Newsletter – 13th August 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 13th August, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 P Lavin; £15 K McDermott; £10 P Armfield
BAPTISM – we welcome Sibel Mary Cox into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Maureen Heaney, Ann Gaffney.
ANNIVERSARIES – Allen Hughes, Estelle Dalton, Albert Jeffries
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Margaret Connell is on Tuesday at 11am
ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY – Tuesday – Mass at 10am and 7pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Maximillian Kolbe; Wed- St Stephen of Hungary; Thurs- Our Lady of Knock; Fri-St Helen; Sat- St John Eudes.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10.30am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass.
TRIP TO YORK – SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST – just to mention that it would be good to leave at 11.45am – so it means a late breakfast or an early lunch!
MOTTRAM SHOW – next Sunday – not known for scorching temperatures.
NEW READERS AND MINISTERS LISTS – in the sacristy.
MOSSELY CORRESPONDENT – few copies available in the porch.
CELEBRATE FESTIVAL – next Sunday, 20th August, 12.15pm at Egmont Playing Fields. The event will help to raise funds for the Light Festival later in the year. Acts include: Sura Susso and Jalikunda, The Kyla Brox Band,Tony Greenwood Big Band, The Global Grooves Bloco, Jubacana – Oldham’s very own youth-led percussion and dance group for 8-18s, featuring brazilian drums, electric guitars, and Carnival street dance.
SOME LIKE IT HOT – parishioners returning from European destinations speak of sizzling temperatures and torrid heat. In 1976 this country sweltered in temperatures exceeding 90f for 15 consecutive days. A further five days saw temperatures reaching95f – parts of the southwest went without water for 45 days. A far cry from this year. The past week has been like the curate’s egg – good in parts!
ANNUAL ROSARY RALLY – Platt Fields – Saturday 9th Sept at 3pm.
SISTER WENDY BECKETT – ‘But O, dearest, you have got yourself in a muddle about the Church, the hierarchy, priests, bishops, Vatican, the Pope…They are not the Church; they are a part of the Church, a functional part. The Church is the poor people of God, the faithful people who suffer and obey and never lose their trust in Him. This is the Church to whom Jesus promised His Holy Spirit, and we can see the presence of that Holy Spirit over the centuries.’
R. S. THOMAS – THE MOOR – It was like a church to me. I entered it on soft foot. Breath held like a cap in hand. It was quiet. What God was there made himself felt. Not listened to in clean colours that brought a moistening of the eye, in a movement of the wind over the grass. There were no prayers said, but stillness of the heart’s passions- that was praise enough…..’

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ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd July, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Edge; £15 J Taylor; £10 D Aylett
LATELY DEAD – Andy Taylor, Moira Bailey.
ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret McFarlane, Rose D’Souza.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Andy Taylor is on Monday 7th August at 10.30am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 9.30am – due to a cremation at 10.30am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Sharbel Makhluf; Tues-St James, Apostle; Wed- Ss Joachim and Anne; Sat- St Martha-disciple of the Lord.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – THIS THURSDAY-9-10
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
END OF TERM MASS – for the school is on Wednesday at 10am
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on Friday. We wish them a safe and happy pilgrimage. St Joseph’s is being represented by Lucy Warburton.
TRIP TO YORK – Sunday 27th August – 2 seats avaiable – £5
SUNSET BOULEVARD – this great show is on at the Palace Theatre late October. Will remove the list this weekend to book the tickets. Put S after your name for stalls – more leg room.
SITE MANAGER – for the Cathedral – closing date 27th July – 0161 817 2222
VIETATO LAMENTARSI – Pope Francis is so anti-grumbling that he’s stuck up a sign on his office door, on which is printed in red letters Vietato Lamentarsi. Translation:’Complaining is not allowed’or (no whining). The small print of the sign, a gift to Francis from Italian psychologist Salvo Noe, reads ‘To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations.’
ONE DAILY PAPER – this week, recalled the newly elected Pope in 2013 talking of ‘Christians who have faces like pickled peppers, such long faces, rather than being joyful for the beautiful life they have.’
