Newsletter – 11 September 2016

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 11September, 2016 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Boswell; £15 A Chambers; £10 T Davies
BAPTISM – we welcome Fraser Andrew Bird into the family at St Joseph’s.
ANNIVERSARIES – Clifford Brerton, Frances Edge, Genevieve Smith, Stephen Oliver (Birthday Anniversary).
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Holy Name of Mary; Tues- St John Chryostom; Wed- Triumph of the Cross; Thurs- Our Lady of Sorrows; Fri Ss Cornelius & Cyprian; Sat- St Robert Bellarmine.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
HERITAGE WEEKEND – lots of churches open this Sunday. There is a history walk along the Huddersfield Canal and around Stalybridge Town Centre 10am- 1pm- Wharf Tavern, Caroline Street.
TRIP TO LIVERPOOL’S METROLPOLITAN CATHEDRAL & ALBERT DOCK – Sunday 2nd October. We would leave about 12.30pm and be back by 7pm at the latest. Cost £5 for adults and free for children. It will be our pilgrimage for the Year of Mercy – we can walk through the Door of Mercy in the Cathedral. The Cathedral has excellent facilities: cafe, toilets, repository. The take-up has been good and the list remains in the porch.
BRASSED OFF – we visit the Olham Coliseum this Wednesday for the very first time. The coach will leave from outside the church at 6.45pm. Should be a really enjoyable evening – think that the Delph Brass Band are performing.
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER – Friedrich Engels writing in 1845 said that Angel Meadow in Manchester was ‘hell upon earth’ and the houses were nothing more than ‘cattle sheds for human beings’. Journalist Angus Reach told readers of the Morning Cronicle that Angel Meadow was the ‘lowest, most filthy, most unhealthy and most wicked locality in Manchester’. He said it was ‘ full of cellars’ and inhabited by ‘bullies, thieves, cadgers, vagrants, tramps and in the very worst states of filth and darkness’.
THIS SUNDAY – THE EVENT, formerly known as ‘It’s a Knockout’, in Mossley Park – 11am till 3pm. And next Saturday ‘ Proms Concert’ by St John’s Band at Mossley Football Club. On the Sunday (18th) Annual Horticultural Show at Mossley Community Centre – 2-5pm
TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER – Pope Francis meets with Faith Leaders in Assisi to pray for peace – we have been asked to add our prayers and will have an extra hour of Adoration on the day – 9-10am.
HINT AUTUMNAL – but we have been treated to some lovely days – and what a joy to be able to hang out the washing!
DAY RETREAT – at Sacred Heart led by Mary Farmer – 1st October – see poster.
KEEPING OUT THE RAIN – replaced 13 tiles on the church roof this past week.

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