Newsletter – 10 November 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 10th November, 2019
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200 CLUB – £25 R Mascarenhas; £15 M Fitzpatrick; £10 J Edge

ANNIVERSARIES – Thomas Booth, Joseph Liles, Eileen Liles, Gillian Crawshaw.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Peter Diveney, Margaret Moody

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Martin of Tours; Thurs- St Laurence O’Toole; Frid- St Albert the Great; Sat- St Margaret of Scotland & St Gertrude.

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

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

APOLOGIES – no refreshments today after Mass – people at the Cenotaph.

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

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

AUTUMN QUIZ – Jenny has offered to set a Quiz on Wednesday 20th November – Brexit and Election free! Do add your name to the list in the porch – past occasions have been great fun – refreshments and bring own drink.

AN EVENING OF FOLK n’ FUN – ‘The Bewildered‘ with John Henshaw and other entertainers on Friday 22nd November, at St Edward’s , Lees, Church Hall, at 7.30pm. Proceeds to purchase a Carbon Base Plate for the Christie @ Oldham – see poster in the porch.

QIGONG CLASS – on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome

ST DAMIAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – will be held on Thursday 12th December, 11.30am – 1.30pm. Will leave a list out next week.

GYPSY – during November we will collect the money for Gypsy – which we go to see at the Royal Exchange Theatre on 10th December – tickets including transport £45.

PIETY STALL – an abundance of Christmas cards and gifts available

ST JOSEPH’S 2020 NURSERY INTAKE – if your child is 3 before 31st December 2019 it could be eligible. Do contact Mrs Hirst at the School Office

SISTER MARY DAVID – ‘Remember: it takes no greater effort to be happy every day than to be miserable. A person can choose.’

MENTIONING – Jesus’ name in Aramaic is ‘Yeshua’, an abbreviation of ‘Yehoshu’a; it implies wholeness; to be at ease.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU – ‘I had a sparrow alight upon my shoulders for a moment while I was hoeing in the village garden, and I felt I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulette I could have worn.’

DUCK’S DELIGHT – never seen a sad duck ‘ bring on the rain they say.’ But, we did have our fill on Thursday.

Today Eddie will lay a wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of St Joseph’s parishioners.

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Newsletter – 20th October 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 20th October, 2019
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200 CLUB – £25 V Tomlisson; £15 L Gee; £10 E O’Neil

LATELY DEAD – Pia Favario

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 9.30am – due to a deanery meeting at Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich, at 10.30am.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Hilarion; Tues-St John Paul 11; Fri- Six Welsh Martyrs; Fri- Ss Chad and Cedd.

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

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

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – parents and children are invited to register on the Sacramental Programme this Sunday at 9.30am in the parish room.

MEDITATION – during the month of October we have meditation in the parish room on Mondays at 7.15 till 8.15pm. All welcome.

QIGONG – the class takes place on Thursdays at 7.15 till 8.15pm.

CHANGE IN MASS TIMES – as from next Saturday.

SATURDAY EVENING MASS – 6.15pm

SUNDAY MORNING MASS – 10.15am

OPEN DAY – at St Joseph’s Nursery – Monday 21st October – 2-3pm; 5-7pm

DEANERY NEWS – St Anne’s, Greenacres, will close on Sunday 3rd November, and St Michael’s, Abbeyhills, will re-open on Sunday 10th November

FOR THE DIARY – in aid of purchasing a Carbon Base Plate for the Christie @ Oldham – An Evening of Folk n’ Fun – ‘The [email protected] with John Henshaw on Friday 22nd November at St Edward’s, Lees – see poster in the porch.

JOHN WAYNE – ‘Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.’

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE -‘The Cistercian monk Thomas Merton gave his last lecture in Bangkok just before he died, electrocuted in the shower. After the lecture he spoke with a religious sister who asked why he had not tried to convert his hearers to Christianity. His last words were: ‘I think it’s more important for us to so let God live in us that others may feel God and come to believe in God because they feel how God lives in us.’

PEANUTS CARTOON – ‘Don’t worry about tomorrow. It’s already today in Australia.’

ARE YOU HAVING AN EXCITING MONTH ? Let’s hope so; at least we are still breathing. Most parishioners have ceased decanting to foreign parts and are now bent on earning their weekly envelope. Halloween and Bonfire Night lurk on the horizon; mischief and menace, endured rather than enjoyed. The autumn colours should soon be catching our attention and the shortest of strolls a joy. The clocks go back next weekend and we find ourselves drawing the curtains much earlier.

