Newsletter – 8th April 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8th April, 2018 –
200 CLUB – £25 M Pegler; £15 L Gee; £10 D Buchanan.
LATELY DEAD – Derek Lawton
ANNIVERSARIES – John Patrick Hurley, Kathleen Broe
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-The Annunciation of The Lord; Wed-St Stanislaus;
Sat-St Peter Gonzalez.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room- access through sacristy.
EASTER WATER – traditional to bless our homes with Easter water.
WALK WITH ME BOOKLETS – in the porch – no charge, do take one
SUNDAY OUTING – ST JOSEPH’S TRAVEL! – we thought that Sunday 20th May would be a good day for our first excursion of the year. It is also Pentecost Sunday. We will head for Our Lady’s Shrine at Ladywell, Fernyhalgh, and then go on to Lytham for sea breezes and fish and chips. The cost will be £5 – will put a list out next Sunday.
ART EXHIBITION – Anna Oliver is holding an art exhibition of her paintings from 4th-29th April at the Reclamation Room, Lee Street, Uppermill – closed on Mondays. If you are passing do call in – the cafe boasts of making the best home-made scones in Uppermill.
DOUBLE FIGURES – the temperature is creeping up – we might, soon, be able to turn the heating down. It has been a sleepy sort of week after the Easter festivities.
The children have another week off school – the light evenings are a real treat.
LADIES DAY AT ASCOTT – see the poster in the porch
MISS SAIGON – Tuesday 24th April.
MANCHESTER 10k RUN – Anne Ratchford is doing the run again for Cafod. It takes place on 20th May – there are sponsor forms in the porch.
AVOIDING THE CROWDS – Harry Mount says: ‘Don’t go to Buckingham Palace (packed); visit Spenser House (empty). Don’t go to St Paul’s Cathedral (packed); go the Wren’s city churches (empty). Don’t go to the packed Houses of Parliament for Westminster Hall; go to the Middle Temple Hall for lunch. It’s the finest Elizabethan Hall in London, and no one’s there except a sprinking of barristers.’
J O’D -‘I have always loved the shy beauty of country people who have quietly made their lives sacred. Their presence has the feel of unaffected authenticity. Theirs is spirituality that draws no attention to itself. These people have often lived through great difficulty, but their quiet and subtle lives never saw any need for brash declarations of spirit; rather they exhibited the shyness that is natural to the soul itself.’
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken on Thursday to the Mossley Food Bank. Any single item more than welcome.

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