Newsletter – 18th August 2008

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18th August, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 A Ratchford; £15 M Fitzpatrick; £10 D Buchanan.

BAPTISMS – we welcome Douglas William Forrest and Callum Stephen Ford into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – John Delaney and Ken Timperley (Birthday Anniversary)

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Philip Stanley Newton on Monday at 12.30pm

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Blessed Dominic Barberi; Tues- St Monica; Wed – St Augustine; Thurs – Passion of St John the Baptist; Fri – Ss Margaret Clitheroe, Anne Line, Anne Ward; Sat- St Aidan and Saints of Lindisfarne.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

THE JOSEPHIAN – perhaps parishioners have visited a lovely country church or a cathedral, and may want to share their delight with us.

TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass – access through the sacristy – our confectioners have been spoiling us recently!

FOOD PARCELS – have been passed on – many thanks- nothing too small or too little- and can be left in the presbytery porch.

STEAMING AHEAD – the summer holidays are in full flow now and after next weekend thoughts will be turning to the treadmill! We have had a mixed bag of weather this past week but nothing to dampen our spirits. Some people are concerned that many swifts and house martins have already migrated south, two weeks earlier than usual; and, this is said by country folk to signal a long hard winter ahead – only time will tell! Rumour has it that one parishioner, presently in Blackpool, is opening a welk stall on the Golden Mile!

BREWED IN YORKSHIRE – to a 19th century recipe, Elland’s 1872 Porter was named the Best Beer at the Great Britain Beer Festival.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY – Mass at Moston and Wardley Cemeteries.

IDIOMS – UP THE SPOUT – at the pawnbrokers!

NEWCASTLE HOSPITALITY – roasting a friend to death.

RED ABOUT THE GILLS – flushed with drink.

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE – pretensions to dignity- ‘Churches often bestow extraordinary titles on high-ranking clergy. I have met Eminences, Beatitudes, Serenities! I would like to be Pope for a day to replace the title ‘Monsignor’ (My Lord), with ‘Your Servant’ We live every day as the baptised who have been, as it were, stripped, and stand before God with no great title than Brother and Sister. Remember the plaque to Cardinal Newman which concludes: ‘Ante omnia Christianus’. ‘Before all else a Christian.’

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