Newsletter – 20th October 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 20th October, 2019,uk [email protected]

200 CLUB – £25 V Tomlisson; £15 L Gee; £10 E O’Neil

LATELY DEAD – Pia Favario

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.30am – due to a deanery meeting at Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich, at 10.30am.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Hilarion; Tues-St John Paul 11; Fri- Six Welsh Martyrs; Fri- Ss Chad and Cedd.


CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

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

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

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

MEDITATION – during the month of October we have meditation in the parish room on Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.

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

CHANGE IN MASS TIMES – as from next Saturday.



OPEN DAY – at St Joseph’s Nursery – Monday 21st October – 2-3pm; 5-7pm

DEANERY NEWS – St Anne’s, Greenacres, will close on Sunday 3rd November, and St Michael’s, Abbeyhills, will re-open on Sunday 10th November

FOR THE DIARY – in aid of purchasing a Carbon Base Plate for the Christie @ Oldham – An Evening of Folk n’ Fun – ‘The [email protected] with John Henshaw on Friday 22nd November at St Edward’s, Lees – see poster in the porch.

JOHN WAYNE – ‘Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.’

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE -‘The Cistercian monk Thomas Merton gave his last lecture in Bangkok just before he died, electrocuted in the shower. After the lecture he spoke with a religious sister who asked why he had not tried to convert his hearers to Christianity. His last words were: ‘I think it’s more important for us to so let God live in us that others may feel God and come to believe in God because they feel how God lives in us.’

PEANUTS CARTOON – ‘Don’t worry about tomorrow. It’s already today in Australia.’

ARE YOU HAVING AN EXCITING MONTH ? Let’s hope so; at least we are still breathing. Most parishioners have ceased decanting to foreign parts and are now bent on earning their weekly envelope. Halloween and Bonfire Night lurk on the horizon; mischief and menace, endured rather than enjoyed. The autumn colours should soon be catching our attention and the shortest of strolls a joy. The clocks go back next weekend and we find ourselves drawing the curtains much earlier.

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