Newsletter 11 August 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY-11th August, 2013-

200 CLUB – £25 M Buckley; £15 M Fitzpatrick; £10 S Glynn

LATELY DEAD – Philip Stanley Newton. May he rest in peace. The Requiem Mass will be on Monday 19th August, at 12.15pm.

BAPTISMS – we welcome Valentine Gerard Henshaw, Isla Marie Thornbury, Lillia Hanson, into the family at St. Joseph’s.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY – Thursday – Mass at 10am and 7pm.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- – St Jane Francis de Chantal; Tues- Ss Pontian and Hippolytus; Wed- St Maximillian Kolbe; Fri- St Stephen of Hungary.


A lovely opportunity just to sit still and soak up the presence of Our Lord.

CONFESSIONS -Fridays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

FOOD PARCELS – many thanks for the food parcels – they have been passed on. It seems that more and more people are grateful for them.

THE JOSEPHIAN – due out at the end of September. Parishioners are keen to recommend good tradesman in the magazine and also to mention objects they are happy to part with – plus of course, articles of interest, including holiday adventures. TEA AND COFFEE (CAKE TOO) AFTER MASS.

GLORIOUS TWELFTH – happy shooting and dining for those joining the gentry on their estates!

IMBIBING THE OZONE – hoping that parishioners have been able to fill their lungs with sea air and fresh air this past week. Thankfully, it has cooled and some days have been really lovely. Patrick Buckley was buried in Gorton Cemetery on Thursday and the cemetery has won an award for being well kept.

The lawns are immaculate and the flowers beds a picture. Many gardens are now a riot of colour after the heavy showers and the sunshine.

EDWARD LEAR – ‘ There was and Old Person of Dutton, whose head was so small as a button; so, to make it look big, he purchased a wig, and rapidly rushed about Dutton.’

JONATHAN SACKS – ‘someone once asked Sir Moses Montefiore (a great Victorian Anglo-Jew) how much he was worth. Moses thought for a while and named a figure. The other replied,’ That can’t be right. It’s a large sum but not large enough. You must be worth ten times that amount.’ The reply Sir Moses gave was moving and wise. ‘You didn’t ask me how much I own. You asked me how much I am worth. So I calculated the amount I have given to charity this year. You see, he said, we are worth what we are willing to share with others.’ Rabbi Sacks says ‘ Happiness is not made by what we own. It is what we share.’

WILLIAM BLAKE – the glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

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