Newsletter – 25 August 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 25th August, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 D O’Neil; £15 M Fitzpatrick; Y Kelly

LATELY DEAD – Peter Herbert, Beattie Clarke, Carmen Frezza.

ANNIVERSARIES – Mike Flannery; Eddie Graham (Birthday Anniversary).

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

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


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

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

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

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY -Requiem Mass at Moston and Wardley Cemeteries at 11am

I VOW TO THEE MY COUNTRY – the hymn was sung at Princess Diana’s funeral; music by Gustav Holst and the words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. In August 2004, the Right Reverend Stephen Lowe, Bishop of Hulme, condemned the hymn as totally heretical and called for it to be banned from Anglican ceremonies on the grounds that it set national above religious loyalties. He was largely ignored.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO SUMMER’S DAY! – the intoxicating scent of summer still tickles the nostrils. Mossley seems to have been largely deserted this past week, perhaps people taking advantage of the weather to enjoy a few days away. The children have one more week left of the holidays before the school re-opens on Tuesday week; and folk start drifting back to work after the Bank Holiday. Let’s hope that we can all manage to chill out over the weekend.

JUST PRESS PLAY AND PRAY – . It combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection in a new ten minute prayer session every day.

PARISH MAGAZINE – just to mention that holiday reminiscences would be welcome. Also, recommendations on places to eat – where can you get excellent fish and chip? What are the cucumber sandwiches like at the Midland Hotel?!

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LADYWELL – Saturday 14th September. It’s a good place to make a private visit if you are in the area – coming off the M6 at junction 32- Ladywell, Fernyhalgh, is signposted. The shrine has a cafe.

The journey from Mossley is just over the hour – well worth a visit.

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