BIG GETAWAY – it seems that the holidays have arrived – along with the rain! Hope that parishioners can chill out, whether away or at home. Tatton Park Flower Show is always popular at this time of the year; and visiting cathedrals and old churches is alwys a joy .
ORDINATIONS THIS WEEKEND – we might keep in our prayers Mark Paver and Gavin Landers who are being ordained this Saturday at the Cathedral.
HOW LONG AS SERMON? – According to Revd Christine Smith, a sermon should last 8 to 10 minutes and no longer. Pope Francis tells his priest to keep their homilies short and simple – I think we qualify!!!
SUMMER READING – Catherine Fox (married to Pete Wilcox, the Bishop of Sheffield) write about the ups and downs of a fictional diocese.
MARK TWAIN -‘I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting’
ARRIVEDERCI – GOOD-BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newsletter – 9th July 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 9th July, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Liles; £15 J Brooks; £10 V Tomlisson
LATELY DEAD – Winnie Sweeney.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am – except Wednesday at 12 noon and
Thursday at 8.55am.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Benedict, Wed- St John Jones, Thurs-St Henry,
Friday-St Camilus de Lellis, Sat- St Bonaventure.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass – all welcome
GUYS AND DOLLS – at the Royal Exchange Theatre – the tickets have been booked for Thursday 7th December – and the cost is £40 including transport. Money can be paid in November.
AND JUST WONDERING – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning masterpiece SUNSET BOULEVARD is on tour and comes to Manchester in October, starring Rita Jones as Norma Desmond – Joining BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac and a host of others. Will leave a list in the porch to see what the take up is. Some great songs – News ways to dream; surrender….
It is on at the Palace, so put S – for stalls – if you require more leg room.
OUR TRIP TO YORK – will take place on Sunday 27th August and the cost is £5. We will probably have to leave a little earlier than usual. It is always a joy to visit York and the Minster is something quite special. List in the porch.
RED BOXES – the amount collected this quarter – £536.64 – Thank you.
TOUR de BLACKPOOL – we wish Dean Aylett God’s speed as he cycles to Blackpool today to raise money for charity.
THREE PARKS LINK WALK – Sunday 16th July – an 11 mile moderate walk with Paul Nethercott linking Stanford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country Parks.
10am – 4pm Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road.
EXHIBITION OF ARTWORKS – inspired by the Syrian conflict is on at the Cathedral this weekend – 12 noon onwards.
SITE MANAGER-VACANCY – for Salford Cathedral and the Cathedral House- telephone – 01618172222- closing date 27th July – circa £17,000
WIMBLEDON FEVER – is clearly gripping Mossley; the streets have been strangely quiet during the afternoon and evening! No extremes of weather this past week and the occasional very welcome shower. The school closes at 2pm on 27th July.
WELL I NEVER – Churchill was so beguiled by Vintage Pol champagne that he drank 500 cases of it during the last ten years of his life. That’s one and a half bottles a day, every day. Not bad going – and that doesn’t include…….!
SCILLIAN PROVERB – if you want to have a happy life, stay away from your relatives’!!!!!!

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Newsletter – 18th June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18th June, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Tohill; £15 M Buckley; £10 R Mascarenhas
LATEY DEAD – Nora Sheehan, Noel Vongeyer.
ANNIVERSARIES – Dr Peter Morris
BAPTISM – we welcome William O’Donnell into the family at St Joseph’s.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Patricia Fitzgerald will be held on Tuesday at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Alban; Wed-St Aloysius Gonzaga; Thurs-
SsJohn Fisher and Thomas More; Fri- Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sat-birthday JB.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays 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.
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 12th July after 12 noon Mass.
A VERY AGREEABLE EVENING – our second visit to the Lowry Theatre did not disappoint; though the theme was a bit rum (!) the dancing was spectacular and the music jolly and rollicking.
GUYS AND DOLLS – is our pre-Christmas theatre trip to The Royal Exchange Theatre (our first visit) Hopefully, we will go mid-december. We have left a list in the porch.
