Newsletter – 29th October 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 29th October, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Buckley; £15 K Adams; £10 A Brooks
BAPTISM – we welcome Malachy Harry Hipkan into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Canon Kevin O’Connor (retired), Carmel Sullivan.
ANNIVERSARIES – Dorothy O’Neil (Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.40 (have a Requiem Mass at Lees at 10.30)
ALL SAINTS – WEDNESDAY – Mass at 9.40am and 7pm
HOLY SOULS – THURSDAY – Mass at 10am
FEASTS THIS WEEK -Mon-St Alphonsus; Tues-St Wolfgang; Fri-St Martin de Porres, St Malachy, St Winifride; Sat- St Charles Borromeo.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
CLOCKS BACK – this weekend.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
OUR THEATRE OUTING – as always a great treat – though the theme was a trifle lugubrious and the atmosphere somewhat doleful. But the singing and acting were excellent.
GUYS AND DOLLS – will collect the money nearer to the date.
MATILDA – we go to see Matilda on 24th September next year. 76 people are going and early November we have to pay for the tickets – £4,235.00. Could we ask that people pay £25 deposit this month and the rest can be paid next year sometime.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – the bishop wants each parish team to meet three times before Advent. For the members who signed up for St. Joseph’s team we will meet on Wednesday 15th, 22nd, 29th of November, at 7pm till 8pm in the parish room.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – for parents and children involved in First Holy Communion next year, the first meeting will take place at Church on Sunday 12th November at 9am
QUIZ NIGHT – the date for our next Quiz Night is on Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm in the parish room. There is a list in the porch to add our names if we wish to come. It has always been a really enjoyable evening.
MEDITATION – our final meditation takes place this Monday in the parish room at 7.15-8.15pm. All welcome – even if you haven’t been before!
CHILDREN’S PACKS – are available before Mass to help the little ones becoming too noisy and restless during Mass – they have been enthusiastically received.
THE JOSEPHIAN – we received a couple of articles this week; do keep them coming – there is so much talent in the parish waiting to be tapped.
HALF-TERM – fingers crossed for good weather. What a deluge of rain we had last Saturday evening; we are due for some fine weather.
BLESSING – like the joy of the sea coming home to the shore, may the relief of laughter rinse through your soul – J.O’D.

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Newsletter – 22nd October 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 22nd October, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 R King; £15 S O’Grady; £10 L Gee.
WEDDING – Our congratulations and best wishes to Anthony Howard-Cofield and Angela Marie Simpson who are to be married today.
LATELY DEAD – Peter Warburton.
ANNIVERSARIES – Monica Brennan
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day- except Wednesday – 9.30am (Requiem elswhere) and Thursday – 9.30am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
FR MICHAEL FLEMING’S FUNERAL – Reception into Holy Family, Limeside, on Wednesday at 7pm followed by Mass. Bishop John Arnold will celebrate Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. The burial will take place at Wardley Cemetery. Fr Michael was aged 56 yrs. May he rest in peace.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
MEDITATION – during the month of October we have meditation in the parish room on Monday’s at 7.15 – 8.15pm
QUIZ NIGHT – by popular demand we hope to have a Quiz Night in November. We will leave a list out next Sunday
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St John of Capistrano; Wed-The Six Welsh Matyrs;
Thurs-SsChad & Cedd; Sat-Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles.
SUNSET BOULEVARD – this Thursday we go to the Palace Theatre to see Sunset Boulevard. The coach will leave from the bustop on Stamford Street at 6.15pm. It should be a great evening.
CHILDREN’S PACKS – to help the little ones becoming too restless and noisy during Mass, two parishioners have produced a little pack containing crayons and a colouring book. Do take a pack and return it when leaving.
THIS SUNDAY – Country Park Round – celebrating 25th anniversary of Stalybridge Country Park. Walk with Paul Nethercott through Lower Brushes, over Wild Bank and around Swineshaw. An all day ramble to discover the delights of S.B.Country Park. 10-3pm Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road.
HALF-TERM – the school closes for half-term on Friday.
PARISH MAGAZINE – we are encouraged to scratch our heads – who knows what’s in there!
QUEEN AND COUNTRY – with the Mossley Band at the George Lawton Hall on Friday 10th November – Mossley Cancer Committee – see poster in porch.
INFLATION ! – in the 14th century one and a half pence would buy a rabbit without the skin, a woodcock or a plover. It was the daily pay of an unmounted archer, a gardener and a sailor. It was the weekly toll on carts bringing sand, gravel, or corn and flour, into London.
AUTUMNAL JOYS – autumn’s colours are beginning to appear; the wind is doing its best to dislodge the leaves – along with the rain!

