Newsletter 23 February 2014

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd February, 2014 –

200 CLUB – £25 P McDermott; £15 L Gee; £10 Rmascarenhas.

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Fernandes; Margaret O’Callaghan. Magdalena

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day. Mascarenhas

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Walburga; Tues- St Ethelbert; Wed- St Alexander; Fri- St Oswald of Worcester; Sat- St David.


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER – 7th March at the Methodist Church

RAFFLE PRIZES – would be gratefully received by the Mayor for the annual raffle which raises money for local charities – can be left in the porch.

TWO PILGRIMAGES – one from St Anne’s to the Shrines of France; the other from St Peter’s to Lourdes – see notice board for details.

HOLIDAYING NEARER HOME – Castlerigg Manor Lodge (Lancaster Diocese) sleeps 10, walking distance to Keswick, disabled facilities- call 017687 72711. Holiday Cottage next to St Mary’s, Chipping, (Salford Diocese) 01995 61238.

THEATRE OUTING – THE LOWRY – WAR HORSE – July/August. We have left a list in the porch – on before Christmas but sold out.

TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.

PARISH MAGAZINE – should be a few copies left. Gardening tips would be very welcome for the next edition- how to grow bananas in Mosley!!! Pruning seems to be the main activity in March.

PIETY STALL – has been re-stocked – regret we have no online service!

LENT ON THE HORIZON – just one more week to enjoy biscuits, crisps, chocolates, and perhaps, a tipple, before the Lenten fast kicks in. Last year we had barely finished the Christmas cake before we were wearing ashes; hopefully, we will take things in our stride. People with flooded homes will certainly get a dispensation. We understand that the bishop is coming here on 1st April to celebrate one of the Station Masses. The weather has been mixed for the half-term holiday; not too disagreeable to prevent outdoor activities. Pastor Simplicius had his first ride on the Metro, Manchester to Ashton, and thought it absolutely wonderful – on time, clean and speedy. The rest of the journey to Mossely was by boat!

EDWIN MUIR – ‘last night going to bed alone, I suddenly found myself reciting the Lord’s Prayer in a loud emphatic voice, with deep urgency and profound disturbed emotion. While I went on I grew more composed and gradually my soul grew still; every word had a strange fulness of meaning which astonished and delighted me, meaning after meaning sprang from it..’

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