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 
Assistant Priest: Fr. Gavin Landers BA(Hons) STB

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

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 9 December.    Mass 6.00pm (Saturday, Saint Charles), 8.45am (Saint Charles), 9.45am (Saint Mark's)  11.00am (Saint Charles),11.15am (Saint Mary's)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 Monday  10 December.   8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday  11 December.      8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)- 10.00am (Saint Mary's )  12.45pm Funeral Mass for Derek Ryder RIP.

 Wednesday  12 December.  8.30am Mass (in church)

Thursday  13 December    Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am Mass(Saint Mary's)    7.30pm Devotions for month of Saints.  This week Saint Lucy with candlelit carols in Saint Charles church.

 Friday 14 December 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

 Saturday 15  December.   9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.   10.00am FIrst Reconciliation Saint Charles. . 11.30 -1200 noon parish confession. First Mass of Sunday (Saint Charles)

Sunday 9 December. Second Sunday of Advent. Mass 6.00pm (Saturday, Saint Charles), 8.45am (Saint Charles), 9.45am (Saint Mark's) . 11.00am (Saint Charles),11.15am (Saint Mary's)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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