Newsletter – 6th January 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 6th January, 2019 –

200 CLUB – £25 K Hartley; £15 P Glynn; £10 V Timperley
LATELY DEAD – Gerard Joyce, Matt Newn, Barbara Barnes, Sarah Walker.
ANNIVERSARIES – James Gilbey (killed in action 7th January, 1945)
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Raymond; Wed- St Adrian; Sat- St Aelred.
CONFESSIONS – on Saturday afteer 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
MOSSLEY FOOD BANK – thank you for much for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome. How sad to hear that three and a half million mince pies would be ‘discarded’ after Christmas.
One parishioner mentioned that one day after Christmas, all vegetables were free
in the Asda store – could have made a lot of soup!
NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – the new offertory envelopes are in the porch. If at present you do not have a book of envelopes and would like one, Just take one and write your name and the number of the envelope on the sheet of paper. And, if you would like to gift aid it, put ‘GA’ after your name.
THE KING AND I – will need to be ordering the tickets very soon – the list is in the porch. Do put ‘S’ after your name if you wish to sit in the stalls. The show is on at the Opera House- 26th April till 11th May, and has excellent reviews. Will collect the money for Les Miserables next month.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – parents and children involved in First Holy Communion preparation meet next Sunday at 9.15.
EVERY SO OFTEN – it’s good to have a Healing Service; we haven’t had one for some time. We will have one next month and, please God, experience the healing power that Christ brings.
WE SAY GOODBYE – today, the feast of the Epiphany, to our decorations, the crib and the tree. In the Orthodox Tradition Christmas is celebrated today and presents are exchanged. The Epiphany was celebrated before Christmas was celebrated. In England the Twelfth Night was traditionally a time for plays, practical jokes, Twelfth Night Cake and wassaling. The Yule log was lit on Christmas Day and remained burning until Twelfth Night – it represented the need to keep the stable warm for Jesus.
XIGONG – takes place on Thursday in church at 7.15 till 8.15 – the participants are already glowing with health!
KEEPING WARM – do feel free to bring your hot water bottle to church! The temperature has certainly dropped over the last few days; but, take heart, Spring isn’t so far away – ‘Is the soul solid like iron? Or is it tender and breakable, like the wings of a moth in the beak of an owl’..Mary oliver.

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