Newsletter – 28 July 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28th July, 2013 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 E Downing; £15 A Ratchford; £10 P Rowley

LATELY DEAD – Joyce Nightingale; Bernice Caldwell; Fr Tim Gunn – had retired to Lyre Lisselton, Co Kerry; Patrick Buckley. May they rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES – Ellen Hughes.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Martha; Tues- St Peter Chrysologus; Wed-

St Ignatius of Loyola; Thurs- St Alphonsus Liguori.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saaturdays at 10.30am and 6. 10pm.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – leaves on Tuesday and returns on Monday 5th August. Paula Warburton will be going from St Joseph’s.

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels left in the porch.

BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH – our congratulations to the St Joseph’s scarecrow creators for an excellent display last weekend – the pope, of course, coming 3rd. The contributions to Willow Wood Hospice came to £46.20.

COFFEE AND TEA – served after Mass – access throough the sacristry.

PARISH MAGAZINE – holiday visits and experiences should make good reading in the September edition: thejosephian@aol.com

GREEK HUMOUR – (from a book by Mary Beard) The Philogelos (means laughter lover) contains a collection of gags put together in the fourth century AD- ‘An egg-head doctor was seeing a patient. “Doctor”, he said, “when I get up in the morning I feel dizzy for 20 minutes.” “Get up 20 minutes later then,” replied the doctor!

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN – this week at the Methodist Church.

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY – Words: A C Benson. Music: Edward Elgar. A. C Benson was the son of an archbishop of Canterbury. He wrote the words to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ when he was a housemaster at Eton.

WESTWARD HO – will there be an exodus of parishioners this weekend heading for the beaches and the hills as the summer holidays begin in earnest? Let’s hope that the weather will not disappoint. We have enjoyed a sweltering week of sunshine and a welcome shower or two. Hopefully the postcards from Blackpool or Monte Carlo will say ‘having a lovely time, wish you were here!’

JOHN BETJEMAN – ‘in late July when people faint and blisters form on outdoor paint and cattle suddenly go mad and butter suddenly goes bad our vicar likes to go astray at Eastbourne for his holiday. And that first Sunday he’s away the church is always rather full. Some people come there to be cool and others in the hope of someone slicker and better looking than the vicar, it is a sort of annual bet what sort of person we will get….’ Watch out!

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