Newsletter – 5th January 2014

ST. JOSEPH, MOSSLEY – 5th January, 2014 –

200 CLUB – £25 S O’Grady; £15 M Henshaw; £10 J O’Grady

ANNIVERSARIES – Lily Graham (Birthday Anniversary)

LATELY DEAD – Sister Veronica (Presentation Convent); Lila Carney

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Raymond; Thurs- St Adrian of Canterbury.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – are now available in the porch. If you haven’t got an envelope and would like one, do take one of the spare envelopes and simply write your name and the number of the envelope on the sheet of paper. If you would like the offering to be gift-aided, there are some forms to hand.

DIARIES – just a handful left – do take one.

LIVING FAITH BOOKLET – has a little reflection for each day of the week- great value at 50p

QUIZ NIGHT – we have arranged a Quiz Night for Wednesday 29th January – proceeds to the Children’s Hospice, Derian House. Tickets will be available soon.

PARISH MAGAZINE – a gentleman (retired doctor) wrote to say that he had just read the parish magazine online and thought that it was absolutely brilliant.

So, we have to keep up the good work. Hopefully, it will come out at the end of the month so do send the article to [email protected] These dark nights should be ideal for activating the grey matter!

PARISH LUNCH – will give the date of the next parish lunch next week.

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

GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS? – school re-opens on Tuesday.

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks – all have been given out.

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – hope the three wise men didn’t get a soaking. T.S. Elliot writes ‘ a cold coming we had of it, just the worst time of the year for a journey, and such a long journey: the ways deep and the weather sharp, the very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sore-footed and refactory, lying down in the melted snow………..the camel men cursing and grumbling, and running away and wanting their liquor and women..’ Neither camels nor camel men in Mossley! – presently, plenty of water and windy too.

TODAY’S FEAST – is really lovely and quite magical – a celebratory chocolate biscuit would be in order! And on Monday the church will look quite stark after the festive colour. By the bye, a blackbird has been singing on the church roof this week despite it being January; it seemed really happy.

ISAAC NEWTON – whence arises all that order and beauty we see in the world?

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