Newsletter – 14 April 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th April, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

DONATION – towards Easter flowers – £50. Many thanks
200 CLUB – £25 V Timperley; £15 S Tallents; £10 A Oliver
LATELY DEAD – Bobby Cunningham, John Gannon, Patrick McCourt, Bernie Murphy, Christine Brown.
ANNIVERSARIES – Henrico Mezzone, Peggy Dalton.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – no Mass on Friday & Saturday.
CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 10.30am and at 6pm.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – a big thank you for all the food donated in the last two weeks – a bumper supply was taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
PALM SUNDAY/PASSION SUNDAY TODAY – do feel free to take palms to the sick and house-bound and others


HOLY WEEK SERVICES:

TUESDAY – LENTEN SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION AT 7.30PM

THURSDAY – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER AT 7.30PM

                        WATCHING AT THE ALTAR OF REPOSE TILL 9PM

GOOD FRIDAY – STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT 10.30AM

                         -   LITURGY OF THE LORD'S PASSION AT 3PM

HOLY SATURDAY- EASTER VIGIL AND THE FIRST MASS OF
EASTER AT 6.30PM

EASTER SUNDAY – MASS AT 10AM


THE KING AND I -at the Opera House on 30th April – tickets can be paid for this month – the total cost including transport is £47
APOLOGIES – no refreshments next Sunday
WHAT A LOVELY WEEK – lots of dry weather for getting out and about, chilly at times but not unpleasant. It should be warmer this coming week.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘Jesus did not declare himself to be the Life but more- the Resurrection and the Life. Rising asks first for a dying and this is the demand we want to evade. But, growth, he reveals, is no easy gradient. Rise and fall, decay and renovation; this is the rhythm and Jesus was not exempt from its undulation. He rehearsed death many times and life was always loss before it was gain. Total resurrection was born of total surrender. Here we learn one lesson, self-realisation is the child of self-sacrice.’

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Newsletter – 7th April 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 7th April, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 F Barber; £15 M Oliver; £10 V Timperley
BAPTISM – we welcome Blake Steven Arkingstall into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Fr Myles Sheahan, Paula McDaniel
ANNIVERSARIES – Derek Lawton, Kathleen Broe, Anthony Mezzone.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Dr Peter Morris, Clifford Brereton.
REQUIEM MASS – for Liam Brennan is on Tuesday at 10.30am
REQUIEM MASS – for Fr Sheahan is at St Christopher’s on Thursday at 11am – the Reception on Wednesday at 7pm. He will be buried at Killeentierna, Currow, Co Kerry.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Tuesday.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues – St Waldetrudis, Thurs- St Stanislaus.
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.
MEDITATION -Monday – final one – 7.15 – 8.15 in the parish room
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at St Patrick’s, Oldham, at 7.30.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Wednesday at 7pm
QIGONG CLASS – Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
LENTEN SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION – will be on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm.
EASTER HOLIDAYS – the school closed for Easter holidays on Friday and will re-open on the Tuesday of Easter week.
THE KING AND I – at the Opera House – 30th April – tickets can be paid for this month – £47 including transport.
HOT WATER BOTTLES – have been back in use this week; the sound of chattering teeth could be heard in the town as temperatures dropped considerably.
But, we know we have turned a corner, and warmer weather should be coming.
WHITBY – is a popular destination for many parishioners.and just mentioning that a new museum at Whitby Abbey has opened. The display is contained in the house built by the Cholmley family who took over the monastery after the Dissolution of the Monasteries – Whitby in 1539. St Hilda died in 680. It must have been a chilly place to live in the winter time.
INTERESTING – in an interview in 1995 the late poet Seamus Heany remarked ‘Catholicism has given me the right to joy. People talk about the effects of a Catholic upbringing in sociological terms – repression, guilt, prudery. What isn’t sufficiently acknowledged is the radiance of Catholicism. It gave everything in the world a meaning. It brought a tremendous sense of being, of the dimensions of reality, the shimmering edges of things. The older I get, the more I remember the benediction of it all.’
CHRISM MASS – Wednesday of Holy Week – 3 tickets available – 11am
GRAND NATIONAL – hope our punters hit the jackpot!