LATE SUMMER OUTING – we thought that when parishioners have returned from Monte Carlo we would have a Sunday Outing to York – at St Joseph’s low cost travel deal – £5! There is so much to see and enjoy – especially York Minster.
ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL FITZGERALD – is speaking at the Cathedral Centre of Tuesday 4th July at 7pm on Nostra Aetate (in our time) a document on inter-religious dialogue from the second Vatican Council.
EXHIBITON OF ARTWORKS – inspired by the Syrian conflict is on at Salford Cathedral on Sat 8th July and Sun 9th July – 12 noon onwards
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between 4th and 18th June
FAKE NEWS – YET AGAIN! – we were expecting an explosive tweet from the Donald but it never came. We hope that all fathers enjoy their day TODAY!
MEDITATION – during the month of June we have meditation in the parish room at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS’ MEETING – is on Wednesday at 5pm.
DEANERY CONFERENCE – is on Tuesday at St Patrick’s, Oldham.
SUMMER SOLSTICE – or the longest day of the year, is on Wednesday 21st June, and midsummer’s day is on Saturday 24th June- the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist. There was an ancient ritual on St John’s Eve involving lighting large bonfires and collecting herbs, particularly St John’s wort – still used for its anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘For the Holy is not a cloister, nor a patio removed from the profane. Christ inhabits no pious precinct. The sanctuary of the sacred is the person

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Newsletter – 11 June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 11th June, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Buchanan; £15 T Davis; £10 E Holmes
REQUIEM MASS – for Catherine Wright is on Wednesday at 10am
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Pamela Ashton is on Thursday at 12.30pm
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Anthony of Padua; Wed- St Methodius; Thurs- St Vitus; Fri- St Aurelian
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – is on Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10.30am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 12th July.
WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – went off well – the heavens were kind until the last four minutes! So grateful for all the help given in so many ways.
HOLDING BACK THE TEARS – of laughter, that is. Our outing to the theatre on Wednesday did not disappoint; the play was incredibly funny from start to finish, and all in all, it was an excellent outing.
ON WEDNESDAY – we go to see La Cage aux Folles – and we have been assured that it is an excellent production. The coach will leave at 6.15pm from Stamford Street – opposite the Market Place.
PRE CHRISTMAS OUTING – in December there is a production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre – unforgettable songs including Luck be a Lady, Sit down you’re rocking the boat, and the irresistibly infectious title number. Will leave a list out next week.
MEDITATION – during the month of June there will be meditation in the parish room from 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.
CAFOD-RUN – any money yet to come in can be left in the sacristy.
MONDAY WALK – this Monday discover the moorland above Carrbrook on a strenuous 4 mile walk with Paul Nethercott – 7.15-9.30pm – Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between 4th and 18th June.
SCHOOL RETURNS – on Monday
SHE’S STILL A LITTLE SHY – exclaimed the wine buff sipping a large glass of claret; and, the same can be said for the sun, hiding and peeping this past week.
It seems that the future is rosey with people talking about temperatures in the 20’s at the end of the week. One parishioner confided that he really liked the rain.
THE BAND CONTEST – enjoyed a dry evening and everyone was in good humour. (those imbibing didn’t have a completely dry evening!)
ALMOST FORGOT! – FATHER’S DAY! – congratulations and all blessings
BIDDIE McGRATH – ‘ may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your’re dead!’
FATHER’S DAY BEST BUYS – best steak- Aldi Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak. Best burgers- M and S ultimate steak burgers. Best trifle- Sainsbury’s taste the difference sherry trifles. Best vanilla ice cream- Sainsbury’s Madagascon vanilla. Best hot cross buns – Aldi -!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newsletter – 4th June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th June, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn; £15 J Makin; £10 K Hartley
WEDDING – we offer our best wishes and congratulations to James Mark Schofield and Melissa Marie Valentine who are to be married on Friday.
LATELY DEAD – Pamela Ashton, Patricia Fitzgerald.
