Newsletter – 12 August 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 12th August, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – 25 D Buchanan; 15 L Gee; 10 L Lakner
BAPTISM – we welcome Ethan Michael Thomas Ward into the family at St Joseph
LATELY DEAD – Kenneth Gee, Fr Reg Riley (Marist), Peggy Roper, Paddy Murray.
ANNIVERSARIES – Peter Diveney, James Colgan (Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-Ss Pontian & Hyppolytus; Tues- St Maximillian Kolbe; Wed- The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Thurs- St Stephen of Hungary; Fri- Our Lady of Knock; Sat- St Helen.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK- many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken to the Mossley Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – alas, Pope Francis wasn’t able to make it; never the less, a wonderful time was had by those present and all the victuals for the feast were happily consumed! Once again. our gratitude to our chefs, and indeed, to all who came.
MATILDA – we still haven’t received the tickets but the chap at the booking office assured me that they would arrive! We are due to see the Show on Monday 24th September and the total cost, including transport, is 60 – slightly dearer than usual with it being a premier production. Money can be paid any time – minus 25 deposit already paid.
COOLER DAYS AHEAD – on the whole, not a bad week. Parishioners are coming and going (holiday wise) some content with the old and the familiar, others keen to explore new and untrodden places.
OVERLY ANXIOUS – perhaps, about our loved ones having the ‘last rites’ or prayers for the dying recited when they are in extremis. When St John of the Cross lay dying in 1591 he saw the brethren fumbling for the prayers for the dying and said gently ‘Leave it, for the love of God, and be quiet.’ !
JOHN O’DONOHUE – ‘When we dwell in graciousness, we are never without the gifts we need. Graciousness dignifies human presence, and when it is present it brings out the best in people. It creates an atmosphere which awakens nobility of mind and heart. A gracious mind has compassion and sensitive understanding. It is without greed; rather than concentrating on what is absent or missing, it is able to celebrate and give thanks for what is present.’
NEW FILM – POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORLD – 96min – the only question that the movie asks, repeatedly, and with convincing passion, is, ‘Is this guy pretty amazing?’ And the answer appears to be: ‘Yes’.
PIETY STALL – new stock – not available on Amazon!
CHINESE PROVERB – whoever opts for revenge should dig two graves.

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Newsletter – 8th July 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8th July, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – 25 K McDermott; 15 L Gee; 10 A Porter
LATELY DEAD – Reggie Pitts
REQUIEM MASS – for Doris Zidan is on Wednesday 11th July at 10am
REQUIEM MASS – for Eileen Hayden is on Friday 13th July at 12.15pm
REQUIEM MASS – for Martin Hague is on Tuesday 17th July at 10am- Reception into church on Monday at 6.30pm.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Ruth Leech is on Thursday 19th July at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day..
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10 – just a lovely time to be peaceful before the Lord one day of the week.
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through the sacristy – our visitors last week were really impressed by the abundance of cakes!
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken to the Mossley Food Bank on Thursday – any single items welcome.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – our famous summer buffet will take place on Wednesday 8th August after 12 noon Mass – all welcome.
LES MISERABLES – Good News! Managed to get 48 tickets for the Show at the Palace Theatre on Monday 11th March – 49 including transport. Will collect the money at the beginning of December. Still waiting for the tickets for Matilda – not sure how much they will be. Will try to find a production for December/January.
MADONNA DEL ROSARIO PROCESSION – takes place today in Manchester – starting at 1.15pm from George Leigh Street and finishing in Albert Square.
HANGING BASKET AND GARDEN COMPETITION – participating forms in the porch or speak to Dean Aylett – judging at the end of this month.
FESTIVAL OF AGEING – with Vanessa and Robin on Thursday 12th July at Mossley Community Centre – 10.30-1pm – see poster in the porch.
OUTDOOR CELEBRATION – Sing and Sign – on Sunday 15th July at 6.30pm at the front of the Methodist Church.
ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL – we have enlisted two new recruits to the Governing Body and require just one more – a really valuable service to the school, the parish and the wider community.
STILL SWELTERING – but not complaining, just yet. Esteem and gratitude for those brave men battling to extinguish the moorland fires – and little rain in the forecast. In 1758 Samuel Johnson wrote ‘It is commonly observed that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather; they are in haste to tell each other, what each must already know, that it is hot or cold, bright or cloudy, windy or calm.’
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Benedict, abbot; Thurs- St John Jones; Fri- St Henry; Sat- St Camillus de Lellis.

