Newsletter 12th February 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, CHURCH – 12th February, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 P Glynn; £15 J Buchanan; £10 J Meredith
LATELY DEAD – Fr Joe Wareing SJ (previously at St Michael’s, Clitheroe) Catherine Robinson, Diane Anthony.
ANNIVERSARIES – Albert Jeffries (Birthday A.) Lily & Eddie Graham.
REQUIEM MASS – for James Patrick Hopkirk is on Tuesday at 10am
REQUIEM MASS – for Mary Theresa Bezer is on Tuesday 28th February at 10am
REQUIEM MASS – for Catherine Robinson is on Thursday 2nd March at 10am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues – Ss Cyril and Methodius; Thurs- St Onesimus; Fri- The Servite Founders; Sat- St Flavian.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 22nd February. All welcome – there is a list in the porch.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – we go to the Lowry Theatre to see this production on Wednesday 7th June. The cost of tickets including transport is £26 and can be paid for in May.
FUNNY GIRL – we go the Palace Theatre on Thursday 23rd February.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – our next meeting is on Sunday 5th March.
CARRBROOK MOORLAND – Sunday 19th February – discover the moorland above Carrbrook on a strenuous 3 mile walk with Paul Nethercott. No dogs are allowed as we will be going on open access land. 12 noon at Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road.
HALF-TERM – coming soon!
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – takes place on 28th July till 3rd August. There is a poster in the porch.
MASS FOR ENGAGED COUPLES – at Salford Cathedral on Saturday 18th February at 2pm celebrated by Bishop John Arnold.
ST. BRIGID – ‘God bless our food, God bless our drink. And keep our homes and ourselves in your embrace, O God. Amen.’
A RAW FEEL – indeed, to the weather this weekend; but, it will keep us on our toes. Hot water bottles will be supplied in church if it gets seriously cold
FREDERICK BUECHNER – ‘ A Christian is one who points at Christ and says ‘I can’t prove a thing, but there is something about his eyes and his voice. There’s something about the way he carries his head, his hands, the way he carries his cross – the way he carries me.’
ALTERNATIVE FACTS -number of Americans killed annually by: Islamic Jihadist Immigrants:2;; By Far right-wing Terrorists:5; By armed toddlers:21; By lightening:31; By lawnmowers:69; By being hit by a bus:264; By falling out of bed:737; By being shot by another American:11, 737. Interesting.

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