ANNIVERSARIES – Emma-Marie Buckley, Jane Vernon, Benjamin Rowley.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Dorothy Norton is on Tuesday at 12.30pm
REQUIEM MASS – for Catherine Wright is on Wednesday 14th June at 10am.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Patricia Fitzgerald is on 20th June at Dukinfield.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Friday – 8am.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – this week is on Thursday- at the usual time 9-10am
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Boniface, Tues- St Norbert, Wed- St Colman, Thurs-St William of York, Fri- St Columba.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
WHIT FRIDAY – we are asked to assemble from 9am onwards in the school playground; God willing, we will have a fair day and a decent turnout. The school is still on holiday so the number of children will be reduced. Whatever, we will let the residents of Mossley know that St Joseph’s is still in business!
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between the 4th and 18th June.
LOWRY THEATRE OUTING – this Wednesday to see The Play That Went Wrong. The coach will leave from the bus stop on Stamford St – opp the Market Place at 6.15pm
AND – on 14th we go to see the musical La Cage aux Folles
MEDITATION – during the month of June there will be meditation in the parish room from 7.15-8.15pm. All welcome
CAFOD FUND- RAISING – Ann completed her run (not sure whether she was first or second) – any money can be left in the sacristy where the list is.
WALKING TOGETHER – Saturday 10th June at 10am gather to worship at Salford Cathedral. Open air worship at St Ann’s Square at 11.15am, followed by a United Celebration in Manchester Cathedral at 12 noon.
PARISH LUNCH – will announce our next lunch next week.
OOPS – The man in the bed next to Rafferty had a kidney removed. The next day for lunch, they were served kidney soup. ‘My God,’ said he, ‘they waste nothing here!’ I don’t mind dying said Mick Magee, it just that you feel so stiff the day after
MOORLAND EDGE – Monday 12th June – discover the moorland above Carrbrook on a strenuous 4 mile walk with Paul Nethercott. 7.15-9.30pm Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook.
AND INTO JUNE – it is almost light at 10pm and the recent showers have been begrudgingly welcome; we begin to see nature at its best. Did you know that St Anthony was only 36 when he died of St Anthony’s Fire, or Ergotism (from eating mildewed cereal) He was exhumed 336 years after his death and although the whole of his body was found corrupted, his tongue was found intact.

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Newsletter – 28th May 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28th May, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 D Chambers; £15 D Buchanan; £10 M Connell
BAPTIMS – we welcome Mia Re Littlewood and Bella Re Littlewood into the family at St Joseph’s.
ANNIVERSARIES – Allen Hughes, Joan Heedy, Margaret O’Driscoll, Audrey
LATELY DEAD – Dorothy Naughton Carey.
REQUIEM MASS – for Joan Nelson is on Tuesday at 12.30pm and the Reception into church is on Monday at 7pm
REQUIEM MASS – for Ann Davidson is on Wednesday at 12.15pm
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Neville Taylor is on Thursday at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Dorothy Naughton is on Tuesday 6th June at 12.30pm in church.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Tuesday & Wednesday.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Joan of Arc; Wed- Visitation of Our Lady; Sat- St Kevin and Ss Charles Lwanga and Companions.
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.
THE BIGGEST OF THANK YOU’S – from M Lavin for your kindness and generosity in marking my 50th (in spite of my trying to keep it a secret and so making it hard work for you!) The envelope given to me contained an Amazon voucher for £700 and a voucher for Blacks for £400, plus gifts received from parishioners – including not a little holy water! So blessed, and thank you again for being so wonderful and lovely; and, perhaps, an additonal thank you to June and Teresa for the excellent refreshments on Monday evening.
MATILDA – the tickets for this spectacular show have been booked for Monday 24th September, 2018 – slightly dearer at £55. Will ask for £25 at the end of October because there are 77 going and the total comes to £4,235.-due early November. The rest of the money can be paid next year.
NOT WITH IT – this Sunday we have the leaflets for 21st May- mistakenly thought Ascension Day was last Sunday! – sure the good Lord doesn’t mind
OUR TRIPS TO THE LOWRY THEATRE – 7th and 14th June – ticket money due – The Play That Went Wrong – £29 and the musical La Cage aux Folles – £41
WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – lists in the porch.
