Newsletter – 4th February 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 4th February, 2018 –

200 CLUB – £25 D Chisnall; £15 R Mascarenhas; £10 M Shaw.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Agatha; Tues-SsPaul Miki & Companions; Thurs-St Jerome Emiliani; Sat-St Scholastica.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch will be on Wednesday 7th March.
REMINDER – that we go to see Miss Saigon on Tuesday 24th April.
INSERT FROM THE DIOCESE – The safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is at the heart of the Church’s mission. There is no place in the Church, or indeed in society, for abuse, which can affect people for their entire lives. We recognise that with increased reporting and ongoing national enquiry it has raised awareness of abuse and this may have led individuals to reflect on their own experiences. The Diocese of Salford encourages all those who have any concerns of abuse past or present by any person connected to the Diocese to report such abuse to either Dawn Lundergan, Safeguarding Co-ordinator or Cath Taylord Safeguarding Officer via the contact details below . Phone: 0161 8172206 and [email protected]
THIS SUNDAY- AS THE CROW FLIES – join Paul Nethercott and see some of the best countryside in Tameside; ten miles of moorland, river valleys, towpaths and tracks. 10am till 4pm, Oakgates car park, Hartley Street.
HAVE LEFT – a few gift-aid forms in the porch for people to sign.
ADAM LINDSAY GORDON -‘Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone, kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.’
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – following a visit by two parishioners to see what the situation was at the Food Bank in Micklehurst, we can now report that they are in need of food – and they are expecting an influx of requests for food as the Universal Credit is rolled out. Any donations for food can be left in the church porch or in
the presbytery porch..
IN THE BOOK OF HOURS – a devotional book popular in the Middle Ages and the most common type of surviving medieval manuscript – the unlaborious seasonal labour for bitter Februaries was sitting by the fire. No doubt most of us have done our fair share of that this past week. The cold, biting winds, have kept us on our toes, not to mention the sleet and snow! And on Friday Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most celebrated groundhog,forecast six more weeks of winter!
EPITAPH – CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL – Here lies the man RICHARD and MARY his wife. Their surname was PRITCHARD, They lived without strife, and the reason was plain; they abounded in riches; they had no care or pain, and the wife wore the breeches.
R McGOUGH -‘I wanted one life you wanted another we couldn’t have our cake so we ate eachother.’

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