Newsletter – 29th December 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 29th December, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Edge; £15 S Glynn; £10 P Shackleton.

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION – GIVEN TO CAFOD – £1262.09 – a beautiful gift to the poor and starving of the world.

DONATION – £10,000 – Many thanks

MISSION – RED BOXES – ‘Many thanks to all – we collected £697.18 this quarter’ – Sue Glynn.

ANNIVERSARIES – Arthur Holmes, Michael O’Connor, John Leathem, Susan Caldwell (Birthday Anniversary).

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am except Wednesday.

It will be preceeded by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 11-12 to pray for peace in the world.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Egwin of Evesham, Tues- St Silvester; Thurs- Ss Basil and Gregory, Fri- Holy Name of Jesus; Sat-St Elisabeth Seton.

DIARIES – still at few left over – could always give one to a house-bound person.

ADORATION – Fridays at 9-10.
CONFESSIONS -Sat-10.30am

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks- have been given out. and 6.10.

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – should be available this Sunday – do let us know if you would like an envelope – gift aid or otherwise. Our gratitude for all the financial contributions over the past year. Next month we will publish a summary of our accounts.

HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR TO ALL – and many thanks for everything given and shared over the past year.

QUIZ NIGHT – we are hoping to have a Quiz Night at the end of January with the proceeds going to Derian House Childrens Hospice- refreshments and bring your own bottle! Details later.

BLOWING IN THE WIND -hope nobody got blown away on Friday; it was certainly a lively night and morning. The weather over Christmas was very agreeable and the services in church joyous. This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Family, so more carols will be on the menu. The windy weather has tended to keep people indoors though I’m sure that we have all noticed the tiniest stretch in the days- staying light till almost 4.30pm!

A STALYBRIDGE PUB – a parishioner has drawn our attention to the pub with the longest name in Britan – and on our doorstep! ‘The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn’ It is said to be a decent watering hole – perhaps some parishioners partake of a glass or two there.

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

PARISH MAGAZINE – articles to

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