10K RUN FOR CHARITY – Ann Ratchford is running for Cafod – list in porch.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – the children are off school for two weeks
MAGICAL INDEED – or simply divine – what a joy to be able to soak up the sunshine and leave doors and windows open; though we have all been in a sombre mood this week on account of Monday’s atrocity.
HALO POLISHING – on the 4 Mondays of June there will be Meditation – 7.15- 8.15pm in the parish room – just trying to keep up the precious tradition.

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Newsletter – 21st May 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 21st May, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 A Whittaker; £15 V Carey; £10 M Wood
BAPTISM – we welcome Emilia and Maja Kowlaski into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Catherine Wright, Neville Taylor
ANNIVERSARIES – Harry Lee, Sanuel Disley.
REQUIEM MASS – for Paul Fawcett is on Monday at 1pm
REQUIEM MASS – for Joan Nelson is on Tuesday 30th May at 12.30pm and the Reception into Church on Monday at 7pm
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Neville Taylor is on Thursday 1st June at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St William of Rochester;Wed- St Vincent; Thurs-St Bede & St Mary Magdalene; Fri- St Philip Neri; Sat-St Augustine of Canterbury.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – take place today during 11.30am Mass. We pray for a blessing on the children and their families. And, a big thank you to our long serving catechists, Pauline and Teresa, who have prepared the children so well for their First Holy Communion.
A TINY CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING – this Monday at 7.30pm. This past week M Lavin celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Ordination (outwitted in keeping it a secret!) He now qualifies for a free burial. Anyone, not otherwise engaged, is more than welcome to attend a little celebration of thanksgiving – refreshments too! Immense gratitude for unwavering support and kindness.
GOD KNOWS HIS OWN – just to say that we had a lovely day out on Sunday in Chester. The sun shone most of the time and we were able to soak up the atmosphere of this lovely city. Some enjoyed a conducted tour, some sat by the river, most explored the cathedral and not a few visited the many hostelries and cafes that abound. We will, hopefully, have another outing during the summer.
GENERAL ELECTION HUSTING – on Wednesday at the Methodist Church – 7.30-9.30pm for the Stalybridge and Hyde MP.
MATILDA – THE MUSICAL (2018) – will remove the list from the porch this weekend in order to book the tickets.
OUR VISITS TO THE LOWRY THEATRE – 7th and the 14th June – tickets can be paid for this month – The Play is £29 and La Cage aux Folles is £41.
WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – Trevor has left some lists in the porch for the various volunteers required for the Whit Friday Procession.
STALYBRIDGE AND ABOVE – an 11 miles walk this Sunday with Paul Nethercott – 10am – 3.30pm – Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road.
10k RUN FOR CHARITY – Ann Ratchford Running for Cafod – list in the porch.
NO TEA AND COFFEE TODAY – because of First Communions.
WELL DONE -to Mr and Mrs McPartland for walking the Camino de Santiago and presenting St Joseph’s with a scallop shell and a pilgrims staff.

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Newsletter – 14th May 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th May, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Oliver; £15 A Porter; £10 M Wood.
LATELY DEAD – Joan Nelson.
ANNIVERSARIES – Joseph Vincent Smith
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Esther Horrocks is on Tuesday at 1.30pm in church followd by burial in Mossley Cemetery.
REQUIEM MASS – for Paul Fawcett is on Monday 22nd May at 1pm followed by burial in Lees Cemetery.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Isidore the Farmer; Tues-St Brendan; Wed-St Paschal; Fri-St Celestine; Sat- St Bernadine.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through the sacristy- there will not be any refreshments next Sunday..
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – take place next Sunday during the 11.30am Mass – 10am Mass as usual – PIETY STALL – has lots of gifts and cards.
OUTING TO CHESTER – THIS SUNDAY – the coach will leave from the bus stop on Stamford Street at 12.30pm. Please God, it will be a lovely day out; Chester a wonderful place to visit and a joy to walk round the cathedral and along the city walls and down by the river. Will collect £5 on the coach – but parishioners can pay £1 weekly! Will return between 5.30 and 6pm.
