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 8 July.  Fourrteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  "Sea Sunday"  Mass  6.00pm (Saturday) , 8.45am and 11.00am.   

 Monday 9 July.  8.30am. Mass

Tuesday  10 July.     8.30am Mass .  

 Wednesday 11 July.  Saint Benedict, abbot.   9.15 Mass (Whole school Mass in school)

Thursday   12 July.    12.15pm. Funeral Mass for John Fraser RIP. (no 8.30am Mass this morning)

 Friday  13 July.   8.30am Mass.

 Saturday 14 July.    9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.     Sacrament of Reconciliation 11.30am - 12.00noon.

Sunday 15 July. Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass 6.00pm (eve), 8.45am and 11.00am.  Final Celebration of Sacramental programme at 11.00am Mass.    6.30pm Monthly Ecumenical Worship with Moorside churches here in Saint Charles.

 

 

 

 

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