Newsletter -17th November 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – – 17th November, 2019

200 CLUB – £25 K Hartley; £15 W Moss; £10 D Allen

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Schofield, Brenda McDonald

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Wed- St Edmund; Thurs- The Presentation of Our Lady; Fri- St Cecilia; Sat- St Clement & St Columban.

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 of Thursday, and as always, gratefully received.

MISSIO ‘RED BOXES’ – will be emptied between 17th – 30th November.

CHRISTMAS PARISH BUFFET – will take place on Wednesday 4th December. All are welcome and the list is in the porch.

QIGONG CLASS – on Thursdays at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.

AUTUMN QUIZ THIS WEDNESDAY – Brexit and Election free. Do add your name to the list in the porch – refreshments and bring your own drinks. Starts at 7.45pm.

ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – will be held on Thursday 12th December at 11.30am till 1.30pm. Transport if required will be provided – there is a list in the porch.

AN EVENING OF FOLK and FUN – ‘THE BEWILDERED’ with John Henshaw and other entertainers this Friday at St Edward’s, Lees, Church Hall, at 7.30pm – see poster in the porch. Proceeds to purchase a Carbon Base Plate for the [email protected]

GYPSY – during November we will collect the money for Gypsy – which we go to see at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Tuesday 10th December – tickets including transport £45. Mentioning a play on next June that may be of interest ‘Electric Rosary’ by Tim Foley. In St Grace Convent the nuns make the surprising acquaintance of their unholy new resident. Spirited in by Reverend Mother, Mary is a robot – but is she a blessing or a curse? Hopefully, a treat in store.

PIETY STALL – an abundance of cards and gifts.

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – during this month the Book of Remembrance is in the sanctuary for us to write in the names of our deceased loved ones, and friends and parishioners. They will be prayed for at Mass each day.

ROBIN DANIELS – ‘SLOWING DOWN. ‘Being always in the fast lane is a one-way trip to burnout- for oneself, for family, society and the whole planet. Slowing down leads to mental clarity, creativity, wiser decision-making, more relaxed encounters, deeper friendships, safer driving and better digested meals.

OH TO BE IN MOSSLEY –now that November is here – frost, rain, wind, dark nights and mornings, people coughing and sneezing, bills dropping through the lettter boxes; not be mention Brexit and the Election. Who would want to be sitting on a sun-kissed beach sipping a glass of something rather nice!

OLIVER CROMWLL –died of malaria, which could have been prevented if he hadn’t

refused quinine a a ‘Popish powder’.