Newsletter – 28 April 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28th April, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 F Edge; £15 S Davison; £10 P Glynn.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Catherine of Sienna; Wed- St Joseph the Worker; Thurs- St Athanasius; Fri- Ss Philip and James; Sat- English Martyrs.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

MAY DEVOTIONS – during the month of May there will be Rosary and Benediction on Thursday evening at 7pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE – the Funeral Service for Morrison Greenwood will take place in church on Wednesday at 11.30am.

HYMN BOOKS – apologies if you weren’t able to get a hymn book. We have ordered some new ones but they will not be delivered until after 10th May.

PARISH MAGAZINE – the next edition of the Josephian is due out in June – the editor await our articles, poetry, recipes, reminiscences, comments – send to: [email protected]

ALTERNATIVE MASS CARDS – the piety stall have some interesting cards, ie, ‘I have lit a candle for you’ and ‘I have attended Mass for you’.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the next meeting is on Sunday 12th may.

EMMAUS MOSSLEY – vounteer art and craft group meets on Fridays at 10-12 and no charge – various art and craft activities: sewing and sticking, to make things to sell in the Emmaus shop.

PARISH LUNCH – the next parish lunch, because of people being away, will be on Thursday 23rd May and will be in the new parish room.

PARISH ROOM – the room is now painted, the radiators have been fitted and the light fittings put back, and, hopefully, the carpet will be delivered on Monday. There is every chance that next Sunday coffee and tea after Mass will be in the parish room (if the tables and chairs arrive in time).

DARLING BUDS OF MAY – hard to believe that May is upon us. Katherine Mansfied, the author, after a train journey from Paddington to Cornwall, wrote ‘I have never seen anything more solemn and splendid than England in May.’ It is perhaps the loveliest of months when everything is at its freshest and best. However, the biting wind is persisting and the landscape still has a lenten aspect. We might soon be complaining of the heat! The ground has been really parched so I expect the gardeners have welcomed the showers. Yvonne gave the church grass its first cut last week and John the presbytery grass its first cut.

RED BOXES – Fr Klaver wrote to say that he really enjoyed the Masses last weekend and that he was ever so pleased with the response to his appeal. 27 more parishioners took on a box. LATELY DEAD- Peter Jackson – former headmaster at St Damian’s High School. May he rest in peace.

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