Newsletter – 22 September 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 22nd September, 2013-www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 A Ratchford; £15 B Hayes; £10 D Aylett

LATELY DEAD – Alice Newton and Joan Warren. May they rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES – Stanislav Zidan; Mark Rylance; Norah Delaney.

WEDDING – congratulations to Mark Raymond Wood and Ailsa Corinne Brown who are to be married on Friday.

REQUIEM MASS – for Alice Newton will be on Wednesday at 12.30pm and reception into church on Tuesday evening at 6pm.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am – except Wednesday – at 12.30pm

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Our Lady of Walsingham; Thur- Ss Cosmas and Damian; Fri- St Vincent de Paul; Sat- St Wenceslaus.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

MEDITATION – on Monday (6 weeks) in the presbytery at 7.30-8.30pm. All welcome. Dag Hammarskjold (former United Nations Secretary General) said that the longest journey is the journey inwards and the poet T.S.Elliot said that old people ought to be explorers – though meditation is not just for oldies! An article in one paper last week said that if you want to stay young, then meditate!

FOOD PARCELS – gratitude for the parcels left in the presbytery porch.

AID OF THE CHURCH IN NEED – have a feeling that someone is going to give an appeal next week about this organisation – we shall see. It seeks, especially, to help persecuted Catholics in different parts of the world.

PARISH MAGAZINE – a brilliant response to the appeal for articles for the September edition – out at the end of the month.

PARISH LUNCH – once again a wonderful feast provided by our highly competent chefs; and, for the first time we had chips-wow! A choice of vegetarian or steak with mushy peas and a desert menu to die for. Many thanks to helpers and diners. Not to mention the quickest game of bingo ever!

TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy-and we understand that the jam will be coming soon.

READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – new lists in the porch.

CORNUCOPIA – parishioners with fruit trees (not to metion those with their private orchards) are reporting a bumper crop of fruit. Waistlines are sure to expand with an array of pies and crumbles on the table every day. We have had our fair share of rain this past week and the temperatures have taken a tumble; next week we will be singing alleluias as the sun comes out. The last of the martins will soon leave and flocks of immigrant starlings will arrive; and the days are getting shorter.

FLANNERY O’CONNOR – (left Georgia for Iowa) ‘Dear Lord, please make me want you. It would be the greatest bliss’ She was a writer and devout Catholic-died 1964.

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