Newsletter – 25 November 2018

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

200 CLUB – £25 J O’Grady; £15 L Gee; £10 L Buckley
BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL – raised £101.40
DONATION – £500 – towards the upkeep of the church.
MISSION RED BOXES – last collection of the year will be between 25th November and 9th December. Thank you. Sue.
BAPTISM – we welcome Isaac James Evans into the family at St Joseph’s.
REQUIEM MASS – for Raymond Nolan is on Monday at 10am
LATELY DEAD – Susan Holt, Paul Broadhurst.
ANNIVERSARIES – Breda McDonald, Margaret Moody ( Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 12 noon.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Leonard, Tues- St Fergal, Wed -St Catherine Laboure, Fri- St Andrew, Sat- Ss Edmund Campion, Cuthbert Mayne, Ralph Sherwin, Alexander Bryant.
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.
WELCOME – we welcome members of the Ashton Catenian Circle today who have come to pray for their deceased members.
CHILL OUT TIME – The first weekly Qi Gong session will take place in the parish room on Thursday 6th December at 7.15 till 8.15pm with Dr David Bailey. David has been practising and teaching Qi Gong and Tai Chi since 1997 and is a registered Qi Gong instructor with the British Health Qigong Association. The cost of the session will be £5. The cost has been set to reflect local prices, as sessions in Manchester with someone of Dr David’s experience and knowledge can cost up to £35. We hope that the health of our parishioners will benefit from these weekly sessions of exercise and relaxation.
PARISH LUNCH – CHRISTMAS BUFFET – takes place this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass. It promises to be a great treat.
ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – is on Thursday 13th December – 11.30 till 2.30pm – list is in the porch and transport is provided if required.
NOVEMBER BOOK FOR THE DECEASED – remains in the sanctuary until the end of the month for us to enter the names of our deceased relations, friends and parishioners, who will be prayed for during our daily Masses.
CHRISTMAS CARDS, CALENDARS, GIFTS – on the Piety Stall.
MUSIC FESTIVAL – at St Patrick’s, Oldham, on Saturday at 7.30pm
ADVENT – begins next weekend; thankfully, the shops haven’t heard of it!
DARK SO EARLY – these days and the cold gave us a poke in the ribs this past week. We give thanks for a warm home and bed when so many shiver under the stars.
J’O D -the heart is the tabernacle of divine beauty.
REV R HAWKER -invented the harvest festival but he also excommunicated a cat for mousing on Sundays!

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Newsletter – 18th November 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18th November, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Buckley; £15 E Downing; £10 M Connell
WEDDING – Our congratulations and best wishes to Anthony Marcus Buckham and Elizabeth Frances Murray who are to be married on Saturday.
LATELY DEAD – Raymond Nolan, Anne Scully
ANNIVERSARIES – Thomas Booth, Rita Logan, James Dalton, Gillian
Crawshaw, Joan Ann Pritt.
REQUIEM MASS – for Raymond Nolan is on Monday 26th November at 10am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Edmund, Wed- Presentation of Our Lady, Thurs – St Cecilia, Fri – St Columban, Sat- St Andrew Dung-Lac and Comp.
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.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the parents and children involved in First Holy Communionm meet today in the parish room at 9.30am
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch- taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – and so gratefully received. All items welcome.
NEW MINISTERS AND READERS LISTS – are available in the sacristy – do mention it if you have any preference for morning or evening duties – further lists can then be amended. Many thanks for your help.
QIGONG CLASSES – next week we shall know what evening David, our instructor, is able to take our weekly class in the parish room. The list is still in the porch for anyone still wishing to join.
PARISH CHRISTMAS BUFFET – is on Wednesday 28th November – earlier than usual. All are welcome – the list is in the porch. Most of the food we order from Marks and Spencers, so do put your name down earlier rather than later.
ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – is on Thursday 13th December – 11.30 till 2.30pm – list is in the porch and transport is provided – entertainment incl.
CHRISTMAS CARDS, CALENDARS, GIFTS – on the Piety Stall.
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL – Saturday 1st December at St Patrick’s, Oldham – 7.30pm – see poster.
NOVEMBER BOOK FOR THE DECEASED – apologies for the delay – old age is to blame! It is now in the sanctuary for us to enter the names of our deceased relations, friends and parishioners. They will be prayed for during the daily Masses in the month of November.
MENTIONING – that next Saturday evening the lights are being switched on in Mossley, so parking may be a little restricted.
NOT A BAD WEEK – perhaps we have all saved a little on heating bills this past week. Our front door has received a lick of paint and the plastic cleaned – mulling over a different colour. And, our Christmas tree provider in Abbey Village, has promised to save us a decent tree -knowing how particular we are re such matters!

