Newsletter – 28th July 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 28th July, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 A Porter; £15 V O’Neil; £10 M Fitzpatrick.

LATELY DEAD – Tommy McKenna, Brendan Ryan.

ANNIVERSARIES – Anthony Boswell, Dorothy Disley, Albert Jeffries

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Martha, Tues- St Peter Chrysologus, Wed- St Ignatius of Loyola; Thurs- St Alphonsus Ligori; Fri- St Eusebius.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

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

SUMMER HOIDAYS – the school has now closed for the summer holidays and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd September – fingers crossed for fine weather.

QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch.

H L MENCHEN – An American newspaper editor, defined Puritanism as ‘the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, might be happy’.

MAGIC GOES WRONG – at the Lowry on Thursday 8th August – tickets £40 and can be paid for now. FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food given.

JUST MENTIONING – Phantom of the Opera has been booked for 28th April.

GYPSY – will leave a list out sometime next month – on at the Royal Exchange Theatre during December and well worth seeing.

CAFOD YEMEN CRISIS – ‘thank you for the donations to the raffle – much appreciated. Final total of money raised not yet available. As with our own donations, Cafod supports local agencies in Yemen to provide food, medicine, health and hygiene needs for the thousands suffering malnutrition and disease.’

MUCH COOLER – but what a scorcher these past few days.

INTERESTING – Professor Dame Sue Black, a forensic anthropologist writes:’The stark truth is, of course, that grief never dies. The American consellor Lois Tonkin reminds us that loss isn’t something that we ‘get over’, and it doesn’t necessarily lesson, either. It remains at the core of us and we just expand our lives around it, burying it deeper from the surface. So with time it may become more distant, more compartmentalised and therefor easier to manage, but it doesn’t go away’

SOMEWHERE TO STAY – sometimes we are happy to have a recommendation on where to have a few days holiday stay. One place is Boarbank Hall Guest House, run by the Canonesses of St Augustine. It is situated in Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Tel 015395 32288. [email protected]

Also, Loreto Centre, Landudno, run by the Loreto Sisters. 01492 876093.

NORMAN COUSINS – political journalist – 1915-1990 ‘Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.’

THE COMPILER- of the weekly bulletin is retirng to his deckchair for the month of August, so, if no pew slip, consult the notice board for information

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Newsletter – 21st July 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 21st July, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 J Meredith; £15 R Mascarenhas; £10 A Whittaker

BAPTISM – we welcome Axl Bernard Conroy and Roman David Conroy into the family at St Joseph’s.

REQUIEM MASS – for Talbot Griffin is on Thursday at 10am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

THE SCHOOL CHIDREN – are attending Mass on Wednesday

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Mary Magdalene; Tuess- St Bridget of Sweden; Thurs- St James, apostle; Fri- Ss Joachim and Anne – parents of Mary.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT- 9 till 10am

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

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

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – two weeks supply will be taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – received with open arms.

QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

MAGIC GOES WRONG – we go to the Lowry Theatre on Thursday 8th August to see the play. Tickets can be paid for now – £40 including transport.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – have booked the tickets for the show – slightly dearer than usual, £60 including transport – and we go on Tuesday 28th April, 2020. Will ask for £20 deposit at the end of January.

LOVELY – to have the rain during the week; you could hear the plants and flowers singing their hearts out. Summer holidays begin in earnest this weekend – it was dry on St Swithin’s Day on Monday last so we can expect 40 days of fair weather – Friday’s deluge must have been a blip!

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE –The prisoners of Roben Island in South Africa, who had opposed apartheid, gave each other courage by sharing their favourite passages of Shakespeare. Nelson Mandela’s was from Julius Caesar:’Cowards die many times before their death’. Cowardice may entrap us in an imaginary world filled with life-threatening dangers. Courage begins in the search for onbectivity in the face of danger. For Aristotle, courage was above all the virtue of the warrior who dares risk injury when he fights. For Thomas Aquinas, courage was more typically endurance. It was hanging in there, faithfully and patiently, when it is hard. G. K. Chesterton reminds us that we all owe our existence to the courage of our mothers, who endured nine months of pregnancy and the travail of giving birth.’

THIS WEEKEND – the bishop will ordain Damien Louden and Bob Hayes to the priesthook; a cause for celebration. There are few students in formation, so the future is scarey – unless the Church thinks outside the box.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – the diocesan pilgrimage goes to Lourdes on Thursday. Lucy Warburton will be going from this parish.

FLY ME TO THE MOON – where were you 50 years ago?

