St Joseph's Church
Last minute changes

There will be no afternoon devotions and confessions next Sunday, 9th December.


First Communion Preparation

Inscriptions are now closed.

If you are registered for this year's preparation, you can view further details or log into your account.



You can view the newsletter online, or subscribe to receive it weekly directly to your inbox.

Hard copies are be kept for those who don’t have online access. If you fall into that category please feel free to collect a copy from the sacristy. A copy of the newsletter is also on the notice board at the back of church.


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Readings at Mass

You can now view Mass readings for up to a week ahead.



Every one of us has this inbuilt desire for happiness; it is part of human nature - that happiness comes in the end from being loved. That is what every one of us, every human being wants, to be unconditionally loved, to know that there is someone who loves me, someone I can give myself to without any fear or doubt, someone into whose hands I can put myself because that person loves me, they care for me, because no one in the world is more important to them than me. Our hearts, our souls, cry out for this love. And when it is missed, when we don't recognise it or can't or won't see it, a huge void opens up inside us - an emptiness which we are driven to fill at all costs....

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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.

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Where to find us?


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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