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Newsletter – 31st March 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 31st March, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Boswell, £15 M Lavin, £10 A Chambers
BAPTISMS – we welcome Eleanor Kate Grahame Betts and Noah Peter Crabtree into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD -Rita Reilly, Tony Carberry, Michael McMahon
ANNIVERSARIES – Frank Schofield, Joseph Lawrence Hayden, John Patrick Hurley.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Joseph Vincent Smith, Thomas Booth.
REQUIEM MASS – Liam Brennan is on Tuesday 9th April at 10.30am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Irene; Wed- St Richard; Fri- St Vincent Ferrer
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 – another bumper collection of food taken to the Food Bank – the people there are thrilled at our response – many thanks – single items welcome.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays in the parish room – 7.15-8.15
DEANERY STATION MASS – this week it is at St Anne’s, Burlington Street at 7.30pm.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Wednesday at 7pm
QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
THE KING AND I – we go to the Opera House to see the Show on Tuesday 30th April (Feast of St George) Money for the tickets can be paid this month – The tickets are £46 each and the cost of transport is £1 – hope it isn’t excessive.
LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – are in the porch – 50p – no better value anywhere.
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch – more at Co-op.
MOTHERING SUNDAY AND LAETARE SUNDAY – Mid-Lent Sunday. Hope that all mothers have a lovely day and we remember our deceased mothers during Mass. And, maybe, we could just do a little something for the Lord, during the second half of Lent. Never too late.
AND INTO APRIL – the month of the greening of the trees and the sudden late frosts. The birds are singing too. We had a couple of heavenly days this past week, warm enough to dry the clothes and sit outside.
CLOCKS FORWARD – this weekend. A reminder that WWF Earth Hour takes place this Saturday between 8.30 and 9.30pm. A global project where everyone turns off the lights for one hour. Buckingham Palace, Sydney Opera House, The Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower will all be doing this.
J O’D -‘Every day of your life there is joy waiting for you, hidden at the heart of the significant things that happen to you or secretly around the corner of quieter things. If your heart loves delight then you will always be able to discover the quiet joy that awaits to shine forth in many situations. Prayer should help us develop the habit of delight.’

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Newsletter – 24th March 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 24th March, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 V Timperley; £15 J Edge; £10 P McDermott
LATELY DEAD – Liam Brennan
ANNIVERSARIES – Yvonne Kelly, Ellen Tohill, Felix Barber
REQUIEM MASS – for Liam Brennan is on Tuesday 9th April at 10.30am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK — 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- The Annunciation of the Lord; Wed- St John of Egypt; Fri- St Rupert; Sat- St John Climacus
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 – a bumper gift of food this week – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received. Many thanks for your kindness.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – Mondays at 7.15-8.15 in the parish room
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at St Edward’s, Lees, at 7.30pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Wednesday at 7pm
XIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15
SCHOOL GOVERNORS – meet this Thursday at 6pm
CLOCKS FORWARD – next weekend
AN ANCIENT SCOURGE – carried on monsoon winds across the Red Sea, vast swarms of desert locusts have posed a threat to the people of the Horn of Africa for millenia. One swarm can number billions of insects, cover an area of 1,000 square miles and consume 30-40,000 tonnes of food per day – all of which makes the desert locust well deserving of its collective noun ‘plague’.
THE KING AND I – will collect the money for the tickets next month – the total cost including transport will be £47.
INTO SPRING – what a joy. The cherry blossom across from the church is bravely billowing in the cool wind, so rich and exotic, and so fragile. It does lift the spirits, though. We are grateful to a posse of children armed with grabbers who spent half an hour clearing up litter from around the church on Friday. They were ‘eco’ enthusiasts.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘Repent’ is a Lenten verb. It calls for a new look at the values we hold dear. It has a corollary. Repent and believe the Good News. The message of Jesus is not of gloom but of glory and this is hard to take. We are born cynics and delight in spreading alarm and despondency. Then we become our own executioners and think ourselves into decline. This is the saddest sin: despair of possibility. It is a deep disease. It is not incurable. That is the Lenten message.’
MICHAEL CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON SJ -‘As good wine mellows with age, so should we. Advancing years can provide clarity about what really matters and what doesn’t. For it is not our present life that is all important. But, rather the passage to a new and fuller life for which the first was made.’
CYCLONE IDAI – we will ask that this week’s Cafod offerings be given to the suffering people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

