Newsletter – 23 September 2012

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 22/23 September,

200 CLUB – £25 S Tallents; £15 R Turbatu; £10 M Gross.

LATELY DEAD – Irene Ackary. May she rest in peace. Her Funeral Service will be on Wednesday at 10.30am

ANNIVERSARIES – Stanislav Zidan (birthday anniversary)

BAPTISM – we welcome Henry Joshua Whitbread into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASSES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK -Mon- Our Lady of Walsingham; Wed- Ss Cosmas and Damian; Thurs- St Vincent de Paul; Fri- St Wenceslaus; Sat- Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels.


CONFESSIONS -Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm


On Saturday 20th October – tickets £17.50 – limited availability – contact Doreen on 833983

THEATRE OUTING – ‘MOTHER ACT’ AT THE OPERA HOUSE – Tuesday 2nd October – the coach will leave from outside the church at 6.15pm

PARISH LUNCH – for the diary – Thursday 11th October.

MEDITATION – resumes this week for the next six Mondays – 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome- why not give it a try!

NEST OF SINGING BIRDS ! – not a true description of Mossley at this time of the year when the temperature is dropping- ahead of its time really. Sometimes we have a St Luke’s summer to look forward to but the long range forecast is for much of the same. When the sun does come out for a couple of hours everthing is magical and we feel truly blessed; that is, until the sky clouds over and it begins to hail. It was ever thus, as they say.

AN EARLY START – when St Thomas More started school (circa 1485) at the age of seven, the school day lasted from six in the morning until six in the evening, winter and summer, with two intermissions of an hour (sometimes two hours) for a morning breakfast and dinner at noon.

THE BEREAVEMENT JOURNEY – five week course at the Methodist Church – Pauline Sumner 0161 342 7770 (Macmillan Nurse) and Rev’d Julie Coates – 01457 836901 (Methodist Minister)

WHO’S RIGHT? – a rabbi held court, two women with complaints against each other. He listened to the first, and persuaded by her tears, said ‘You are right.’ The other women said ‘Wait till you have heard me.’ And the rabbi listened and said ‘You are right.’ The rabbi’s wife, perplexed, said: ‘How can they both be right?’ And the rabbi said to her, ‘You are right too.’!


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