Newsletter – 15 July 2012

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14/15 July, 2012-

200 CLUB – £25 M Gross; £15 M Pegler; £10 D Buchanan.

MASSES THIS WEEK – 10am each day, except Thursday – 12 noon.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon – Our Lady of Mt Carmel; Thurs – St. John Plessington (Lancashire Martyr)


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

ANNIVERSARIES – Stephen Oliver, Jimmy Swindells, Billy Clark.

PARISH LUNCH – takes place this Thursday after the 12 noon Mass. All welcome – the list is in the porch.

PARISH WALK – takes place this Sunday leaving church at 2pm, and, the signs are, that it will be dry! It might be advisable to wear a stout pair of shoes.

We would hope to be back at church by 5pm – anyone feeling exhausted can receive the Last Rites! Hopefully, it will be a lovely afternoon.

MEDITATION – on Monday at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – 7pm in the Meeting Room on Mondays.

ST. SWITHIN’S DAY – 15th July. He was the Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester and died in 862. Will it rain ?

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT – a taxi driver who picked up Bertrand Russell (famous philosopher) grabbed the opportunity to pick the famous brain: ‘I asked him, “Well then, governor, what’s it all about?” And do you know, he couldn’t tell me!

TEMPUS FUGIT – here we are in the middle of July still waiting for summer to arrive and before we know it the clocks will be going back. The church heating has been on every week since January- though not every day, it has to be said. Apparently, some birds have given England the bird this year and gone elsewhere – probably Siberia. A discussion took place recently regarding which direction the altar in church is facing- no trivial matters discussed here!- where upon a parishioner settled the matter with a compass and declared ex cathedra that the altar faces south. Usually, where possible, altars face east.

Parishioners would be justified in saying that we don’t see the sun rising in the east too often these days. Our gratitude for everything given and shared in the parish.

LEWIS CARROLL – High diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed
To see such craft and the dish ran away with the spoon.
(it must be a little dog that laughed, a big dog would not laugh at such nonsense)