Newsletter 29th January 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 29th January, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 C Metcalf; £15 V Tomlisson; £10 A Ratchford.
LATELY DEAD – Fr. Willie Fallon (previously at St Stephen’s) Nonna Fassinotti,
Elsie Jackson.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon – St Aidan; Tues- St John Bosco; Wed – St Brigid; Thurs – The Presentation of the Lord; Fri – St Blaise.
BLESSING OF THROATS – given on Friday after Mass
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – we will remove the envelopes this weekend, and thank you to all who felt able to take a box. If you are taking spare box, do write the number of the envelopes and your name on the sheet of paper.
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP (18+) now meets on the first Thursday of each month at Katherine House, Singleton Road, Salford, beginning with an evening meal at 6.30pm and concluding at 9am. For more information, please contact Fr Joe or Lorraine: [email protected]
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 22nd February.
FUNNY GIRL – we go to the Palace on Thursday 23rd February.
MASS FOR ENGAGED COUPLES – the bishop is celebrating Mass for engaged couples at the Cathedral on Saturday 18th February at 2pm.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – an hilarious farce on at the Lowry Theatre (so comfortable!) in June. Won best new comeday award in 2015. There is a list in the porch. A parishioner drew our attention to this play
ASH WEDNESDAY – is on 1st March.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – next meeting is on Sunday 5th March
ALMAMACS – are expected to be available at the end of February to incorporate the new changes to parishes and personnel.
THE DAYS – are beginning to stretch; the crocus and daffodils are starting to poke their heads through the half-frozen ground. It was said that if the weather is fine and frosty at the end of January, there is more winter ahead than behind. On clear nights Venus is at her most brilliant in south-western sky. This weekend we have the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster.
HOW – to unpickle gherkins. Reverse the pickling process !
NEWS ITEM – the offender was given a severe dressing gown by the magisrate!
CHINESE PROVERB – whoever opts for revenge should dig two graves
ONCE AGAIN – it was good to remember on Friday ‘Holocaust Memorial Day, to offer a silent prayer that nothing like that happens again – though in the Rwandan massacre 800,000 people were massacred in a hundred days, most of them hacked to death. There has been a renewed emphasis in recent years on a God who suffers and yet is still God.

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