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2nd Sunday of Lent

This newsletter starts  25.2.2024


It is two years since the war inUkraine began.

Please pray for the people there and for peace.

The following pray has been composed by the diocese’.

Please pray for and end to the war…..

Lord God of power,

You alone work miracles, so be kind to all and hear us.

Help us God, our Saviour, and deliver the people of Ukraine from persecution.

Come to our aid and destroy the intentions and unrighteous boldness of those who go to war against our people.

Calm those who oppose your commandments.

Grant us all peace, salvation and joy in our hearts.

For you are protection and salvation for those who trust in you.

We give you glory, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and

Forever.  Amen.

Extra for Lent

Our Lenten Soups are back

Each Friday between 12 noon and 1:30pm we will serve a soup lunch. Give up your main meal of

the day and join us for soup, give the cost of your main meal to help raise funds for the

Good Life Orphanage in Kenya.  This was not too well

supported last year, so if you can come and join us, please do, it’s a lovely way of getting together

for a chat and a bite to eat.  Thanks

Thanks to those who came on Friday we raised £95.

Stations of the Cross

Each Friday through Lent at 6pm.  If you can join us please do, this is a truly ancient prayer of the Church, and its reminds us of what God did by sending Jesus into the world to save us from our sins.

Early notice. -  Accessibility awareness.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 28th of May at St Joseph’s Mossley at 7pm.  This meeting will be led by Dr Minna Moffatt-Feldman, the Accessibility Co—Ordinator for the Diocese of Salford.  This will be the first ever meeting called for both parishes to attend, so if you are able, please put this date in your diary and come along.

Raising money for the Good Life Orphanage in Kenya.

Teresa Marshall will be running 5 kilometers every day through Lent, to raise money for the Good Life Orphanage, if you would like to sponsor her, please add your name to the form at the back of church.

Teresa is also attending the Lenten Station Masses and has offered a lift to anyone who might need one.

A Reminder

Baptisms – only by appointment, please phone Fr Jim

Weddings – If you are planning to get married the Church requires six months’ notice of your intentions.

Divine Mercy Devotion, every first Sunday of the month, at St Ann's Church, Ashton. it begins at 2,30pm with exposition, followed by Divine mercy prayers at 3pm and ends with Benediction.

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Lent has begun!!

We will be having a Lenten Station Mass each week during Lent, including one here at St Joseph’s.

The venue list is as follows

20th of February St Edwards Lees (the Bishop will attend and give the homily)

27th of February St. Annes Ashton

5th of March Saint Patrick’s Oldham

12th of March St. Mary's Failsworth

19th of March Saint Joseph's Mossley

All Masses will start at 7pm. 

Please put these dates in your diary and do your best to join in with these deanery events and do something different for Lent this year!

For your information.

  The Requiem Mass for the late Joe Buchanan will be on Tuesday 20th February at 2:30pm, there will be no morning mass that day.

Sunday Morning Coffee

Every Week after Sunday Mass, we have coffee for about half an hour. Please come and join us if you are able.  It's a great time to catch up and have a chat.

A reminder – on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, there is half an our of Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament, if you can join us that would be wonderful. If you are unable to come to church but would like to join in this prayer time, it is live streamed – please go to the web site and follow the link to the live streaming.

WEEKLY ONLINE MEDITATIONS FROM THE BRIERY:- Join us for a short meditation on the Sunday Gospel from 7.30pm to 8.15pm on Thursdays. The Zoom opens at 7.15pm for a chat. All are welcome. Register for Zoom link by emailing: or call 01943 607287

You are invited to an event! - Love in action

See the News section of this site.

Pilgrimage to

The Diocese of Salford is now accepting bookings for our 2024 pilgrimage to Walsingham. If you would like to join next year's pilgrimage, bring along a group, or help as a volunteer, please fill out a booking form, available at You can get in touch by calling 0161 817 2214 or emailing

Masses for the coming week

Monday –  No Mass

Tuesday – 2:30pm Requiem

Wednesday – No Mass

Thursday –  9:30 exposition - 10am Mass

Friday – 10am Mass Uppermill


Sat Vigil - 12.15pm – St Joseph’s

Sat Vigil 6pm – Sacred Heart Uppermill

Sunday – 9.30am Sacred Heart Uppermill

Sunday 11.00am – St Joseph’s

Discover more about our Diocesan Synod
Over the coming weeks and months, the Diocese of Salford is carrying out the first key stage of our diocesan synod. But what is a synod? And what does it mean for our diocese and the future of the Church in Greater Manchester and Lancashire?

 Sacramental programme

If you have a child ready for the sacramental Programme this year, and have not yet  registered them, please see Fr Jim as soon as possible.

Please pray for the
following intentions.        

Lately Deceased

Madeleine Shaw ,

Trish Carney

Joe Buchanan

Linda Ivy Dixon



James McKune

Keith Tomkow

Francis Massom

Margaret Conway


Special intentions

Annie Flannigan (Bir)

The Mason Family

Ian Hollingworth

Charles, Sarah & Lloyd (S)

 Sponsoring the newsletter?

If you might like to sponsor the cost of the newsletters as a one off, or a couple of times a year, its approx. £20 per week to run them off.  Please see Fr. Jim if you are interested.

Thanks to those who have already helped.