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Newsletter 11th November 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 11th November, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Edge; £15 E Downing; £10 J Allen
LATELY DEAD – Simon Tite
ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Schofield, George Armfield, Antonietta Battaglia.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Josaphat, Wed- St Laurance O’Toole, Thurs- St Albert, Fri- Ss Gertrude and Edmund, Sat- Ss Hilda and Hugh of Lincoln.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
APOLOGIES – this Sunday tea and coffee will not be served in the parish room because of people going to the service at the cenotaph after Mass.
FOOD BANK – a big thank you for the food left in the porch – so gratefully received – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
A MEMORIAL BOARD – can be seen in church – under the 5th Station of the Cross- commemorating parishioners from St Joseph’s who gave their lives in the First World War. We remember them and others who lost their lives with affection, admiration and gratitude.
MUCH QUOTED – George Santayana – ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’.
QIGONG TASTER SESSION – 20 adventurous souls had a wonderful introduction to the art and practice of Qigong on Thursday evening. It is clearly a powerful tool for keeping healthy and agile; yet the exercises are gentle and suit all age groups. Do add your name to the list in the porch if you would like to attend the classes – the duration of the class would be an hour and held in the parish room.
PARISH CHRISTMAS BUFFET – is on Wednesday 28th November – earlier than usual. All are welcome – the list is in the porch. Most of the food we order from Mark and Spencers, so do put your name down earlier rather than later.
MOSSLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET – next Saturday at the George Lawton Hall.
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS – Friday at the George Lawton Hall.
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL – Saturday 1st December at St. Patrick’s, Oldham – 7.30pm – see poster.
ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – Thursday 13th December – 11.30-2.30pm. The list is in the porch and transport is provided – if required.
CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS – available on the piety stall.
HOPE – that no one is suffering from SAD- seasonal affective disorder; it does strike at this time of the year. The past week had been really pleasant. We need to replace three of the heaters in church; hopefully, it can be done before the onset of the really cold weather. The trees have been clamouring for us to enjoy their spectacular colours
WORLD WAR ONE DISPLAY – until Sunday at St George’s Church. Over 450 men of Mossley did not return from the First World War. There are ten figures in St George’s representing those who died.

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Newsletter 4th November 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th November, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Merdith; £15 M Buckley; £10 A Ratchford.
BAPTISM – we welcome Jacob Michael Travis into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD – Neville Aylett
ANNIVERSARIES – Joseph Liles, Eileen Liles
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Peter Diveney.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Ss Elizabeth & Zechariah; Wed- St Willibrord; Thurs- Bl John Duns Scotus; Fri- Dedication of Lateran Basilica; Sat- St Leo.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10 pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – really gratefully
received – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
THIS THURSDAY QI GONG TASTER SESSION – 7.30pm in the parish room. It is advisable to wear loose clothing, something like tracksuit bottoms etc.
The session will be for 90 minutes, you can take part in it as much or as little as you like. You will share a wonderful relaxing time with a really excellent master Dr David Bailey. David has been practising Qi Gong and Tai Chi since 1997 and is a registered Qi Gong instructor with the British Health Qigong Association. Come along and enjoy
SGT DOMS 1940 VARIETY SHOW – presented by The Christie Allsorts – Friday 9th November at Saddleworth Cricket Club – tickets £12.50 includes Pie Supper – see poster or ring Margaret Henshaw 07794833193.
ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – takes place on Thursday 13th December – 11.30 till 2.30pm. There is a list in the porch and transport is provided
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS – with the Mossley Brass Band in the George Lawton Hall on 16th November – in aid of Christie’s.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – we will have a meeting in a few weeks time but will leave ‘suggestion box’ in the porch for people to let us know what they would like to see happen in the parish – complaints must be written in Russian or Mandarin!
MINISTERS LISTS – just getting them ready for the next few months. Do mention it if you would like to read or be a eucharistic minister – vacancies on the evening slot, especially.
PIETY STALL – now has an array of Christmas cards and calendars.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – meeting on Sunday 18th November.
AND INTO NOVEMBER – darker and colder (or cooler); but what a lovely week we have had. Jane Austen writing in 1798 mid November, enjoying fine weather says, ‘ not very becoming peerhaps early morning, but very pleasant out of doors at noon, and very wholesome – at least everybody fancies so, and imagination is everything.’ The main occupation in all the medieval Books of Hours for November is gathering acorns for the pigs – to sustain them in the long hard winter when resources are at their lowest – a bit like faith.

