Newsletter – 24 June 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23/24 June, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 A Ratchford; £15 J Timperley; £10 Toni Davis

BAPTISM – we welcome Caleb Ashley Olderson- Ellis into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASSES THIS WEEK – at 10am each day. On Friday, Mass will be at 9am and 7pm.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed – St John Southworth; Fri- Ss Peter and Paul


CONFESSIONS – on Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

COFFEE MORNING – in aid of the Macmillan Nurses will be held in the meeting room this Saturday (30th June), 11-1pm

WILLOW WOOD HOSPICE – Margaret Buckly is taking part in the Midnight Walk for the Hospice. The list for sponsors is on the notice board.

MEDITATION – Mondays at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.

SUNDAY WALK – we thought that we might have a parish walk one Sunday next month- 15th July, starting from the church at 2pm. The weather forecast for that day is excellent, warm to hot sunshine and a gentle breeze!

BIG SING – organised by Churches Together, is to take palce next Sunday at the Methodist Church. Any money raised is for Willow Wood Hospice.

CONGRATULATIONS – to another priest of the deanery celebrating his Golden Jubuliee this weekend, Fr Jack Scanlan at St. Joseph’s, Shaw.

LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE – we have been well blessed with rain this past week; perhaps an angel with a magic holy water bottle is intent in giving us all a good dousing and baptising. We must be the envy of many African countries. However, it has to be said that we did see the sun, fleetingly, at the beginning of the week; and, it is better to have too much rain than too little- unless you are going on holiday! A poet speaks of being ‘weather tortured and the seige of rain’; we look out of the window and say ‘not again.’

WHERE DOES GOD LIVE – Rabbi Menahem Mendal of Kotzk (1787-1859) asked his disciples ‘Where does God live?’ ‘What does the Rabbi mean, ‘Where does God live?’ ‘Where does God not live’ Surely we are taught that there is no place devoid of his presence. He fills the heavens and the earth they replied. ‘No,’ said the Rabbi. ‘You have not understood. God lives where we let him in .’ ‘The question is never, ‘Where is God?’ It is always. ‘Where are we?’ The central task of religion is to create an opening in the soul.

EDWARD LEAR! There was an Old Man of Berlin

Whose form was uncommonly thin;

Till he once, by mistake, was mixed up in a cake,

So they baked that Old Man of Berlin.


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