Newsletter 4th December 2016

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th December, 2016 –

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn; £15 H Moss; £10 M Jennings
BAPTISM – we welcome Rowan Williams into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD – Bren Farrell
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Nicholas; Wed- St Ambrose; Thurs- The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady; Sat- St John Roberts.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
PARISH CHISTMAS LUNCH – is on Wednesday 14th December after 12 noon Mass. All are welcome – it will be a really festive occasion – the list is in the porch.
ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – for senior citizens – takes place THIS THURSDAY – the list is in the porch and please do indicate whether you require transport. The mini bus will collect from church at 11.30am
MOORS AND MINCE PIES – Sunday 18th December – join Paul Nethercott on a very strenuous walk in the countryside around Carrbrook, finishing will alfresco mince pies. 10am Castle Clough car park, Bucton Vale Road.
MOSSLEY LIGHT FESTIVAL – those who enjoyed the spectacle are being asked to record their appreciation -will help funding for next year..
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.
JOSEPHIAN – with the dark nights, the ideal time for sharing stories and experiences – [email protected]
PIETY STALL – cards, calendars and Christmas gifts at Black Friday prices!
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – available in the porch.
REPEPITIVE STRAIN INJURY – wonder if St Francis Xavier suffered from it?
Some of his biographers guess that he baptised between 40,000 and 100,000 believers. One of his letters from India states that on a single day he performed 4,000 baptisms. Perhaps he used a hosepipe! More likely total immersion.
OUR ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE – will take place on Monday 19th December at 7.30pm
ECKHART TOLLE – ‘You can always cope with the Now, but you can never cope with the future- nor do you have to. The answer, the strength, the right action or the resource will be there when you need it, not before, not after.’
THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER – has arrived, but we shall have to wait until 21st for the astronomical winter to arrive. We were well zapped by the frost earlier in the week, but enjoyed cloudless skies by day. Some parishioners have been planting daffodils-clearly, it pays to be one step ahead! It must have been bracing living in these parts a hundred years ago – St Francis Xavier didn’t have to contend with ice in the baptismal font!
A BLESSING – ‘may your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul’.

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