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Newsletter – 15th October 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 15th October, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 R Cox; £15 F Worthington; £10 M Fitzpatrick
RED MISSION BOXES – this quarter we collected £525.12 – Thank you
BAPTISM – we welcome Thea Harley Florence Savage into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD – Fr Michael Fleming.
ANNIVERSARIES – Kevin Graham, David Graham
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Margaret Mary, St Richard Gwyn;Tues-St Ignatius; Wed-St Luke; Fri-St Irene; Sat- St Hilarion.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
SAD NEWS – we received the sad news on Wednesday that Fr Michael Flemming had died. He had been really poorly during the summer months but was upbeat about making a recovery. We are grateful for his ministry here. He arrived in March 2003 and left in December 2010 to go to Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gregory’s in Farnworth. After that he moved to the Holy Family in Limeside and also looked after Holy Rosary, Oldham. He said recently that he enjoyed his time at St Joseph’s and was sorry to leave. So far, the diocese has not released any details of the funeral arrangements. May he rest in peace.
PARISH LUNCH – once again, just a lovely occasion. Two beautifully prepared Lancashire dishes, followed by apple crumble and trifle and cakes – not to mention the raffle and stand-up bingo! Our gratitude to our cooks and desert makers and bakers, and indeed, to all who came.
GUYS AND DOLLS – we have purchased the tickets – 7th Dec – and will collect the money next month.
MEDITATION – during the month of October we have meditation in the parish room – 7.15-8.15pm – all welcome. (finding inner peace).
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – will give details next week
CHILDREN’S PACKS – to help the little ones becoming too restless and noisy during Mass, two parishioners have produced a little pack containing crayons and a colouring book. Do take a pack and return it when leaving. Hope it is useful.
HELPING WITH THE FLOWERS – do mention it if you would like to give a hand – training and help will be provided.
THE JOSEPHIAN – holidays, memories, favourite places, recipes, etc,
TROPICAL WEATHER – forecast for the next few days – before the storm! The pumpkins adorn our supermarkets; they look so attractive. Wonder how many people eat them.
A BLESSING OF ANGELS – ‘May the Angel of Encouragement confirm you in worth and self-respect, that you may live with the dignity that presides in your soul. May all the Angels be your sheltering and joyful guardians.’

