Between 16th July and 6th August, Holy Mass on weekdays will be at 9am (including on Friday). Holy Mass on Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be as usual. Confession during that time will be on Fridays, 7pm - 8pm. There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and public devotions.
There will be no Confessions this Friday evening and no 9am Mass this Saturday, 21st July.
Citywise is a local group seeking, amongst other things, to offer support to parents and families.
They have launched a short survey to discover what parents and families may find of use. It takes about 5 mins to complete it, and three entries will win a £25 Amazon voucher.
I hope in a couple of weeks time that some representatives of Citywise may be available at tea and coffee after mass to listen to any suggestions you may have.
Further information will be published here as it is received.
St Joseph's Parish works with the Safeguarding team of Salford Diocese. The parish shares their aims and vision, follows their policies and benefits from their support. More information is available on their website: http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/safeguarding/.
For the latest contact details and policy statement, please see our safeguarding page.
Celebrating our Parish booklet is now available for download here.
Hope in the Future is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise. First and foremost this process needs to be rooted in prayer and sustained by prayer which is why we are encouraged to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Revelations of Divine Love
Julian of Norwich - a 14th century anchoress - received sixteen revelations, while lying on her deathbed and gazing on the crucifix. After she recovered, she compiled two versions of a book describing the revalations - shorter and longer, where she explored in more depth mystical visions and contemplations on universal love and hope in a time of troubles, uprisings and war.
No reason is given in the Gospels as to why Our Lord chose 12 men or why he chose those particular 12. They certainly did not seem to have any obvious skills or gifts. On the whole they seem a bit slow on the uptake, often made mistakes, ran away at the crucifixion and St. Peter appointed as leader denied our Lord three times. And we might ask the same questions about ourselves 'why have I been chosen to be baptised, to become a Catholic and follow Christ and proclaim the Gospel by my life in my own particular situation?' What seems clear is that being clever or brave or a good speaker or a charismatic personality is not considered necessary by Our Lord in those he chooses, including us, to preach the Gospel.... Read more
After a long period of consultation and reflection, the Bishop has now announced the final proposals for the future structure of parishes in the Diocese.
The final documents and the letter announcing the decision for our parish are in the Consultation section.
Detailed, socio-demographic statistics were also prepared to help us better understand our parish and the deanery, and are available here.
The sacrament of reconciliation is above all an act of God's love, a personal moment lived in the relationship of love with God. Like the Church, each of her members, is always in need of purification and, following the path of penance and renewal, seeks with a contrite heart to grow in love of Christ.
Visit Confession page, to find out more about the elements of a good confession and when and how to make your confession at St Joseph's.
Monday - Thursday: 9am
Saturday: 9am and 6.30pm (Sunday's Mass)
Saturday: after 9am Mass and 6pm to 6.20pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 10.50am and 3.30pm to 4pm
Parish Priest: Fr Ian Farrell
Address: St Joseph's Presbytery, Portland Crescent, Manchester, M13 0BU
Call or text: 0757 528 8370
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