Newsletter – 11th February 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 11th February, 2018 –

200 CLUB – £25 D Allen; £15 A Oliver; £10 M Tohill
BAPTISM – we welcome Noah Christopher Booth into the family at St Joseph’s.
ANNIVERSARIES – Ken Timperley, Eddie Graham, Annie Bardsley
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
ASH WEDNESDAY – Mass at 10am and 7pm ( it is a day of fasting, so we are asked to avoid snacking, skip lunch, but have a good breakfast and evening meal)
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Damian, Fr–St Onesimus; Sat-Servite Founders
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – Thursdays at 7pm. This year we are using a different format which we hope will help us in praying the Stations.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – takes place today at 9.15am for the parents and childrren involved in First Holy Communion
MEDITATION – during Lent we will have meditation on Mondays in the parish room from 7.15 to 8.15pm
FOOD PARCELS – any food parcels can be left in the church porch and the presbytery porch and on Thursdays they will be taken to the Mossley Food Bank.
PARISH LUNCH – our next lunch is on Wednesday 7th March.
LENT BOOKLETS – there are the usual Lent Booklets in the porch. Do take one – there is no change.
LENTEN STATION MASSES – on the Tuesdays of Lent Station Masses are held in different church in the deanery. The first is at Ss Aidan and Oswald, Royton on the 20th February. The third Station Mass is here at St Joseph’s – Fr Eamon Mulcahy will be preaching. The theme for all the Mass is ‘Hope in the Future’.
WALSINGHAM – in May the diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place. One parishioner has expressed an interest in going. We will leave a list out soon just in case others may wish to go.
MENTIONING – that next Saturday some menbers of our parish ‘Hope in the Future’ team are attending a formation day at Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich.
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – some copies in the porch.
OGDEN NASH – ‘ I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance were it not for making a living which is rather a nouciance,’
HIBERNATION – is the only answer to this winter’s weather; apart from a couple of days the weather has been largely disagreeable. Amazing how the snowdrops thrive in such adverse conditions, and what a beautiful little flower it is.
THINKING BIG – our world is part of 140 billion galaxies that are at presnt visible to the Hubble telescope, and if each galaxy was the size of a frozen pea, there would be enough of them to fill The Royal Albert Hall. Thinking small – we have ten thousand trillion cells in our bodies, almost each one containing some six feet of densely packed DNA.

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