Newsletter – 25th February 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 25th February, 2018 –

200 CLUB – £25 E Holmes; £15 J Buchanan; £10 B Hayes.
ANNIVERSARIES – Maureen Meredith
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.30am.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed-St Oswald of Worcester, Thurs- St David, Patron of Wales, Fri-St Chad.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
MEDITATION DURING LENT – Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15 in the parish room.
DEANERY STATION MASS DURING LENT – Tuesdays at 7.30pm. This week the Station Mass will be at Holy Rosary, Fitton Hill. Bishop John will be preaching. Next Tuesday, the Deanery Station Mass is here.
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels left for the Mossley Food Bank – taken on Thursday. Food items can be left in the porch.
NEXT SUNDAY – 4th March. Three Parks Link Walk – join Paul Nethercott on an 11 mile moderate walk linking Stamford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country parks. 10am till 4pm -Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – on Saturday 5th May. Anyone wishing to join the pilgrimage, please contact Colin Riley at St Patrick’s as soon as possible before 31st March. Tel: 07756904852. Cost £20/£25.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – a meeting for the parish team has been arranged for Wednesday 14th March at 7pm in the parish room.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 14th March. All welcome – there is a list in the porch.
NEW READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – there is a list in the porch for those wishing to help out in these two ministries.
CAFOD FUND RAISING EVENT – at St Edward’s, Lees, on Friday 16th March at 7.30pm. A concert by Tameside Community Voices- bar available – tickets £5 – names can be put on the sheet in the porch . Money raised is matched (doubled) by the Government – supporting sanitation and water projects.
PRESBYTERY JOYS – ominous 3’s much in evidence recently. First the iron decided to call it a day; then the kettle through in the towel; finally, the heating boiler gave up the ghost! Happy days! – but all good fun.
PIETY STALL – items for St Patrick’s Day and Mothering Sunday.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – see poster in the porch
MISS SAIGON – will collect the money next month – (24th April) tickets are £55 including transport..
DIRE WARNINGS -about the weather this week. Do feel free to bring hot water bottles to church! Will leave a bottle of rum in the porch if the temperature drops to minus 20

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