea of happiness in the future. The now is all we have.’

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