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9am Holy Mass
10.30am (f Holy Mass
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4pm Benediction

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This Wednesday (15th August) we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Mass will be at 7am, 9am and 10.30 am (Funeral Mass for Edward Graven).


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.


Hope in the Future

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.


Something to read...

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.

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Latest homily

Jesus reveals God's knowledge of and love for us when he gives himself for the life of the world, when he offers himself in our place and for us to the Father on the cross. Seeing and meditating upon that sacrifice we are drawn to love and know Jesus and to offer ourselves in love in union with him. Our efforts may be as small as making a cup of tea on Mother's Day but our effort is joined to his perfect sacrifice and our love and knowledge, weak though it may be, becomes part of Jesus' divine love and knowledge.

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Around the parish...

Parish boundaries

Boundaries of all parishes in the Diocese of Salford can be viewed on the boundaries page.

You can also find out which parish you are in now, if you know the postcode - visit What Parish?

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Our Faith

Online Library

Our Online library provides a selection of spiritual reading resources. The topics cover theology, prayer and lives of the saints.

Most of the books are available as free e-books.

Visit online library

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Divine Office

The Divine Office, together with the Holy Mass forms the public prayer of the Church. It aims to sanctify the day and follow the command to pray without ceasing (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:17). We can find the tradition of praying at certain times of the day, going at least as far back as the first Apostles (cf. Acts 3:1). A more structured form based on the Psalms first appeared with the emergence of early monastic communities, and remained in the Church ever since.

Public Morning prayer celebrated at St Joseph's Mon - Thurs at 8.30am.

View the Divine Office section for a bit more background to the Liturgy of the Hours and to view today's texts.

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Holy Mass

Monday - Thursday: 9am
Friday: 7pm
Saturday: 9am and 6.30pm (Sunday's Mass)
Sunday: 11am


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
Email: ian.farrell@dioceseofsalford.org.uk


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