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: paulsmith@stcharlesswinton.co.uk

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 10 December Second Sunday of Advent.    Mass 6.00pm (eve), 8.45am and 11.00am.  3.00-4.00pm. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer

 Monday 11 December.   8.30am Mass.     

Tuesday 12 December 10.45am Funeral Mass for Maureen Mills RIP. (No 8.30am Mass this morning)   

 Wednesday  13 December.  Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr.  8.30am Mass (in church)

Thursday 14 December. Saint John of the Cross, priest and Doctor of the Church.  8.30am Mass.

 Friday 15 December.   8.30am Mass.

 Saturday 16 December  9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel. 11.30 - 12.00non Sacrament of Reconciliation. 12.00noon.  10.00am First Reconciliation for Children of Sacramental Programme.

Sunday  17 December. Third  Sunday of Advent - "Gaudete Sunday".  Mass 6.00pm (eve)  8.45am  11.00am. 10.000am.

 

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