ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 23rd March, 2014 –


CAFOD LENTEN FAST – £275.25 – Many thanks – cheque sent Monday.

200 CLUB – £25 J Makin; £15 J Edge; £10 J Carey.

LATELY DEAD – Hermine Kaluzny; Winstan Ruthven.

ANNIVERSARIES – Ellen Elizabeth Tohill.

BAPTISM – we welcome Joshua William Mellor into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues – The Annunciation; Sat- St Rupert.

CLOCKS FORWARD – next weekend.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10 – a lovely devotion for Lent if we can spare the time.

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 1o.30am and 6.10pm

MEDITATION – on the Mondays of Lent at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION – on the Wednesdays of Lent – ‘Walking through Lent with Pope Francis’ – at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome. Pope Francis is encouraging all catholics to discover the joy of the Gospel, saying that this is the primary task of Lent – more important than giving up biscuits!!!

DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday the Station Mass is at St Christopher’s, Ashton – next week it is here with the bishop.

THANK YOU FROM THE MAYOR – to all who supported the fund raising dinner and raffle which raised £1,000 for local charities.

100 MILE CYCLE RIDE – though on static bicycles – outside the Co-op on 6th April – proceeds to Forces’ Charities and the British Legion – the Mayor and two others taking part – sponsor forms in the porch.

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Hermine Kaluzny will take place on Monday 31st March at 12.30pm.

THEATRE OUTING TO THE LOWRY – WAR HORSE – it should be fun going to a new theatre – tickets and transport £45 – on Tuesday 12th August.

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

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Thursdays of Lent at 7pm

PARISH LUNCH – next lunch is on Wednesay 9th April.

WE MADE IT ! – we have escaped the clutches of winter and without too much coughing and sneezing. The joy of spring awaits us! Equally, may our Lent be about discovering the joy of the Lord more than anything else. Abbot Lot came to Abbot Joseph and said ‘Father, I keep my rule to the utmost, my fasts and meditation, I have striven to cleanse my heart. And now what?’ Fr. Joseph stood up and said ‘Why not be changed totally into fire.’ And ourselves!




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