Newsletter – 13th August 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 13th August, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 P Lavin; £15 K McDermott; £10 P Armfield
BAPTISM – we welcome Sibel Mary Cox into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Maureen Heaney, Ann Gaffney.
ANNIVERSARIES – Allen Hughes, Estelle Dalton, Albert Jeffries
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Connell is on Tuesday at 11am
ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY – Tuesday – Mass at 10am and 7pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Maximillian Kolbe; Wed- St Stephen of Hungary; Thurs- Our Lady of Knock; Fri-St Helen; Sat- St John Eudes.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10.30am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass.
TRIP TO YORK – SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST – just to mention that it would be good to leave at 11.45am – so it means a late breakfast or an early lunch!
MOTTRAM SHOW – next Sunday – not known for scorching temperatures.
NEW READERS AND MINISTERS LISTS – in the sacristy.
MOSSELY CORRESPONDENT – few copies available in the porch.
CELEBRATE FESTIVAL – next Sunday, 20th August, 12.15pm at Egmont Playing Fields. The event will help to raise funds for the Light Festival later in the year. Acts include: Sura Susso and Jalikunda, The Kyla Brox Band,Tony Greenwood Big Band, The Global Grooves Bloco, Jubacana – Oldham’s very own youth-led percussion and dance group for 8-18s, featuring brazilian drums, electric guitars, and Carnival street dance.
SOME LIKE IT HOT – parishioners returning from European destinations speak of sizzling temperatures and torrid heat. In 1976 this country sweltered in temperatures exceeding 90f for 15 consecutive days. A further five days saw temperatures reaching95f – parts of the southwest went without water for 45 days. A far cry from this year. The past week has been like the curate’s egg – good in parts!
ANNUAL ROSARY RALLY – Platt Fields – Saturday 9th Sept at 3pm.
SISTER WENDY BECKETT – ‘But O, dearest, you have got yourself in a muddle about the Church, the hierarchy, priests, bishops, Vatican, the Pope…They are not the Church; they are a part of the Church, a functional part. The Church is the poor people of God, the faithful people who suffer and obey and never lose their trust in Him. This is the Church to whom Jesus promised His Holy Spirit, and we can see the presence of that Holy Spirit over the centuries.’
R. S. THOMAS – THE MOOR – It was like a church to me. I entered it on soft foot. Breath held like a cap in hand. It was quiet. What God was there made himself felt. Not listened to in clean colours that brought a moistening of the eye, in a movement of the wind over the grass. There were no prayers said, but stillness of the heart’s passions- that was praise enough…..’

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