Newsletter – 13th October 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 13th October, 2019 – [email protected]

200 CLUB – £25 E Holmes; £15 L Lakner; £10 A Broe

LATELY DEAD – Sally Goode

ANNIVERSARIES – Fr Michael Flemming, Bridget Williams

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Teresa of Avilla; Wed- St Richard Gwyn, St M’g Mary; Thurs- St Ignatius of Antioch; Fri- St Luke, Evangelist


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 all the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully and happily received.

PARISH LUNCH – Beating the autumn blues! Quite a lovely occasion; we dined graciously on delicious Lancashire autumnal fare, enjoyed a variety of deserts – our trifle-maker rose to the occasion – accompanied by fruit juice and Mossley’s finest wines! Thanks to our chefs who have now departed for Hawai.

MEDITATION – during October we have meditation on Mondays in the parish room – 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome.

QIGONG – takes place on Thursdays at 7.15 till 8.15pm.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – parents and children are invited to register on the Sacramental Programme next Sunday at 9.30am in the parish room

CHANGE IN MASS TIMES – at the end of the month – on Saturday 26th October, the Evening Mass will move to 6.15pm, and on Sunday, the Morning Mass will move to 10.15am.

OPEN DAY – St Joseph’s Nursery – Monday 21st October – 2 till 3, and 5 till 7

CANONISATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN – takes place in Rome this Sunday – Newman wrote ‘ God has created me to do Him some definite service…If I am in sickness, may my sickness serve Him; in perplexity, may my perplexity serve Him; if I am in sorrow, may my sorrow serve Him.’

ADVANCE NOTICE – An Evening of Folk n’ Fun – ‘The Bewildered’ with John Henshaw on Friday 22nd November, at St Edward’s, Lees, Church Hall at 7.30pm – other entertainers – see poster – proceeds to purhase a Carbon Base Plate for the [email protected] Oldham

PAN-AMAZON REGION SYNOD – is taking place in Rome and delegates have asked the synod to discuss ordaining married men and giving an official role to the many women who minister in the region.

INTERESTING – Public Health England says that one in six British adults, 7.3 million people are taking antidepressants, while 5.6 million adults are on opioid pain medications.

WELL DONE – parishioners for braving the monsoon weather; the prospect of a St Luke’s summer is looking remote. Have purchased the tickets for Gypsy on 10th December at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Will collect the money next month. ‘Happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose’.

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