7am Holy Mass
9am Holy Mass
10.30am (f Holy Mass
till 4pm Adoration
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.
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.
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.... Read more
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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