Newsletter – 26th January 2020

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 26th January, 2020

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200 CLUB – £25 J Makin; £15 D Ratchford; £10 M Higgins

LATELY DEAD – Maurice Regan

ANNIVERSARIES – May Booth

WEDDING – congratulations and best wishes to Mark Stacey and Amanda Maria Billings who were married here last week.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Angela; Tues- St Thomas Aquinas; Fri- St John Bosco; Sat- St Brigid.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – is on Monday

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 on Thursday and so gratefully received.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – parents and children involved in preparing for First Holy Communion meet on Sunday 2nd February at 9.15am

NEW LISTS – for readers and eucharistic ministers are in the sacristy.

THE LION KING – running from 22nd October till 28th March at the Palace
Will leave a list out next month to see what the take up is.

THE YEAR OF THE RAT – the Chinese New Year begins on 25th January.

PARISH LUNCH – will mention next week the date of our next parish lunch.

HOPEFULLY – next week, we will have a summary of our financial statement

WEATHER WISE – we have enjoyed better weeks; travelling has been tricky with the fog and mist, sometimes lasting all day. Still, a good excuse for not venturing far; we can continue to hibernte for the rest of the month

MICHAEL MAYNE –‘ When we fall in love, or share a deep friendship, what each values is just this uniqueness, this otherness that is both similar and complementary yet distinct. The lover’s ‘I love you because you are you’ puts its finger on it. What I am claiming is that this is what God says to each one, and what makes each of us unique and irreplaceable is not that we are unusually gifted in some way. It lies rather (and here is the heart of it) in that personal intimate relationship with God which is mine and mine alone. In some amazing sense I matter to God because nothing and no-one else in his whole creation can reflect his love back to him in exactly the same way.’

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY – ‘Love all God’s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.’

There was an Old Person of Bangor

Whose face was distorted with anger;

He tore off his boots,

And subsisted on roots

That borascible Person of Bangor –E Lear

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Newsletter – 5th January 2020

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 5th January, 202
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200 CLUB – £25 B Hayes; £15 L Lakner; £10 M Henshaw

ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Hilda Greenwood, James Gilby -killed in action, 1945 – BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY – Susan Caldwell.

FUNERAL SERVICE – for Josie Highland takes place on Wednesday at 4pm at Dukinfield Crematorium.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues- St Raymond of Penyafort; Fri- St William

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

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

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

FOOD BANK – a huge thank you for all the food left in the porch over the past couple of weeks – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – so gratefully received.

BACK TO SCHOOL – this Monday.

QIGONG – class re-starts on Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – will collect the money for the tickets next month – during January bills will be arriving through the letter box.. For this premier show, tickets will be slightly dearer, £60 including transport – 28th April.

CURE FOR POST CHRISTMAS BLUES – we are presenting a fabulous caberet evening in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation at the George Lawton Hall on Saturday January 25th at 7.30pm. We have some great musical acts, including Carrbrook’s own Beverley Thompson, lots of prizes in our huge raffle, and we will be auctioning some fabulous items. Mossley Hollins Brass Band will be making a guest appearance and the night finishes with some great disco classics. Tickets are just £10. Contact Danny Power – o1457835273 or 075979897065.

BACK TO NORMAL – after the festivities. Today’s feast, the Epiphany, is so lovely.Melanie McDonagh reminds us of the Irish tradition of calling this Feast the Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas. This custom gives over the Epiphany to the women who worked for the family over Christmas to have the day to themselves, for gadding about, eating cake and drinking tea with their friends. They, who had waited on everyone else, were for the day waited on.

BABY IT’S COLD IN THERE – writing in his diary for Christmas Day 1870 the Rev Francis Kilvert in the village of Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire wrote ‘I sat down in my bath upon a sheet of thick ice which broke in the middle into large pieces whilst sharp points and jagged edges stuck all round the sides of the tub, not particularly comforting to the naked thighs and loins, for the keen ice cut like broken glass. I had to collect the floating pieces of ice and pile them on a chair before I could use the sponge, and then I had to thaw the sponge in my hands for it was a mass of ice.’ Suspect we would have given bathing a miss!

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – in the porch. If you would like a book of envelopes, take a spare book and write your name and number on the paper.

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Newsletter 22nd December 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 22nd December, 2019
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200 CLUB – £25 M Boswell; £15 J Cain; £10 J Higgins

MISSIO ‘RED BOXES’ – raised £884.43 this period – many thanks, Sue.

LATELY DEAD – David Wright, Josephine Highland, Edwin Steadman, Derek Lawton, Mary Coates, Sheila Duckworth.

REQUIEM MASS –for Sheila Duckworth is on Monday 20th January,at 12noon

ANNIVERSARIES – Arthur Holmes, Mary Cox

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Williams, Adrian Moss.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS – Thurs-St Stephen; Fri- St John, apostle; Sat- The Holy Innocents.

