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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This newsletter starts  23.6.2024


Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul

There will be a retiring collection next week on this feast day for Peters Pence” which helps fund the Vatican, and the work of the Holy Father.

Fancy a run?
If the recent Great Manchester Run inspired you to get moving, or if you're looking for a new challenge, then join the Caritas Salford race team to help alleviate family poverty and homelessness in our diocese. Whether you're looking for a marathon, half marathon or a 10k place for yourself, or you're part of a group at work or in the community and want to join team Caritas, they'd love to hear from you as they make charity plans for 2025. They also have limited places available for this October's Manchester Half Marathon.  Read all about it and register for your place here:  

Diocesan Day Retreat: The Fire & The Well & The Cloak

As part of our Day Retreat Programme, another session is taking place on Saturday 6th July at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard Majella Catholic Church, Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, PR5 5AA.  The theme for this session is “The Fire and The Well and The Cloak”. It will explore the spirituality of the wonderful Saint Brigid and her compelling symbolism. It will start at 11.30am and will finish at 3pm and costs £20. Find out more and register at 

There is a letter from Bishop John regarding the up and coming election.  You may find his letter on the news page above.


You might remember a few months ago, the diocese launched “The Big Listen”, since then much work has been done in collating the many responses.

This weekend our own two Big Listen representatives will be speaking, to tell us what has been happening.

There are four further meetings, here in the parish, that you are invited to.

Meeting 1. 6th July at 1pm

2nd meeting 7th September at 1pm

3rd meeting 5th October at 1pm

4th meeting 9th November at 1pm.

Shortly, there will be a new page on our parish website regarding “The Big Listen” please check in to see what is happening.


It is a rare chance that we have been given to have the Church authorities listen to our views


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.


For your information

Requiem Mass for the late Veronica (Ronnie) Peace will be here as St Joseph’s on 25th June at 12:30pm

Requiem Mass for the late James Cain will be here at St Joseph’s on 5th July at 10:45am.

Funeral service for the late Betty Keating will be on 19th July (not an error) at 11.30am over in Sacred Heart.

I will post the information for the Requiem of Deacon Peter Rudd (Deacon in Uppermill) as soon as I have it.

Mass times this week

Monday No MASS


Tuesday 12:30 Requiem (see below)

Wednesday No MASS

Thursday 9:30am  Exposition 10 am Mass

Friday No Mass

Saturday 12:15am Mossley

Saturday 6pm Uppermill

Sunday 9:30 am Uppermill

Sunday  11.00 am Mossley

Medjugorje pilgrimage

Northern Star travel have a number of pilgrimages to Medjugorje this year. Places go fast so please consider booking as soon as possible if interested. They have 5 or 8 day trips. 17th September or 19th October. Mary is not organising a group pilgrimage this year (due to being unable to plan ahead at the moment) but it is possible to join one going already with Northern Star. It really is an amazing place and you won’t be disappointed.

Adoremus 2024
The 2024 National Eucharistic Congress - Adoremus 2024 - is set to take place on Saturday 14 September 2024 at St Mary's College, Oscott.
Each diocese has been granted a small number of places to join in this wonderful celebration but places are extremely limited. 
Fr Richard Howard has kindly taken on the task of organising our diocesan visit this year and finding key people to represent our diocese at the Congress, as guided by Bishop John. One of the groups we are hoping will represent us this year are catechists.
If you have any catechists in your parish who might be interested in attending, please contact Fr Richard directly at


Madonna Del Rosario procession
The annual Madonna Del Rosario procession, organised by the Manchester Italian Association, will take place on Sunday 7 July 2024. The procession will begin at 1.15pm from St Michael’s (former church), George Leigh Street, in Ancoats. It will continue through Manchester City Centre to St Peter’s Square. All are welcome to join this wonderful celebration.

A Reminder

Coffee is served after Mass on a Sunday morning.

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.

Get Social 
Are you aged 18-35? Are you looking to celebrate your faith with other young Catholic adults across the diocese? Give the Diocese of Salford Young Adults Ministry a follow on Instagram! For the latest on upcoming events, opportunities to connect and get involved, as well as regular content and resources to nurture your faith life on the go, simply search @salfordyouth on Instagram.

Retreat for young people

“Reasons for believing”

There is a retreat being organised for young people between the ages of 16—30 years, at Ampleforth Abby, from 29th July—2nd August.   If you would like to know more, there a poster at the back of church as well as some information to take away. Please pick one up.

Masses received this week.

Lately Deceased

Betty Keating

Rev Peter Rudd


Mary Fitzpatrick

Tony Kinsella

John Rafferty

Alfred Hudson

 Dr Peter Morris

Donald Chadderton, Francis O’Gara,

Elizabeth Lally 

Special Intentions

Non received

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.

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