Newsletter – 30 June 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 30th June, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 P Warburton; £15 J Timperley; £10 L Gee

LATELY DEAD – Patrick Flaherty. May he rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES – Dorothy O’Neil; Felix Barber (Birthday Anniversary)

BAPTISM – we welcome Oscar Jude Connell into the family at St Joseph’s.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Patrick Flaherty is on Friday at 11am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thurs – St Benedict; Sat – St Henry


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

THE PARISH MAGAZINE – is available this weekend. Our gratitude to Jenny, the editor, for an excellent publication; and to the contributors. God willing, issue no 3 will be published in September, so do keep the articles coming in – perhaps there may be a few stories of holidays or places of interest visited during the summer months. Ex parishioners are sure to enjoy reading the magazine and know that we are flying the flag in Mossley. We are really grateful to St Damian’s for printing the magazine.

WHIT FRIDAY COMMITTEE – Knit and Natter and afternoon tea on Wednesday 17th July, 2-4pm at the Town Hall ( £2 including refreshments|) Asked to bring wool and needles to knit squares in aid of Fish and Chip Baby Appeal – some wool and needles provided.

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels left this week – they will be passed on to those in need.

LIVING FAITH – the excellent little booklet is on sale at 50p in the porch.

COFFEEE AND TEA – after Mass in the Parish Room – through sacristy.

PARISH LUNCH – our next lunch is on Thursday 18th July.

ITALIAN PROCESSION – in Manchester today – 1pm from George Street.

TEMPUS FUGIT – we fall into the arms of July this week hoping for long days of sunshine and blue skies. Holidays will be on the horizon, though with financial restraints, days out might be the favoured option – even Pope Francis is being content with ‘days out’ at the summer residence this year. One member of the community recommends ‘a good travel book’ for dispelling the blues – Bill Bryson isn’t a bad read. He’s not too complimentary about Manchester but is fascinated by Blackpool, mentioning that it attracts more visitors every year than Greece and has more holiday beds than the whole of Portugal.

JUST IMAGINE – professor E N de C Andrade worked it out that if 1,000 men started to count the atoms in a single bubble of gas on the side of a glass of carbonated water, each one counting 300 atoms a minute, 12 hours a day, it would take them 1 million years!!!!

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