St Joseph's Church


First Communion Preparation

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.



The only comments received about the Newsletter proposal last week were favourable and so I have reduced the print run to 40.

Hard copies will 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 will also go on the notice board at the back of church.

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


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Readings at Mass

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



But for each of us there is that further question, unspoken in St. Mark's gospel but there in St. Luke and St Matthew, "What more must I do?" It is that feeling that there is or should be something more. "Yes I am trying to live a good life - be a good priest, husband or wife, parent, live a chaste life, be a faithful follower and witness of Christ - yet is there something more, something just out of reach, something just behind the curtain?"


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Have you ever wondered what time Holy Mass is on a feast day? Or came for Mass or confessions at St Joseph's only to find out there was a last minute change? Would it be useful to get a text or email with updates a day before?

If so - please subscribe for notifications. The service is free and you'll have an option of getting all notifications, or only Sunday or weekday services.



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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