MATILDA – THE MUSICAL – a number of perspicacious parishioners pointed out that this exciting musical is being performed in 2018 and not this autumn. However, the tickets, so we understand, are going like hot cakes. It seems that we should be ordering the tickets in the next few weeks – there is a list in the porch.
Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for best musical.
10K RUN FOR CHARITY – at the end of the month Ann Ratchford will be running the 10K run for Cafod. Anyone wishing to sponsor her is invited to sign the list in the porch.
DONATION RECEIVED – we received a cheque for £350 from the Traditional Whit Friday Committee. We are very grateful for their generosity and for their fund-raising efforts over the past year – the money does in fact pay for the band.
WHIT FRIDAY PROCESSION – Trevor has left some lists in the porch for the various volunteers required for the Whit Friday Procession.
NEXT MONTH’S VISITS TO THE LOWRY THEATRE – ‘The Play that Went Wrong’- on Wednesday 7th June – tickets are £29 including transport.
And, ‘La Cage aux Folles’ – on Wednesday 14th June – tickets are £41 including transport. Money can be paid for any time this month – or before Christmas!
STALYBRIDGE & ABOVE – next Sunday- a strenuous 11 miles walk with Paul Nethercott taking in Gorse Hall, Matley, Hobson Moor, Hollingsworth Moor, Swineshaw Reservoirs, Brushes and Millbrook. 10am-3.30pm -Staley Way car park.

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Newsletter – 7th May 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S,MOSSLEY – 7th May, 2017 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 B Hayes; £15 C Metcalf; £10 S Glynn
LATELY DEAD – Philip Wrigley, Esther Horrocks, Paul Fawcett
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Esther Horrocks is on Tuesday 16th May at 1.30pm
ANNIVERSARIES – Gerrard McAuley, James Dalton, Gillian Crawshaw, May Booth (Birthday Anniversary).
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Victor; Tues- St Pachomius; Fri- St Pancras; Sat- Our Lady of Fatima.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – on Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass- access through sacristy.
OUTING TO CHESTER – 14th May- the coach will leave at 12.30pm – usually parked at the bus stop on Stamford Street – the £5 fare can be paid on the coach.
VISITS TO THE LOWRY THEATRE – The Play that Went Wrong – on Wednesday 7th June – tickets are £29 including transport.
And, La Cage aux Folles – on Wednesday 14th June – tickets are £41 including transport. Money can be paid for anytime this month.
10 K RUN FOR CHARITY – at the end of the month, Ann Ratchford will be running the 10K run for Cafod. Anyone wishing to sponsor her is invited to sign the list in the porch.
FIRST COMMUNIONS – are on Sunday 21st May at 11.30am – 10am Mass as usual.
CROSSING THE BOUNDARY – this Sunday, 10am to 3.30pm, an eight mile moderate route with Paul Nethercott following part of the Leesfield parish boundary- meet Mossley Market Ground.
MATILDA – THE MUSICAL – the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company is inspired by the book by Roald Dahl. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for4 best musical – has been seen by 7 million people across the globe. At the Palace Theatre 18th Sept till 24th Nov. There is a list in the porch. Seems too good to miss!
TRULY BLESSED – these past few days; hardly a cloud in the sky and the sun gracious and generous with its warmth. Not a grumpy face to be seen anywhere!
NO COUCH POTATO – it is said that William Wordsworth (who wandered lonely as a cloud!) by middle age had walked 180,000 miles. He thought nothing of walking sixteen miles after dinner to post a letter. The countryside where Wordsworth walked in solitude, is now almost as crowded with pilgrims as Lourdes or Benares.
AND – JOHN WESLEY – from the age of 36 onwards travelled 225,000 miles, mostly on horse-back, preaching more than 40,000 sermons, some of them to more than 20,000 people. He said that he first began to feel old at 85!
MOSSELY CORRESPONDENT – should be a few copies in the porch.

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