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Newsletter – 17th March 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 17th March, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 C Metcalf; £15 J Edge; £10 M Buckley
BAPTISM – we welcome Matteo Thomas Re- Russell and Solomon Alphonso Re- Russell into the family at St Joseph’s..
LATELY DEAD – Tony Buckley
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Joseph Gildart is on Wednesday 20th March at 10.30am. at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.30am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Cyril, Wed- St Cuthbert, Thurs- St Enda, Fri- St Nicholas Owen, Sat- St Turibus de Mongrovejo.
ST PATRICK’S FEAST DAY – today. Our PATRONAL FEAST – ST JOSEPH is on Tuesday. There is a bookmark/ prayer card for everyone today to mark the feast day – do feel free to take one to the house-bound, relatives and former parishioners
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till10am – for those not working, it is a lovely Lenten devotion.
CONFESSIONS – on Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – once again a big thank you for all the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received – all single items welcome.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays in the parish room at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at St Joseph’s Shaw at 7.30pm
STATIONS OF THER CROSS – on Wednesday evening at 7pm
XIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15pm
SCHOOL GOVERNORS MEETING – takes place in the school on Thursday 28th at 6pm.
LES MISERABLES – an absolute triumph; a standing ovation and thunderous applause greeted the cast at the end of the performance. What a wonderful night. Let’s hope that the King and I is as good.
SPRING AWAITS – but unforgiving Lenten weather during the past week , though the horses managed to run at Cheltenham. Perhaps we need to see the wind, rain, snow and sleet, as a blessing and not as a curse..
GREEN BAGELS – are on sale in New York today; but, it’s good to remember St Patrick. He wrote ‘Before daybreak I used to be awakened to prayer in snow and frost and hail…and there was no sloth in me, as I now perveive, because the Spirit
was there in front of me.’
JOHN CULLEN – writes ‘St Patrick’s Day is a welcome break during Lent. Anyone with a thirst for qualities like fortitude, fidelity, innocence and authentic faith – virtues and qualities so patronisingly dismissed nowadays as quaint and obsolete – can discover a new enthusiasm from today’s feast. When such things disappear, something precious dies within us and we are diminished, demeaned and devalued, without a memory or a vocabulary for God.’

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Newsletter – 10th March 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 10th March, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 A Ratchford; £15 J Timperley; £10 C Metcalf
DONATION – £200.00 Many thanks
LATELY DEAD – Alwin Howard-Cofield, Joseph Gildart.
ANNIVERSARIES – Pat Armfield, Kathleen Garside, John Cameron, Adrian Moss.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Anthony Leach is on Thursday at 3.30pm at Dukinfield Crematorium.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Joseph Gildart is on Wednesday 20th March at 10.30am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Euphrasia, Fri- St Louise de Mariliac.
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 – a big thank you again for the food left in the porch and taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – ever so pleased – all single items welcome.
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday at Corpus Christi, Hollinwood, at 7.30pm.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – Monday at 7.15 till 8.15pm in the parish room
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Wednesday at 7.pm
XIGONG CLASS – Thursdays at 7.15 till 8.15pm
LES MISERABLES – we go to the Palace Theatre on Monday to see the show – the coach will leave the bus stop by the Market Place at 6.15pm-a treat awaits.
RED BOXES – we have now started our trial of only two collections this year. You can still have yours emptied before May, by leaving it in the porch and I will return it once emptied. Quarterly magazines will soon be available – do take one. If anyone wishes to take a red mission box, please see me. Thanks, Sue Glynn.
REMINDER – we go to see the King and I at the Opera House on Tuesday 30th April (feast of St George) – will collect the money next month.
NOT A GOOD WEEK – for hanging out the washing – though Tuesday had its moments – one parishioner cautions against putting out bedding plants until late in May. But, who knows, April could be a scorcher – but, we have delayed ordering palm trees for the front of the church.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘The word ‘Lent’ has a bleak inflection and the season comes before the swallow dares. We do not live by the head but by the heart, and it is to the heart that Jesus speaks. Lent is for a change of heart, a revision of values. Jesus does not underrate the need for bread. He merely insists that it is not enough A nation needs its Lent for learning and a lean time can be a season for health.’
GERARD HUGHES -‘Deliver us, Lord, from every form of self-righteousness, from every trace of satisfaction in our condemnation of another. Show us our own sinfulness so that knowing the depths of your forgiveness and the tenderness of your love, we may bear witness to your loving mercy in all our dealings.’