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

CONFESSIONS – after 10am Mass and at 5.55pm.

CHRISTMAS EVEMASS AT 5.30PM – CAROLS BEFOREHAND

CHRISTMAS DAYMASS AT 10.30AM

TEA AND COFFEE – in the parish room after Mass.

FOOD BANK – a huge thank you for all the food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday – will bring a smile to needy families.

QIGONG – the next class will be on Thursday 9th January.

DIARIES AND CALENDARS – in the porch still – do take one.

PIETY STALL – gifts and cards for last minute purchases

NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES – will be available next Sunday – also some spare envelopes for people who would like a book of envelopes – just put your name on the sheet of paper and the number of the envelopes-

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Mass will be at 12 noon as usual with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11 till 12 to pray for peace in the world.

PRIMARY HEADTEACHER VACANCY – we have been asked to advertise this vacancy at St Peter’s, Stalybridge – closing date 20th January and details on the school website -stpetersstalybridge.co.uk

MOSSLEY CORRESPONDENT – a few copies in the porch

WISHING – everyone a joyful and peaceful Christmas and deep gratitude for everything given and shared over the past year. And, thank you for being so lovely. This year Pope Francis wrote a letter (Admirabile signum) to encourage all Christians to preserve the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene (the crib) ‘Contemplating the nativity scene is a time for the heart’ Francis says, ‘ it allows us to feel and touch the poverty that God’s Son took upon himself, and to feel that God is with us and we are with him’.

THIS YEAR – thecrib will take centre stage in the sanctuary – the tree has hogged the limelight for the past few years. Thankfully, it will now begin to get light again in the evening. Hope all can chill out over the festive season

Hugh Lavery –what pleasure lacks is permanence. It is rather like the the soft surface of an unruffled sea; one brisk wind destroys it. But there is calm water below. That is where joy belongs. In the deep places.’

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Newsletter – 15th December 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 15th December, 2019
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200 CLUB – £25 L Gee; £15 S Tallents; £10 M Connel

BAPTISM – we welcome Henry Noel O’Donnell into the family at St Joseph’s

LATELY DEAD – Chrissie Reynolds, Sadie Deigham,Richard Collins

ANNIVERSARIES – Susan Caldwell, Matthew, Thomas Hayden, Jeremiah O’Driscoll, Thomas Waring, Richard Waring, Annie Kennedy.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon-St Adelaide, Tues-St Lazarus, Fri-St Eugene.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am -mentioning, once again, the perfect devotion for Advent, quiet before the Lord.

CONFESSION – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 5.55pm

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

FOOD BANK – so grateful for the huge amount of food left in the porch – taken to the Food Bank on Thursday and received with open arms – many thanks

ADVENT SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION – takes place today at 4pm – many find the twice yearly service we have to be helpful and comforting.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT – is on Monday at at 6.30pm – the children are usually in fine voice for this event.

CHISTMAS EVE – Mass is at 5.30pm with carols beforehand

CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass is at 10.30am

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

GYPSY – an enjoyable night out despite the weather – perhaps like the proverbial curate’s egg, good in parts. The stand-in Leading Lady gave a polished performance. Our next outing is to see the Phantom of the Opera on 28th April at the Palace Theatre.

PIETY STALL – a few cards left and some excellent gifts

DIARIES AND A FEW CALENDARS – are available in the porch – the calendars and parish diaries have the old times for weekend Masses.

SCHOOL CLOSES – on Thursday and re-opens on Monday 6th January.

ADVENT COURSE – at the Methodist Church on Wed led by Win Ashmore.

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING – Pitt the Younger was prescribed a bottle of port a day for his gout. He eventually became ‘a three bottle man’. His gout was cured, but at a price: he died aged 46.

JOHN O DONOHUE –‘Functionalism wants to acquire and control; its hunger is relentless. The reverential mind can let things be and celebrate a person’s presence or a thing’s beauty without wanting something from them. There is an ascetical rhythm to experience and does not need to rush to fill it with the latest distraction..’

NOT THE BEST OF WEEK’S – for promenading and enjoying the great outdoors; the rain and wind have been somewhat relentless and unforgiving – puddings have no doubt replaced ice cream on the family menu. Odd, that in the foulest, coldest weather, people can be seen drinking coffee outside coffee shops and having a fag.

GUADETE SUNDAY TODAY – the pink candle on the Advent Wreath is lit – the Lord says ‘Be of Good Heart, I have come to bless you’.

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Newsletter – 8th December 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 8th December, 2019
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200 CLUB – £25 L Wood; £15 E Downing; £10 K Glynn

DONATIONS – £10,000 (anonymous); £100 towards Christmas flowers.

