Newsletter 2nd February 2020

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 2nd February, 2020

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200 CLUB – £25 L Nolan; £15 M Shaw; £10 D Allan

BAPTISM – we welcome Caoimhe Rose Griffin Marsland into our family

LATELY DEAD – Thomas Duncuft, Margaret Barrow, Frances Barnes

ANNIVERSARIES – David Paul

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Frances Barnes is on Friday 14th February at 11am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – Saturday at 10am

EUCHARISTIC SERVICE – on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am

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

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – takes place today at 9.15am for parents and children involved in First Holy Communion preparation

NEXT PARISH LUNCH – will be on Thursday 5th March

A BIG THANK YOU – A word of thank you to everybody who supported the Caberet Evening held in the George Lawton Hall last week in support of the Menigitis Research Foundation. I think it is fair to say that an enjoyable evening was had by all, and thanks to everybody’s generosity, an amount in excess of £3,300 has been raised after all expenses have been paid. The Research Foundation has asked that I pass on their gratitude. Thanks, once again, for your support of this worthy cause. Danny Power.

MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch

OUR GRATITUDE – to Brian for doing the accounts and producing a summary of 2019 Returns to the diocese – overleaf.

AND INTO FEBRUARY – in certain old proverbs February is known as fill-dyke, when the rain and melted snow filled the ditches to overflowing, and it was said that if the weather is fine and frosty at the close of January, there is more winter ahead than behind. In the devotional Book of Hours, the unlaborious seasonal labour for bitter Februaries was sitting by the fire. We won’t count our blessing weather-wise until the end of the month.

RACHEL KELLY – who wrote 52 practical Steps to Happiness, says ‘Like most of us, I prefer to follow predictable paths and don’t like unforseen events. I have found it easier not just to accept unpredictability, but to celebrate it.’ Well, I suppose it’s worth a try.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – during the month of February we will be collecting the money for the Show. Apologies that it is slightly dearer than usual – £60 including transport. At the end of the month we will know how many spare tickets we have for those on the waiting list.

IMAGINE – after Fred Astair’s first screen test, a Hollywood executive said ‘ Can’t act, can’t sing, slightly bald. Can dance a little.’ Hope for us all.

TODAY – besides being the Feast of the Presentatiom, the Feast of the Purification, the Feast of Candlemas, the Feast of Encounter (Orthodox); it is also Groundhog Day in America and Canada.

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