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Newsletter – 28th October 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28th October, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn; £15 M Fitzpatrick; £10 B Hayes.
ANNIVERSARIES – David Graham, Claire Tallents
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK – Monday- Ss Elizabeth and Zechariah; Tues- St Alphonsus; Sat- St Martin de Porres, St Winifride.
ALL SAINTS – Thursday. ALL SOULS – Friday.
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
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – really gratefully received – taken to the Food Bank – all single items of food welcome.
MEDITATION – our final meditation session is on Monday at 7.15 – 8.15pm in the parish room – all welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – a lovely occasion on Thursday – this time with a restaurant setting! Excellent traditional fare with mouthwatering deserts, all beautifully served. Our thanks to our chefs. Mentioning that the annual Christmas buffet will, this year, be at the end of November.
REMINDER – that we go to see Les Miserables on 11th March – money due Feb.
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS – with the Mossley Brass Band in the George Lawton Hall on 16th November.- in aid of Christie’s.
QIGONG (CHEEGONG) TASTER EVENING – we hope to have a date and evening for the event very soon. The list is still in the porch along with a list of the many benefits that Qigong that its practice brings. We will be the fittest parish in the diocese.
CLOCKS BACK – this weekend. Do enjoy the lie in..
HALF-TERM – for St Joseph’s – let’s hope the sun shines.
SGT DOMS 1940 VARIETY SHOW – presented by The Christie Allsorts- Friday 9th November at Sadleworth Criket Club – tickets £12.50 includes Pie Supper – see poster or ring Margaret Henshaw 07794833193
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch.
BISHOP JOHN WRITES – ‘ Over the past four years I have resisted any use of the phrase ‘shortage of priests’ in this diocese, because, compared with every country in the world, we have a good number of priests for what is, geographically, a small diocese. But we are seeing a reduction in the number of priests in pastoral ministry. In the last four years 24 priests have retired in this diocese and seven have died in active ministry. Those thirty one priests have been replaced by six newly ordained and the transfer of one priest into the diocese. This imbalance is clearly estimated to continue in the next few years as we see more priests retiring than those being ordained.’
BE CAREFUL – how you go on Halloween – broomsticks for sale on piety stall!

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Newsletter – 14th October 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th October, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 A Whittaker; £15 J Timperley; £10 D Buckley
LATELY DEAD – Mary Moran.
ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Williams
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Tuesday – 9.30am – due to Clergy Study Day at The Village Hotel, Bury.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Teresa of Avila; Tues-St Margaret Mary; Wed-St Ignatius of Antioch; Thurs- St Luke, Evangelist; Sat- St Paul of the Cross.
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.
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items of welcome and appreciated.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 24th October – there is a list in the porch and all are welcome.
MEDITATON – during the month of October we have meditation in the parish room at 7.15-8.15pm – all welcome – we don’t want to lose a precious tradition.
DOWRY TOUR OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM – the Slipper Chapel Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham is at Salford Cathedral this week from Thursday till Saturday: Adoration, talks, rosary, Mass, reconciliation etc. It closes on Saturday at 12 noon with Mass celebrated by the bishop.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS – just recently we acquired two new governors and require one more to complete our membership quota. Being a governor isn’t overly demanding and is a wonderful service to the school and the parish. Do mention it if you are interested – one way of getting to heaven!
QIGONG EVENING – would you be interested in a taster session of Qigong (pronounced Cheegong)? Translated as ‘life energy’. Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and, meditation; its benefits include stress reduction, decreased joint pain, improved heart health, better physical functioning, improved balance, and protection from falls. You can even do it seated. Come along and share the evening with a brilliant practitioner, Mr David Baily. Please show your interest on the sheet in the porch and we can arrange an evening.
INTERESTING – Mother Teresa (Saint) never tried to convert a Muslim or Hindu to Catholicism. She told her sisters not to talk about Jesus or even to promote Jesus, but TO BE JESUS.
CROSSING THE BOUNDARY – next Sunday an eight mile moderate walk with Paul Nethercott – Leesfield Parish Boundary, Brown Edge, Park Bridge and Hartshead Pilke – Mossley Market Ground.
WONDERFUL COLOURS – conkers, pumkins, parkin, treacle toffee, autumn leaves of gold, lime, orange, russett, berries – how blessed we are in spite of the downpours and buffeting wind, early frosts and fading light.

