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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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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ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd July, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Edge; £15 J Taylor; £10 D Aylett
LATELY DEAD – Andy Taylor, Moira Bailey.
ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret McFarlane, Rose D’Souza.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Andy Taylor is on Monday 7th August at 10.30am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 9.30am – due to a cremation at 10.30am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Sharbel Makhluf; Tues-St James, Apostle; Wed- Ss Joachim and Anne; Sat- St Martha-disciple of the Lord.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – THIS THURSDAY-9-10
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
END OF TERM MASS – for the school is on Wednesday at 10am
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on Friday. We wish them a safe and happy pilgrimage. St Joseph’s is being represented by Lucy Warburton.
TRIP TO YORK – Sunday 27th August – 2 seats avaiable – £5
SUNSET BOULEVARD – this great show is on at the Palace Theatre late October. Will remove the list this weekend to book the tickets. Put S after your name for stalls – more leg room.
SITE MANAGER – for the Cathedral – closing date 27th July – 0161 817 2222
VIETATO LAMENTARSI – Pope Francis is so anti-grumbling that he’s stuck up a sign on his office door, on which is printed in red letters Vietato Lamentarsi. Translation:’Complaining is not allowed’or (no whining). The small print of the sign, a gift to Francis from Italian psychologist Salvo Noe, reads ‘To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations.’
ONE DAILY PAPER – this week, recalled the newly elected Pope in 2013 talking of ‘Christians who have faces like pickled peppers, such long faces, rather than being joyful for the beautiful life they have.’
BIG GETAWAY – it seems that the holidays have arrived – along with the rain! Hope that parishioners can chill out, whether away or at home. Tatton Park Flower Show is always popular at this time of the year; and visiting cathedrals and old churches is alwys a joy .
ORDINATIONS THIS WEEKEND – we might keep in our prayers Mark Paver and Gavin Landers who are being ordained this Saturday at the Cathedral.
HOW LONG AS SERMON? – According to Revd Christine Smith, a sermon should last 8 to 10 minutes and no longer. Pope Francis tells his priest to keep their homilies short and simple – I think we qualify!!!
SUMMER READING – Catherine Fox (married to Pete Wilcox, the Bishop of Sheffield) write about the ups and downs of a fictional diocese.
MARK TWAIN -‘I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting’
ARRIVEDERCI – GOOD-BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newsletter – 9th July 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 9th July, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Liles; £15 J Brooks; £10 V Tomlisson
LATELY DEAD – Winnie Sweeney.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am – except Wednesday at 12 noon and
Thursday at 8.55am.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Benedict, Wed- St John Jones, Thurs-St Henry,
Friday-St Camilus de Lellis, Sat- St Bonaventure.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass – all welcome
GUYS AND DOLLS – at the Royal Exchange Theatre – the tickets have been booked for Thursday 7th December – and the cost is £40 including transport. Money can be paid in November.
AND JUST WONDERING – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning masterpiece SUNSET BOULEVARD is on tour and comes to Manchester in October, starring Rita Jones as Norma Desmond – Joining BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac and a host of others. Will leave a list in the porch to see what the take up is. Some great songs – News ways to dream; surrender….
It is on at the Palace, so put S – for stalls – if you require more leg room.
OUR TRIP TO YORK – will take place on Sunday 27th August and the cost is £5. We will probably have to leave a little earlier than usual. It is always a joy to visit York and the Minster is something quite special. List in the porch.
RED BOXES – the amount collected this quarter – £536.64 – Thank you.
TOUR de BLACKPOOL – we wish Dean Aylett God’s speed as he cycles to Blackpool today to raise money for charity.
THREE PARKS LINK WALK – Sunday 16th July – an 11 mile moderate walk with Paul Nethercott linking Stanford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country Parks.
10am – 4pm Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road.
EXHIBITION OF ARTWORKS – inspired by the Syrian conflict is on at the Cathedral this weekend – 12 noon onwards.
