Newsletter 16th February 2014

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 16th February, 2014 –

RETIRING COLLECTION – S.P.U.C. – £235.17 Many thanks

200 CLUB – £25 P Glynn; £15 L Dobson; £10 M Higgins

BAPTISM – we welcome Xavier William Leach into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – Kevin O’Leary; Peter Hilton.

ANNIVERSARIES – Ken Timperley; Catherine O’Leary Smith; Thomas William Smith.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Servite Founders; Tues- St Flavian; Thurs- St Wulfric; Fri- St Peter Damian; Sat- Chair of St Peter.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.15pm.

PARISH MAGAZINE – available this weekend. Our gratitude to Jenny, our editor, for her untiring labour in producing a wonderful magazine, to the contributors, and, last but not least, to St Damian’s School for the printing. We have been well blessed. Keep the articles coming!

PARISH LUNCH – the inclement weather didn’t dampen the spirits, and indeed the appetite, of the diners last Tuesday who enjoyed a super lunch cooked by our celebrity chefs. No expense was spared in a lavish menu that even the Ritz Hotel would have envied! – not to mention the party games.

HALF-TERM – Hope that the children and the teachers enjoy a well deserved break – and the weather looks as if it may be more settled.

CONGRATULATIONS – to Bishop Brain who celebrates his Golden Jubilee on Saturday with a Mass in the Cathedral at 11am.

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

WAR HORSE – is showing at the Lowry Theatre in July and August. We have left a list in the porch for anyone wishing to go. It sold out before Christmas and is returning by popular demand.

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.

TWO PILGRIMAGES – one from St Anne’s to the Shrines of France and one to Lourdes from St Peter’s – see the notice board for posters.

WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Mossley had a ferocious blasting from the gale on Wednesday night; fortunately we lost just two tiles from the church roof; the health centre lost an enormous amount of felt from their roof. Galanthrophiles will be happy to know that the occasional snowdrop can be seen in the area, defying the wind and the rain – and so beautiful. The supermarkets are still floggings snow shovels and salt – not very encouraging!


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