Newsletter – 18th March 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY. 17/18 March, ’12 (

200 CLUB – £25 L Hall; £15 L Nolan; £10 V Timperley

MASSES THIS WEEK – Monday at 10am St Joseph (patronal feast); Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 10am; Thursday at 12 noon, Fri & Sat-10am

LAETARE SUNDAY/MOTHERING SUNDAY – our best wishes to Mothers today; recently, simnel cake has been eaten on this day.

DEANERY LENTEN STATION MASS – on Tuesday at 7.30pm here at St Joseph’s. Refreshments will be served in the Conservative Club after Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – on Thursday at 7pm

MEDITATION – Monday at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery.

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION – Wednesday at 7.30pm in the presbytery.

KNIT AND NATTER – on Wednesday at 1.30-3pm in the meeting room.

LENTEN READING – do have a look in the small library in the porch

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – have sent 5 copies for sale, price £1.30p

EASTER CARDS – a selection of these cards to be found in the porch.

ANNIVERSARIES – Denise Strickland.

FR. JOSEPH POWER – is in hospital and not in good shape; we keep him in our prayers.


CONFESSIONS – on Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

SOUND SYSTEM – hopefully the sound system in church will be upgraded this week and ‘hearing’ will be better.

SCHOOL GOVERNIOR – a vacancy has arisen in the Governing Body at our school; do mention it if you would like to be a governor. It is a great way of serving the Catholic Community and helping to facilitate the education of our children in the best possible way.

PARISH LUNCH – is on Thursday after Mass at 12 noon. All welcome- the list is in the porch.

CAFOD WALK – round Hollingworth Lake, next Sunday at 2pm.

ST ANTHONY’S CENTRE – unemployed, redundant, needing skills, etc. – see the poster in the porch. A wonderful service.

LENTEN WEATHER – this past week and no end of gloomy days, though Sunday and Tuesday attempted to raise our spirits. Just three weeks left of Lent, so we encourage one another to take a deep breath and take the plunge! If we don’t do anything, we will really feel disappointed with ourselves when Easter arrives; that we didn’t make the journey. As in Advent, we will have a Penance Service during Holy Week.

STOP PRESS – we have just heard that Fr Joseph Power died in the early hours of this morning (Saturday). May he rest in peace.

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