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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Newsletter – 18 March 2018

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

200 CLUB – £25 E O’Neil; £15 L Nolan; £10 D Allen
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Allen Tallents is on Friday at 11am in Wardley Cemetery Chapel.
REQUIEM MASS – for Ellen Holmes is on Monday 26th March at 1pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK -10am each day – except Friday – 9.30am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Joseph, Husband of Mary; Tues-St Cuthbert; Wed-St Enda; Thurs- St Nicholas Owen.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – THURSDAY at 9-10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm.
DEANERY LENTEN STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at St Mary’s, Clive Road, Failsworth, at 7.30pm – Mgr Michael Kujacz is preaching.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – our final meeting is on Monday at 7.15-8.15.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – those involved in First Holy Communion meet this morning at 9.15 in the parish room.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – we now have an up-market recepticle in the porch for holding food items. Any contribution, however small – a tin of beans, a bar of soap – is more than welcome. All items are taken to the Food Bank on Thursday for distribution.
LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE – will be held on Tuesday 27th March at 7.30pm.
PASSION SUNDAY AND PALM SUNDAY – next Sunday.
CLOCKS FORWARD – next Sunday.
MISS SAIGON – we go to see Miss Saigon on Tuesday 24th April – tickets can be paid for this month – £55 including transport.
PARISH LUNCH – was, as always, a happy occasion; we were treated to excellent Lancashire cuisine prepared by our devoted and saintly chefs!!!!. Despite it being the season of Lent, we had ‘Stand-up Bingo and an abundance of raffle prizes.
FAITH IN THE FUTURE PARISH TEAM – at our meeting on Wednesday we wondered if some parishions might be interested in helping with pastoral visits when the need arises – eg taking flowers to a sick person, an occasional visit to the house-bound. It is an area of parish life that has been a little neglected. More later.
HOW LOVELY – to hear the bird song early in the morning – unless it means that you have to leap out of bed! So many parishioners have to be on their way to work
between 5 and 6 in the morning. But, the light evenings will be a joy.
MASS OF CHRISM – on Wednesday 28th March, at 11am – we have four tickets for anyone who would like to attend.
OUR NEXT OUTING – will, hopefully, be in May. Thought it might be nice to visist the shrine of Our Lady at Ladywell, Fernyhalgh, and then go to to Lytham for some sea air and fish and chips. Promenading past the windmill is very pleasant.
NEW READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – briefing and practice session after Mass next Sunday

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Newsletter 11 March 2018

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

200 CLUB – £25 M Lavin; £15 E O’Neil; £10 J Meredith
LATELY DEAD – Kitty Finegan
ANNIVERSARIES – Kathleen Garside, Adrian Moss, Estelle Dalton, John Cameron.
REQUIEM MASS – for Ellen Holmes is on Monday 26th March at 1pm.
REQUIEM MASS – for Allen Tallents is on Friday 23rd March in the Chapel at Wardley Cemetery at 10.30am.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday at 12 noon and Thursay at 9am (due to cremation at Agecroft)
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Maxillian, Fr-St Finnian, Sat-St Patrick.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
DEANERY MASS DURING LENT – this Tuesday the Deanery Mass is at St Michael’s, Warren Lane, Abbey Hills, at 7.30pm.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays in the parish room at 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm.
PARISH LUNCH THIS WEDNESDAY – after 12 noon Mass – the list is still in the porch – all welcome
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
FAITH IN THE FUTURE – a meeting of the parish team this Wednesday at 7pm in the parish room – feedback from the Formation Day.

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Newsletter – 4th March 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th March, 2018 – www.st.josephmossley.or.uk

200 CLUB – £25 F Mascarenhas; £15 C Metcalf; £10 V Timperley
BAPTISM – we welcome Lola Kathryne Robinson and Edith Jean Garlick into the family at St. Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD -Mary Znideric, Allen Tallents, Ellen Holmes, Margaret Cowgill
REQUIEM MASS – for Mary Znideric is on Thursday at 1.30pm
ANNIVERSARIES – Patrick Hand, Peter Donoghue, Pat Armfield, Joseph Lawrence Hayden, Ellen Nolan, Veronica Taylor, Anne Egerton, Catherine Wright (Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Tuesday – 7.30pm
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Kieran; Tues-St Colette; Wed- SsPerpetua & Felicity; Thurs-St John of God; Sat- St John Ogilivie.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TODAY – we welcome Fr Jan Klaver, who comes to encourage us to take up a Red Box and in doing so allow us to further the work of the missions and the spread of God’s Kingdom. / red boxes will be collected between 3rd & 24th March.
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday at 7.30pm we welcome the parishes of the deanery to St Joseph’s for our Lenten Station Mass. Fr Eamon Mulcahy will be preaching. After Mass there will be refreshmnents in the Conservative Club on Mountain Street. It should be a little warmer on Tuesday.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15 in the parish room. All welcome.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm.
MISS SAIGON – tickets for Miss Saigon can be paid for this month – £55 including transport – 24th April at the Palace Theatre.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – is now on Friday 14th March, at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church.
CAFOD FUND RAISING EVENT – at St Edward’s, Lees, on Friday 16th March. A concert by Tameside Community Voices – tickets £5 – bar available- please put names on sheet in porch for tickets.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 14th March – there is a list in the porch – all welcome.
THIS SUNDAY – Join Paul Nethercott on an 11 mile moderate walk linking Stamford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country Parks – 10am Staley Way car park
NEXT HOPE IN THE FUTURE MEETING -Wednesday 14th March at 7pm
SCHOOL GOVERNORS MEETING – this Thursday at 5pm in school.
QUITE FEROCIOUS – weather this past week. Apologies that the church might not be so warm this weekend – the wind on Thursday and Friday has disabled a number of heaters. Hopefully, the bitter cold will soon be a distant memory
PIETY STALL – for Mothering Sunday and St Patrick’s cards
MAY – you treasure your friends. May you be good to them, be there for them.