SITE MANAGER-VACANCY – for Salford Cathedral and the Cathedral House- telephone – 01618172222- closing date 27th July – circa £17,000
WIMBLEDON FEVER – is clearly gripping Mossley; the streets have been strangely quiet during the afternoon and evening! No extremes of weather this past week and the occasional very welcome shower. The school closes at 2pm on 27th July.
WELL I NEVER – Churchill was so beguiled by Vintage Pol champagne that he drank 500 cases of it during the last ten years of his life. That’s one and a half bottles a day, every day. Not bad going – and that doesn’t include…….!
SCILLIAN PROVERB – if you want to have a happy life, stay away from your relatives’!!!!!!

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Newsletter – 18th June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18th June, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Tohill; £15 M Buckley; £10 R Mascarenhas
LATEY DEAD – Nora Sheehan, Noel Vongeyer.
ANNIVERSARIES – Dr Peter Morris
BAPTISM – we welcome William O’Donnell into the family at St Joseph’s.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Patricia Fitzgerald will be held on Tuesday at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Alban; Wed-St Aloysius Gonzaga; Thurs-
SsJohn Fisher and Thomas More; Fri- Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sat-birthday JB.
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.
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 12th July after 12 noon Mass.
A VERY AGREEABLE EVENING – our second visit to the Lowry Theatre did not disappoint; though the theme was a bit rum (!) the dancing was spectacular and the music jolly and rollicking.
GUYS AND DOLLS – is our pre-Christmas theatre trip to The Royal Exchange Theatre (our first visit) Hopefully, we will go mid-december. We have left a list in the porch.
LATE SUMMER OUTING – we thought that when parishioners have returned from Monte Carlo we would have a Sunday Outing to York – at St Joseph’s low cost travel deal – £5! There is so much to see and enjoy – especially York Minster.
ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL FITZGERALD – is speaking at the Cathedral Centre of Tuesday 4th July at 7pm on Nostra Aetate (in our time) a document on inter-religious dialogue from the second Vatican Council.
EXHIBITON OF ARTWORKS – inspired by the Syrian conflict is on at Salford Cathedral on Sat 8th July and Sun 9th July – 12 noon onwards
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between 4th and 18th June
FAKE NEWS – YET AGAIN! – we were expecting an explosive tweet from the Donald but it never came. We hope that all fathers enjoy their day TODAY!
MEDITATION – during the month of June we have meditation in the parish room at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS’ MEETING – is on Wednesday at 5pm.
DEANERY CONFERENCE – is on Tuesday at St Patrick’s, Oldham.
SUMMER SOLSTICE – or the longest day of the year, is on Wednesday 21st June, and midsummer’s day is on Saturday 24th June- the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist. There was an ancient ritual on St John’s Eve involving lighting large bonfires and collecting herbs, particularly St John’s wort – still used for its anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘For the Holy is not a cloister, nor a patio removed from the profane. Christ inhabits no pious precinct. The sanctuary of the sacred is the person

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Newsletter – 11 June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 11th June, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Buchanan; £15 T Davis; £10 E Holmes
REQUIEM MASS – for Catherine Wright is on Wednesday at 10am
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Pamela Ashton is on Thursday at 12.30pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Anthony of Padua; Wed- St Methodius; Thurs- St Vitus; Fri- St Aurelian
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – is on Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10.30am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 12th July.
WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – went off well – the heavens were kind until the last four minutes! So grateful for all the help given in so many ways.
HOLDING BACK THE TEARS – of laughter, that is. Our outing to the theatre on Wednesday did not disappoint; the play was incredibly funny from start to finish, and all in all, it was an excellent outing.
ON WEDNESDAY – we go to see La Cage aux Folles – and we have been assured that it is an excellent production. The coach will leave at 6.15pm from Stamford Street – opposite the Market Place.
