Newsletter – 4 March 2012

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 4th March, ’12 –

200 CLUB – £25 L Gee; £15 C Metcalf; £10 M Pegler

MASSES THIS WEEK -Monday to Saturday at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed -Ss Perpetua & Felicity; Thurs- St John of God


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

DEANERY STATION MASS – is at St Joseph’s, Shaw, Tuesday at 7.30pm

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 7pm

MEDITATION – on Mondays at 7.30-8.30 in the presbytery; an opportunity to sample meditation during Lent.

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION – on Wednesdays at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST OFFERING – envelopes and donations can be left in the box in the porch. The government have promised to double any money given to Cafod until May. Cafod has produced a recipe book (£6) with Fairtrade ingredients; anyone wanting a copy might indicate on the list in the porch.

THE UNIVERSE – more have arrived this week, so do feel free to take one- no charge.

ST. JOSEPH’S – PAST PUPILS ASSOCIATION- Mass and Re-Union at St Margaret Mary’s, New Moston, on Saturday 17th March at 3pm.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT -on 25th February, Mossley was given Fairtrade status as a town. This is the result of a group asking community groups, shops, cafe’s and businesses if they would support Fairtrade products- especially tea and coffee, sugar, biscuits; but also cottonwool, fruit and flowers. Our thanks to St Joseph’s tea servers for supporting this.

LIBRARY- a few more books arrived this week.

SUMMER APPETIZER – a couple of really beautiful days this week encouraging us to promenade and delight in the warmth. The fourteenth century mystic Meister Eckhart claimed that nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness, and that people who dwell in God dwell in the eternal Now.

Finding moments of quiet and stillness is a Lenten treasure. Henry Thoreau, who built a wooden hut in the woods on the edge of Walden Pond in Massachusetts and produced one of the seminal books of the nineteenth century, wrote, ‘I love a large margin to my life’ and reflected on the space necessary for contemplation or the forming of a self.

IMAGINE – can’t act, can’t sing, slighly bald. Can dance a little. Hollywood executive after Fred Astaire’s first screen test.

ECKHART TOLLE – a simple but radical spiritual practice is to accept whatever arises in the Now- within and without.

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