Newsletter – 8th July 2018

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8th July, 2018 –

200 CLUB – 25 K McDermott; 15 L Gee; 10 A Porter
LATELY DEAD – Reggie Pitts
REQUIEM MASS – for Doris Zidan is on Wednesday 11th July at 10am
REQUIEM MASS – for Eileen Hayden is on Friday 13th July at 12.15pm
REQUIEM MASS – for Martin Hague is on Tuesday 17th July at 10am- Reception into church on Monday at 6.30pm.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Ruth Leech is on Thursday 19th July at 11am at Dukinfield Crematorium.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day..
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10 – just a lovely time to be peaceful before the Lord one day of the week.
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – after Mass in the parish room – access through the sacristy – our visitors last week were really impressed by the abundance of cakes!
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food items left in the porch – taken to the Mossley Food Bank on Thursday – any single items welcome.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH – our famous summer buffet will take place on Wednesday 8th August after 12 noon Mass – all welcome.
LES MISERABLES – Good News! Managed to get 48 tickets for the Show at the Palace Theatre on Monday 11th March – 49 including transport. Will collect the money at the beginning of December. Still waiting for the tickets for Matilda – not sure how much they will be. Will try to find a production for December/January.
MADONNA DEL ROSARIO PROCESSION – takes place today in Manchester – starting at 1.15pm from George Leigh Street and finishing in Albert Square.
HANGING BASKET AND GARDEN COMPETITION – participating forms in the porch or speak to Dean Aylett – judging at the end of this month.
FESTIVAL OF AGEING – with Vanessa and Robin on Thursday 12th July at Mossley Community Centre – 10.30-1pm – see poster in the porch.
OUTDOOR CELEBRATION – Sing and Sign – on Sunday 15th July at 6.30pm at the front of the Methodist Church.
ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL – we have enlisted two new recruits to the Governing Body and require just one more – a really valuable service to the school, the parish and the wider community.
STILL SWELTERING – but not complaining, just yet. Esteem and gratitude for those brave men battling to extinguish the moorland fires – and little rain in the forecast. In 1758 Samuel Johnson wrote ‘It is commonly observed that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather; they are in haste to tell each other, what each must already know, that it is hot or cold, bright or cloudy, windy or calm.’
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Benedict, abbot; Thurs- St John Jones; Fri- St Henry; Sat- St Camillus de Lellis.

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