Newsletter – 18th June 2017

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 18th June, 2017 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Tohill; £15 M Buckley; £10 R Mascarenhas
LATEY DEAD – Nora Sheehan, Noel Vongeyer.
BAPTISM – we welcome William O’Donnell into the family at St Joseph’s.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Patricia Fitzgerald will be held on Tuesday at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Alban; Wed-St Aloysius Gonzaga; Thurs-
SsJohn Fisher and Thomas More; Fri- Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sat-birthday JB.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 12th July after 12 noon Mass.
A VERY AGREEABLE EVENING – our second visit to the Lowry Theatre did not disappoint; though the theme was a bit rum (!) the dancing was spectacular and the music jolly and rollicking.
GUYS AND DOLLS – is our pre-Christmas theatre trip to The Royal Exchange Theatre (our first visit) Hopefully, we will go mid-december. We have left a list in the porch.
LATE SUMMER OUTING – we thought that when parishioners have returned from Monte Carlo we would have a Sunday Outing to York – at St Joseph’s low cost travel deal – £5! There is so much to see and enjoy – especially York Minster.
ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL FITZGERALD – is speaking at the Cathedral Centre of Tuesday 4th July at 7pm on Nostra Aetate (in our time) a document on inter-religious dialogue from the second Vatican Council.
EXHIBITON OF ARTWORKS – inspired by the Syrian conflict is on at Salford Cathedral on Sat 8th July and Sun 9th July – 12 noon onwards
RED MISSION BOXES – will be emptied between 4th and 18th June
FAKE NEWS – YET AGAIN! – we were expecting an explosive tweet from the Donald but it never came. We hope that all fathers enjoy their day TODAY!
MEDITATION – during the month of June we have meditation in the parish room at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.
SCHOOL GOVERNORS’ MEETING – is on Wednesday at 5pm.
DEANERY CONFERENCE – is on Tuesday at St Patrick’s, Oldham.
SUMMER SOLSTICE – or the longest day of the year, is on Wednesday 21st June, and midsummer’s day is on Saturday 24th June- the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist. There was an ancient ritual on St John’s Eve involving lighting large bonfires and collecting herbs, particularly St John’s wort – still used for its anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘For the Holy is not a cloister, nor a patio removed from the profane. Christ inhabits no pious precinct. The sanctuary of the sacred is the person

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