Newsletter – 15th December 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 15th December, 2013 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

DONATION – £400.00 Many thanks

CHRISTMAS FAIR – £665.00 Many thanks. The total surpassed our expectations – we are so grateful to everyone for making it a success; it was a bit of a squeeze, especially on Sunday, but the fences were jumped and we reached the finishing line!

200 CLUB – £25 J Allen; £15 T Davis; £10 A Porter

LATELY DEAD – Brian McKenna, Sheila Durkin

ANNIVERSARIES – Matthew; Susan Caldwell; Honorine Graham; Benjamin Rowley.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Adelaide; Fri- St Eugene.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE – WEDNESDAY AT 7.30PM

SCHOOL CAROL SERVICE – 7pm in church on TUESDAY

WEST SIDE STORY – The coach will leave for the Palace Theatre from outside the church at 6.30pm on Tuesday.

CHRISTMAS PARISH LUNCH – lotsa fun! A really happy occasion; a wonderful buffet enhanced by a spectacular turkey that a member of the team had cooked, along with the trimmings. Even Mr Pickwick would have been enthralled at the sight of so many delicacies – our hats off to the chefs.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES – Eve- 6.30pm; Day- 10.30am

FOOD PARCELS – have been passed on- many thanks

CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS – see Piety Stall.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC – tune in to Classic FM while darning socks!

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

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – The winning tickets are on the notice board.

OUR TREE – should be arriving on Monday from Clitheroe- it will have been well blessed with rain.

NEW HEATERS -have been installed in the porch but will not be working for a couple of days – thankfully, the weather is fairly mild. And, with the installation of a couple of spot lights, the altar should be brighter.

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY – one of those weeks! Pope Francis said recently that God speaks in whispers, so we have, occasionally, to be still and quiet if we are to receive his word. Short tempers and short fuses are much in evidence at this time of the year, but our good Lord wants to give us serenity of heart and peace of mind.

THE JOSEPHIAN – articles to thejosephian@aol.com – why not while away these long dark evenings with a little piece for the magazine- out in January.

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