Newsletter – 2nd February 2014

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 2nd February, 2014 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Stevens; £15 a Ratchford; £10 J Warburton

LATELY DEAD – Gail Brooks; Fr Eddie Morrissey (served at St Stephen’s, Droylsden 1967-78 and will be buried at Brosna Church, Co. Kerry)

ANNIVERSARIES -Frank Shackleton.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Blaise – customary blessing of throats after Mass; Wed- St Agatha; Thurs- St Paul Miki; Fri- St Mel.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – this Sunday at 9.15am for the children and parents involved in First Communion and Confirmation.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE UNBORN CHILD – next Sunday there will be the annual retiring collection for this cause.

PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 12th February after the 12 noon Mass. All welcome – the list is in the porch.

A LOVELY EVENING – our very first social (apart from the lunches) in the parish room was a resounding success. Our gratitude to Jenny who devised and delivered the Quiz and to the ladies who made the supper – and a cheque for £75 sent to Derian House, Children’s Hospice.

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

ALL SAINTS, MICKLEHURST – this Sunday the Bishop of Chester (All Saints being in the Chester Diocese) will license Reverend Alessandra Di Chiari as Priest in Charge of All Saints at a service at 6.30pm.

MAYOR’S CIVIC AND CHARITY DINNER – will take place on 1st March at Westholme – 5 course dinner- costing £24. The event raises money for local charities – for more information and for tickets, contact Dean on 834589.

PARISH MAGAZINE – still times to send in articles for the next edition – which will now be towards the end of the month- to thejosephian@aol.com – or leave typed and written copies at the presbytery.

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks – they have been handed out.

SPRING ALREADY! – yes, in the Celtic calendar – on the Feast of St Brigid – 1st February. The stained glass Rose Window over the entrance to the church is an interpretation of St Brigid’s Cross – usually made from rushes and said to protect buildings from fire.

FILL-DYKE – in certain old proverbs February is know as fill-dyke, when the rain and melted snow filled the ditches to overflowing – I suspect that the ducks are alone in lapping up this seasonal fare; probably, very few have escaped a drenching this past week – we have been well baptised!

WALTER de la MARE – ‘look you last on all things lovely.’

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