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Mass intentions

Mass intentions received will appear next week.

Solemnity of St Joseph

A big thank you to all who came, who helped with St Joseph's day celebration. The food was wonderful and a great job was done by all. Thank you.

School places

Have you put your child's name down for Nursery at St. Joseph's RC Primary School? If not, pop into school between 9.30-3.00 to fill out an application form. Places are filling up fast.

Healing Mass

Saturday, April 6th @12 Noon we will celebrate a healing Mass with the anointing of the sick.

After Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be removed from the Church and a buffet lunch will be served to all.

Can you help? 1. If you know someone who would like to come invite them. Let Fr Rob know if they need transport.
2. If you can volunteer to drive or escort people on the day and take them home again afterwards. Please let Fr Rob know.
3. The parish will provide the buffet, but if you can help to serve, make tea or coffee etc. Please let Fr Rob know.
4. If you can think of any other way to help let Fr Rob know.

We will feed people in the Church after removing the Blessed Sacrament is to avoid too much moving of people about as this can be both awkward and distressing for those who are ill.

Everyone will be welcome.

50 Faces of the Holy land

The Bishops' Conference of England & Wales has commissioned a photographic exhibition called '50 Faces of the Holy Land' which will be in Salford Cathedral from Monday 11th - Thursday 28th March.

The faces of the Holy Land are marked with its history, its diversity, its joy and its suffering. Each face tells a story. The exhibition shows the faces of fifty people from all sections of the various communities found in the Holy Land.

Archbishop Patrick Kelly will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Thursday 28th March at 12.10 pm. to pray for peace in the Holy Land and to show our support for our Christian brothers and sisters.

All welcome to join.

The 2020 Year of the Word Survey

A message from The Catholic Bishop's Conference:
As part of the preparations for The Year of the Word, we're conducting a short survey about how we see and use the Bible. We'd like as many Catholics as possible to do this survey so that we get a snapshot of our current relationship with the Scriptures.

This will provide very useful information both for how we direct the Initiative and the momentum beyond 2020.
The survey is available here: DJBN5Y.

Holy Name church

Do you have memories, stories or photographs of events that happened at the Holy Name Church when it was a Parish, from the years 1940-1990?

We are looking for stories to explore the rich heritage of the Church and to better understand the connection it had with the local community.

If you have anything at all to share please get in touch with Amy - or 07960975 133

Lent at the Hidden Gem

If you are visiting Manchester City Centre during the Season of Lent, why not pop into St Mary's, the Hidden Gem?

Each weekday during Lent there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions (11.30am), Holy Mass (12.30pm) and Stations of the Cross (1pm). The church is open for quiet prayer from 8am till 6pm each day.

Additionally, each Wednesday evening in Lent at 6pm there will be a Lenten Retreat "Love's own story - yours also", a series of meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross.

Transformed by love: The cost of discipleship

Lenten retreat. Join us at Wardley Hall (M28 2ND), every Friday in Lent between 10:30 - 12:30.

Using Scripture, poetry, art and music, we will pray with the 2019 Sunday Lenten readings, especially the Gospel. Sessions will include presentations, individual prayer time and sharing. Suggestions for daily prayer will be provided.

Presenters: Sister Joan Kerley, FMSJ and Maria Kidd

To confirm your participation, please contact Marie Sartini - 0161 794 2825

Pilgrimage to France

Looking for summer plans?

Fr Rob is leading a pilgrimage to France, 21st - 29th June 2019, visiting Liseux, Never, Lourdes, Rocomadour and Rue de Bac.

All travel by luxury air conditioned coaches. Details on notice boards in the porch, for more information please contact Fr Rob.

Please pray for Fr Pier Luigi Maccalli SMA, kidnapped in Niger 17th September 2018, still missing.

Bishop's visit

Advance Notice: Bp John Arnold will be making a visitation to our parish at the beginning of June 2019.

Sunday School

New English Sunday School for year 4 to year 6, twice a month on Sundays at 10am. Contact Carlotta Abella at

Term 1
October 14th, 28th
November 11th, 25th
December 9th

Term 2
January 27th
February 10th, 24th
March 10th, 24th

Term 3
April 28th
May 12th

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Where to find us?


Parish Priest: Fr Rob Morland SMA
Address: St Joseph's Presbytery, Portland Crescent, Manchester, M13 0BU
Call or text: 0757 528 8370


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