PRAYER – Blessed be Thou, O God, for the lovely world, for the animal creation, for my fellow men and women, for the joys of life and the hope of lovelier things ahead.

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Newsletter – 14th July 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th July, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 W Moss; £15 K Adams; £10 M Pegler

LATELY DEAD – Talbot Griffin

ANNIVERSARIES – Stephen Oliver

REQUIEM MASS – for Talbot Griffin is on Thursday 25th July at 10am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Bonaventure; Tues- Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Sat- St Apollinarus.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

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

FOOD BANK – once again, a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Band on Thursday and so gratefully received- single items welcome.

QIGONG – no class this Thursday – classes resume next week.

SCHOOL SUMMER FAIR – on Friday at 3.15 till 5pm

SCHOOL CLOSES – for the summer holidays on Friday 26th July

A LOVELY PRAYER – Lord, give me a believing mind, give me a loving heart, give me blessing hands, give me trusting prayers.

OUR PILGRIMAGE – was truly blessed last Sunday; the sun shone, the roads were quiet, and we all behaved impeccably. We had the grounds of Whalley Abbey to ourselves. Alas, no one took the plunge at St Anne’s, but all found the sea air and the amenities quite splendid.

MAGIC GOES WRONG – we go to the Lowry Theatre on Thursday 8th August. Tickets are £40 including transport and can be paid for this month.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – will need to be taking the list away very soon. The brilliant original production of Andrew Llyod Webber’s Phantom of the Opera is embarking on a major UK and Ireland tour and will be at the Palace next March and April. The list is in the porch – do put ‘S’ after your name if you prefer to sit in the stalls..

DEANERY CAFOD TEAM – is holding a fund-raising event – live music – Indie Band – at St Edward’s Church Hall on Saturday 20th July – 7.30 till 11pm
Tickets £5 to support relief work in Yemen – raffle prizes welcome- box in porch

GENERAL APPROVAL – for our new railings. The hedge had become unweildy and trimming it something of a labour, and, with climate change round the corner, it will deter polar bears and brown bears.

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY SPOTS – whilst Wales, Lytham ,Whitby, Cornwall, remain firm favourites, parishioners have been spreading their wings this year: Mexico, Vietnam, Canada, Australia, South Africa, not to mention, Monte Carlo, Seville, Mallorca, Portugal et al!

WISDOM FROM THE PEWS – The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.

DON’T FORGET – Keep on keeping on!

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Newsletter – 7th July 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY
200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn;
£15 V Tomlisson
£10 M Higgins
BAPTISM – we welcome Samuel Antonio Jones into the family at St Joseph’s.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Withburga; Tues- St John of Osterwick;
Wed- St Lantfrid; Thurs- St Benedict; Fri- St John Jones; Sat- St Henry
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – taken to the
Mossley Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received. During the
summer holidays the Food Bank will be running a ‘hunger holiday scheme’.
OUR SUNDAY OUTING – the coach will leave from the bus stop opposite the
Market Place at 12.45am. We go first to Whalley Abbey. The Cistercian Abbey
of Stanlow, in Cheshire, moved to Whalley in 1296. The Church was built
between 1330 and 1380. After the dissolution of the Monastery in1537 it
passed into private hands. We go on to St Anne’s for bathing and promenading!
QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
MUSIC GOES WRONG – at the Lowry Theatre – the smaller one – on
Thursday 8th August. Tickets are £40 including transport and can be paid for
this month.
ITALIAN PROCESSION -today in Manchester.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – the brilliant original production of
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera is embarking on a major Uk and
Ireland tour and will be at the Palace next March and April. The demand for
tickets will be huge. We have left a list in the porch. Do put your name down
as ASAP, and put ‘S’ after your name for the stalls.
DEANERY CAFOD TEAM – is holding a fund-raising event – live music
Indie Band- at St Edward’s Church Hall on Saturday 20th July – 7.30 till 11pm.
Tickets £5 and money raised will be sent to help relief work in Yemen. Any
items for raffle prizes would be gratefully received – box in the porch.
EXPLORING FAITH MATTERS – (a theological discussion group) an
invitation to a taster session on Monday 8th July, at St Anne’s Church vestry,
Stockport Road, Lydgate at 7.30pm. You can see how the course works, browse
the materials and ask questions. Anyone interested can speak to Win Ashmore
who did the course last year and will start again in September – 832137.
JEAN VANIER – LOOKING AFTER OURSELVES -‘it is never easy to find
the harmony between rest, relaxation and nourishment on the one hand, and
generosity and availability on the other. Only the Holy Spirit can teach us to
love ourselves sufficiently to be able to give our lives as totally as possible. If
we are
not well, in good shape, joyful and nourished, we will not give ourselves to
others; instead, we shall communicate sadness and emptiness.’
CARDINAL NEWMAN – ‘To live is to change’

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Newsletter – 23 June 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 23rd June, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Oliver; £15 V Tomlisson; £10 F Barber

BAPTISM – we welcome Ellis Paul Bradwell and Isobel Margaret Grace Pye into the family at St Joseph’s.