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Newsletter – 13th October 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 13th October, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk [email protected]

200 CLUB – £25 E Holmes; £15 L Lakner; £10 A Broe

LATELY DEAD – Sally Goode

ANNIVERSARIES – Fr Michael Flemming, Bridget Williams

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Teresa of Avilla; Wed- St Richard Gwyn, St M’g Mary; Thurs- St Ignatius of Antioch; Fri- St Luke, Evangelist

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 all the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully and happily received.

PARISH LUNCH – Beating the autumn blues! Quite a lovely occasion; we dined graciously on delicious Lancashire autumnal fare, enjoyed a variety of deserts – our trifle-maker rose to the occasion – accompanied by fruit juice and Mossley’s finest wines! Thanks to our chefs who have now departed for Hawai.

MEDITATION – during October we have meditation on Mondays in the parish room – 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome.

QIGONG – takes place on Thursdays at 7.15 till 8.15pm.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – parents and children are invited to register on the Sacramental Programme next Sunday at 9.30am in the parish room

CHANGE IN MASS TIMES – at the end of the month – on Saturday 26th October, the Evening Mass will move to 6.15pm, and on Sunday, the Morning Mass will move to 10.15am.

OPEN DAY – St Joseph’s Nursery – Monday 21st October – 2 till 3, and 5 till 7

CANONISATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN – takes place in Rome this Sunday – Newman wrote ‘ God has created me to do Him some definite service…If I am in sickness, may my sickness serve Him; in perplexity, may my perplexity serve Him; if I am in sorrow, may my sorrow serve Him.’

ADVANCE NOTICE – An Evening of Folk n’ Fun – ‘The Bewildered’ with John Henshaw on Friday 22nd November, at St Edward’s, Lees, Church Hall at 7.30pm – other entertainers – see poster – proceeds to purhase a Carbon Base Plate for the [email protected] Oldham

PAN-AMAZON REGION SYNOD – is taking place in Rome and delegates have asked the synod to discuss ordaining married men and giving an official role to the many women who minister in the region.

INTERESTING – Public Health England says that one in six British adults, 7.3 million people are taking antidepressants, while 5.6 million adults are on opioid pain medications.

WELL DONE – parishioners for braving the monsoon weather; the prospect of a St Luke’s summer is looking remote. Have purchased the tickets for Gypsy on 10th December at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Will collect the money next month. ‘Happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose’.

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Newsletter – 6th October 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 6th October, 2019 – www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

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200 CLUB – £25 J Smith; £15 J Buchanan; £10 M Liles

LATELY DEAD – Doris Hardy

ANNIVERSARIES – Kathryn Smith, Leonard Hall. David Graham

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

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Monday- Our Lady of the Rosary, Wed- Bl John Henry Newman; Thurs St Paulinus of York, Fri- St John xii; Sat- St Wilfrid.

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

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after10am 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 the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and received ever so gratefully – single items welcome.

MEDITATION – this Monday in the parish room at 7.15 till 8.15pm – all welcome – we listen to a talk for 20 minutes, meditate for 25minutes, & reflect.

PARISH LUNCH – this Wednesday after 12 noon Mass.

QIGONG- Qigong class is on Thursday at 7.15-8.15pm – newcomers welcome.

MENTIONING A CHANGE – at the end of the month – on Saturday 26th and on Sunday 27th, the Evening Mass will be at 6.15pm and the Morning Mass will be at 10.15am.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – parents and children are invited to register on the Sacramental Programme on Sunday 20th October at 9.30am in the parish room. Provision for Confirmation has now been moved to the care of the High School and is not given to children at Junior School.

MARIAN PROCESSION – takes place next Saturday at 10.30am – leaving Xavarian College, Thurloe Street, and walking to Platt Fields Park.

OPEN DAY – St Joseph’s Nursery – Monday 21st October – 2-3pm, 5-7pm

WOODLAND TRUST – see website – a million people wanted to plant a tree.

CATHOLIC HUB – Catholic Hub is a new monthly event featuring prayer, music and fellowship for young people (over 18’s) held at the Cathedral on the second Saturday of every month – starting October 12th at Salford Cathedral from 7.30 till 10pm, and every second Saturday thereafter.

JEAN VANIER – Envy is one of the plagues that destroys community. It comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. If we were confident in our own gift, we would not envy that of others.

FAIRTRADE – Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Methodist Church – Saturday 2 till 4pm

TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE – American poet Maya Angelou said: ‘ The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Precisely because the Church is our home, we should not face interrogation about who we are and what we have done. We are children of the household. We should also be able to express ourselves freely, ask our questions and name our doubts. At home one can be spontaneous.’

JULIAN OF NORWICH – God is nearer to us than our own soul.