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Newsletter – 8th October 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8th October, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Henshaw; £15 D Chambers; £10 J Buckley
LATELY DEAD – Winnie Dunne, Maisie Rebello.
ANNIVERSARIES – Kathryn Smith; Leonard Hall.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday at 12 noon – and Friday at 9am.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-Bl John Henry Newman, Tues-St Paulinus of York,
Thurs-St Wilfrid, Fri- St Edward the Confessor, Sat- St Callistus.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – please note that this week it will be on THURSDAY – 9 till 10am.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
PARISH LUNCH – this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass – list in the porch.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – there are some prayer cards in the porch.
SAN DAMIANO CROSS – on Wednesday evening at the Cathedral each parish received a picture of the San Damiano Cross. Ours got rather wet due to the driving rain which greeted us when we left the Cathedral and made our way to Victoria Station.
PARISH TEAM – a few vacancies left on the parish team – list in the porch. We are asked to meet three times before Advent to discern how best we can be renewed as a parish and so be truly missionary. No meeting to last more than an hour.
SUNSET BOULEVARD – Thursday 26th October at the Palace Theatre
GUYS AND DOLLS – just mentioning that we go to the Royal Exchange Theatre on Thursday 7th December.
HELP – needed to arrange flowers in church. If you can spare any time please see Bernadette Hayes of Fr Lavin. If we had three or four teams of two people it would make it less demanding – and much more fun!
NEXT SATURDAY – Sister Colette mentions that there is Coffee Morning, tombola, raffle and bring and buy, in aid of the Presentation Mission in Zambia, at the Presentation Convent 111 Audenshaw Road from 11am till 2pm. All welcome.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE – see the poster in the porch
MEDITATION – during October we have meditation in the parish room 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome – everyone will leave in peace!
PARISH MAGAZINE – do think about an article you would like to submit. Typed or written copies can be left at the presbytery. .
GETTING DARKER – the nights are certainly drawing in and the temperature is a hint cooler, but fingers crossed for a late heatwave
RABBI ABRAHAM HESCHEL – his words in his old age:’ I did not ask for success: I asked for wonder.’ And wonder is giving (and calling) attention to the world in order to praise it.
A BLESSING OF ANGELS (J O ‘D) May the Angels in their beauty bless you. May they turn towards you streams of blessings. May the Angel of Welcoming stir your heart to come alive to the eternal within you, to all the invitations that quietly surround you…….’

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Newsletter – 1st October 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY 1st October, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.rg.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Pegler; £15 A Chambers; £10 A Metcalf
ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret Buckley, Brian Glynn, Mae Barber.
LATELY DEAD – George Sadler.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Guardian Angels, Wed-St Francis of Assisi, Thurs-St Faustina, Fri-St Bruno, Sat- Our Lady of the Rosary.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 11th October after 12 noon Mass – the list is in the porch – all welcome.
SUNSET BOULEVARD – Thursday 26th October at the Palace Theatre
MEDITATION – during October we have Meditation on Mondays in the parish room from 7.15 to 8.15pm – all welcome as usual.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – PARISH TEAM – the bishop would like every parish to have a team of people able to steer and move the parish forward in its missionary activities. Resources will be provided for the occasions when we meet and the meetings must be no longer than one hour. We have left a list in the porch and if you feel that you would like to join the group then just leave your name or initial. It shouln’t be over demanding; most of all, it is about exchanging ideas about what we might and should be doing as a parish.
HOPE IN TH FUTURE COMMISSIONING SERVICE – on Wednesday 4th October at Salford Cathedral. Two parishioners have voluntered to attend and during the service each parish will be presented with a framed piicture of the San Damiano Cross which is associated with that invitation to St Francis.
NOTA BENE – from 15th October, shops can refuse to accept the old £1 coin.
LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – are available in the porch – geat buy at 50p!
PIETY STALL – new stock on display.
SISTER COLETTE – mentions that there is a Coffee morning, tombola, raffle, bring and buy in aid of the Presentation Mission in Zambia, at the Presentation Convent 111 Audenshaw Road on Saturday )ctober 14th, 11 till 2pm. All welcome.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE – 6th June to 13th, 2018 – see the poster in the porch – £100 discount if book and pay by 1st December.
MICHAELMAS DAY – (29th Sept) ‘ If St Michael brings many acorns Christmas
will cover the fields with snow.’ – according to folklore lots of acorns will bring a hard winter. We are looking forward to a St Luke’s summer this month. The past week was really very agreeable and ideal for getting out and about.
STARTING THE DAY – for the past eighty years (wrote the cellist Pablo Casals at the age of ninety three) I have started the day in the same manner…I go to the piano and I play two preludes and fugues of Bach.. It is a sort of benediction on the house. But that is not its only meaning. It is a rediscovery of the world in which I have the joy of being a part. It fills me with the awareness of the wonder of life, with the marvel of being human