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Newsletter – 25th February 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 25th February, 2018 – www.stjosephmossley.oeg.uk

200 CLUB – £25 E Holmes; £15 J Buchanan; £10 B Hayes.
ANNIVERSARIES – Maureen Meredith
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.30am.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed-St Oswald of Worcester, Thurs- St David, Patron of Wales, Fri-St Chad.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm
MEDITATION DURING LENT – Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15 in the parish room.
DEANERY STATION MASS DURING LENT – Tuesdays at 7.30pm. This week the Station Mass will be at Holy Rosary, Fitton Hill. Bishop John will be preaching. Next Tuesday, the Deanery Station Mass is here.
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels left for the Mossley Food Bank – taken on Thursday. Food items can be left in the porch.
NEXT SUNDAY – 4th March. Three Parks Link Walk – join Paul Nethercott on an 11 mile moderate walk linking Stamford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country parks. 10am till 4pm -Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – on Saturday 5th May. Anyone wishing to join the pilgrimage, please contact Colin Riley at St Patrick’s as soon as possible before 31st March. Tel: 07756904852. Cost £20/£25.
HOPE IN THE FUTURE – a meeting for the parish team has been arranged for Wednesday 14th March at 7pm in the parish room.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 14th March. All welcome – there is a list in the porch.
NEW READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – there is a list in the porch for those wishing to help out in these two ministries.
CAFOD FUND RAISING EVENT – at St Edward’s, Lees, on Friday 16th March at 7.30pm. A concert by Tameside Community Voices- bar available – tickets £5 – names can be put on the sheet in the porch . Money raised is matched (doubled) by the Government – supporting sanitation and water projects.
PRESBYTERY JOYS – ominous 3’s much in evidence recently. First the iron decided to call it a day; then the kettle through in the towel; finally, the heating boiler gave up the ghost! Happy days! – but all good fun.
PIETY STALL – items for St Patrick’s Day and Mothering Sunday.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – see poster in the porch
MISS SAIGON – will collect the money next month – (24th April) tickets are £55 including transport..
DIRE WARNINGS -about the weather this week. Do feel free to bring hot water bottles to church! Will leave a bottle of rum in the porch if the temperature drops to minus 20

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Newsletter – 18th February 2018

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

200 CLUB – £25 E O’Neil; £15 L Gee; £10 F Mascarenhas
ANNIVERSARIES – Anne Hunt, Claire Tallent (Birthday Anniversary)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day /Margaret Conway.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Wulfric, hermit; Wed-St Peter Damian; Thurs- The Chair of St Peter; Fri-St Polycarp; Sat-St Walburga.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm.
DEANERY STATION MASS THIS TUESDAY – is at Ss Aidan and Oswald at 7.30pm. Fr Francis OFM (Cap) will be preaching. The Station Mass at St Joseph’s is on Tuesday 6th March
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – we have moved the parish lunch to the following week – 14th March – we will be providing refreshments in the Conservative Club after the Station Mass and bringing back cups and saucers etc on Wednesday.
FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels. They were taken to the Food Bank last Thursday – the Food Bank were very grateful for them. Food parcels can be left in the porch – and will be very much appreciated by those on benefits during the transition period to universal Credit when payments may be held back for several weeks.
MEDITATION – during Lent we have meditation on Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15pm in the parish room – all welcome.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – takes place on Friday 27th July till Thursday 2nd August. Prices start at £729 for 6 nights full board accommodation. Return flights from Manchester Airport. See poster.
READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS- we will shortly be drawing up the new rotas. If anyone would like to read at Mass or be a Eucharistic Minister do add your name to the list in the porch
HALF-TERM – we hope that the weather stays fair for parents and children this week- some schools in the area were off last week.
WALSINGHAM – the diocesan pilgrimage is on Saturday 5th May. Do contact Joe Griffin 0161 817 2222 or email [email protected] for more information.
DURING LENT – It doesn’t get any easier to get started – and some people have enough penances in their lives! If we are retired we might be able to make a weekday Mass one morning or say a little of the Rosary for the people of the parish.
HUGH LAVERY -‘A nation needs its Lent for learning and a lean time can be a season for health. Healing, making whole, revealing, revaluing – these were the works of Jesus and his words did not and do not meet with easy approbation. The message of Jesus is not of gloom but of glory and this is so hard to take.’
CHRISTOPHER LOGUE – ‘when all else fails, try Wales.’

