Newsletter – 23rd February 2020

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd February, 2020
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200 CLUB – £25 M Fitzpatrick; £15 M Tohill; £10 D Allen

ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret Conway, Maureen Meredith, Thomas O’Driscoll.

REQUIEM MASS – for John O’Grady is on Monday at 1.45pm

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Christine Rigg is on Thursday 12th March at 12.15

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am – except Monday – 1.45pm

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 – yet again, a big thank you for all the food left in the porch; so many families seem to be struggling these days with debt and poverty.

ASH WEDNESDAY – Mass and distribution of ashes at 10am and 7pm
Enjoy a good breakfast and a hearty evening meal and, if you can, go easy eating during the day – but no big deal if you can’t.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – on Thursdays at 7pm – this year we will alternate between the two versions.

FIRST STATION MASS – is at Ss Aidan and Oswald on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm (the Bishop will be coming here for our Station Mass on 31st March)

MEDITATION DURING LENT – will be on Mondays at 7.15pm in the parish room – all welcome.

PARISH LUNCH –is on THURSDAY 12th March – the list is in the porch and all are welcome

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – collecting the money this month – so we will know if we have any spare tickets over – £60 including transport – April 28th.

THE LION KING – on from 22nd October till 28th March – have left a list in the porch to see what the take-up up – then the tickets can be booked.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the next meeting is on Sunday 1st March

LITURGY FOR THE TINY ONES – takes place today in the parish room just before 10.15 Mass.

LENTEN BOOKLETS – are in the porch, do take one, there is no charge – there are some calendars too.

SCHOO RE-OPENS – on Monday

RATHER DAMP – sort of week, though encouraging to notice a stretch in the days. Suspect that lots of outdoor activities were put on hold.

IN AN ‘EVIL CRADLING’ Brian Keenan who was held in captivity for five years describes when he received a bowl of fruit after being kept in the dark –
‘My eyes are almost burned by what I see. The fruit, the colours, mesmerize me in the quiet rapture that spins through my head.. I lift an orange into the flat filthy palm of my hand and feel and smell and lick it. The colour orange, the colour, the colour, my God, the colour orange. Before me is a feast of colour. I feel myself begin to dance, slowly, I am intoxicated by colour.. Such wonder, such absolute wonder in such insignificant fruit…….

ENJOY THE PANCAKES – on Tuesday, as we brace ourselves for Lent.

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