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Newsletter – 1st July 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 1st July, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – 25 L Gee; 15 L Warburton; #10 R Mascarenhas
LATELY DEAD – Martin Hague; Ruth Leech
ANNIVERSARIES – Annie Schofield, Ellen Holmes (Birthday Anniversary)
REQUIEM MASS – for Doris Zidan is on Wednesday 11th July, at 10am
REQUIEM MASS – for Eileen Hayden is on Friday13th July at 12.15.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Thursday – 9.45am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Thomas, Apostle; Wed-St Elizabeth of Portugal; Friday-St Maria Goretti; Sat- St Ethelburga
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
WELCOME – we welcome a contingent of Catenians from the Ashton Circle to St Joseph’s this Sunday to celebrate the inauguration of Kevin Hartley as their new president..
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch- taken to the Mossley Food Bank on Thursday – all single items of food welcome.
LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – are available in the porch – 50p – great value
ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL NURSERY – just to mention that there are a number of vacancies in the nursery
AND A VACANCY ON THE GOVERNING BODY – Do mention it if it is something you would be interested in. The role isn’t overly onerous; it is really interesting, and is a great service to the school, the parish and the community.
LES MISERABLES – on at the Palace Theatre next year -19th February till 30th March. The list is in the porch but we will need to order the tickets next week since there has been a huge demand for tickets, and some nights are sold out already.
HANGING BASKET AND GARDEN COMPETITION – forms to participate are in the porch – or speak to Dean Aylett. Judging takes place at the end of July.
FESTIVAL OF AGEING – with Vanessa and Robin on Thursday 12th July at Mossley Community Centre. 10.30 till 1pm-refreshments and lunch provided.
CAFOD PICNIC AND WALK – today at 1pm – see poster and leaflets in porch.
HATS OFF – to all who have been fighting the blaze on Saddleworth Moor. The Catholic Universe wanted to know how parishioners were coping; we in Mossley have just had the smoke and the ash to cope with – unlike our neighbours in Carrbrook. We are unlikely to forget this week.
CONGRATULATIONS – to Anthony Zidan who is to be ordained Deacon next Saturday in Shrewsbury Cathedral. We in Salford do not presently have any deacons, though some men are engaged in completing the four year course.
J O’D -‘in my family, our parents always insisted, before and after meals, at the rosary and at the Angelus time, that we bless ourselves and say the appropriate prayers. Bless yourself. If each of us has the ability to shape and form our lives through thinking, do we not also have a huge ability to bless our lives.’

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Newsletter – 24th June 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 24th June, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – 25 M Hulston; 15 J Timperley; 10 E O’Neil
LATELY DEAD – Doris Zidon, Anne Miskelly, Eileen Hayden
ANNIVERSARIES – Dr Peter Morris; Margaret O’Driscoll, Dorothy O’Neil, Kieran Cox.
REQUIEM MASS – for Doris Zidon is on Wednesday 11th July at 10am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Rudolph, Wed-St Cyril of Alexandria, Thurs-St Irenaeus, Fri-SsPeter and Paul, Sat-First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Mossley Food Bank on Thursday – all single items of food welcome.
HANGING BASKETS AND GARDEN COMPETITION – forms to participate are in the porch – judging takes place at the end of July- speak to Dean Aylett for more details.
ST ANTHONY OF PADUA PRAYER CARDS – available in the porch.
CAFOD PICNIC AND WALK – Sunday 1st July at 1pm at Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, meeting close to the boat house cafe by Park Rd Entrance.
FLAMING JUNE – is living up to its reputation; let’s hope that the good weather will renew and refresh us all.
VACANCIES – we have, once again, a couple of vacancies on the Governing Body of St Joseph’s, School. Do mention it if you feel that it is something you would like to undertake. The role isn’t overly onerous and is quite interesting, besides being a valuable service to the parish, the school and the community.
QUITE ASTONISHING – to know that in the century before 1630, 75,000 people were hanged, and the cruelty of the executions, even by international contemporary standards, is beyond belief.
RUTH BURROWS – ‘People who show up splendidly in crises can prove self-centred and childish in the ordinary rough and tumble of life. If we are looking for real heroism, the sort of heroism Jesus displayed, then we are likely to find it in some very ordinary man and woman, getting on with the job of living, totally unaware that they are doing anything remarkable and completely without pretension.’
AGEING GRACEFULLY – ‘Grant, O Lord, that the years that are left may be the holiest, the most loving and the most mature. I thank you for the past and especially that you have kept the good wine until now.’ George Appleton.
LES MISERABLES – is on at the Palace Theatre 19th February till 30th March. There has been a huge demand for tickets which are selling like hot cakes. Do put your name on the list in the porch if you would like to go. Mowtown is on at the Opera House – also in March.

