Newsletter – 5th March 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 5th March, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Pegler; £15 C Thompson; £10 A Ratchford
BAPTISM – we welcome Arthur James Rhodes into the family at St Joseph’s.
ANNIVERSARIES – Patrick Hand, Pat Armfield, Joseph Lawrence Hayden, James Peter Donoghue.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Colette; Tues- Ss Perpetua & Felicity; Wed- St John of God; Fri- St John Ogilvie
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday at 7.30pm is at St Patrick’s, Oldham. The preacher is Mgr Michael Kujacz.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – during Lent are on Thursdays at 7pm.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – will be on Mondays at 7.15. We were a little cramped in the chapel last time, so we will try the parish room for our first meeting.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
ANNUAL REUNION MASS – for alumni of St Joseph’s is on 18th March at St Bernard’s, Burnage, at 12 noon. The school closed in 1985.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – parents and children involved in First Holy Communion meet at 9am this Sunday.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – see poster in the porch
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (pronounced la Kaz o foll) The cage of mad women!
Have been searching for a musical and Bill Kenwright’s new spectacular version of a much loved musical -songs include ‘The Best of Times’ and ‘I am what I am’.- is on at the Lowry Theatre 13th to 17th of June. The original Broadway production won six Tony nominations. Will leave a list in the porch to see what the take up is.
This production is touring the UK this year.
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM – to see the snow falling during the week; happily it was short lived. It won’t be long before we will complaining about the heat- now, that is a nice thought!
CAFOD FAST DAY – is on Friday. There are some envelopes in the porch for this voluntary collection to aid countries facing severe famine.
CHESTER – will leave a list out next month for our visit to Chester early May
MOSSLEY HERITAGE CENTRE – at Emmaus, Queen Street, is open every Wed, Thurs, Fri 2pm till 4pm
THIS SUNDAY – Hidden Gems of Stalybridge – find the longest, shortest, oldest and other historical facts on a two mile walk with Paul Nethercott. 12.30pm at Cheetham Park Entrance, Acres Lane, Stalybridge – 3 hours.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘The word ‘Lent’ has a bleak inflection and the season comes before the swallow dares.. We are born cynics and take delight in spreading alarm and despondency. Then we become our own executioners and think ourselves into decline. This is the saddest sin: despair of possibility. It is a deep disease. It is not incurable. That is the Lenten message.’

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