Newsletter – 3 February 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY- 3rd February, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 A Oliver; £15 P Flannery; £10 P Rowley

ANNIVERSARIES – Frank Shackleton.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day except Wednesday – 9.30am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tue- St Agatha; Fri- St Jerome Emilliani.


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.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – this Sunday at 9.15am

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 the porch.

CIVIC DINNER AND DANCE – on Saturday 2nd March at the Westholme Masonic Hall. Tickets £23.50 – see Deane for more information.

PANCAKES – at St George’s on Saturday, 9th February, 10-12.

WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER – 1st March at 1.30pm at St Joseph’s.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN – the retiring collection for this organisation will take place next Sunday.

ST TERESA OF AVILA – ‘ From sombre devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.’

POPE JOHN XX111 – a reporter asked the Holy Father, ‘Your Holiness, how many people work in the Vatican?’ The Holy Father, paused, thought it over and said, ‘ About half of them.’!

HILAIRE BELLOC – ‘ Wherever the Catholic Sun doth shine, there’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so, Benedicamus Domino.’

SPARE OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – in the porch. Do take a set.

FILL DYKE – in certain old proverbs February is known as fill-dyke, when the rain and melted snow filled the ditches to overflowing and it was said that if the weather is fine and frosty at the close of January, there is more winter ahead than behind. Oh dear me! The snowdrops should be peeping through the ground about now and the daffodils will be about to brave the biting winds. We hope that parishioners enjoyed their haggis last weekend- it wont be on the menu for the parish lunch; fillet steak and venison have been mentioned, but we shall have to wait and see. February is probably a fireside month. We have received extra copies of the Ireland’s Own, excellent fireside reading. Would any parishioner know how many public houses there were, at one time, in Mossley? Which was the seediest? Which was the most frequented?

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