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Newsletter – 11th February 2018

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

200 CLUB – £25 D Allen; £15 A Oliver; £10 M Tohill
BAPTISM – we welcome Noah Christopher Booth into the family at St Joseph’s.
ANNIVERSARIES – Ken Timperley, Eddie Graham, Annie Bardsley
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
ASH WEDNESDAY – Mass at 10am and 7pm ( it is a day of fasting, so we are asked to avoid snacking, skip lunch, but have a good breakfast and evening meal)
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Damian, Fr–St Onesimus; Sat-Servite Founders
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm. This year we are using a different format which we hope will help us in praying the Stations.
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
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – takes place today at 9.15am for the parents and childrren involved in First Holy Communion
MEDITATION – during Lent we will have meditation on Mondays in the parish room from 7.15 to 8.15pm
FOOD PARCELS – any food parcels can be left in the church porch and the presbytery porch and on Thursdays they will be taken to the Mossley Food Bank.
PARISH LUNCH – our next lunch is on Wednesday 7th March.
LENT BOOKLETS – there are the usual Lent Booklets in the porch. Do take one – there is no change.
LENTEN STATION MASSES – on the Tuesdays of Lent Station Masses are held in different church in the deanery. The first is at Ss Aidan and Oswald, Royton on the 20th February. The third Station Mass is here at St Joseph’s – Fr Eamon Mulcahy will be preaching. The theme for all the Mass is ‘Hope in the Future’.
WALSINGHAM – in May the diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place. One parishioner has expressed an interest in going. We will leave a list out soon just in case others may wish to go.
MENTIONING – that next Saturday some menbers of our parish ‘Hope in the Future’ team are attending a formation day at Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich.
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – some copies in the porch.
OGDEN NASH – ‘ I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance were it not for making a living which is rather a nouciance,’
HIBERNATION – is the only answer to this winter’s weather; apart from a couple of days the weather has been largely disagreeable. Amazing how the snowdrops thrive in such adverse conditions, and what a beautiful little flower it is.
THINKING BIG – our world is part of 140 billion galaxies that are at presnt visible to the Hubble telescope, and if each galaxy was the size of a frozen pea, there would be enough of them to fill The Royal Albert Hall. Thinking small – we have ten thousand trillion cells in our bodies, almost each one containing some six feet of densely packed DNA.

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Newsletter – 4th February 2018

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

200 CLUB – £25 D Chisnall; £15 R Mascarenhas; £10 M Shaw.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Agatha; Tues-SsPaul Miki & Companions; Thurs-St Jerome Emiliani; Sat-St Scholastica.
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 through sacristy.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch will be on Wednesday 7th March.
REMINDER – that we go to see Miss Saigon on Tuesday 24th April.
INSERT FROM THE DIOCESE – The safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is at the heart of the Church’s mission. There is no place in the Church, or indeed in society, for abuse, which can affect people for their entire lives. We recognise that with increased reporting and ongoing national enquiry it has raised awareness of abuse and this may have led individuals to reflect on their own experiences. The Diocese of Salford encourages all those who have any concerns of abuse past or present by any person connected to the Diocese to report such abuse to either Dawn Lundergan, Safeguarding Co-ordinator or Cath Taylord Safeguarding Officer via the contact details below . Phone: 0161 8172206 and [email protected]
THIS SUNDAY- AS THE CROW FLIES – join Paul Nethercott and see some of the best countryside in Tameside; ten miles of moorland, river valleys, towpaths and tracks. 10am till 4pm, Oakgates car park, Hartley Street.
HAVE LEFT – a few gift-aid forms in the porch for people to sign.
ADAM LINDSAY GORDON -‘Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone, kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.’
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – following a visit by two parishioners to see what the situation was at the Food Bank in Micklehurst, we can now report that they are in need of food – and they are expecting an influx of requests for food as the Universal Credit is rolled out. Any donations for food can be left in the church porch or in
the presbytery porch..
IN THE BOOK OF HOURS – a devotional book popular in the Middle Ages and the most common type of surviving medieval manuscript – the unlaborious seasonal labour for bitter Februaries was sitting by the fire. No doubt most of us have done our fair share of that this past week. The cold, biting winds, have kept us on our toes, not to mention the sleet and snow! And on Friday Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most celebrated groundhog,forecast six more weeks of winter!
EPITAPH – CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL – Here lies the man RICHARD and MARY his wife. Their surname was PRITCHARD, They lived without strife, and the reason was plain; they abounded in riches; they had no care or pain, and the wife wore the breeches.
R McGOUGH -‘I wanted one life you wanted another we couldn’t have our cake so we ate eachother.’

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