Newsletter – 23 June 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd June, 2019 –

200 CLUB – £25 M Oliver; £15 V Tomlisson; £10 F Barber

BAPTISM – we welcome Ellis Paul Bradwell and Isobel Margaret Grace Pye into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – John O’Driscoll, Kieran Cox, Eileen Hayden, Dr Peter Morris, Martin Hague, Dorothy O’Neil, James Browne, Elizabeth Browne..

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Birthday of St John the Baptist; Fri- Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sat- The immaculate Heart of Mary.


CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.

FOOD BANK – a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.

WELCOME – we welcome the members of the Ashton and District Catenian Association to Mass this Sunday. Kevin Hartley, a parishioner, is president.

If you wish to find out more about the Catenians, contact them on [email protected] Also, any young Catholic, between the ages of 12 and 25 who wishes to volunteer to join a project to help the needy and less fortunate in the world or help with a pilgrimage to Lourdes, could be helped by the Catenian Bursury Fund –

QIGONG CLASS – Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

MAGIC GOES WRONG – at the Lowry Theatre – the smaller one – on Thursday 8th August. Have booked the tickets – £40 including transport. only seats available were upstairs – but there is a lift!

OUR SUMMER BUFFET – was a happy occasion and the sun graced us with its presence. Our thanks to our indefatigable staff and sublime trifle maker, and indeed, to all who were able to attend.

SUMMER OUTING – Whalley Abbey and St Anne’s. Praying for a fine day – now on Sunday 7th July – £5 (sadly does not include fish and chips) The coach will leave from the Market Place at 12.45pm. List in the porch still.

SCHOOL SPORTS DAY – is on Monday at Seel Park.

NEW READERS AND MINISTERS LISTS – are available in the sacristy.

GEORGE APPLETON – Blessed be thou, O Christ, my Master – never hurried, never worried, always trusting the goodness, the wisdom and the love of God.

YIPPEE – SUMMER HAS ARRIVED – hope all enjoyed the longest day on Friday. Sort of coincides with the Feast of St John the Baptist – one French scholar called it the ‘Summer Christmas’. It was once celebrated by bonfires, processions and parties as a festival of light.

ST CUTHBERT – it is said that when he walked along the beach at Lindisfarne, two otters followed him, prostrated themselves on the sand, licked his feet warming them with their breath, and trying to dry them with their fur. He used to emerge from the North Sea, frozen after long hours of prayer in the water.

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