Newsletter 1st March 2015

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 1st March –

200 CLUB – £25 B Hayes; £15 J Buchanon; £10 E O’Neil
ANNIVERSARIES – Estelle Dalton, John Leathem, Mary Leathem.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Chad; Wed- St Casimir; Thurs- St Kieran;
Fri- St Colette; Sat- Ss Perpetua and Felicity.
CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – on Thursdays of Lent at 7pm
STATION MASS – this Tuesday the Deanery Station Mass is at St Herbert’s , Broadway, Chadderton, at 7.30pm.
MEDITATION – on the Mondays during Lent at 7.30-8.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.
PARISH LUNCH – our chefs de cuisine produced a wonderful hearty lunch on Wednesday – a pie fest indeed! A good time was had by all. We received this week a donation of £500 from the estate of the late Mary Grady; we thought that we would use the money to buy a double oven for the sacristy kitchen. It would certainly help in preparing meals for the parish lunch. We will put a modest dishwasher in the kitchen with a two minute cycle and so ease the workload and satisfy the hygiene requirements- that can be our 50th anniversary treat!
CALAMITY JANE – it would be helpful if any outstanding tickets can be paid for this week – unclaimed tickets can then be passed on to those on the waiting list.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – entrance through sacristy
FOOD PARCELS – many thanks – taken to ‘Bread of Life Food Bank’.
PARISH MAGAZINE – many thanks for the articles received so far. Hopefully, the arrival of Spring will inspire us to write something.
WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER – will not be taking place as advertised on Friday at the Methodist Church.
CAFOD LENTEN FAST AND OFFERING – there is a box in the porch to receive our offerings to Cafod – nothing is too small to give. ML was without heat and water in the presbytery for just one night this past week and felt hard done by; for many it is a way of life.
THIN ON THE GROUND – Alfred Holt mentions that after Henry viii’s breach with Rome, it was not until 1767 that there are any Roman Catholics recorded in the Ashton area, when two are noted in Mossley- God bless them!
There must have been more practisng their faith secretly.
IN SIGHT – Spring is now in sight; the birds are singing early morning and the days are lengthening. Lots of crocus about – change is in the air. Deo gratias!