Newsletter – 2 September 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 2 September, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 D Chambers; £15 A Ratchford; £10 P Jordan

WEDDING – Congratulations to Tony Turner and Margaret Wood who are to be married on Saturday.

ANNIVERSARIES – Len Hall and Graham Hopwood Graham – (birthday anniversaries).

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Gregory; Tues- St Cuthbert; Sat- Nativity of Our Blessed Lady.


CONFESSIONS -Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

FRENCH VISITORS – next Sunday we welcome our French visitors who will be in Mossley celebrating 40th anniversary of Mossley being twinned with Hem. They will attend 9.30am Mass at St Joseph’s and then gather on the Market Ground- a corner of which is named ‘Hem Place’- for a dedication. The Mossley Band will be in attendance. A short service will then take place at the Cenotaph.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS -new lists are now available

CAFOD STRAWBERRY TEA – celebrating a Cafod Area Anniversary of 50 years at St Oswald and Aidan Centre, Royton, next Saturday 2.30-4.30pm; and Evening Mass at 5pm. Also, in aid of Cafod, card making packs are in the porch at £1 each.

SISTER ACT (TUES -2 OCT) Tickets can be paid for next week- £27 including coach. (cheques to St Joseph’s).

LIONS IN MOSSLEY – just a wheeze! When two lions escaped from Blackpool Zoo and were sauntering down the promenade, one was overheard saying to the other ‘I can’t believe it’s so quiet’! And here we are into September; by the end of the month the harvest will be in and the best blackberries gathered, country churches will have harvest festivals, horse chestnut trees will shed their conkers and oak trees their acorns. After the sweltering heat of summer (!) September is usually pleasantly cool. We had a wonderful downpour on Wednesday afternoon, hail and lightening and thunder-hope that parishioners hadn’t left their washing out. The G.L.Hall has been booked for the Christmas Fair on 17th November – any unwanted sticks of rock will be welcome! On a holiday theme, Bill Bryson says that there are some villages that sound like toilet cleansers (Potto, Sanahole, Durno) and villages that sound like skin complaints (Scabcleuch, Whiterashes, Scurlage, Sockburn), Villages with an attitude problem (Seething, Mockbegger, Wrangle)

He did visit Sootywells, Lickey End, Yonder Bognie, Thornton-le-Beans!

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