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 
Assistant Priest: Fr. Gavin Landers BA(Hons) STB

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

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 14 October.   Twenty-Eighth  Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass 6.00pm (Saturday, Saint Charles), 8.45am (Saint Charles), 9.45am (Saint Mark's) 11.00am (Saint Charles),11.15am (Saint Mary's)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 Monday  15 October.   Saint Teresa of Avila 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday  16 October.      8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)- (please ignore info. to contrary in newsletter and announced at Mass)  10.00am (Saint Mary's). 

 Wednesday  17 October.     Saint Ignatius of Antioch 8.30am Mass.(Saint Charles)  10.00am Funeral Mass for Elisia Frances    Piscopo (Saint Mary's)

Thursday  18 October       Saint Luke Evangelist.  8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mary's).

 Friday 19 October .     8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

 Saturday 20 October.   9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.     11.30am - 12.00noon  Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Sunday 21 October. Twenty-Nineth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass 6.00pm (eve), 8.45am and 11.00am.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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