If your child is nearly 7 or older you may wish to begin preparing them to receive Holy Communion.
If you do, please consider inscribing in the Parish Preparation Course. Inscriptions will close on November 12th.
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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: 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.
In this context the private time Jesus and his disciples spend together is of supreme importance. The divine love revealed by Jesus is not simply an historical truth, or a teaching of our faith, or a theory we accept. The joy at the heart of our faith is that Jesus loves each one of us. He loves you, he loves me. I know that there is one person, Jesus, who loves me utterly and completely, who will do anything for me and for my sake, there is no other human person in the world who is more important to him. I am loved, as I am, by Jesus, as are you. A love which is utterly faithful, utterly sure, and never ending. The goal of all my hopes, all my needs, everything I desire is in this love. I am, each one of us is, in Jesus' eyes, in Jesus heart, absolutely and utterly special, unique and loved.... 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.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a compendium of Church's teaching. Split into 4 parts, it uses the Creed to present and explain what we believe, our Faith. It also explains in detail each of the seven sacraments - their their meaning, signs and effects. The ten commandments are used to present the Natural Moral Law in the light of the Gospel and the words of 'Our Father' to present the basis of Church's teaching about prayer.
If you want to find out more about the faith, please have a look at the section summaries, available for download now, in the Catechism section.
More detailed explanations and discussions will be added shortly.
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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