Newsletter – 23 December 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 23rd December, 2012 –

200 CLUB – £25 E O’Neil; £15 J Jinks; £10 P Buckley

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Monday and Saturday at 10am

CHRISTMAS EVE – 6.30PM – (Carols beforehand).


WEDNESDAY – St Stephen – Mass at 12 noon

THURSDAY – St. John, apostle & Evangelist – Mass at 12 noon.

FRIDAY – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11-12 noon

The Holy Innocents – Mass at 12 noon.

SATURDAY – St Thomas of Canterbury – Mass at 10am – confessions at

10.30am and 6.10pm.

BAPTISMS – we welcome Jayden James Morris into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – Fr David McGarry, Bill Murray.

ANNIVERSARIES – Honorine Anne Graham, Arthur Holmes, Genevieve Smith (Birthday Anniversary), Andrew Moss (Birthday Anniversary)

ST. JOSEPH’S CALENDARS -in the porch – £1 donation to Cafod.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE – they are now sending us a few copies on a regular basis- the Christmas edition is in the porch.

THEATRE OUTING – PALACE – ‘WICKED’ -Sept-Nov 2013 – West End sensation. List in the porch – transport there and back.

CHRISTMAS POSTERS – are in the porch.

A PEACEFUL AND JOYFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL – and many thanks for everything given and shared over the past year.

FESTIVE PANIC – last minute shopping, baking, cleaning, organising, writing cards, wrapping presents, etc. will be the order of the day for many. Snow seems most unlikley, unless we head for Siberia. Hopefully, parishioners will be able to put their feet up after Christmas Day. As usual we will donate the Christmas Day collection to the children of the Sudan. One gentleman writing to the papers said that attending a carol concert in church wearing thermal long johns, several pullovers, scarves and heavy coat, he was still frozen to the bone. Do assure your friends that St Joseph’s is the warmest church in the diocese! On the other hand, snoring could become a problem!

We will remember our deceased relations and friends and parishioners during the Christmas season.

H.V. MORTON – the tourist who got into trouble because he insisted on driving the taxi he hailed in Piccadilly reminded me of an old story of Tristan Bernard, the French wit. Bernard asked a taxi driver, ‘How much to the Rue Taitbout?’ ‘One hundred francs,’ said the driver. ‘Jump in.’ said Bernard, ‘I’ll drive you there myself for fifty.’

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