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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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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