BAPTISMS – we welcome Albie Jeorge Deakin, Imogen Rose Deakin, Lucy Deakin, Scott David Deakin, into the family at St Joseph’s.

CONGRATULATIONS – to Scott and Lucy Deakin who will be received into the Church today.

ANNIVERSARIES – Dorothy Jepson, Honorine Graham, Edward Diveney.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day.

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Mon- Immaculate Conception of Our Blessed Lady; Tues-St John Roberts; Thurs- St Jane Frances de Chantal; Fri-St Lucy.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Friday at 9 till 10am – mentioning that it is the perfect devotion for Advent – just to sit before the Lord.

CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 5.55pm

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 and so gratefully received, especially at this time of the year – all single items welcome.

ADVENT SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION – will take place next Sunday at 4pm (just avoiding our two Manchester teams playing at 2 and 4.30pm)

CHRISTMAS SERVICES – will be at the usual time: Christmas Eve at 5.30pm and Christmas Day at 10.30am.

QIGONG – no class this week on account of the Election.

GYPSY – our pre Christmas outing to the Royal Exchange Theatre takes place this Tuesday – the coach will leave from the bus stop by the Market Place at 6.15pm.

PARISH BUFFET – was a jolly occasion with an abundance of feastive fare and good cheer. The Ritz Hotel couldn’t have done better. Our gratitude to our resident staff whose industry won accolades from all the diners. The poor church mice were left high and dry.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR – takes place this Friday from 3.15 till 5pm. Unwanted presents, bottles and cakes, would be very welcome.

ADVENT COURSE – at the Methodist Church on Wed led by Win Ashmore

PIETY STALL – an abundance of cards and gifts are available.

ST DAMIEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – takes place this Thursday – the list is still in the porch – 11.30 till 1.30pm – transport is available.

ADVENT WREATH – we light our second candle this Sunday – get the impression that lots of people are trying to keep things simple this Christmas against a background of excess – children excepted, of course. May we have a deeper hunger for the love that Christ brings. It is uplifting to see places lit up and Christmas trees here and there. Our electrical inspection was successful and an officail visit from the Dean likewise was positive.

REV STEVE MORRIS –‘Christmas is a special times for vicars and pantomime dames. We have a lot in common- we wear dresses, we are very busy during the period and we are part of a landscape that brings a little hope and joy. That can’t be bad.’

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Newsletter – 1st December 2019

ST JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 1st December, 2019
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200 CLUB – £25 F Barber; £15 K McDermott; £10 A Whittaker
LATELY DEAD – Thomas Burns, Mary Martin, Tracy Aylett-Leach.
FUNERAL SERVICE – for Tracy Aylett-Leach takes place at Dukinfield
Crematorium on Monday at 2.30pm.
REQUIEM MASS – for Thomas Burns takes place on Friday at 12 noon.
ANNIVERSARIES – Mary Hurley, Brendan Farrell, Wilfred Broe, Sheila
O’Grady.
POPPY APPEAL – at St Joseph’s raised £76.61 Many thanks
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK – 10am each day – except Wednesday – 12 noon.
FEASTS THIS WEEK – Tues-St Francis Xavier, Wed-St John Damascene, Fri-St
Nicholas, Sat- St Ambrose
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – the perfect devotion for the
season of Advent – Friday at 9 till 10am.
CONFESSIONS – Saturday after 10am Mass and at 5.55pm.
ADVENT BOOKLETS AND CALENDARS – are in the porch – do take one –
there is no charge.
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 Bank on Thursday and ever so gratefully received.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – the parents and children invovled in First
Holy Communion preparation meet today at 9.15am in the parish room.
PARISH CHRISTMAS BUFFET – takes place this Wednesday after the 12 noon
Mass – it promises to be a great occasion.
QIGONG CLASS – Thursday at 7.15 till 8.15pm
GYPSY – we go to see Gypsy at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Tuesday week.
The coach will leave from the bus stop by the Market Place at 6.15pm. If
outstanding ticket money could be paid this weekend – £45 inc transport.
PIETY STALL – an abundance of cards and gift available
ST DAMIEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – will be held on Thursday 12th
December between 11.30 and 1.30pm – transport is available – list in the porch.
OUR ADVENT WREATH – reminds us that Advent is here. We do our best,
when we can, to shut out the noise and the clamour and try to focus on the beauty
of Christ’s coming – he came in history, he comes to us now in mystery, and one
day, he will come in majesty. We are so blessed..
VOLUNTEER SOUGHT – once a month, to help with the refreshments after
Mass – do mention it if you are able and willing to help.
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR – will be held on Friday 13th December from 3.15
till 5pm. Unwanted presents and cakes etc would be welcome.
ELECTRICAL INSPECTION – takes place on Tuesday – all part of health and
safety requirements
ADVENT COURSE-at the Methodist Church on Wed – led by Win Ashmore

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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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