Newsletter – 26 August 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 25/26 August, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Higgins; £15 S Tallents; £10 M Tohill

ANNIVERSARIES – John Walker, John and Agnes Hunt, John Hunt (junior).

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

REQUIEM MASS – on Wednesday for Jim Colgan at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Monica; Tues- St Augustine; Wed- Passion of St John the Baptist; Thurs- Ss Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line, Margaret Ward; Fri- St Aidan and Saints of Lindisfarne; Sat- St Edmund Arrowsmith.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

MOSTON AND WARDLEY CEMETERIES – Mass for the deceased buried there on Bank Holiday Monday at 11am. If it is raining then the Moston Mass will be in St Dunstan’s, and at Wardley in the chapel.

ROSARY CRUSADE – Platt Fields, 8th Septemeber at 2.30pm

CAR BOOT SALE/TABLE TOP – in aid of St George’s Church on the Market Ground on Bank Holiday Monday 8am onwards. Refreshments in the Methodists Church.

COOLING DOWN – after the Big Heat the temperature is dropping – rice pudding will soon be on the menu. We have decided against the installation of air conditioning in the church! Whilst the sun has been under- performing, some of the clouds have been quite magnificent and memorable- though scant consolation for parishioners hoping for a sun-tan. Happily, workers will be able to hop off the treadmill this weekend and enjoy an extended break; the weather forecast predicts a mixed bag. The ‘mercy killing’ issue has been to the fore this past week; perhaps when we extend the meeting room we will have the opportunity to air this and other issues affecting our lives as Christians. The school returns on Tuesday week and Christmas is only four months away.

HOMESPUN WISDOM -FROM THE DEEP SOUTH – ‘You gotta be who you is and not who you ain’t because if you ain’t who you is then you is who you ain’t and that ain’t good.’

SCRAPING THE BARREL- There was a young man from Mossley, who ate nothing each day but broccoli, when asked how he felt, he replied I’m a Celt, that peculiar young man of Mossley.

JUST IMAGINE – the story goes that the Jesuits in Boston were building a House of Studies for aspiring Jesuits. They had an architect draw up the plans and then sent them off to their boss in Rome for approval. The plans were returned and at the bottom the Latin phrase was scrawled ‘Suntne Angeli’ (are they angels?) There had been no provision made for toilets!

WILLIAM BLAKE -‘ The Glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

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