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Newsletter 17th June 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 17th June, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – 25 P Ratchford; 15 M Lavin; 10 L Wood
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Romuald; Wed- Ss Alban, Julius, Aaron of Britain; Thurs- St Aloysius Gonzaga; Fri- Ss John Fisher & Thomas More.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Satruday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to Mossley Food Bank on Thursday. All single items welcome – recipients are very grateful.
BEST HANGING BASKET AND GARDEN COMPETITION – front or back garden (or yard). Judging will take place on the last weekend of July. There should be some application forms in the porch – or speak to Dean Aylett for more details.
GARDENING TIP – don’t water your tomato plants at night; they don’t like going to bed with wet feet!
MISSIO – RED BOXES – will be collected between 3rd and 17th June.
CAFOD PICNIC AND WALK – Cafod asks that we join them and many others for a picnic and a one mile walk os solidarity on 1st July, taking place at 1pm at Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, meeting close to the Boat House cafe by Park Road entraqnce.
GOD KNOWS HIS OWN – all agreed that our excursion last Sunday was a lovely day out – though we did run into a downpour on the way home. Ladyewell was really quiet and peaceful, and a joy to be out in the Lancashire countryside. Lytham wasn’t too busy and most were happy to bask in the warm sunshine. One parishioner enjoyed a chat with Bobby of Cannon and Ball fame as he was watering his garden. The fish and chips were great!
MUSIC MINISTRY TRAINING DAY – promised the organisers that we would mention this event at the Cathedral Centre on Saturday 14th July 10.30-4.30- a day for singers, organists, musicians, from around the diocese. All welcome.
MATILDA – just mentioning that the date we go to see Matilda is 24th Sept. Will give more details later re tickets and price.
ST ANTHONY OF PADUA PRAYER CARDS – are in the porch – do take one, there is no charge.
DR JOHNSON – ‘A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek.’ (!)’ Cucumbers should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.’ !
ANOTHER – fine week – excepting Hector. The presbytery roof is now finished so we are waiting for a good downpour to make sure it is watertight.
J O’D – ‘ We seldom notice how each day is a holy place where the eucharist of the ordinary happens. Transforming our broken fragments into an eternal continuity that keeps us. Somewhere in us a dignity presides that is more gracious than the smallness that fuels us with fear and force. A dignity that trusts the form a day takes.’

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Newsletter – 3rd June 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 3rd June, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 K Hartley; £15 V Timperley; £10 A Brooks
MISSION ‘RED BOXES’ -will be collected 3rd June to 17th June – thanks, Sue.
LATELY DEAD – Samantha Savage-Green.
REQUIEM MASS – for Samantha is on Tuesday 12th June at 12 noon
ANNIVERSARIES – Benjamin Rowley, Margaret O’Driscoll
BAPTISM – we welcome Lucas Joseph Connell into the family at St Joseph’s.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am – except Wednesday – 12 noon
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Romuald, Wed-SsAlban, Julius & Aaron, Thurs-St Aloysius Gonzaga, Fri-SsJohn Fisher& Thomas More, Sat-St Audrey.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 12 noon Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy
FOOD BANK – all food taken to Mossley Food Bank on Thursday – many thanks – any single item welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass- all are welcoime – the list is still in the porch.
PARISH OUTING – next Sunday – fingers crossed for sunny weather. We thought that we ought to leave at 12.45 – we generally return around 6pm, which makes it a lovely Sunday afternoon out. Because we have a bigger coach there are still a number of seats spare – the list is in the porch. Cost £5.

