Newsletter – 22nd December 2013

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

200 CLUB – £25 V Timperley; £15 L Brayshaw; £10 M Wood

ANNIVERSARIES – Genevieve Smith; Mary Hilda Greenwood; Adrian Moss (Birthday Anniversary)

MONDAY – Mass at 10am

TUESDAY – Mass at 10am

CHRISTMAS EVE – MASS AT 6.30pm (carols before)

CHRISTMAS DAY – MASS AT 10.30am

BOXING DAY (St Stephen) Mass at 12 noon

FRIDAY (St John) Mass at 12 noon. (ADORATION – 11-12)

SATURDAY (Holy Innocents) Mass at 10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels left in presbytery porch- they will be delivered before Christmas.

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

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – winning tickets are on the notice board.

PARISH MAGAZINE – articles to thejosephian@aol.com

THEATRE OUTING – Tuesday’s outing to the Palace Theatre received five stars for an outstanding performance, exhilarating dancing and splendid singing. Parishioners have expressed interest in War Horse currently showing at the Lowry – it is returning next July. It is the winner of 5 Tony Awards (2011) and is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo. We will leave a list out in the New Year to see if there is any interest. Meanwhile, watch this space!

CARDS AND CALENDARS – last minute purchases – see Piety Stall

CHURCH DIARIES – are available in the porch – they have been supplemented by some others since we aren’t really sent enough. Hope there are sufficient to go round. The diocesan almanacs are still at St Patrick’s, Oldham – if any good Samaritan is passing the church over the next month he or she might…….!

A JOYFUL, PEACEFUL AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS – to all. It seems that it will be a little cooler than it has been for the Feast – alas, no snow! Please God, families will be able to get together to celebrate. Wonder how many familes are having goose for Christmas? (not the goose that laid the golden egg) So much shopping to do at this time of the year and no sooner is Christmas Day over and it’s time for the sales stampede!

JOHN BETJEMAN – ‘No love that in a family dwells, no carolling in frosty air, nor all the steeple-shaking bells can with this single truth compare- that God was man in Palestine and lives today in bread and wine.’

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