Newsletter – 31st July 2016

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 31st July, 2016 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Edge; £15 K Hartley; £10 V Timperley
LATELY DEAD – Brian Jackson, Baby Novia Emilia Delima
ANNIVERSARIES – Dorothy Disley; Bill and Josie Kavanagh; Ellen Hughes.
BAPTISMS – we welcome Arthur Denis Jason Hardy and Olivia Rose Artingstall into the family at St Joseph’s.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for baby Novia Emilia is on 9th August at 10am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Alphonsus, Thurs- St John Vianney, Fri- Dedication of St Mary Major, Sat- Transfiguration of The Lord.
PARISH LUNCH – an excellent banquet of Lancashire delicacies was enjoyed by parishioners on Wednesday, not to mention a dazzling array of deserts. Hats off to our resident chefs; and, even the sun made an appearance! The celebrity soprano missed the bus, so we had stand-up bingo instead.
BILLY ELLIOT – tickets purchased – money will be collected in October.
BRASSED OFF – OLDHAM COLISEUM – tickets purchased for Wednesday 14th Septemeber – £22.50 including transport, and can be paid for in August.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – on Thursday at 2.30pm at Mossley Open Air Theatre, Mossley Park, Old Brow.
JOLLY HOLIDAYS – also on Thursday, 11-3pm at Portland Basin Museum, artist led craft activities for all ages – £1 per child.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place this week. Lucy Warburton from St Joseph’s is among the pilgrims.
PARISH MAGAZINE – a few copies remaining. If you happen to visit a church or cathedral of interest, do take a photo and let us have it for the next edition of the magazine – adding a few words of course!
FR JACQUES HAMEL – who was so savagely killed at the Church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday of last week, wrote in a recent parish newsletter ‘ Be considerate of others, whoever they are’. He encouraged parishioners to spend time with friends and family and to look out for those who are alone.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30 and 6.10pm.
AND QUIETLY INTO AUGUST – perhaps we might enjoy the occasional excursion to the seaside or into the countryside – or enjoy a day at the Trafford Centre! The weeds are relishing the wet weather. Our repaired iron gate should be
back in place this weekend. No doubt many parishioners, like the Romans, have fled to their summer villas to escape the heat of the city!
JOHN O’DONOHUE – ‘ to enter into the gentleness of your own soul changes the tone and quality of your life. Your life is no longer consumed by hunger for the next event, experience or achievement. The soul dwells where beauty lives.’
MEISTER ECKHART – ‘Time makes us old. Eternity keeps us young’.

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