Newsletter – 16th October 2016

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 16th October, 2016 –

200 CLUB – £25 D Stevens; £15 S Tallents; £10 L Wood.
BAPTISM – we welcome Una Winnie McGladdery into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD – Fr Tony Barrett (retired at McAuley Mount, Burnley), Yvonne Hendrick, Sally Metcalf..
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Ignatius of Antioch; Tues- St Luke; Thurs- St Irene of Portugal; Sat- St John Paul 11.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE -in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy
MEDITATION (week 4) – on Mondays in the the little chapel 7.15-8.15pm. All welcome – we are meeting, this time, for 6 Mondays (before the snow arrives!)
PARISH LUNCH – the parish amanuensis was guilty of discombobulating parishioners last week by giving incorrect information – he was ordered to make a thousand genuflections! The parish lunch will take place on Wednesday 26th October. All are welcome – the list is in the porch.
PARISH QUIZ NIGHT – THIS WEDNESDAY – 7.30PM – in the parish room.
Jenny has prepared a wonderful Quiz. Admission is £1 and refreshments will be provided – do bring your own drinks. All welcome – the list is in the porch.
CHATSWORTH CHRISTMAS MARKET – it’s sure to be a lovely afternoon out – and everyone is up for it. We thought of going on Wednesday 16th November, leaving at 11.15 (arriving in time for lunch) and heading home about 3.30pm. The cost is £5 and the list is in the porch. We will juggle the date if quite a few find the 16th impossible.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the first meeting for First Holy Communion will take place in school at 3pm on Tuesday 1st November.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – with the Mossley Band – 11th November at The George Lawton Hall – see poster in church.
EXHIBITION – mentioning the exhibition of Mossley’s schools and churches, past and present in the Library.
OCH AYE, IT’S BIN A GRAND WEEK – ever, ever so gently, drifting into autumn’s mellow embrace; a drop in temperature but nothing to write home about. Yvonne and John are praying that the grass will stop growing! Parishioners continue to fly off to exotic destinations; years ago, the hunt would now be on for new hot water bottles and bed socks. Times are a changing.
CHRISTMAS CARDS – are on sale in the porch – the early bird………
PARISH MAGAZINE – ideal time for ruminating – an ocean of stories out there.
JOHN O’DONOHUE – ‘when you are in harmony, you can take untold pressure. You can carry many burdens with grace. When you suffer, your sense of rhythm deserts you. Perhaps it is only then you become aware of how deeply your life is blessed by unnoticed spontaneity. A natural spontaneity always holds you in the dance of your soul.’

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