ANNIVERSARIES – John O’Driscoll, Kieran Cox, Eileen Hayden, Dr Peter Morris, Martin Hague, Dorothy O’Neil, James Browne, Elizabeth Browne..

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Birthday of St John the Baptist; Fri- Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sat- The immaculate Heart of Mary.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

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

FOOD BANK – a big thank you for the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.

WELCOME – we welcome the members of the Ashton and District Catenian Association to Mass this Sunday. Kevin Hartley, a parishioner, is president.

If you wish to find out more about the Catenians, contact them on [email protected] catenians.com. Also, any young Catholic, between the ages of 12 and 25 who wishes to volunteer to join a project to help the needy and less fortunate in the world or help with a pilgrimage to Lourdes, could be helped by the Catenian Bursury Fund – www.catenianbursury.com

QIGONG CLASS – Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

MAGIC GOES WRONG – at the Lowry Theatre – the smaller one – on Thursday 8th August. Have booked the tickets – £40 including transport. only seats available were upstairs – but there is a lift!

OUR SUMMER BUFFET – was a happy occasion and the sun graced us with its presence. Our thanks to our indefatigable staff and sublime trifle maker, and indeed, to all who were able to attend.

SUMMER OUTING – Whalley Abbey and St Anne’s. Praying for a fine day – now on Sunday 7th July – £5 (sadly does not include fish and chips) The coach will leave from the Market Place at 12.45pm. List in the porch still.

SCHOOL SPORTS DAY – is on Monday at Seel Park.

NEW READERS AND MINISTERS LISTS – are available in the sacristy.

GEORGE APPLETON – Blessed be thou, O Christ, my Master – never hurried, never worried, always trusting the goodness, the wisdom and the love of God.

YIPPEE – SUMMER HAS ARRIVED – hope all enjoyed the longest day on Friday. Sort of coincides with the Feast of St John the Baptist – one French scholar called it the ‘Summer Christmas’. It was once celebrated by bonfires, processions and parties as a festival of light.

ST CUTHBERT – it is said that when he walked along the beach at Lindisfarne, two otters followed him, prostrated themselves on the sand, licked his feet warming them with their breath, and trying to dry them with their fur. He used to emerge from the North Sea, frozen after long hours of prayer in the water.

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Newsletter 16th June 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 16th June, 2019 – wwwstjosephmossley.org.

200 CLUB – £25 M Higgins; £15 M Boswell; £10 M Fitzpatrick

BAPTISM –we welcome Jaxon Braine into the family at St Joseph’s.

LATELY DEAD – Stella Johnson

RED BOX COLLECTION – £676.91 Collected. Thank you – the next collection will be in November.

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thurs- St Alban; Fri- St Aloysius Gonzaga; Sat- Ss John Fisher and Thomas More.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm

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

FOOD BANK – many thanks for the food left in the porch – everyone has been so kind – all gratefully received, and all single items welcome.

QIGONG CLASS – Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

SUMMER PARISH LUNCH – takes place this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass.

CHANGE OF DATE – our outing to Whalley Abbey and St Anne’s – which has proved to be very popular – has hit a minor snag. Our coach firm are unable to accommodate us on 30th June but can do so on the following Sunday, 7th July.

Because the driver, Brendan is most agreeable and the cost of hire much cheaper than other firms, we said that most people, more than likely, wouldn’t mind going the following week. Hope that is true!! List is in the porch – cost £5.

THE TWO SISTERS – from St Elizabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus, who came, at short notice, on Friday to sell their artefacts seemed pleased with their visit – they raise funds to help the disadvantaged in Minsk.

FUTURE THEATRE TRIPS – will leave a list out in due course for Gypsy – on at the Royal Exchange in December; and Juliet, a new West End musical on at the Opera House in September.

OFFERTORY PROCESSION – wondering if anybody would like to join the team bringing gifts up to the altar- please do mention it.

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN – the weather was half decent for the procession on Friday and dry, more or less, for the Band Contest. The sun actually came out in the afternoon, fleetingly, it must be said. We were well baptised during the past week. The Almighty is over generous with his gift of rain.

