Newsletter – 27 October 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 27th October, 2013- www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 B Hayes; £15 L Brayshaw; £10 J Edge

LATELY DEAD – Andrew Hallas; Sean Clark; Patrick Percival; Diana Rarinca – whose Requiem will take place on Monday 4th November at 1.30pm.

ANNIVERSARIES – Eileen O’Connor; Dorothy O’Neil (Birthday Ann).

BAPTISM – we welcome Cameron Wrigley into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

ALL SAINTS – on Friday – Mass at 10am and 7pm.

OCTOBER DEVOTIONS – last one on Thursday at 7pm.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

MEDITATION – Monday at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery – all welcome

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels left in the presbytery porch – they will be passed on to those in need.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Monday- Ss Simon and Jude, Friday- All Saints,

Saturday- All Souls

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – during November, we will leave the book of Remembrance in the sanctuary for us to enter the names of our deceased who will be remembered each day during Mass.

STANDING OVATION – all were agreed that Tuesday evening’s visit to the Palace Theatre was really good. Our next outing is on Tuesday 17th December to see WEST SIDE STORY, again at the Palace. Money for the tickets – £45 -including transport- will be collected next month.

PARISH LUNCH -will take place on Wednesday 6th November after the 12 noon Mass. All are welcome – the list is in the porch.

TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME – clocks back this weekend.

HALF TERM – has arrived with a well earned rest for all. The weather has been lively this past week, if mild; it might be as well to keep the wellingtons at hand next week. Monday’s storm might shake the leaves off many a tree. In mid-November 1798 in Hampshire, Jane Austen is enjoying the unusually fine weather and writes, felicitously, ‘ not very becoming perhaps in the morning, but very pleasant out of doors at noon, and very wholesome – at least everybody fancies so, and imagination is everything.’ We will have to get used to the long dark evenings once again. Pope Francis said recently that it’s ok if a husband and wife throw plates at one another as long as they make it up before bedtime

– let’s hope we don’t hear too much ‘smashing’ going on in Mossley – after all, the Upper Class like to hear the sound of breaking glass!

RAINER MARIA RILKE – we are the bees of the invisible.

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