Newsletter – 27 January 2013

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 27th January, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Brooks; £15 P Glynn; £10 K Hartley

LATELY DEAD – Eddie Flanagan. May he rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES – Martin Fernandes, Fred Brayshaw

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon – St Thomas Aquinas, Thurs- St John Bosco,
Sat- The Presentation of the Lord.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

PARISH LUNCH – Tuesday 12th February, Shrove Tuesday, after 12 noon Mass. All welcome. The list is in the porch.

THEATRE OUTINGS – just mentioning the dates: The Lion King – Tuesday 19th February; Cats – Tuesday 16th April; Wicked- Tuesday 22nd October.

UNWANTED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS – would be welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress of Mossley ( Dean and Joanne Aylett) to go into the raffle for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal – supporting local charities. Please leave in porch. Also, CIVIC DINNER AND DANCE on Saturday 2nd March at the Westholme Masonic Hall. Tickets £23.50. See Deane for more information.


FOLK/COMEDY NIGHT FOR CAFOD – St Edward, Lees, on 8th February. See the poster in the porch for more details.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT – overleaf (hard copy only) is a brief summary of our Financial Statement submitted to the diocese. Do feel free to raise any questions. Money held in the No 2 Account cannot be accessed without the approval of the diocese. Our gratitude to Brian for producing the figures and our gratitude to everyone for their financial support of the parish in these difficult times.

IRELAND’S OWN – has proved to be popular and they are sending more copies, if not this week, then next.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – for parents and children takes place next Sunday at 9.15am. Before Mass was the favoured option.

OFFERTORY AND GIFT-AID ENVELOPES – are in the porch. There are spare envelopes and gift-aid forms.

ONESIES – are no doubt all the rage in Mossley, hooded or unhooded, and ideal in these freezing temperatures. Not sure if they have clerical onesies! I suspect that some parishioners will be sad to see the snow disappear; it does have a certain enchantment. People have been sporting some extraordinary head-wear that wouldn’t be out of place in Siberia. Lent is on the horizon. June is taking orders for hair shirts to wear in Lent- rough or very rough! St Thomas More wore one every day- no silk pyjamas for him.

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