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Newsletter – 29 September 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 29th September, 2019.
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200 CLUB – £25 J Higgins; £15 M Fitzpatrick; £10 D Chambers

LATELY DEAD – Kevin Mullins

ANNIVERSARIES – Margaret Buckley, Brian Glynn, Mae Barber

REQUIEM MASS – for Bill Egerton is on Thursday at 11am

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Thursday – 11am

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- St Jeronme; Tues-St Theresa of Lisieux; Wed- Guardian Angels; Fri-St Francis of Assisi; Sat- St Faustina.

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 Mossley Food Bank on Thursday and gratefully received – all single items welcome.

PARISH LUNCH – is on Wednesday 9th October. All welcome – list in porch

QIGONG – class on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – parents and children are invited to register on Sunday 20th October at 9.30am in the parish room.

MEDITATION – will take place on the four Mondays in October.

HEALING SERVICE – this Sunday at 4pm. Following the same format at before, the four elements are: praise, petition, anointing, thanksgiving.

MENTIONING A CHANGE –to our weekend Masses when the clocks go back at the end of October. Saturday Evening Mass will be at 6.15pm and Sunday Morning Mass will be at 10.15am. A slight change, but hopefully, a helpful one.

MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch.

LIVING FAITH BOOKLETS – in the porch – 50p. A lovely booklet.

MARIAN PROCESSION – Saturday 12th October at 10.30am – leaving Xavarian College, Thurloe Street and walking to Platt Fields Park.

PASTORAL LETTER – from Bishop John this weekend.

WOODLAND TRUST – are looking for a million people to plant a tree on 30th November – Big Climate Fightback.

ST FRANCIS DE SALLES – ‘Work done with too much eagerness and hurry is never well done…..Drones make more noise and fuss than bees, but they make only wax and no honey’.

SO VAST – we do not know how large the universe is. Astronomers estimate that it contains 100 billion galaxies – each tens of thousands of light years across, and each with an average of 100 billion stars!

OPEN DAY – at St Joseph’s, School, for propective nursery and reception children September 2020, on Monday 21st October -2 till 3pm; 5 till 7pm

OCTOBER JOYS –chestnuts are ready for roasting, walnuts for pickling, and sloes ready to be steeped in gin! Alas, a soggy end to this month. One lady said that she had spent the week planting daffodil bulbs for the Spring .

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Newsletter – 22 September 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 22nd September,2019-www.stjosephmossley.org.uk

200 CLUB – £25 K Glynn; £15 J Higgins; £10 M Pegler

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- Our Lady of Walsingham; Wed- St Finnbarr; Thurs- SsCosmas & Damian; Fri- St Vincent dePaul.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Fridays 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 Mossley Food Bank on Thursday and so gratefully received.

PARISH LUNCH – our next parish lunch is on Wednesday 9th October – the list is in the porch and all are welcome.

REQUIEM MASS – for Bill Egerton is on Thursday 3rd October at 11am

QIGONG CLASS – is on Thursday at 7.15-8.15pm – newcomers are always welcome. It is a good tool for staying supple and healthy.

GYPSY – we have booked the tickets of our pre-Christmas theatre trip – the cost, including transport, is £45 and can be paid for in Novembeer. The date of our outing is Tuesday 10th December

SMALL CHANGE OF TIMES –when the clocks go back on the last weekend of October, we are tweaking the times of Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses ever so slightly. Saturday evening Mass will be at 6.15pm – it will help, especially, to reduce car park congestion when the George Lawton Hall has evening functions; and, Sunday morning will be at 10.15am – parishioners can have an extra piece of toast and ten minutes extra under the duvet in the winter.

HEALING SERVICE – next Sunday we will have a Healing Service at 4pm.

SISTER MARY DAVID –‘We are not machines that react automatically! Nor if we are cross or upset can we claim that the misery is caused by a job we don’t like, an arrangement or anything else. It is our choice to be or not to be miserable or agitated or else ignore it all. We are not made or unmade by what happens on the outside but by our response to it. When we feel hurt, or angry, or cross, we still have a choice about how to act from that moment. Victor Frankl, a surviver of Auschwitz said – ‘the last of human freedoms: to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances’.

SPLENDIFEROUS – what a gorgeous end to the week; definitely salad and ice cream weather – though normal service to be resumed on Sunday! All is not lost, past Octobers have been warmish and very agreeable.

BY THE BY –There is a little table in the porch that anybody is welcome to take. A new radiator was installed in the parish room during the week and we paid our insurance for the property – £1,861.32 – covers the church and presbytery- the solid gold toilet in the presbytery pushed the cost up – wouldn’t want people to think we were flushed!

in a London store – Bargain basement upstairs.

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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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