Newsletter – 23rd April 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd April, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 C Metcalf; £15 M Wood; £10 R Mascarenhas
LATELY DEAD – Michael Moran (late Fr Power’s nephew)
ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret Conway, Thomas Conway, Maureen Arnold
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Edward Healey is on Monday at 3pm at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 12 noon
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St George; Tues- St Mark; Wed- St Marcellinus;
Thurs- St Zita; Thurs- St Louis Mary de Montfort; Sat- St Catherine of Siena.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – accesss through sacristy.
PARISH LUNCH – takes place this Wednesday after 12noon Mass – all welcome- the list is still in the porch.
EASTER WATER – we are invited to bless our homes with the Easter Water..
REMINDER – that our outing to Chester is on Sunday 14th May.
OUR TOWER – is due to be checked out this weekend to make sure that the drains are free of debris – otherwise the choir might receive an unwelcome baptism!
THE CHRISTIE ALLSORTS – present a fabulous Ladies Pre- Loved Evening at Saddleworth Rangers ARLFC on Thursday this week from 7.30pm onwards – stunning evening gowns, dresses, shoes, hats, etc – entrance £2 – see poster.
IN 1415 – St George’s Day was declared a national feast day and holiday in England. It grew to become a really big deal – almost as big as Christmas! St George was born in Cappadocia (Turkey) circa 280. He was beheaded in Palestine on 23rd April, 303. St George’s cross emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century.
FROST, RAIN, SUN, WIND – a mixed bag this past week; Sunday was not a day for Easter bonnets. But, what a joy to have the light evenings and to hear the birds singing!
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the children and parents involved in First Holy Communion meet this Sunday before Mass at 9am
LETTER RECEIVED – from a young lady in Cork who has been offered a place at Manchester University to study adult nursing ‘I would be grateful if you would help me find accommodation. I do attend chuch each week; I wouldn’t mind if I was to stay with another catholic family. I would help with the housework.’
MARY OLIVER – ‘ Make of yourself a light, said the Buddha before he died. I think of this every morning as the East begins to tear off its many clouds of darkness.’
AND APOLOGIES – for running out of Easter eggs last Sunday. Will say three Hail Marys and make a thousand genuflections!
JOHN BURNSIDE – ‘love is something learned like dancing.’

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