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Newsletter – 6th May 2018

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 6th May, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Taylor; £15 D Buckley; £10 L Buckley
BAPTISM – we welcome Arla Ruby Lowry into the family at St Joseph’s.
WEDDING – congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan Andrew Muttock and Catherine Anne Jenkinson who are to be married on Sunday at St Ia and Sacred Heart Church, St Ives, Cornwall.
ANNIVERSARIES – Wayne Jeffries and May Booth (Birthday Anniversaries)
LATELY DEAD – Joseph Hartley.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St John of Beverly; Tues-St Victor; Wed-St Pachomius; Sat-St Pancras.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass -access though sacristy.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 30th May.
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in church – taken on Thursday to the Mossley Food Bank – all single items welcome.
QUIZ NIGHT – by popular demand a Quiz Night is being arranged for an evening in June – watch this space.
10 K RUN FOR CAFOD – on 20th May Anne Ratchford is running again for Cafod – there are sponsor forms in the porch..
SUNDAY AFTERNOON OUTING – takes place on 10th June – cost £5. We will visit the shrine of Our Lady at Ladywell, Fernyhalgh, and then go on to Lytham for some bracing sea air and fish and chips. A list is in the porch.
DURING MAY – we are encouraged to dig out our rosary beads and join the rest of the church in saying the rosary- or part of it.
GREAT NEWS – it should be getting warmer, if not hotter this weekend – a day off the treadmill is not be sneezed at. Let’s hope that we can all unwind.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI – ‘Most High, glorious God, enlighten the shadows of my heart, and grant me a right faith, a certain hope and perfect charity, sense and understanding, Lord, so that I may accomplish your holy and true command. Amen
ST. VENERANDA – she was a great beauty who lived in a Sicilian grotto in 2nd century and smelled pleasantly of roses which irritated the Roman prefect Antonius. He insisted she renounce her faith but she declined, so he had her crowned with a red hot iron helmit, nailed to a cross, sqashed with a block of stone and put her in a pot of burning oil for a week. She emerged from these tortures unharmed, even more beautiful and fragrant, and got her own back by squirting boiling oil into Antonius’s eyes which blinded him. He converted to Christianity, freed her, and she went off and killed a dragon.’!! Not for the squeamish.
NEXT SUNDAY – Ascension Sunday
LISTS FOR THE PROCESSION – will be out soon.
MEISTER ECKHART – ‘nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.’

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Newsletter – 8th April 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8th April, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk
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200 CLUB – £25 M Pegler; £15 L Gee; £10 D Buchanan.
LATELY DEAD – Derek Lawton
ANNIVERSARIES – John Patrick Hurley, Kathleen Broe
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-The Annunciation of The Lord; Wed-St Stanislaus;
Sat-St Peter Gonzalez.
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.
EASTER WATER – traditional to bless our homes with Easter water.
WALK WITH ME BOOKLETS – in the porch – no charge, do take one
SUNDAY OUTING – ST JOSEPH’S TRAVEL! – we thought that Sunday 20th May would be a good day for our first excursion of the year. It is also Pentecost Sunday. We will head for Our Lady’s Shrine at Ladywell, Fernyhalgh, and then go on to Lytham for sea breezes and fish and chips. The cost will be £5 – will put a list out next Sunday.
ART EXHIBITION – Anna Oliver is holding an art exhibition of her paintings from 4th-29th April at the Reclamation Room, Lee Street, Uppermill – closed on Mondays. If you are passing do call in – the cafe boasts of making the best home-made scones in Uppermill.
DOUBLE FIGURES – the temperature is creeping up – we might, soon, be able to turn the heating down. It has been a sleepy sort of week after the Easter festivities.
The children have another week off school – the light evenings are a real treat.
LADIES DAY AT ASCOTT – see the poster in the porch
MISS SAIGON – Tuesday 24th April.
MANCHESTER 10k RUN – Anne Ratchford is doing the run again for Cafod. It takes place on 20th May – there are sponsor forms in the porch.
AVOIDING THE CROWDS – Harry Mount says: ‘Don’t go to Buckingham Palace (packed); visit Spenser House (empty). Don’t go to St Paul’s Cathedral (packed); go the Wren’s city churches (empty). Don’t go to the packed Houses of Parliament for Westminster Hall; go to the Middle Temple Hall for lunch. It’s the finest Elizabethan Hall in London, and no one’s there except a sprinking of barristers.’
J O’D -‘I have always loved the shy beauty of country people who have quietly made their lives sacred. Their presence has the feel of unaffected authenticity. Theirs is spirituality that draws no attention to itself. These people have often lived through great difficulty, but their quiet and subtle lives never saw any need for brash declarations of spirit; rather they exhibited the shyness that is natural to the soul itself.’
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken on Thursday to the Mossley Food Bank. Any single item more than welcome.

