St. Joseph’s Convent  

Contact Person: Sr. Joan Kerley, FMSJ
E-mail: joankfmsj@gmail.com
Website: www.fmsj.co.uk

Origin/roots of organization:
Alice Ingham, later Mother Mary Francis, gathered a small group of women around her in Rochdale to live a simple Third Order Franciscan rule, share all they had in common and serve the poor. In 1883, the Congregation was officially founded in Mill Hill, having moved there under the direction of Cardinal Herbert Vaughan to work in the newly founded seminary of the Mill Hill Fathers.

Local origins/ date of foundation:
The sisters have been in the Salford Diocese since their beginning, with many of them working in the Salford Rescue Society, Patricoft Convent and Children’s home as well as other activities. The sisters moved to Greenleach Lane in 1960.

Activities it undertakes:
St. Joseph’s Convent is the Generalate, the official business centre of the Congregation, a registered Charity. Community members work in various apostolates in the Salford Diocese. The convent provides accommodation for monthly meetings of the C.W.L. and occasional other meetings as well as a meeting place for the FMSJ Associate Programme.

Membership locally/nationally/worldwide:
There are convents in Salford, Canterbury, Liverpool and Leyland as well as Ireland, Ecuador, Holland and Kenya.

St Charles' Parish, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email: admin@stcharlesswinton.com

The Week Ahead

 Sunday  13 October.   Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time.    Mass 9.30am (Saint Mark's) 11.15am (Saint Charles), 4.00pm Saint Mark's.

Monday 14 October.    Mass 10.00am. Saint Marks.

Tuesday 15 October .   No Mass this morning.

Wednesday  16 October.  9.15 Mass  in Saint Mark's School (celebrating Saint Ambrose Barlow, our new parish patron)     2.00pm Saint Charles School Harvest Festival in church.

Thursday 17 October.    Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr.  Mass  8.30am. Saint Charles. 2.00pm Hope in Future Prayer Group, Saint Joseph's convent.

 Friday 18 October.   11.00am Funeral Mass in Saint Marks for John McKiernan RIP.   

 Saturday 19 October.   Mass 9.00am Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley.   Parish "Mini-Pilgrimage" to Saint John Fisher/Shoenstatt Kearsley. Walkers depart Saint Mark's car park 10.00am. Others meet there -begins 10.00 approx.

Sunday 20 October.  Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),   4.00pm  (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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