Newsletter 26 March 2017

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

200 CLUB – £25 Y Kelly; £15 P Armfield; £10 R Leach
LATELY DEAD – Stanley Norris.
ANNIVERSARIES – Felix Barber, John Patrick Hurley, John Vincent Smith (Birthday Anniversary)
REQUIEM MASS – for Louise Brayshaw is on Thursday at 10am.
TODAY IS – Laetare Sunday, Mid Lent Sunday, Refreshment Sunday, Rose Sunday, and last, but not least, Mothering Sunday! The Lenten Fast is relaxed today- 21 days before Easter Sunday, and at one time servants were released from their duties on this day to visit their mothers- hence Mothering Sunday. Also, the pope would send a gold rose to Catholic sovereigns on this day. But not anymore!
We wish all mothers a happy and joyful day. There should be a prayercard / bookmark for everyone, designed by AO.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St John of Egypt; Wed- St Rupert; Thurs- St John Climicus; Fri- St Benjamin; Sat- St Irene.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – Monday evenings 7.15 till 8.15pm in the parish room – all welcome. It is the equivalent of a ‘Happy Hour’
DEANERY LENTEN STATION MASS – this Tuesday the Mass is at Corpus Christi, Chadderton at 7.30pm – for those using a sat nav – the address is 8 Derby Street, OL9 7HX.
PIETY STALL – last minute gifts and cards for Mothering Sunday.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES – this very funny and excellent musical is now touring the UK and is on at the Lowry 13th to 17th June. Will remove the list this weekend in order to book the tickets..
THREE PARKS LINK WALK – TODAY – ideal for all mothers! – an 11 moderate mile walk with Paul Nethercott – 10am Staley Way car park at 10am.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – next meeting on Thursday 20th April.
CLOCKS FORWARD – this weekend. Who will be caught out?
AND SPRING AT LAST – What a joy! A couple of days in the past week had us shivering, not to mention the weeping skies. The cheery blossom across from the church looks quite heavenly. It has been a sombre week though, and we will pray for all those so tragically killed and injured in that sickening and senseless act of terrorism on Wednesday.
HALF WAY THROUGH LENT – never too late to do something: an act of kindness, a weekday Mass, a decade of the rosary, reading a passage of scripture.
Well, please God, we will do our best.
GEORGE B SHAW -‘You don’t grow old and stop playing; you stop playing and grow old.’

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