MISALETTES –should be here this weekend – they were returned to Maynooth, Co Kildare because there was no one to sign for them. Some delivery men are happy to leave parcels in the porch, others insist on a signature. Not here yet.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MOSSLEY– auditions to be announced!

WONDERFUL – the flowers on the floats of Our lady and St Anthony are so beautiful – our thanks to the ladies who prepared them. And, we must not forget to thank the men who had the herculean task of carrying the banners and floats during the procession – no doubt they burned up a few calories.

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Newsletter – 2nd June 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 2nd June, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 L Lakner; £15 S Glynn; £10 V Carey

LATELY DEAD – Pauline Carberry, Bobby Fagan.

ANNIVERSARIES – Allen Hughes, Jane Vernon, Benjamin Rowley, Audrey Carey, Margaret O’Driscoll, Emma Marie Buckley.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Jane Vernon.

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Derek Taylor is on Friday 7th June at 11am

REQUIEM MASS – for Maureen Jones is on Monday 10th June at 1.45pm and Reception into Church is on Sunday at 6.pm

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Kevin, Wed- St Boniface, Thurs- St Norbert,

Fri- St Colman, Sat – St William of York.

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

CONFESSIONS – on Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm.

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

FOOD BANK – once again, a big thank you for the food so kindly left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.

OUR NEXT PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 19th June – the list is in the porch and all are welcome.

QIGONG CLASS – is on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

HOPE IN THE FUTURE MEETING – THIS MONDAY AT 7PM. The bishop is insistent that all parishes consider and implement Hope in the Future Programme. We will do our best. Please feel free to come along – will finish at 8.

ACTION MEN REQUIRED – on Monday evening – 6.45pm – two parishioners assemble the banners for the procession – and would dearly love if someone would give them a lift. Opportunity knocks!

WHIT PROCESSION VOLUNTEERS – we walk on Friday week – hopefully, in warm sunshine. There is a list in the porch asking for volunteers for stewarding, carrying the banners and statues

MAGIC GOES WRONG – at the Lowry Theatre in August. We did see The Play that Goes Wrong some time back. We have left a list in the porch. Parishioners can always have a dip in the Manchester Ship Canal before the performance!

SUMMER OUTING – have left a list in the porch for our outing on Sunday 30th June to Whalley Abbey and then on to St Anne’s for some sea air and fish and chips. Cost £5 It should be a lovely afternoon out; so far our trips have been blessed with good weather

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Newsletter – 14 April 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 14th April, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

DONATION – towards Easter flowers – £50. Many thanks
200 CLUB – £25 V Timperley; £15 S Tallents; £10 A Oliver
LATELY DEAD – Bobby Cunningham, John Gannon, Patrick McCourt, Bernie Murphy, Christine Brown.
ANNIVERSARIES – Henrico Mezzone, Peggy Dalton.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – no Mass on Friday & Saturday.
CONFESSIONS – Saturday at 10.30am and at 6pm.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – a big thank you for all the food donated in the last two weeks – a bumper supply was taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – all single items welcome.
PALM SUNDAY/PASSION SUNDAY TODAY – do feel free to take palms to the sick and house-bound and others


HOLY WEEK SERVICES:

TUESDAY – LENTEN SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION AT 7.30PM

THURSDAY – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER AT 7.30PM

                        WATCHING AT THE ALTAR OF REPOSE TILL 9PM

GOOD FRIDAY – STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT 10.30AM

                         -   LITURGY OF THE LORD'S PASSION AT 3PM

HOLY SATURDAY- EASTER VIGIL AND THE FIRST MASS OF
EASTER AT 6.30PM

EASTER SUNDAY – MASS AT 10AM


THE KING AND I -at the Opera House on 30th April – tickets can be paid for this month – the total cost including transport is £47
APOLOGIES – no refreshments next Sunday
WHAT A LOVELY WEEK – lots of dry weather for getting out and about, chilly at times but not unpleasant. It should be warmer this coming week.
HUGH LAVERY – ‘Jesus did not declare himself to be the Life but more- the Resurrection and the Life. Rising asks first for a dying and this is the demand we want to evade. But, growth, he reveals, is no easy gradient. Rise and fall, decay and renovation; this is the rhythm and Jesus was not exempt from its undulation. He rehearsed death many times and life was always loss before it was gain. Total resurrection was born of total surrender. Here we learn one lesson, self-realisation is the child of self-sacrice.’

