Newsletter – 10th February 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 10th February, 2019 –

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn, £15 V Timperley, £10 M Higgins
LATELY DEAD – Elizabeth Kirkup, Mira Namousky, Molly Mooney
ANNIVERSARIES – Ken Timperley, Eddie Graham, Margaret Conway
BAPTISM – we welcome Leo Ernie Whittaker and Archie Joseph Whittaker into the family at St Joseph’s.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Our Lady of Lourdes, Tues- St Damian, Thurs- Ss Cyril and Methodius.
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – acccess through sacristy
NEW TEA AND COFFEE ROTAS – in the sacristy
FOOD BANK – a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received – all single items welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 20th February after 12 noon Mass – the list is in the porch and all are welcome.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA – The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, along with the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, will visit Salford Cathedral on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February. A whole series of events and services are planned at the Cathedral across the two days. Full details can be found on the diocesan website.
LES MISERABLES – money for the show can be paid this month -cost being £50.
Have left the list in the sacristy so that people can double check that their name is on the list, and check the number of tickets ordered. We go to see the show on Monday 11th March.
XIGONG CLASS – takes place on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
HALF TERM – the school closes on Friday until Monday25th February.
HEALING SERVICE – on Sunday 17th February at 4pm
A FAVOURABLE WIND – blew a £20 note into the presbytery garden during the week – what should Pastor Simplicius do with it?
HOPEFULLY – we are surviving the rigours of winter; storm Eric was reasonably kind to Mossley. A joy to see clusters of snowdrops here and there; and, it is getting lighter in the evening.
ABBA AGATHON – Some people who had heard of his reputation for discernment wanted to test him to see if he would lose his temper. So they came to him and said ‘We have been told that you are a fornicator and are conceited.’ He replied, ‘that is correct.’ They went on ‘ you are a chatterbox and a scandalmonger.’ He relied ‘I am.’ They said ‘ you are a heretic.’ “I am not’, he replied. “Why’ they said, ‘did you let us call you all those names without demur, but refuse the last one?’ ‘The things you mentioned first, I ascribe to myself because that is good for my soul. But being a heretic is separation from God and I do not wish to be separated from God.’

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