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 21 April.  Easter Sunday  (Year C in Lectionary)   Mass of Easter Vigil 8.30pm (Saturday) 9.30am (Saint Mark's)  11.15am (Saint Charles), No 4.00pm Mass at Saint Mark's today.

Monday  22 April   Monday of Easter Octave. Mass - 10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday  23 April.  Tuesday of Easter Octave.  8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)

Wednesday 24 April .  Wednesday of Easter Octave. Mass - 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)

Thursday 25 April.    Thursday of easter Octave.  8.30am Mass Saint Charles. 

 Friday  26 April.   Friday of Easter Octave.  Mass 10.00am Saint Mark's

 Saturday 27 April.  Saturday of Easter Octave. 9.00am  Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.    Sacrament of Reconciliation 11.30am-12.noon Saint Charles.

Sunday 28 April . Second Sunday of Easter  "Low Sunday'. Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),   4.00pm  (Saint Mark's) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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