Newsletter – 26th January 2020

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 26th January, 2020

www.stjosephmossley.org.uk [email protected]

200 CLUB – £25 J Makin; £15 D Ratchford; £10 M Higgins

LATELY DEAD – Maurice Regan

ANNIVERSARIES – May Booth

WEDDING – congratulations and best wishes to Mark Stacey and Amanda Maria Billings who were married here last week.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Angela; Tues- St Thomas Aquinas; Fri- St John Bosco; Sat- St Brigid.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – is on Monday

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 5.55pm

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

FOOD BANK – once again, a big thank you for all the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – parents and children involved in preparing for First Holy Communion meet on Sunday 2nd February at 9.15am

NEW LISTS – for readers and eucharistic ministers are in the sacristy.

THE LION KING – running from 22nd October till 28th March at the Palace
Will leave a list out next month to see what the take up is.

THE YEAR OF THE RAT – the Chinese New Year begins on 25th January.

PARISH LUNCH – will mention next week the date of our next parish lunch.

HOPEFULLY – next week, we will have a summary of our financial statement

WEATHER WISE – we have enjoyed better weeks; travelling has been tricky with the fog and mist, sometimes lasting all day. Still, a good excuse for not venturing far; we can continue to hibernte for the rest of the month

MICHAEL MAYNE –‘ When we fall in love, or share a deep friendship, what each values is just this uniqueness, this otherness that is both similar and complementary yet distinct. The lover’s ‘I love you because you are you’ puts its finger on it. What I am claiming is that this is what God says to each one, and what makes each of us unique and irreplaceable is not that we are unusually gifted in some way. It lies rather (and here is the heart of it) in that personal intimate relationship with God which is mine and mine alone. In some amazing sense I matter to God because nothing and no-one else in his whole creation can reflect his love back to him in exactly the same way.’

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY – ‘Love all God’s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.’

There was an Old Person of Bangor

Whose face was distorted with anger;

He tore off his boots,

And subsisted on roots

That borascible Person of Bangor –E Lear

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