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Newsletter – 24th September 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 24th September, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 E O ‘Neil; £15 L Gee; £10 J Makin
LATELY DEAD – Mary Holderness, Jim Slatterley.
ANNIVERSARIES – Norah Delaney, William and Josephine Kavanagh
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.40am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Finnbar; Tues- Ss Cosmas & Damian; Wed- St Vincent de Paul; Fri- Ss Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, archangels; Sat-St Jerome.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy
SCHOOL GOVERNORS – we do have a vacancy for a School Governor at St Joseph’s. As mentioned, the commitment isn’t overly onerous timewise, and the appointment is made for a four year period. Do let us know if you are interested.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 11th October. There is a list in the porch.
MEDITATION – during October we will have meditation on Monday evenings, 7.15-8.15pm in the parish room – keeping the tradition going and fitting it in before the bad weather arrives..
SUNSET BOULEVARD – any outstanding money can be paid this month or early next month – we go on Thursday 26th October to the Palace Theatre.
FR MICHAEL FLEMMING – has been quite poorly. We might keep him in our prayers.
DIOCESAN HOPE IN THE FUTURE – the bishop wants every parish to have a team of people to look into aspects of parish life and missionary endeavour – between eight and twelve people. Initially we are asked to have four meetings and each meeting is to last one hour only. We will leave a list out next Sunday and hopefully we will have a few volunteers – anyone attending St Joseph’s is eligible.
ST. JOSEPH’S STATUE – St Joseph is no longer in the dark!
AUTUMN – has arrived and experts from the forestry Commission say soggy weather over the summer is likely to give way to a colourful and lengthy autumn. A crescendo of colour should arrive around the last two weeks of October. British Summer Time ends on 29th October..
THERE WE HAVE IT – – most popular names. Boys: Oliver, Harry, George, Jack, Jacob, Noah, Charlie, Muhammad, Thomas, Oscar. Girls: Olivia, Amelia, Emily, Isla, Ava, Isabella, Lily, Jessica, Ella, Mia.
PARISH MAGAZINE – do think of something you might submit to our next edition. PIETY STALL – lots of new items on sale.
COFFEE MORNING – tombola, raffle, bring and by in aid of the Presentation Mission in Zambia at the Presentation Convent 111 Audenshaw Road, on Saturday October 14th, 11am till 2pm. Everyone welcome.
MICHELANGELO – after he died a piece of paper was found in his studio- he had written ‘Draw, Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and do not waste time.’

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Newsletter – 17th September 2017

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY. 17th September, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 E O’Neil; £15 M Wood; £10 B Hayes
RED BOXES – are being emptied between 2nd and 17th September – anyone wanting a box see Sue Glynn.
LATELY DEAD – Allan Jones
ANNIVERSARIES – Clifford Brereton, Genevieve Smith
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Joseph of Cupertino; Tues-St Januarius; Wed-St Matthew, Apostle; Fri- St Maurice; Sat- St Padre Pio.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
THE SCHOOL – are attending Mass on Thursday.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS – we have two vacancies for School Governors. It is an interesting position and not overly onerous. Governors are usually appointed for a term of four years. Do mention it if you would like some more information.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – will be on Wednesday 11th October
SUNSET BOULEVARD – on Thursday 26th October we go to see Sunset Boulevard at the Palace Theatre. Tickets can be paid for this month – £43.50 including transport.
MOSSLEY ON THE TELLY – pictures of cascading water hit the screens during the week – it never rains but it pours.
NEW DIOCESAN WEBSITE – www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk – and we can also follow the diocese on facebook and twitter by searching for @salforddiocese
DIOCESAN HOPE IN THE FUTURE – the bishop wants every parish to have a team of between eight and twelve people who can address the needs of the parish and help us to be missionary. Bishop John wants us to recognise, celebrate and develop our missionary identity – the team is meant to represnt age, gender, ethnic background and so on. Aspects would include: working with parish groups, working with young people, outreach, leading in prayer, organising events, social justice, administration and finance, communications, It and social media.
BRASSED OFF – is on at the George Lawton Hall this week.
DARKER EVENINGS – and a real touch of autumn in the air. We understand that temperatures are set to climb. We thought that for our next excursion we might head for Conway – let us know what you think.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘The humble man is at ease. At ease with God and with himself, at ease with people. He is in competition with no one. Nearness to God enables him to think outside the sterile categories of success and failure. He is good company, neither brash nor reticent. Above all, he is strong. People wonder at the presence of confidence without conceit and of courage with agression. He is simple, humble and has learned of him who was meek and humble of heart.’

