Newsletter – 18th December 2016

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18th December, 2106 – www.stjosephmossley.ork.uk

200 CLUB – £25 L Gee; £15 M Tohill; £10 T Stevens
DONATION TO ST. JOSEPH’S – £500.00 Many thanks
LATELY DEAD – Fr Arthur Keegan (Retired)
ANNIVERSARIES – Honorine Graham, Matthew, Dorothy Jepson, Susan Caldwell, Adrian Moss (Birthday Anniversary)
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME – to Tony Metcalf who will be received into the Church this weekend.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day ( the school are attending on Tuesday – they break up later in the day for their holidays)
ADVENT PENANCE/RECONCILIATION SERVICE – THIS MONDAY at
7.30pm

CHRISTMAS EVE – MASS IS AT 6.30pm (Carols before)
CHRISTMAS DAY – MASS IS AT 10.30am

JUST MENTIONING – New Years Eve – Mass at 6.30pm
New Year’s Day – Mass is at 11.AM

REQUIEM MASS – for Mary Hurley is on Wednesday at 10.30am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9-10am
CONFESSIONS – next Saturday at 10.30am
2017 DIARIES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH – do take one, there is no charge. Please note that in the Irish diaries the holydays are different from here.
CHRISTMAS PARISH LUNCH – Superlatives all round; tables groaning the choicest of food and drink and a truly festive atmosphere – an additional ingredient supplied by the St Joseph’s School choir. Ee bar gum the turkey were good! Our gratitude to the chefs and helpers – not forgetting the trifle maker.
AND WHAT A PERFORMANCE – the outing to see Billy Elliot was absolutely wonderful and the standing ovation said it all. Our next outing is in February to see Funny Girl – money will be collected in January. Just a pity we missed Sweet Charity at The Royal Exchange; it finishes 21st January and has had great reviews.
OUR GRATITUDE – for everything given and shared over the past year.
POPPY APPEAL – the box in the porch raised £81.46.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
PIETY STALL – ideal for last minute Christmas shopping.
A HECTIC WEEK – is in store for most people and shopping will test our patience – minor irritations when we think of the people of Aleppo. A lady whose obituary appeared in the paper this week, said ‘I start each morning when I get out of bed with the words ‘I am grateful’ in Hebrew.’ Truly, a grateful heart is a priceless gift; no self pity, just a recognition of being blessed.
REALLY-Peter the Great in Russia put a tax on beards and cut them off if he came across them.

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