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Newsletter – 3rd March 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 3rd March, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 E Downing; £15 M Gross; £10 L Gee
LATELY DEAD – Anthony Leach
ANNIVERSARIES – Patrick Hand, Stanley Norris, Ellen Holmes, Estelle Dalton.
Noel Joyce. Mass this week – 10am each day.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Joseph Lawrence Hayden, Cath Wright.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Anthony Leach is on Thursday 14th March at Dukinfield Crematorium at 3.30pm
ASH WEDNESDAY – Mass and distribution of ashes – 10am and 7p
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Casimir, Thurs-SsPerpetua &Filicity
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.
FOOD BANK – a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and gratefully received – all single items welcome.
LENTEN BOOKLETS AND CALENDARS – in the porch – no charge
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – during Lent will be 7pm on Wednesday evenings
XIGONG CLASS – takes place on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
LES MISERABLES – we go to see the show on Monday 11th March. It would help if any outstanding money is paid this weekend – £50 including transport – we will then know if we have any spare tickets.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – parents and children involved in First Holy Communion meet this Sunday before Mass.
CONGRATULATIONS – to Veronica Timperely who is 90 this weekend.
BEATING THE COLD – three new heaters were installed in the church this past week – in time for the sleet that is forecast. We has a couple of weekday Masses in the parish room – different but homely.
DURING LENT – deanery Station Masses will take place on Tuesday evenings and we will have Meditation on Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15pm
JUST HEAVENLY – blue skies and wall to wall sunshine; it wasn’t going to last but we did enjoy it. And now it’s back to where we were before! However, there is a real stretch in the evenings which is a delight. In the Flemish calendar from the sixteenth century book of hours, the March occupation is gardening, with the emphasis on pruning – a Lenten theme. A life with no space, no still point, at it’s centre may be in need of some hard pruning if it is to grow into its own proper shape – just as plants and shrubs need pruning to keep their shape and not run to seed.
PASTORAL LETTER – we have a pastoral letter from the bishop today on the subject of climate change. There are those who say that we are living in a climate emergency, and that the damage that has been done is irreversible – let’s hope not.
Bishop John asks us to ‘shop more carefully, choosing local produce, so saving expensive transportation costs; walk more, wear a pullover in doors before turning up the heating, and hang out the washing!’ – if you don’t live in a flat or it’s winter.

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Newsletter 24th February 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 24th February, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Smith; £15 > Buckley; £10 J Smith
BAPTISM – we welcome Rowan Patrick Delaney into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Dera Dawson
ANNIVERSARIES – Alan Tallents, Maureen Meredith
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Claire Tallents
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Derek Hoole is on Monday at Hollinwood Crematorium at 2pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Ethelbert of Kent, Thurs- St Oswald of Worcester, Fri- St David, Patron of Wales.
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 – a big thank you for all the food left in the porch – a bumper assortment last week – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday. All items welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – yet another jolly occasion with our celebrity chefs excelling themselves – Lancashire cuisine at its best and an array of deserts to tickle the palate
Our thanks to all our helpers and to all who came.
OUR – Healing Service was well received, and we will, please God, hold another during Eastertide, or earlier if people so wish.
JOB APPLICATION – a gentleman sent an email during the week asking if we had a vacancy for a Facilities Manager. I was temped to reply saying ‘There is nothing to do here and I do that.’! Perhaps we could do with a Facilities Manager.
SCHOOL RE-OPENS – on Monday
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the parents and children involved in First Holy Communion preparation meet next Sunday before Mass.
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies are available in the porch
XIGONG CLASS – takes place on Thursday evening at 7.15 till 8.15pm
OUR LADY OF FATIMA – mentioning that a series of events and services are taking place at Salford Cathedral this weekend – details on the diocesan website. The Natioanl Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, along with the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francesco are present.
LES MISERABLES – Once the money has been paid we will know if there are any spare tickets over – £50 including transport. We go to see the show on 11th March – we go to see The King and I on 30th April (feast of St George)
MIRABILE DICTU – wonderful to say – what incredible weather we are having.
What a joy to see people relaxed and cheerful and clearly enjoying the warmth. It will probably snow in March with drifts ten feet high; for the moment God Bless the sunshine and may it long continue.
E LEAR – There was an old man who said hush, I pereieve a young bird in this bush, When they said is it small, he replied not at all. It is four times as big as the bush.

