Newsletter – 21st July 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 21st July, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Meredith; £15 R Mascarenhas; £10 A Whittaker

BAPTISM – we welcome Axl Bernard Conroy and Roman David Conroy into the family at St Joseph’s.

REQUIEM MASS – for Talbot Griffin is on Thursday at 10am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

THE SCHOOL CHIDREN – are attending Mass on Wednesday

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Mary Magdalene; Tuess- St Bridget of Sweden; Thurs- St James, apostle; Fri- Ss Joachim and Anne – parents of Mary.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT- 9 till 10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturday 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 – two weeks supply will be taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – received with open arms.

QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

MAGIC GOES WRONG – we go to the Lowry Theatre on Thursday 8th August to see the play. Tickets can be paid for now – £40 including transport.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – have booked the tickets for the show – slightly dearer than usual, £60 including transport – and we go on Tuesday 28th April, 2020. Will ask for £20 deposit at the end of January.

LOVELY – to have the rain during the week; you could hear the plants and flowers singing their hearts out. Summer holidays begin in earnest this weekend – it was dry on St Swithin’s Day on Monday last so we can expect 40 days of fair weather – Friday’s deluge must have been a blip!

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE –The prisoners of Roben Island in South Africa, who had opposed apartheid, gave each other courage by sharing their favourite passages of Shakespeare. Nelson Mandela’s was from Julius Caesar:’Cowards die many times before their death’. Cowardice may entrap us in an imaginary world filled with life-threatening dangers. Courage begins in the search for onbectivity in the face of danger. For Aristotle, courage was above all the virtue of the warrior who dares risk injury when he fights. For Thomas Aquinas, courage was more typically endurance. It was hanging in there, faithfully and patiently, when it is hard. G. K. Chesterton reminds us that we all owe our existence to the courage of our mothers, who endured nine months of pregnancy and the travail of giving birth.’

THIS WEEKEND – the bishop will ordain Damien Louden and Bob Hayes to the priesthook; a cause for celebration. There are few students in formation, so the future is scarey – unless the Church thinks outside the box.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – the diocesan pilgrimage goes to Lourdes on Thursday. Lucy Warburton will be going from this parish.

FLY ME TO THE MOON – where were you 50 years ago?

PRAYER – Blessed be Thou, O God, for the lovely world, for the animal creation, for my fellow men and women, for the joys of life and the hope of lovelier things ahead.

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