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8.30am Morning prayer
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9.30am Adoration (all day)
4pm Benediction

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First Communion Preparation

If you are inscribed for the First Holy Communion Preparation, you can log in here.

This year there are only nine classes (modules) and each of these will be repeated to make it easier to attend. This year more emphasis is being placed on the importance of being part of the parish community, in particular by attending Holy Mass on Sundays (or Saturday evenings) for those who wish to receive Holy Communion.

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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:

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

All of which changes slightly the call I should make to young men and unmarried men here today. Its not 'have you ever thought of becoming a priest?" but "are you sure God is not calling you to be a priest?" It's a serious thought. What you want isn't that important. What is important is that God might want you to be a priest. For the world's sake, for your sake don't say "No".

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Around the parish...

Syro – Malabar Rite

Within the Church, different traditions have different ways of celebrating Mass. Each of these ways, developed over centuries and approved by the Church, identify the spirituality and insights of a particular Church within the communion of the one Church.

The Syro-Malabar Rite which Father Thomas and many of our Indian community celebrate follows the East Syrian liturgical rite rooted in the ancient Christian community of Edessa (Chaldea).

To find our more, visit the Syro - Malabar page.

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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.

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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


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