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Newsletter – 10th September 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 10th September, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Taylor; £15 B Hayes; £10 M Connell
ANNIVERSARIES – Gerard and Frank Nolan; Stephen Oliver and Evelyn Diveney (Birthday Anniversaries)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Holy Name of Mary; Wed- St John Chrysostom; Thurs- Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Fri- Our Lady of Sorrows; Sat- Ss Cornelius and Cyprian and St Ninian.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
RED BOXES – are being emptied between 2nd and 17th September. Anyone wanting a box please see Sue Glynn.
SUNSET BOULEVARD – On Thursday 26th October we go to see Sunset Boulevard at the Palace Theatre. Tickets can be paid for this month – £43.50 including transport..
PARISH LUNCH – will mention next week the date of the next parish lunch
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies have been left in the porch.
PRAYER CARDS – for the late Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor are in the porch. His Requiem Mass is on Wednesday in Westminster Cathedral
LOCAL EVENTS – ‘Brassed Off’ is being performed at the George Lawton Hall from Monday 18 to Saturday 23rd September – starring the Mossley Band
AND Emmaus is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Saturday with a birthday bash – entertainment, special guests, local musicians, activities for kids. Terry Waite, president of Emmaus UK will be attending.
FAKE NEWS – the heatwave that has seen soaring temperatures in Mossley and surrounding districts during the past week is set to continue till the end of November. Residents are advised to conserve water where possible.
THE TRUTH – UMBRELLA MAKERS ARE ON OVERTIME.
MEDITATION – during October we will have meditation on Monday evenings
PARISH MAGAZINE – do mull over a story or a piece that you would like to submit to the magazine that will appear later in the year.
SOMEWHAT SOGGY – this past week but the rain must be doing some good. Suspect that the tomatoes could do with a little more sunshine. Now that the children are back at school the traffic is really heavy.
FREDERICK BUECHNER – ‘a Christian is one who points at Christ and says, ‘I can’t prove a thing, but there’s something about his eyes and his voice. There’s something about the way he carries his head, his hands, the way he carries his cross – the way he carries me.’
BRIGID – God bless our food, God bless our drink and keep our homes and ourselves in your embrace, O God. Amen
RILKE – ‘To be here is magnificent’ What a statement!

