St Joseph's Mossley 

24th  Sunday in ordinary time 

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Green issues – Our weekly column.

Extracts from Pope Francis’ message through the season of creation……

Extracts from Pope Francis’

Message for the Season of Creation

(Sept 1 – Oct 4 2023)

Week 3

Secondly, let us add to the flow of this mighty river by transforming our lifestyles. Starting from grateful wonder at the Creator and his creation, let us repent of our ecological sins. These sins harm the world of nature and our fellow men and women. With the help of God’s grace, let us adopt lifestyles marked by less waste and unnecessary consumption, especially where the processes of production are toxic and unsustainable. Let us be as mindful as we can about our habits and economic decisions so that all can thrive – our fellow men and women wherever they may be, and future generations as well. Let us cooperate in God’s ongoing creation through positive choices: using resources with moderation and a joyful sobriety, disposing and recycling waste, and making greater use of available products and services that are environmentally and socially responsible.

"Come and See" Enquirers

Group for Vocations to the Priesthood
Our next "Come and See" event for Vocations to the Priesthood will take place on Saturday 14th October at St Augustine's, in Manchester. The session will begin with Evening Prayer and a period of Adoration, before the chance to discuss the vocation to the priesthood over a meal. 

Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham
Saturday 23rd September 2023, 3pm
St Patrick's Church, Livesey Street, Collyhurst, M4 4FA
A special celebration Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham will be taking place on Saturday 23rd September. Our afternoon of prayer begins at 2.30pm with the Rosary, before Mass begins at 3pm. There will also be an opportunity for confession. Everyone is welcome to join us for refreshments after Mass.

A reminder – on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, there is half an our of Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament, if you can join us that would be wonderful. If you are unable to come to church but would like to join in this prayer time, it is live streamed – please go to the web site and follow the link to the live streaming.

Peace be with you

A whole day retreat on the 14th November at Theodore House, Stonyhurst. See Mary Farmer for more details.

Masses for the coming week

Monday - NO MASS

Tuesday – 9:30am Exposition - 10.00am Mass

Wednesday – 10.00am MASS - UPPERMILL

Thur. Mass - 9:30am Exposition - 10.00am Mass

Friday –  10.00am MASS - UPPERMILL


Sat Vigil - 12.15pm – St Joseph’s

Sat Vigil 6pm – Sacred Heart Uppermill              

Sunday – 9.30am Sacred Heart Uppermill          

Sunday 11.00am – St Joseph’s

The Diocese of Portsmouth, in collaboration with the Bishops’ Conference Department for Evangelisation, have organised an online seminar led by Sherry Weddell called Engaging the Disengaged: How to Accompany Non-Religious Persons in Daily Life. It takes place on Tuesday 21st November 2023 6pm – 8pm and tickets cost £10. This seminar will be of special interest to all those in parishes and dioceses who are actively engaged in evangelisation and catechesis such as clergy, catechists, Catholic teachers, lay ministers, parish groups etc. For more details, please click here: Eventbrite Engaging the Disengaged

Celebration of Human Dignity - Caritas Diocese of Salford
Saturday 16th September, 10.30am start
Sacred Heart RC Church and Parish Centre, Gorton, M18 7JW

Caritas Diocese of Salford is inviting people across the diocese to join them in a celebration of human life and dignity next month. 
Our diocesan charity is proud to build on the work of the Catholic Fellowship with a day recognising human dignity.
The day will involve hearing from people who have experienced barriers to inclusion, sharing practical examples of how parishes and communities can support people facing such barriers, and will end with a Mass for the intention of "The Preservation of Human Dignity", celebrated by Bishop John. 




Every Sunday - after Mass SUNDAY

Diocesan Young Adults Mass
Sunday 10th September, 5.30pm (confessions between 4.45 - 5.15pm)
St Augustine's Church, Grosvenor Square, Manchester

Please note, there will be no Diocesan Young Adults Mass in August as we break over the summer.

Our next Young Adults Mass will take place on Sunday 10th September at St Augustine's Church, Manchester, when we will be delighted to welcome Daniella Stephens as our speaker after Mass.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham - Save the date
The Diocese of Salford is delighted to announce the date for our next annual pilgrimage to Walsingham. Next year's day pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 4th May. We are also pleased to once again offer an overnight option, following the popularity of this year's two-day pilgrimage. To register your interest, please email

Caritas Diocese of Salford's Big Sleep Out
The annual Caritas Big Sleep Out is back! This autumn, people across the diocese are being challenged to sleep out under the stars for one night only to raise funds and awareness of people experiencing homelessness in our diocese. 
Taking place on Friday 13th October, this is one of the most important events in the Caritas annual calendar, helping our diocesan charity make a very real impact on the lives of local people. Find out more and register at


Job Vacancies with the Diocese of Salford.

There are four job Vacancies which need to be filled with the diocese.  These you can find advertised on the NEWS section of our website –

Please pray for the
following intentions.
Masses received this week
Please pray for the following….
Lately Dead
Roy Caterall
Samuel Minnins, Tony Beswick
Canon Kevin Kenny
John Lamont
Tom Hulse
Susan Philbin,  Barry Bull
Derek Bull
Francis Bradbury,  Joyce Lancashire
Teresa Mullhall,  Clifford Breneon
Special intention
Special intention - Adam
Mick Farmer (S)
Thomas Conway (Bir mem)
Susan Philbin (Bir mem)
Joanne Murray (S)
Eileen Bull

Sacramental Programme 22/23

The dates are now available on the parish website! If you have not yet registered your child you need to do so very soon.

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