Newsletter – 15th December 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 15th December, 2019 [email protected]

200 CLUB – £25 L Gee; £15 S Tallents; £10 M Connel

BAPTISM – we welcome Henry Noel O’Donnell into the family at St Joseph’s

LATELY DEAD – Chrissie Reynolds, Sadie Deigham,Richard Collins

ANNIVERSARIES – Susan Caldwell, Matthew, Thomas Hayden, Jeremiah O’Driscoll, Thomas Waring, Richard Waring, Annie Kennedy.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Adelaide, Tues-St Lazarus, Fri-St Eugene.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am -mentioning, once again, the perfect devotion for Advent, quiet before the Lord.

CONFESSION – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 5.55pm

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

FOOD BANK – so grateful for the huge amount of food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and received with open arms – many thanks

ADVENT SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION – takes place today at 4pm – many find the twice yearly service we have to be helpful and comforting.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT – is on Monday at at 6.30pm – the children are usually in fine voice for this event.

CHISTMAS EVE – Mass is at 5.30pm with carols beforehand

CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass is at 10.30am

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

GYPSY – an enjoyable night out despite the weather – perhaps like the proverbial curate’s egg, good in parts. The stand-in Leading Lady gave a polished performance. Our next outing is to see the Phantom of the Opera on 28th April at the Palace Theatre.

PIETY STALL – a few cards left and some excellent gifts

DIARIES AND A FEW CALENDARS – are available in the porch – the calendars and parish diaries have the old times for weekend Masses.

SCHOOL CLOSES – on Thursday and re-opens on Monday 6th January.

ADVENT COURSE – at the Methodist Church on Wed led by Win Ashmore.

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING – Pitt the Younger was prescribed a bottle of port a day for his gout. He eventually became ‘a three bottle man’. His gout was cured, but at a price: he died aged 46.

JOHN O DONOHUE –‘Functionalism wants to acquire and control; its hunger is relentless. The reverential mind can let things be and celebrate a person’s presence or a thing’s beauty without wanting something from them. There is an ascetical rhythm to experience and does not need to rush to fill it with the latest distraction..’

NOT THE BEST OF WEEK’S – for promenading and enjoying the great outdoors; the rain and wind have been somewhat relentless and unforgiving – puddings have no doubt replaced ice cream on the family menu. Odd, that in the foulest, coldest weather, people can be seen drinking coffee outside coffee shops and having a fag.

GUADETE SUNDAY TODAY – the pink candle on the Advent Wreath is lit – the Lord says ‘Be of Good Heart, I have come to bless you’.

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