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Newsletter – 3rd September 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 3rd September, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Buckley; £15 E Holmes; £10 J Higgins
BAPTISM-we welcome Lottie Lisa Nora Barraclough into the family at St Joseph.
LATELY DEAD – Gabriella Pennington Evans
ANNIVERSARIES – John Richard Walker, Len Hall (Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day except – Tuesday (Eucharistic Service- ML taking a funeral at St Edward’s) and Thursday – Mass at 9.55am.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Cuthbert; Wed- St Bega & Eleutherius; Thurs-St Cloud; Fri- The Birthday of Our Lady; Sat- St Ciaran and St Peter Claver
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
SPLENDID DAY – we had a lovely outing to York last Sunday and the sun graced us with its presence for the most part. Suggestions for places to visit would be welcome – Sunday afternoon seems to be an agreeable time.
RED BOXES – are being emptied between 2nd and 17th September. Anyone wanting a box please see Sue Glynn.
SCHOOL RE-OPENS – on Wednesday.
ROSARY RALLY – Platt Fields – on Saturday at 3pm
MILLBROOK HERITAGE TRAIL – Saturday 9th September. On National Heritage Weekend, explore the history of the growth of Millbrook and the decline
of the cotton industry on a two mile walk with Paul Nethercott. 1pm till4pm at Oatgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road.
MOSSLEY’S CIVIC SOCIETY – on Friday and Saturday are extending their opening hours 11am till 4pm. It is hidden away in the corner of Emmaus in the Longlands Mill on Queen Street. All part of Heritage Open Days.
LABYRINTH LOVERS – this Friday at St Anthony’s Centre, Eleventh Street, Trafford Park, led by Rosie Norton – 2pm till 4.30pm. Suggested offering- £5.
SUNSET BOULEVARD – on Thursday 26th October we go to see Sunset Boulevard at the Palace Theatre. Tickets can be paid for this month – £43.50 including transport. No hurry.
CONCERT – for the Mayor’s charities at St John’s Church – 2till 5pm Refreshments and Raffle – admission £5 – Saturday.
MICHAEL MAYNE – ‘If I had to find one word to describe what it is that damages our world and destroys individuals and communities, it would be hard to choose between ‘poverty’ and ‘injustice’.
OUCH – it is going to take four years to get Big Ben up and running, ridiculous considering they’re working round the clock!
BACK TO WORK – the holidays come to an end this weekend. Blackberries should be available in the hedgerows – an old saying suggests that the Devil spits on them on Michaelmas night, spoiling their flavour. Horse chestnut trees are already shedding their conkers, and their ancient cousins, the oaks, their acorns.

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Newsletter – 20th August 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 20th August, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 P Glynn; £15 B Hayes; £10 L Gee
ANNIVERSARIES – Mike Flannery, John Delaney, Eddie Graham (Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Pius X; Tues- The Queenship of Our Lady; Wed-St Rose of Lima; Thurs-St Bartholomew; Fri- St Louis; Sat- Bl Dominic.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy. Just mentioning that next Sunday becasue of the early start to York there will not be refreshments after Mass.
OUTING TO YORK – fingers crossed for a fine day. We plan to leave at 11.45am – the coach should be by the bus stop opposite the Market Place. Visiting the Minster cost £10 for adults and £9 concession – accompanying children free – the tickets includes a free guided tour, entry into the Orb and Revealing York Minster attraction, and unlimited return visits for 12 months. There is the National Railway Museum; the Jorvik Viking Centre; York Castle Museum, etc.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY – as usual there will be Mass at Moston and Wardley cemeteries for the deceased buried there at 11am.
THIS SUNDAY – The Mottram Show.
THIS SUNDAY – CELEBRATE FESTIVAL – 12.15 EGMONT PLAYING FIELDS – Dozens of attractions and the event will help to raise funds for the Light Festival later in the year.
NEW READERS AND MINISTERS LISTS – are in the sacristy
ANNUAL ROSARY RALLY – Platt Fields – Saturday 9th September at 3pm
DONATIONS – In memory of Margaret Connell totalled £106.60
BITS AND BOBS – the carpet where we stand to receive Holy Communion has been replaced. There is now a light over the statues of The Sacred Heart, St Joseph and St Anthony – hope they like them. To the right and left of the entrance of the church we have added plastic sheeting – to improve the appearance and for ease of cleaning.
PARISH MAGAZINE – we really do want to bring out an edition this year. Do think about something that would appeal to readers – more later.
INTERESTING – when the middle C is struck on the piano the piston of bones in your inner ear vibrates exactly 256 times a second; the entire cycle of blood circling your body takes less than a minute; and each day you think about 50,000 different thoughts; and when you flex your hand you are using seventy different muscles. Aren’t we wonderful creatures!
REALLY QUIET – about Mossley this past week and when the sun shone everything was quite splendid. Two weeks left of the school holidays. Wonder if parishioners managed to pick any bilberries this year – nothing quite beats a bilberry pie. The heather on the moors looks gorgeous just now.

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