Newsletter – 9th March 2014

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 9th March, 2014 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Smith; £15 D Zidan; £10 K Hartley

ANNIVERSARIES – Adrian Moss; Pat Armfield.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St John Ogilvie; Wed-St Maximilian.

MEDITATION – on the Mondays of Lent at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION – on the Wednesdays of Lent at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.

CHURCHES TOGETHER – this Monday at 7pm in the parish room.

DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at Ss Aidan and Oswald, Vaughan Street, Royton, at 7.30pm

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – on the Thursdays of Lent at 7pm


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm

THEATRE OUTING – War Horse at the Lowry Theatre July/August. List is in the porch – will be removed this weekend.

PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 9th April

PARISH ROOM – someone is having a look this weekend to see if we might extend it just a little- at the risk of its looking like the house that Jack built!

CAFOD LENTEN FAST DAY – is on Friday 14th March- they have sent us envelopes which are in the porch. The idea is that we go hungry for a couple of hours and then pop something in the envelope- no offering is too small.

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

POPE’S ANNIVERSARY – is on Thursday – it would be lovely if we could remember to say a prayer for him on that day. We all agree that he is doing a wonderful job and we so desperately need him to continue.

PARISH MAGAZINE – thankfully, the articles have begun to arrive for the next edition; we would love to hear from someone who worked in one of the mills in Mossley. Send to [email protected]

READING MATERIAL – can be found in the bookcase by St John Vianney.

LENTEN BLESSINGS – it seems that we shall be basking in warm sunshine next week – and not before time- but Lent is surely the time to bask in the Lord’s love. Fr Joseph Hanlon says ‘We are not here primarily to get to Heaven; we are here to baptise the world into God’s love.’ During Lent our focus has to be on Christ, opening our hearts to him; and he will show us what else we can do- some people have enough crosses to carry. Summer attire may be in evidence next week though we will not need the fans just yet. The birds have started singing at dawn and the odd bee is buzzing!

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