Newsletter 22 July 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 21/22 July, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 F Mascarenhas; £15 M Connell; £10 J Pegler

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day. At Mass on Tuesday we say farewell to the school leavers

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon – St Bridget of Sweden; Wed – St James, apostle; Sat- Ss Joachim and Anne, parents of Our Lady.

BAPTISM – We welcome Elisa Estibiliz Santana into the family at St Joseph’s. MEDITATION – Monday at 7.30 -final one till after summer.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

ANNIVERSARIES – Kevin Graham – birthday anniversary.

WILLOW WOOD HOSPICE – MIDNIGHT WALK – the walk was completed by June Warburton – Margaret Buckley is unwell at present but thanks everyone for their support. £300 has been raised and any outstanding money can be given to June.

MAYOR’S CIVIC SERVICE OF DEDICATION -the Civic Service of the new Mayor and Mayoress of Mossley takes place here at 2.30pm today. Dean and Joanne Aylett are parishioners of St Joseph’s and we wish them every blessing as they take up their duties in this Jubilee year.

CAFOD NEWS – Cafod’s Lent appeal ‘Thirst for Change’ raised £9 million (before UK Aid Match Funding from the Government) 60 million people in dire need will now benefit from sustainable water resources. And, our weekly contributions to Cafod, however small, help to change things.

PARISH LUNCH – 33 parishioners departed from St Joseph’s truly replete on Thursday after a super lunch effortlessly prepared by our celebrity cooks with their accustomed panache – and modesty! It was a sort of end of term occasion and we look forward to more mouth-watering dishes in the autumn.

THE PARISH WALK – was certainly a triumph. 14 intrepid ramblers and two dogs headed for the hills on a rain- free day last Sunday, walking along the old Roman road into Dove Stones. After all the rain the ground was muddy and swampy in parts – and claimed a few casualties!- but the sun shone as well and it was a really lovely afternoon. It was suggested that our next walk should be on the flat. However, no one was bitten by a snake or tossed by a bull or mauled by a grizzly or stung by a wasp, so St Joseph was looking after us.

HOLIDAYS AHOY – the summer holidays begin in earnest this weekend; please God, the weather will be clement. We have been thinking the impossible recently; presently, we have nowhere to hold a sizeable gathering and we wondered about putting a sort of conservatory along the west side of the

Church. Comments would be welcome. We will have some costs (the sacristy side). It need not be prohibatively expensive

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