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Newsletter – 7th October 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 7th October, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

MISSIO RED BOXES – this quarter £520.30 was collected. Thank you. One box was left at the back of church with no name. If this is yours please let me know and I will add it to the correct book – Sue Glynn.
200 CLUB – £25 P Armfield; £15 M Tohill; £10 A Drinkwater
BAPTISM – we welcome Jace David Forrester into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD – Arthur Toner, Dorothy Cox.
ANNIVERSARIES – Brian Glynn, Leonard Hall, Kathryn Smith.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Anne Hunt, David Graham.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Bl John Henry Newman; Wed- St Paulinus of York; Thurs- St John XX111; Fri- St Wilfrid; Sat- St Edward the Confessor.
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.
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items of food welcome.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 24th October – there is a list in the porch and all are welcome.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS MEETING – on Thursday at 5pm in school.
DIPLOMA – in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership – leaflets on notice board.
MEDITATION – during the month of October we have meditation on Monday evenings in the parish room – 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome.
HOPEFULLY – this weekend, the statue of St Joseph at the church entrance will have its own light; it is quite easy to miss the statue as we head for the door.
THIS CHRISTMAS – Churches Together in Mossley are hoping to prepare a joint Christmas card containing the details of Christmas Services and church contact details and delivering them through church members.
THIS SATURDAY – the canonisation will take place in Rome of Blessed Oscar Romero and Blessed Paul V1.
PRIDE OF TAMESIDE SPORTS AWARDS – took place at Dukinfield Town Hall on 28th September, and the Unsung Hero of the Year award went to Yvonne Kelly (posthumous). Yvonne had taught hundreds of children how to swim and coached water polo participants as well as refereeing water polo events for many years. And, Yvonne kept our lawns immaculate, between her swimming, driving the 250 bus and looking after her family. A great lady.
BE OF GOOD CHEER – one bishop said that Pope Frances told the English bishops last week that ‘they should act as if they had a caffe latte at breakfast and not a bowl of vinegar’.
TIME FOR BLACK PUDDINGS AND STEWS – as we settle into autumn. Suspect that our diet is changing slightly as the days shorten and the weather cools. Out go the salads and in come the casseroles! Grey skies for much of the past week; we are keeping our fingers crossed for a St Luke’s summer.

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Newsletter – 30th September 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 30th September, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 P Armfield; £15 E Holmes; £10 S Glynn
ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret Buckley
LATELY DEAD – Terence Sweeney
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Theresa of Lisieux; Tues-Guardian Angels; Thurs- St Francis of Assisi; Fri-St Faustina; Sat- St Bruno.
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.
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
MARION PROCESSION – Saturday 6th October, 10.30am at St Edward’s, Rusholme – walking round Platt Fields – accompanied by Bishop Arnold.
ST RAPHAEL’S SCHOOL – invites you to join them in a Mass to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school on Friday 5th October at 9.30am. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Davies in the school chapel. Refreshments will be available afterwards in support of Macmillan Coffee Morning.
MATILADA – over 70 went to see Matilda last Monday. It was an exhilerating show with fine acting and dancing; the children were quite superb, All in all, a lovely evening out.
MEDITATION – during the month of October we will have meditation on Mondays at 7.15 to 8.15 in the parish room. All welcome..
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – this Thursday at Salford Cathedral at 7.30pm – launching Stage 2 ‘Liturgy and Mission’ – with Bishop John Arnold.
MEDJUGORJE – an information evening this Thursday 7 to 9pm at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Uppermill.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 24th October
UTTERLY SPLENDID – days this past week – blue skies, warm sunshine and the air like champagne!
CONSERVATION DAY IN MOSSLEY – this Tuesday – 10am to 3pm meet at Egmont entrance to Scout Green – bring a packed lunch and strong footwear.
BETHLEHEM ART – were well pleased with their reception and sales last week.
CLERICAL ODDBALLS! – Rev Francis Maycock (1903-80) who slept for 18 hours a day said:’When I wake up in my pyjamas, I know it’s time for Mass; when I wake up in my trousers, I know it’s time for tea.’ Rev Robert Hawker (1803-75) Vicar of Morwenstow, Cornwall. Deciding that he had a joint calling as priest and mermaid, he fashioned a wig out of seaweed and, naked apart from oilskin round his legs, rowed out to a rock in Bude harbour, sat on it and began to sing! -dear Lord, thank you for (harmless) eccentrics.
LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – in the porch – 50p – a little thought for every day.
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch (features Les Fitton)

