Newsletter 17th June 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 17th June, 2018 –

200 CLUB – 25 P Ratchford; 15 M Lavin; 10 L Wood
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Romuald; Wed- Ss Alban, Julius, Aaron of Britain; Thurs- St Aloysius Gonzaga; Fri- Ss John Fisher & Thomas More.
CONFESSIONS – Satruday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to Mossley Food Bank on Thursday. All single items welcome – recipients are very grateful.
BEST HANGING BASKET AND GARDEN COMPETITION – front or back garden (or yard). Judging will take place on the last weekend of July. There should be some application forms in the porch – or speak to Dean Aylett for more details.
GARDENING TIP – don’t water your tomato plants at night; they don’t like going to bed with wet feet!
MISSIO – RED BOXES – will be collected between 3rd and 17th June.
CAFOD PICNIC AND WALK – Cafod asks that we join them and many others for a picnic and a one mile walk os solidarity on 1st July, taking place at 1pm at Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, meeting close to the Boat House cafe by Park Road entraqnce.
GOD KNOWS HIS OWN – all agreed that our excursion last Sunday was a lovely day out – though we did run into a downpour on the way home. Ladyewell was really quiet and peaceful, and a joy to be out in the Lancashire countryside. Lytham wasn’t too busy and most were happy to bask in the warm sunshine. One parishioner enjoyed a chat with Bobby of Cannon and Ball fame as he was watering his garden. The fish and chips were great!
MUSIC MINISTRY TRAINING DAY – promised the organisers that we would mention this event at the Cathedral Centre on Saturday 14th July 10.30-4.30- a day for singers, organists, musicians, from around the diocese. All welcome.
MATILDA – just mentioning that the date we go to see Matilda is 24th Sept. Will give more details later re tickets and price.
ST ANTHONY OF PADUA PRAYER CARDS – are in the porch – do take one, there is no charge.
DR JOHNSON – ‘A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek.’ (!)’ Cucumbers should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.’ !
ANOTHER – fine week – excepting Hector. The presbytery roof is now finished so we are waiting for a good downpour to make sure it is watertight.
J O’D – ‘ We seldom notice how each day is a holy place where the eucharist of the ordinary happens. Transforming our broken fragments into an eternal continuity that keeps us. Somewhere in us a dignity presides that is more gracious than the smallness that fuels us with fear and force. A dignity that trusts the form a day takes.’

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