Newsletter – 29 July 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28/29 July, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 L Buckley; £15 B Hayes; £10 V Timperley

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Peter Chrysologus; Tues- St Ignatius of Loyola; Wed- St Alphonsus; Sat- St John Vianney.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

HOSPICE WALK – any outstanding money can be give to June.


SUNSHINE IN ARCADIA – cap in hand, the sun came out at last and had everybody smiling. The temperature rose, windows were opened, tropical attire appeared, ice creams were licked, and an air of conviviality descended upon Mossley. We dared to think that summer had arrived and, for a couple of days, not a cloud was to be seen; however, the glass is falling ever so slightly and the heatwave may just be slipping away. It has been an excellent start to the school holidays; perhaps we simply have to seize the moment and remember that fortune favours the brave.

FALLING INTO THE SCHMALZ POT – informed that there is a bundle of money to be won this weekend on some european lottery.

LADYWELL SHRINE, FERNYHALGH – situated about 4 miles from Preston and if parishioners are in the area during the summer it is worth a visit. The shrine dates from 11th century. They had a fire recently in one of the buildings but is is fine where the well is. The diocese has a pilgrimage there in September. THIS SUNDAY -Yorkshire Day in Uppermill.

AMPLEFORTH ABBEY – in Yorkshire, is another place well worth a visit during the summer holidays. Visitors to Wales may like to know that the Sisters at Loreto Convent in Llandudno, offer accommodation including self contained flats. Like other places they are on-line.

A MEETING PLACE – three heads are better than one! Having mentioned the possibility of errecting a conservatory – bourgeoisie is alive and kicking!- alongside the church, it seems that the sensible option would be to knock through the wall dividing the meeting room from the servers’ sacristy. This would give us a decent place for fifty or sixty people to gather and would be a worthwhile project. REEK SUNDAY -today pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick.

IN A STATE OF GRACE – a lady who had just been to confession met on the steps of the chapel the other woman who was her greatest enemy in the village. The other woman let fly a torrent of abuse. ‘Isn’t it a shame for ye,’ replied Biddy, ‘to be talking to me like that , ye coward, and me in a state of Grace the way I can’t answer ye,? You wait, I won’t be in a state of Grace long!

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