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 1 December.     Mass 9.30am (Saint Mark's) 11.15am (Saint Charles), 4.00pm Saint Mark's.

Monday 2 December.     Mass 10.00am. Saint Marks.

Tuesday 3 December.    Saint Francis Xavier, priest.  Mass 8.30am Saint Charles.

Wednesday  4 December.    Mass 9.15am in Saint Charles school, wholeschool.  7.00pm RCIA in Saint Charles presbytery.

Thursday 5 December.     Mass  8.30am. Saint Charles.

 Friday 6 December.      Saint Nicolas of Bari, bishop. Mass 10.00am in Saint Mark's, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration until 12.00noon.

 Saturday 7 December.   Saint Ambrose of Milan, bishop.  Mass 9.00am Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley.   10.00am First Reconciliation for children of Sacramental Programme.      11.30am - 1200.noon Sacrament of Reconciliation at Saint Charles.

Sunday 8 December. Second Sunday of Advent.  Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),   4.00pm  (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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