Newsletter – 26th February 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 26th February, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 D Buckley; £15 M Liles; £10 F Worthington
LATELY DEAD – Martin O’Donnell
ANNIVERSARIES – Estelle Dalton, Claire Tallents (Birthday Anniversary)
REQUIEM MASS – for Mary Bezer is on Tuesday at 10am
REQUIEM MASS – for Kitty Robinson is on Thursday at 10am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
ASH WEDNESDAY – Mass is at 10am and 7pm – ashes distributed after Mass.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Oswald, Thurs- St Chad, Sat- St Casimir
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – during Lent are at 7pm on Thursdays
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through sacristy.
COFFEE MORNING – next Saturday, 4th March at the Convent 111 Audenshaw Road from 11am till 2pm. Admission £1.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – next Sunday at 9am in the parish room.
PARISH LUNCH – we enjoyed a splendid pre-lenten lunch on Wednesday – before Doris arrived! Traditional fare at its best. Our deepest gratitude to the chefs.
OPEN INVITATION – to anyone who would like to join the team preparing the meals for the parish lunch – just mention it. And, if anyone would like to help with the Sunday coffee and tea after Mass – just mention it. We are so grateful for any help that is given. There are new rotas in the sacristy for the Sunday teams.
FUNNY GIRL – a great evening out – wonderful singing and dancing. Will try to find another musical before the summer.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – with the diocese – there is a poster in the porch.
PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – with the diocese on Saturday 6th May
STATION MASSES – during Lent will take place on Tuesday evenings
SANCTUARY LAMP – hope you like the new sanctuary lamp.
AND INTO MARCH – in the Flemmish calendar from the sixteenth-century Book of Hours, the March occupation is gardening, with the emphasis on pruning. Gardeners shape their plants by pruning, and each type of shrub responds to different degrees of pruning if it is not to outgrow its strength and smother its neighbour. A life with no space, no still point, at its centre may be in need of some hard pruning if it is to grow to its own proper shape. So, Lent comes to the rescue!
Please God, we will do our best during this Lent.
BACK TO SCHOOL – all good things come to an end.
MARDI GRAS – (French for Fat Tuesday) – hope the pancakes go down well on Shrove Tuesday. It is carnival time, so we have to make the best of it. As Catholics, hopefully, we know how to feast and we know how to fast. On Ash Wednesday we are invited to go easy on eating – interesting how health experts are flagging up the very real benefits of fasting from time to time. We don’t make a song and dance about it; we just get on with it!
STAN – ‘Do you stir your tea with your left or right hand? Dan: ‘No- I use a spoon.’

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