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Newsletter – 10th February 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 10th February, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn, £15 V Timperley, £10 M Higgins
LATELY DEAD – Elizabeth Kirkup, Mira Namousky, Molly Mooney
ANNIVERSARIES – Ken Timperley, Eddie Graham, Margaret Conway
BAPTISM – we welcome Leo Ernie Whittaker and Archie Joseph Whittaker into the family at St Joseph’s.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Our Lady of Lourdes, Tues- St Damian, Thurs- Ss Cyril and Methodius.
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 – acccess through sacristy
NEW TEA AND COFFEE ROTAS – in the sacristy
FOOD BANK – a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received – all single items welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 20th February after 12 noon Mass – the list is in the porch and all are welcome.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA – The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, along with the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, will visit Salford Cathedral on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February. A whole series of events and services are planned at the Cathedral across the two days. Full details can be found on the diocesan website.
LES MISERABLES – money for the show can be paid this month -cost being £50.
Have left the list in the sacristy so that people can double check that their name is on the list, and check the number of tickets ordered. We go to see the show on Monday 11th March.
XIGONG CLASS – takes place on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
HALF TERM – the school closes on Friday until Monday25th February.
HEALING SERVICE – on Sunday 17th February at 4pm
A FAVOURABLE WIND – blew a £20 note into the presbytery garden during the week – what should Pastor Simplicius do with it?
HOPEFULLY – we are surviving the rigours of winter; storm Eric was reasonably kind to Mossley. A joy to see clusters of snowdrops here and there; and, it is getting lighter in the evening.
ABBA AGATHON – Some people who had heard of his reputation for discernment wanted to test him to see if he would lose his temper. So they came to him and said ‘We have been told that you are a fornicator and are conceited.’ He replied, ‘that is correct.’ They went on ‘ you are a chatterbox and a scandalmonger.’ He relied ‘I am.’ They said ‘ you are a heretic.’ “I am not’, he replied. “Why’ they said, ‘did you let us call you all those names without demur, but refuse the last one?’ ‘The things you mentioned first, I ascribe to myself because that is good for my soul. But being a heretic is separation from God and I do not wish to be separated from God.’

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Newsletter – 27th January 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 27th January, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 L Lakner; £15 C Broe; £10 E O’Neil
LATELY DEAD – Michael Williams, Antonio (Tony) Clayton, Catherine Holditch, Stefan Hrynkiw.
ANNIVERSARIES – Thomas Tohill, Margaret Delaney, Browne and Enright Families
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Dorothy Chisnall.
FUNERAL SERVICE-for Catherine Holditch is on Monday 4th February at 10.30
REQUIEM MASS – for Antonio Clayton is on Friday 8th February at 1.30pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Thomas Aquinas, Tues- St Gildas the Wise, Wed- St Aidan, Thurs- St John Bosco, Fri- St Brigid, Sat-Presentation of Our Lord.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
FOOD BANK – once again, a big thank you for all the food left in the porch – so much appreciated – taken to the Mossley Food Bank on Thursday.
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy
WEST SIDE STORY – have booked the tickets to see the show at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Tuesday 21st May – tickets are £43 including transport.
NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – will remove them this weekend and a huge thank you for taking them up. If anyone still wants a book of envelopes, just take one and write your name and the number of the envelope on the sheet of paper
XIGONG CLASS – takes place on Thursday evening – 7.15 till 8.15pm.
PARISH LUNCH – will mention the date of our our next lunch next week.
ASH WEDNESDAY – is much later than last year – 6th March.
GOD’S FROZEN PEOPLE – the bitterly cold weather cold weather kept us on our toes last week – the snow was the icing on the cake! It is said that if the weather is fine and frosty at the close of January, there is more winter ahead than behind. February, in the old proverbs, was known as fill-dyke, when the rain and melted snow filled the ditches to overflowing. On clear nights Venus is at her most brilliant in the South Western sky, and in the early morning.
TAIZE EVENING – at the Methodist Church on Sunday 3rd February at 5pm
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch – plenty in Co-op.
IF – the coat be ever so fine that a fool wears, it is still but a fool’s coat.
J O’D – ‘Each day that is given to you is full of the shy graciousness of divine tenderness. It is a valuable practice at night to spend a little time visiting the invisible sanctuaries of your lived day. Each day is a secret story woven around the radiant heart of wonder. We let our days fall away like empty shells and miss all the treasure.’
E LEAR – There was an old person of Cheadle, was put in the stocks by the beadle, for stealing some pigs, some coats, and some wigs. That horrible person of Cheadle’
ISAAC NEWTON -Whence arises all that order and beauty we see in the world.

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