Newsletter 2nd December 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 2nd December, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Edge; £15 P Rowley; £10 S Jinks

LATELY DEAD – Monsignor John O’Connor (Nazareth House)

BAPTISM – we welcome Adam Lee Wilkinson into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASSES THIS WEEK – at 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Francis Xavier; Thurs- St Nicholas; Fri- St Ambrose; Sat- Immaculate Conception of Our Blessed Lady.

ADVENT WREATH – a reminder that we are in the season of Advent.

ADVENT CALENDARS – ideal for the children – a few left in the porch

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – 20 copies sent to us at no charge.

ADVENT BOOKLETS – in the porch. Do take one. No charge.

PRAYER CARDS – more durable this time. Do take one. No charge

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am. Perhaps during Advent we might be able to squeeze in a few moments of quiet.

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH (BUFFET) – is on Tuesday 11th December after 12noon Mass. All welcome. The list is in the porch.

ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY ( on the same day!) – transport is available and the list is in the porch.

CATS – THEATRE OUTING – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER – record-breaking smash hit musical is at the Opera House for two weeks in April. Price around £35 including transport. Will remove the list this weekend. No need to pay till next year. Will put the list out for WICKED very soon.

LECTIO DIVINA & CENTERING PRAYER – on Mondays at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome. A gentle way of preparing for the Feast.

CHRISTMAS CARDS – can be found on the Piety Stall.

RICHARD CROMPTON’S ‘WILLIAM’ – ‘What’s the good of us usin’ up all our brains at school so’s we’ll have none left when we’re grown up an’ have to earn our livins? I’d rather keep mine fresh by not usin’ it till I’m grown up an’ need it. I think that’s why grown-ups are so stupid, ’cause they’ve used up all their brains over Latin and History an’ such like when they were at school, an’ haven’t got any left.’ !!!!!

AMERICAN INDIAN PROVERB -Don’t judge a man till you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins. Not bad.

GLOBAL WARMING HITS MOSSLEY ! – well, perhaps not this week. The last few days have been really beautiful, if chilly. Pedestrians walk purposefully as if eager to reach their destination. Advent is a lovely season.

A former bishop asked us not to sing carols until Christmas and to defer the festivities until the Feast – but to no avail! But, we can be still now and again.

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