PRE CHRISTMAS OUTING – in December there is a production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre – unforgettable songs including Luck be a Lady, Sit down you’re rocking the boat, and the irresistibly infectious title number. Will leave a list out next week.
MEDITATION – during the month of June there will be meditation in the parish room from 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.
CAFOD-RUN – any money yet to come in can be left in the sacristy.
MONDAY WALK – this Monday discover the moorland above Carrbrook on a strenuous 4 mile walk with Paul Nethercott – 7.15-9.30pm – Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between 4th and 18th June.
SCHOOL RETURNS – on Monday
SHE’S STILL A LITTLE SHY – exclaimed the wine buff sipping a large glass of claret; and, the same can be said for the sun, hiding and peeping this past week.
It seems that the future is rosey with people talking about temperatures in the 20’s at the end of the week. One parishioner confided that he really liked the rain.
THE BAND CONTEST – enjoyed a dry evening and everyone was in good humour. (those imbibing didn’t have a completely dry evening!)
ALMOST FORGOT! – FATHER’S DAY! – congratulations and all blessings
BIDDIE McGRATH – ‘ may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your’re dead!’
FATHER’S DAY BEST BUYS – best steak- Aldi Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak. Best burgers- M and S ultimate steak burgers. Best trifle- Sainsbury’s taste the difference sherry trifles. Best vanilla ice cream- Sainsbury’s Madagascon vanilla. Best hot cross buns – Aldi -!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newsletter – 4th June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th June, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn; £15 J Makin; £10 K Hartley
WEDDING – we offer our best wishes and congratulations to James Mark Schofield and Melissa Marie Valentine who are to be married on Friday.
LATELY DEAD – Pamela Ashton, Patricia Fitzgerald.
ANNIVERSARIES – Emma-Marie Buckley, Jane Vernon, Benjamin Rowley.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Dorothy Norton is on Tuesday at 12.30pm
REQUIEM MASS – for Catherine Wright is on Wednesday 14th June at 10am.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Patricia Fitzgerald is on 20th June at Dukinfield.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 8am.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – this week is on Thursday- at the usual time 9-10am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Boniface, Tues- St Norbert, Wed- St Colman, Thurs-St William of York, Fri- St Columba.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
WHIT FRIDAY – we are asked to assemble from 9am onwards in the school playground; God willing, we will have a fair day and a decent turnout. The school is still on holiday so the number of children will be reduced. Whatever, we will let the residents of Mossley know that St Joseph’s is still in business!
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between the 4th and 18th June.
LOWRY THEATRE OUTING – this Wednesday to see The Play That Went Wrong. The coach will leave from the bus stop on Stamford St – opp the Market Place at 6.15pm
AND – on 14th we go to see the musical La Cage aux Folles
MEDITATION – during the month of June there will be meditation in the parish room from 7.15-8.15pm. All welcome
CAFOD FUND- RAISING – Ann completed her run (not sure whether she was first or second) – any money can be left in the sacristy where the list is.
WALKING TOGETHER – Saturday 10th June at 10am gather to worship at Salford Cathedral. Open air worship at St Ann’s Square at 11.15am, followed by a United Celebration in Manchester Cathedral at 12 noon.
PARISH LUNCH – will announce our next lunch next week.
OOPS – The man in the bed next to Rafferty had a kidney removed. The next day for lunch, they were served kidney soup. ‘My God,’ said he, ‘they waste nothing here!’ I don’t mind dying said Mick Magee, it just that you feel so stiff the day after
MOORLAND EDGE – Monday 12th June – discover the moorland above Carrbrook on a strenuous 4 mile walk with Paul Nethercott. 7.15-9.30pm Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook.
AND INTO JUNE – it is almost light at 10pm and the recent showers have been begrudgingly welcome; we begin to see nature at its best. Did you know that St Anthony was only 36 when he died of St Anthony’s Fire, or Ergotism (from eating mildewed cereal) He was exhumed 336 years after his death and although the whole of his body was found corrupted, his tongue was found intact.

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