Newsletter – 12th March 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 12th March, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Tohill; £15 T Davies; £10 A Oliver
LATELY DEAD – Fr Geoffrey Hilton(St Osmunds, Bolton), Maureen Burke
ANNIVERSARIES – Adrian Moss, Kathleen Garside.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Euprasia, Tues- St Matilde, Wed- St Louise de Marillac, Thurs- St Finnian, Fri- St Patrick, Sat- St Cyril of Jerusalem.
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday at 7.30pm will be at St Herbert’s. Chadderton. The preacher is Fr Gerard Byrne from St Luke’s Centre
MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays at 7.15pm till 8.15pm in the parish room – all welcome.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays at 9am till 10am.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the next meeting with parents is on Thursday 20th April at 3pm in school. Just mentioning that this year the school finishes for Easter holidays on 31st March and returns on Tuesday of Easter week.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
REALLY POSH – we have replaced most of the chairs in the parish room; hopefully the new ones will be both elegant and durable.
CAFOD’S LENTEN FAST DAY – there is a box in the porch to receive the voluntary offerings for Cafod.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – see poster in the porch re diocesan pilgrimage.
ANNUAL REUNION MASS – alumni of St Joseph’s – 18th March at St Bernard’s, Burnage – 12noon.
MUSICAL – LA CAGE AUX FOLLES – on at the Lowry Theatre 13th too 17th June. Now touring the UK – Bill Kenwright’s new spectacular version of a much loved musical. There is a list in the porch. Always a joy to visit the Lowry.
ON LENT – GERARD HUGHES – ‘Prayer and fasting is of value only in so far as it helps us keep our mind and heart focussed on God, the Holy One, so that we can become channels of his compassion for all creation. Holiness is not to be measured by the time we spend in prayer, nor by visions, ecstasies, etc, but by the quality of our relationships, how they reflect the goodness and love of God. Someone wrote ‘ We are as close to God as we are to the person we like least.’ I have a horrible suspicion that the writer may be right.’
CARPE DIEM (seize the day) – and when the sun dances that’s what we have to do. The crocus, escpecially, are doing their best to cheer us up. A big feast day this week: St Patrick on Friday; St Joseph will have to wait till Monday.
RED MISSION BOXES – are being collected at present.
THREE PARKS LINK WALK – Sunday 26th March, an 11 moderate mile walk with Paul Nethercott linking Stamford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country parks.
10am Staley Way car park, Huddersfield road. 6 hours.
INDEED – What game is played by 20 people in a telephone booth? Squash!

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