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Newsletter – 16 September 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 16th September, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 P Armfield; £15 J Meredith; £10 L Lakner
BAPTISM -we welcome Alexander James Harley, Francesca Jean Harley, Oscar Peter Powell into the family at St Joseph’s.
ANNIVERSARIES – Norah Delaney
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Stephen Oliver
REQUIEM MASS – for Dorothy Chisnall is on Tuesday at 1pm.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Robert Bellamine; Tues- St Joseph of Cupertino; Wed- St Januarius; Fri- St Matthew; Sat- St Maurice.
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.
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – food left in the porch was taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – many thanks – any single items welcome.
MATILDA – we go to see the show at the Palace Theatre on Monday 24 September. We still have a couple of spare tickets – £60 including transport.
BETHLEHEM ART – will be here next weekend with their piety stall – home-made and hand-made religious objects and rosary beads to help support the Palestinian Christians.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – launching Stage 2 Liturgy of Mission – takes place at Salford Cathedral on Thursday 4th October at 7.30pm.
MARIAN PROCESSION – Saturday 6th October – 10.30am at St Edward’s Rusholm – walking to Platt Fields.
BROTHER LAWRENCE – Practice of the Presence of God – ‘we ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.
MEDITATION – on the Mondays during October.
ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA — is reported to have pinned a version of the following meditation on her wall: People are often unreasonable, illogical and self- centred; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; be kind anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be kind and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway. Give the world the best you have got and it may never be enough; give the world the best you have got anyway. You see in the final analysis, it is between you and your God . It was never between you and them.’
HOLY PARISHIONERS – this week, one parishioner is in Medjugorje and another is walking to Santiago de Compostela – doing part of the Camino.
HILAIRE BELLOC -‘the Catholic Church is divine, and the proof of it I take to be this: that no purely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted more than five minutes.’!!

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ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 9th September, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – 25 J Makin; 15 D O’Neil; 10 M
MISSIO RED BOXES – will be collected between 1st and 16th September.
BAPTISM – we welcome Thomas Stephen Peter Schofield and Scarlett Ada Brown into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD – Joseph William (Bill) White
ANNIVERSARIES – Clifford Brereton, Frances Edge, Genevieve Smith
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Bill White is on Thursday at 11am
REQUIEM MASS – for Dorothy Chisnall is on Tuesday 18th at 1pm.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
BEGINNIG OF SCHOOL YEAR MASS – this Wednesday at 10am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – after 10am Mass on Saturday and at 6.10 pm
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Ambrose Barlow; Wed- The Most Holy Name of Mary; Thurs-St John Chrysostom; Fri- Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Sat- Our Lady of Sorrows.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
MATILADA – we have a few spare tickets for the show which we go to see on Monday 24th September. Matilda holds the record for the most Olivier awards won by a musical – based on a children’s novel by Roald Dahl. Tickets are 60 including transport – outstanding money can be paid now
THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS – is taking place in Liverpool this weekend.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – launching Stage 2 – Liturgy of Mission – takes place at Salford Cathedral on Thursday 4th Octobeer at 7.30pm
BETHLEHEM ART – will be here on 22/23 September with their piety stall
MARIAN PROCESSION – Saturday 6th October at 10.30am meeting at St Edward’s, Rusholme.
MUCH COOLER – as we end the week and even gratitude for the rain! The holiday season is coming to and end – though when the children have gone back to school, it is an opportunity for adults to slip away for a few quiet days. Let’s hope that the sun hasn’t entirely deserted us.
NOT EVEN A WHITE LIE – when St Athanasius was rowing down the river to escape his persecutors, they met him going in the opposite direction. ‘Where is the traitor Athanasius?’ they asked. ‘Not far away, he replied, and happily rowed on!
J O’D – to behold beauty dignifies your life; it heals you and calls you out beyond the smallness of your own self-limitation to experience new horizons. To experience beauty is to have your life enlarged.’
MOTHER THERSA – was being interviewed by a journalist about her life and faith, and the interviewer asked her what she said to God when she prayed. ‘I don’t say anything,’ she replied. I just listen.’ ‘And when you listen,’ said the interviewer, ‘what does God say?’ ‘He doesn’t say anything,’ she replied. He just listens.’

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