• The Holy Family Of Jesus Mary And Joseph

Newsletter: 31st December 2023

The Holy Family Of Jesus Mary And Joseph

Newsletter: 31st December 2023

The Holy Family Of Jesus Mary And Joseph

16.30 No Confessions

09.00 MASS
10.30 MASS


12.00 MASS

12.00 MASS

12.00 MASS


9.00 MASS
10.30 MASS

Fr Brady would like to wish you all a Happy and Holy New Year.

We would also like to thank you for your continued love and support May God bless you all and all those you love, both in this world and the next.

As we are no longer travelling as a parish to Walsingham in 2024, The Diocese of Salford is now accepting bookings for our 2024 pilgrimage to Walsingham.

If you would like to join next year’s pilgrimage, please fill out a booking form, book here>

You can get in touch by calling 0161 817 2214 or emailing here: email Walsingham >

This Advent, Pope Francis invites people across the world to embark on a Year of Prayer in preparation for the 2025 “Pilgrims of Hope” Jubilee.

Over the coming weeks and months, the Diocese of Salford will be sharing a range of resources and ideas to help us journey together through this Year of Prayer.

Find Out More >

The Diocese of Salford has shared a warning about a scam email that has been circulated to some parishes in our diocese.

The email comes from a “parish priest” Gmail account, features the parish priest’s name in the display name, and asks the recipient to purchase gift cards of behalf of the priest.

Please be aware that this is not a genuine email. If you come across any such email, please do not engage with it and simply delete it from your inbox.

If you are ever unsure about an email from the parish, please call the parish office and we’d be happy to advise.

Thank you.



The story of the Presentation of the child Jesus in the Temple is dominated by Simeon’s welcome, ‘a light to enlighten the gentiles and the glory of your people Israel’, and by his warning to Mary, ‘a sword will pierce your heart’. Simeon reiterates the angel’s promise that the child would fulfil the destiny of Israel and Israel’s task to the nations. Much like any family life, the promised future included the delights of the growing, developing child, and the background fear that the great destiny of each child may include sorrow and even heart-break. How much did Mary and Joseph know about the precious child they were nurturing? As he grew to independence did he become more loving and supportive? How did his contemporaries find him? Was he a leader? Did he stand out from the pack? Each of us has a private picture of Jesus – the child, the boy, the adolescent, the young man. All we know for sure is that ‘the child grew to maturity’, and that Mary ‘pondered all these things in her heart’, while keeping in mind Simeon’s welcome and warning. What would Mary have felt and thought as she went home from the Temple?

BAPTISMS Please see Fr. Brady after Mass if you would like your child to be baptised. A baptismal certificate for one of the parents must be provided as evidence of baptism in a Roman Catholic Church before a baptism date can be given. We welcome parents and children and by attending Masses at the weekend on Saturday at 5.30pm, Sunday at 9.00am or 10.00am which fulfil the Sunday obligation. All Catholics are OBLIGED to celebrate Mass on EVERY Sunday.

BAPTISM CERTIFICATE COPIES REQUESTS For those requesting copies of baptism certificate the office can be contacted initially and the certificate can be collected at any of the weekend Masses. This is also to encourage people to come to Mass.

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND If you know of anybody who would like Fr Brady to visit, could you please give him their name and address with postcode and a contact telephone number. Thank you.

MASS INTENTIONS AND NEWSLETTER INCLUSIONS The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic Tradition. Continuing this long-standing practice, you can remember someone who has died recently or many years ago. The Mass can also make beautiful gifts for any special occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, in thanksgiving for a prayer answered etc. You can offer an intention for anybody who is struggling with a serious illness or other difficulties of life. Please hand in any Mass Intentions and items for the bulletin before Thursday as the newsletter is printed on Friday Morning. There are Mass Intention Envelopes provided on the table in the Atrium. Please provide a contact number with Mass Intentions so that any discrepancies can be resolved. Thank you.


Lately Dead
Kevin Cosgrove.

Terence Mc Grail.

Birthday Memory
Molly Jones.

Kristian Robinson.

Intentions of Kathleen Spencer, Thanksgiving For Blessing and Graces Received Last Year. Loving memories of my grandparents Jane and John Jolley and my father Raymond Jarvis.

Happy Idahosa.

Christmas Masses
Catherine and William Bailey.

This week the Sanctuary Lamp burns for:

The Eagleton and Daly Family.

This week Our Lady’s Lamp burns for:

Margaret and Kevin Dilger.

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