ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd February, 2014 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk
200 CLUB – £25 P McDermott; £15 L Gee; £10 Rmascarenhas.
ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Fernandes; Margaret O’Callaghan. Magdalena
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day. Mascarenhas
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Walburga; Tues- St Ethelbert; Wed- St Alexander; Fri- St Oswald of Worcester; Sat- St David.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER – 7th March at the Methodist Church
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.
TWO PILGRIMAGES – one from St Anne’s to the Shrines of France; the other from St Peter’s to Lourdes – see notice board for details.
HOLIDAYING NEARER HOME – Castlerigg Manor Lodge (Lancaster Diocese) sleeps 10, walking distance to Keswick, disabled facilities- call 017687 72711. Holiday Cottage next to St Mary’s, Chipping, (Salford Diocese) 01995 61238.
THEATRE OUTING – THE LOWRY – WAR HORSE – July/August. We have left a list in the porch – on before Christmas but sold out.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
PARISH MAGAZINE – should be a few copies left. Gardening tips would be very welcome for the next edition- how to grow bananas in Mosley!!! Pruning seems to be the main activity in March.
PIETY STALL – has been re-stocked – regret we have no online service!
LENT ON THE HORIZON – just one more week to enjoy biscuits, crisps, chocolates, and perhaps, a tipple, before the Lenten fast kicks in. Last year we had barely finished the Christmas cake before we were wearing ashes; hopefully, we will take things in our stride. People with flooded homes will certainly get a dispensation. We understand that the bishop is coming here on 1st April to celebrate one of the Station Masses. The weather has been mixed for the half-term holiday; not too disagreeable to prevent outdoor activities. Pastor Simplicius had his first ride on the Metro, Manchester to Ashton, and thought it absolutely wonderful – on time, clean and speedy. The rest of the journey to Mossely was by boat!
EDWIN MUIR – ‘last night going to bed alone, I suddenly found myself reciting the Lord’s Prayer in a loud emphatic voice, with deep urgency and profound disturbed emotion. While I went on I grew more composed and gradually my soul grew still; every word had a strange fulness of meaning which astonished and delighted me, meaning after meaning sprang from it..’