ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th August, 2013 –

200 CLUB – £25 P Cooper; £15 J Higgins; £10 R Leach

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day, except Thursday – 11am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Dedication of St Mary Major; Tues- The Transfiguration of the Lord; Thurs- St Dominic; Fri- St Teresa Benedicta; Sat- St Lawrence. REQUIEM MASS – 11am Thursday for Patrick Buckley.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

TEA AND COFFEE AFTER MASS – in parish room – through the sacristy

YODELLING COMPETITON – sponsored by Fisherman’s Friend, has been postponed due to an outbreak of hay fever!

PARISH MAGAZINE – holiday jaunts would make good reading. Also, items that we would happily give away – pictures, chairs, diamonds (!) – and recommendations – eg. tradesmen who have done a really good joy – send to

HAPPY RETIREMENT – we wish Fr Myles Sheahan a happy retirement; he will continue to live in the presbytery at St Christophers. Fr Simon Firth will take over the duties of Parish Priest.

GOD SAVE THE KING (QUEEN) -The words to the 1745 version of the British national anthem have been attributed to several different authors but the most likely candidate is the comic dramatist Henry Carey. He wrote the song ‘Sally in our Alley’. The first two verses were published more than a hundred years earlier – Dr John Bull more than likely responsible. The line ‘God save the King’ is taken from Samuel 10.24 ‘and all the people shouted and said ‘God save the King.’

NO COMPLAINTS – the weather has been more or less impeccable so far. Usually when it is raining cats and dogs holdiay-cards read ‘the weather is changeable’! Hopefully parishioners are enjoying a few days leisure. Edward Lear was not very complimentary about Corfu when he was there in 1850, writing ‘this rustymustyfustydustybustycrusty Corfu! It’s lovely to see so many people looking sun-tanned and healthy. Don’t forget the take a bowl if you venture onto the moors- bilberry/wimberry time.

MARCUS AURELIUS – (2nd century AD) ‘ Make for yourself a temple of quietness inside you.’

JOHN O’DONOHUE – ‘one of the saddest losses that has come from the disbelief in the invisible world is the loss of the Angels. Angels are our secret companions on our journey through the world. When we were sent to earth there was a special angel to accompany our every step, breath, thought, feeling; this is your guardian angel. Right next to you, as near as your skin….’

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