Bereavement Group


Commenced on the 30th September 1991 with Lena Davis and Peggy Stewart going to Ushaw College for a weekend course organized by Fr. Cunningham. We started a befriender group with bereavement support . Now the bereavement group consists of Lena Davis  tel. 0161-728-4889; Pat Barratt; tel. 789-1792; Nora McDonald; 794-4478;

We have meetings with Father Paul who lends support and on an occasion of bereavement informs the family that a member of the bereavement group will visit them after the funeral with a card and an offer of support. We do not consider ourselves counselors, simply a listening ear in the spirit of confidentiality. We are anxious to learn if this is beneficial to the parish and bereaved and would appreciate any feedback from the families we have visited.

The first Mass for the recently deceased of the parish was held at Saint Charles Church on the 24th Nov. 2000 with the offer of a cup of tea in the presbytery after where people could talk about their bereaved. This has now become an annual event and is always very well attended.

It is an outreach group of the parish. On the occasion of bereavement in the parish, the Bereavement group will send a sympathy card on behalf of the parish community.

In the month of November we organise the Mass for the bereaved of the parish and recieve support from volunteers which we gracious appreciate.

To find out more about this group or to speak with us about a bereavement visit please email bereavement@stcharlesswinton.com

St Charles' Parish, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email: admin@stcharlesswinton.com

The Week Ahead

 Sunday  13 October.   Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time.    Mass 9.30am (Saint Mark's) 11.15am (Saint Charles), 4.00pm Saint Mark's.

Monday 14 October.    Mass 10.00am. Saint Marks.

Tuesday 15 October .   No Mass this morning.

Wednesday  16 October.  9.15 Mass  in Saint Mark's School (celebrating Saint Ambrose Barlow, our new parish patron)     2.00pm Saint Charles School Harvest Festival in church.

Thursday 17 October.    Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr.  Mass  8.30am. Saint Charles. 2.00pm Hope in Future Prayer Group, Saint Joseph's convent.

 Friday 18 October.   11.00am Funeral Mass in Saint Marks for John McKiernan RIP.   

 Saturday 19 October.   Mass 9.00am Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley.   Parish "Mini-Pilgrimage" to Saint John Fisher/Shoenstatt Kearsley. Walkers depart Saint Mark's car park 10.00am. Others meet there -begins 10.00 approx.

Sunday 20 October.  Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),   4.00pm  (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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