Newsletter – 16 December 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 16th December, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Cain; £15 M Tohill; £10 J Brooks

ANNIVERSARIES – Susan Caldwell, Denise Strickland, Wilfrid Broe, Celia Holes, Jeremiah O’Driscall, Benjamin Rowley (Birthday Anniversary).

MASSES THIS WEEK – each day at 10am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Friday – St Peter Canisius

CHRISTMAS POSTERS – are available in the porch.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – 20 complimentary copies in the porch

ST JOSEPH’S CALENDAR – in the porch – £1 donation to Cafod

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am – we might be able to squeeze in a few minutes this last week of Advent.

CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

SCHOOL CAROL CONCERT – is on Tuesday at 7pm in church.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE – is on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

ADVENT WREATH – the pink candle is lit today for Guadete Sunday.

THEATRE OUTING – ‘WICKED’ A WEST END SENSATION. Untold story of the Witches of Oz. At the Palace next year – Sept- Nov. No need to pay well into next year. The list is in the porch.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – those who went to St Damian’s party had a wonderful time; and, the forty or so who squeezed into the presbytery, also had a super time. Our gratitude to all the helpers and to our guitarist.

CHRISTMAS TIMES – Mass on CHRISTMAS EVE will be at 6.30pm – there will be carols beforehand. CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass at 10.15am

CHRISTMAS TREE -has arrived early this year. It should survive the tropical heat of St Joseph’s – it comes from West Bradford near Clitheroe.

WRITING CARDS AND SHOPPING – will be on the agenda for many this coming week, not to mention lengthening queues and traffic jams. On occasions, visiting the supermarket is like stepping into purgatory- hot and busy! But then the fireside is especially welcome after the huggermugger and trauma. We had to concentrate on keeping warm this past week; on a couple of days it was bitterly cold. Thursday was a pearler, icy cold, deep blue sky and everything as sharp as a blade. And now it’s back to the usual- beginning with the letter ‘r’. SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – TODAY

CHURCHES TOGETHER – carol singing at Methodist Ch. 16 Dec at 7pm

BEACHCOMBER – when nine empty whisky bottles labelled ‘Grampound’s lightning Hair Restorer’ were found in the cupboard of the completely bald Mr Hopton, Mrs McGurgle,contemplating his head, said, ‘Lightning appears to be working very slowly this year, Mr Hopton, I would recomment the purchase of a wig.’ Mr Hopton replied, ‘This place is a hot bed of informers. Do you imagine that I drink hair restorer?’ ‘No more than I imagine that you rub whisky on your head’ riposted the chatelaine, with a malicious smile of triumph.’

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