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Newsletter – 1st April 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, CHURCH – 1st April, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Oliver; £15 K Hartley; £10 E Downing
BAPTISM – we welcome Tobias Andrew Heywood into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Marjorie Schofield – many will remember her from St Damian’s; James William Bowe, Kitty Finnegan.
ANNIVERSARIES – Frank Schofield, Joseph Lawrence Hayden, Felix Barber-
Joseph Vincent Smith and Thomas Booth (Birthday Anniversaries).
DONATION – towards Easter flowers – £100.00
DONATION – in memory of Allen Tallents – £50.00.
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
APOLOGIES – no refreshments today after Mass.
FOOD ITEMS – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – they were taken on Thursday to the Mossley Food Bank. (those receiving food parcels need a note from a professional person aware of their situation). Any single item is welcome.
EASTER WATER – do feel free to take home some Easter Water over the next few weeks – it is a tradition that we bless our homes with Easter Water.
WISHING EVERYONE A JOYFUL AND PEACEFUL EASTER – and, once again, thank you for everything given and shared and for being so lovely.
MISS SAIGON – we go on 24th April – parishioners who have seen the show say that it is brilliant, so, a real treat in store.
FUNERAL – of Yvonne Kelly takes place later this week in Ayr.
LADIES DAY AT ASCOT – see the poster in the porch.
INTO APRIL – April is the month of the greening of the trees, and sudden late frosts. In the woods the white wood anemone , the wind-flower, is thick on the ground; known in parts of Derbyshire as ‘Moggie nightgown’; it only spreads by six feet every hundred years. This is what T.S. Elliot thought of April: ‘April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.’
CONTROVERSY – Pope Francis is alleged to have said that hell doesn’t exist – whoopee!! Rather, he indicated that those unworthy of heaven and unrepentant will cease to exist. It seems to make sense, but the Vatican denial machine has gone into overdrive.
DIRE FORECAST – for Monday, but hopefully, parishioners will be able to chill out this weekend. It wont be long before people are complaining of the heat!
HUGH LAVERY -‘Rising asks first for a dying and this is the demand we want to evade. Christ’s lovely language is is fresh with rural images of growth and fine metaphors of maturation. Total resurrection was born of total surrender. Here we learn one lesson, self-realisation is the child of self-sacrifice.’
J O’D – ‘May you be blessed with good friends, and learn to be a good friend to yourself, journeying to that place in your soul where there is love, warmth and feeling.May this change you.’

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Newsletter – 25th March 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 25th March, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Allen; £15 L Buckley; £10 L Wood.
DONATIONS – in memory of Allen Tallents – £180.00
LATELY DEAD – Patsy McGrath, Yvonne Kelly – Yvonne has looked after the church lawns for many years keeping them neat and trim- for which we owe her a debt of gratitude. Canon Tony Dorran – formerly of St Mary’s, Osbaldeston – his uncle was parish priest her in the 1940’s
ANNIVERSARIES – Fr Joseph Power (17th March)
REQUIEM MASS – for Ellen Holmes is on Monday at 1pm.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday at 1pm; Tuesday at 10; Wednesday at 10.
LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE – IS ON TUESDAY AT 7.30PM

HOLY THURSDAY – Mass of The Lord’s Supper is at 7.30pm – watching at
The Altar of Repose till 9pm

GOOD FRIDAY – Stations of the Cross – 10.30am
Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion – 3pm

EASTER VIGIL – And the First Mass of Easter – 6.30pm
EASTER SUNDAY – Mass is at 10am

CONFESSIONS – after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
ECUMENICAL SERVICE – on Good Friday at 12 noon in the Market Place before walking up the hill to the Cross.
MISS SAIGON – money due for the tickets this month – £55 including transport. We go to the Palace on Tuesday 24th April
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items – all taken to the Food Bank on Thursday for distribution. Just a single item is very welcome – box is in the porch.
NEW LISTS – for readers and ministers are in the sacristy. A ten minute practice for the new recruits after Mass on Sunday.
FOUR TICKETS – available for anyone wishing to attend the Chrism Mass at Salford Cathedral on Wednesday morning.
PALMS – should be enough for us to take to one a sick or house-bound person
CLOCKS FORWARD – this weekend – Spring hasn’t quite sprung, but this weekend is better than last weekend! If the temperature gets to double figures we will be in heaven.This is a special week for us all coulminating in the great Feast of Easter – hopefully, the weather will be kind to us.
APOLOGIES – no Ireland’s Own this week. We receive the papers for a parish in Huddersfield so this week all the Catholic papers are free!
HUGH LAVERY – ‘Life is always an undulation, rise and fall, decay and renovation. This is the cadence of the holy and this is the music of holy week.’

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