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Newsletter – 7th April 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 7th April, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 F Barber; £15 M Oliver; £10 V Timperley
BAPTISM – we welcome Blake Steven Arkingstall into the family at St Joseph’s
LATELY DEAD – Fr Myles Sheahan, Paula McDaniel
ANNIVERSARIES – Derek Lawton, Kathleen Broe, Anthony Mezzone.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Dr Peter Morris, Clifford Brereton.
REQUIEM MASS – for Liam Brennan is on Tuesday at 10.30am
REQUIEM MASS – for Fr Sheahan is at St Christopher’s on Thursday at 11am – the Reception on Wednesday at 7pm. He will be buried at Killeentierna, Currow, Co Kerry.
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Tuesday.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues – St Waldetrudis, Thurs- St Stanislaus.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm.
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
MEDITATION -Monday – final one – 7.15 – 8.15 in the parish room
DEANERY STATION MASS – this Tuesday is at St Patrick’s, Oldham, at 7.30.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Wednesday at 7pm
QIGONG CLASS – Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
LENTEN SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION – will be on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm.
EASTER HOLIDAYS – the school closed for Easter holidays on Friday and will re-open on the Tuesday of Easter week.
THE KING AND I – at the Opera House – 30th April – tickets can be paid for this month – £47 including transport.
HOT WATER BOTTLES – have been back in use this week; the sound of chattering teeth could be heard in the town as temperatures dropped considerably.
But, we know we have turned a corner, and warmer weather should be coming.
WHITBY – is a popular destination for many parishioners.and just mentioning that a new museum at Whitby Abbey has opened. The display is contained in the house built by the Cholmley family who took over the monastery after the Dissolution of the Monasteries – Whitby in 1539. St Hilda died in 680. It must have been a chilly place to live in the winter time.
INTERESTING – in an interview in 1995 the late poet Seamus Heany remarked ‘Catholicism has given me the right to joy. People talk about the effects of a Catholic upbringing in sociological terms – repression, guilt, prudery. What isn’t sufficiently acknowledged is the radiance of Catholicism. It gave everything in the world a meaning. It brought a tremendous sense of being, of the dimensions of reality, the shimmering edges of things. The older I get, the more I remember the benediction of it all.’
CHRISM MASS – Wednesday of Holy Week – 3 tickets available – 11am
GRAND NATIONAL – hope our punters hit the jackpot!

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Newsletter – 31st March 2019

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 31st March, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 M Boswell, £15 M Lavin, £10 A Chambers
BAPTISMS – we welcome Eleanor Kate Grahame Betts and Noah Peter Crabtree into the family at St Joseph’s.
LATELY DEAD -Rita Reilly, Tony Carberry, Michael McMahon
ANNIVERSARIES – Frank Schofield, Joseph Lawrence Hayden, John Patrick Hurley.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Joseph Vincent Smith, Thomas Booth.
REQUIEM MASS – Liam Brennan is on Tuesday 9th April at 10.30am
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Irene; Wed- St Richard; Fri- St Vincent Ferrer
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 6.10pm
TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass – access through sacristy.
FOOD BANK – another bumper collection of food taken to the Food Bank – the people there are thrilled at our response – many thanks – single items welcome.
MEDITATION DURING LENT – on Mondays in the parish room – 7.15-8.15
DEANERY STATION MASS – this week it is at St Anne’s, Burlington Street at 7.30pm.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Wednesday at 7pm
QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
THE KING AND I – we go to the Opera House to see the Show on Tuesday 30th April (Feast of St George) Money for the tickets can be paid this month – The tickets are £46 each and the cost of transport is £1 – hope it isn’t excessive.
LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – are in the porch – 50p – no better value anywhere.
MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch – more at Co-op.
MOTHERING SUNDAY AND LAETARE SUNDAY – Mid-Lent Sunday. Hope that all mothers have a lovely day and we remember our deceased mothers during Mass. And, maybe, we could just do a little something for the Lord, during the second half of Lent. Never too late.
AND INTO APRIL – the month of the greening of the trees and the sudden late frosts. The birds are singing too. We had a couple of heavenly days this past week, warm enough to dry the clothes and sit outside.
CLOCKS FORWARD – this weekend. A reminder that WWF Earth Hour takes place this Saturday between 8.30 and 9.30pm. A global project where everyone turns off the lights for one hour. Buckingham Palace, Sydney Opera House, The Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower will all be doing this.
J O’D -‘Every day of your life there is joy waiting for you, hidden at the heart of the significant things that happen to you or secretly around the corner of quieter things. If your heart loves delight then you will always be able to discover the quiet joy that awaits to shine forth in many situations. Prayer should help us develop the habit of delight.’

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