Newsletter – 8th March 2020

ST JOSEPH, MOSSLEY – 8th March, 202 www.stjosephmossley.org.uk [email protected]

200 CLUB – £25 E Downing; £15 A Whittaker; £10 L Buckley

DONATIONS – in memory of John O’Grady: £56.00 – given to the Royal National Lifeboat Association – last year RNLI lifeboats launched 8,321 times and rescued 7,912 people.

BAPTISM – we welcome Ralphie William Stennett and Ophelia Catherine Allen into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – Adrian Moss, Kathleen Garside, Pat Armfield, Patrick Hand. LATELY DEAD –Jose Francisco Judrez Campos

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Thursday – 12 noon

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Frances of Rome; Tues-St John Ogilvie.

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

CONFESSIONS – after 10am Mass on Saturday and at 5.55pm.

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

FOOD BANK – many thanks for your continued support of the Food Bank -all items taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received

PARISH LUNCH – this THURSDAY after 12 noon Mass – all welcome – the list is still in the porch.

MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays in the parish room 7.15 till 8.15 – all welcome

DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at St Michael’s, Warren Lane, Abbeyhills at 7.30pm.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – 6.30pm on Thursdays – we are alternating between the two versions.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – 28th April – money for tickets now due.

THE LION KING – will take the list away this week – do make sure that you put an ‘S’ after your name if you wish to sit in the stalls.

CORONAVIRUS – insert from the diocese – ‘It seems prudent to suspend temporarily some liturgical practises such as the Sign of peace and Communion from the Chalice. We will also suspend Communion on the tongue until further notice. Holy Water stoups will be emptied.. These are precautionary measures already implemented in a number of parishes around the diocese and beyond.’ We shall miss our much cherished practices; please God, they will be resumed very soon.

LONGING for some warm weather; it can’t be far off. The weather still has a Lenten feel about it though it isn’t desperately cold.

RICHARD ROLHEISER –‘If the Catholicism that I was raised in had a fault, and it did, it was precisely that it did not allow for mistkes. If you made a mistake, you lived with it and, like the rich young man, were doomed to be sad, at least for the rest of your life. A serious mistake was a permanent stigmatization. We need a theolgy of brokenness. We need a theology which teaches us that even though we can’t unscramble an egg, God’s grace lets us live happily and with renewed innocence beyond any egg we may have scrambled. Every time we close a door, He opens another one for us.’

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