Newsletter – 14th August 2016

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th August, 2016 –

200 CLUB – £25 J Buckley; £15 C Broe; £10 K Hartley
LATELY DEAD – Kenneth Williams, Mary McIntyre
ANNIVERSARIES – Albert Jeffries, Allen Hughes, Estelle Dalton, Mary Lavelle
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Stephen, Wed- Our Lady of Knock, Thurs- St Helena, Fri- St John Eudes, Sat- St Bernard.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
BRASSED OFF – THEATRE OUTING – to the Oldham Coliseum on Wednesday 14th September – tickets can be paid for this month – £22.50 including transport. Should be a great show.
SUNDAY WEEK (21st)- ACCESS THE MOORS – a very strenuous ten mile walk across open moorland to Alphin Pike with Paul Nethercott – 10am Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road, Carbrook – six and a half hours.
MARTIN LUTHER KING – ‘Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the staircase.’ (sent in by a parishioner).
GLORIOUS TWELFTH – not sure how many parishioners were bagging grouse – or even eating them – on Friday. Interesting to note that on one North Pennine grouse moor, because of the work of gamekeepers and conservation imput, a survey this Spring found 400 pairs of curlews, 800 pairs of lapwings, 100 pairs of golden plovers, 50 pairs of oyster-catchers, 40 pairs of redshanks, 200 pairs of snipe, 50 pairs of woodcocks, 60 pairs of sandpipers. Not bad!
HOPE THAT – parishioners are able to enjoy the occasional excursion during August, and perhaps even a visit to the seaside. One well known parishioner was seen swimming with a killer shark off the coast of Blackpool last week!!!!
JOHN O’DONOHUE – ‘It is tragic that something has to go wrong before we can realise the gift of the world and our lives, gifts that we could never have dreamed or earned. If we can free ourselves from our robot-like habits of predictability, repitition and function, we begin to walk differently on earth. We come to dwell more in the beauty of truth.’
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – copies available in the the porch.
TEN A PENNY – we have replaced twenty or so tiles on the church roof recently and exhausted our supply. A supplier from Essex is delivering 100 second-hand ones very soon – just hoping he doesn’t dump them outside the front door!
AUGUST 22nd, 1800 – The Lake District – DOROTHY WORDSWORTH –
‘Very cold. Baking in the morning, gathered pea seeds and took up – lighted a fire upstairs. Walked as far as Rydale intending to have gone to Ambleside, but we found papers at Rydale. On our return I mended stockings. Wind very high, shaking the corn.’
WHAT’S IN A NAME – Sister Attracta (a nun in Blackburn) was referred to by one pastor as Sister Massey Ferguson!!!! Friday was the feast of St Attracta (co-worker with St Patrick).

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