Newsletter – 9th February 2014

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 9th February, 2014-

200 CLUB – £25 N Timperley; £15 L Gee; £10 J Meredith

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 12 noon.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Scholastica; Tues- Our Lady of Lourdes; Wed- St Damian; Thurs- SsCyril & Methodius; Sat- St Sigfrid of Vaxjo.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

PARISH LUNCH – ‘plat du jour’ (dish of the day) remains a secret! All welcome – list in the porch – after 12 noon Mass.

PARISH MAGAZINE – will be available next Sunday.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the children and parents involved in Confirmation and First Holy Communion are present at today’s Mass.

ST MARY OF THE ANGELS AND ST CHRISTOPHER’S – pilgrimage – by coach- to the Shrines of France – 14th October – 22nd October – £670. See the poster on the notice board for more details.

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for those received – have been distributed..

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

RETIRING COLLECTION TODAY – for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Children- Hugh Fitzpatrick will say a few words at the end of Mass.

RAFFLE PRIZES – would be gratefully received by the Mayor for the annual raffle which raises money for local charities – can be left in the porch.

WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER – 7th March at the Methodist Church.

WAR HORSE – LOWRY THEATRE – ‘Theatre event of the decade’ -Sunday Times. Showing July and August. We will leave a list in the porch.

A LOVELY PRAYER IN OLD AGE – G Appleton -‘Grant, O Lord, that the years left may be the holiest, the most loving, the most mature. I thank you for the past and especially that you have kept the good wine until now. Help me to accept my dimishing powers as the opportunity to prepare my soul for the full and free life to come in the state prepared by your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.’

IT NEVER RAINS BUT IT POURS – we could all be bottling our own water and selling it in California – St Joseph’s, Spring Water, Mossely! There is certainly a stretch in the days and the sun occasionally teases, but the mood is sombre; more clouds gather and the weather forecasters sound like Jeremiah. Still, things are sure to improve; there’s bound to be a hosepipe ban in the summer. Nature has a way of repairing the damage the elements have done.

At least Lent is later this year – Ash Wednesday isn’t till the 5th March.

ABRAHAM HESCHEL – in his old age said ‘ I did not ask for success: I asked for wonder.’ ‘To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower’- Blake. ‘Be still and know that God is present’ says the psalmist.

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