Catechists – Sacramental Programme 

The Sacramental programme catechists’ group has been running for more than 20 years, for formation of the faith for the young people in our parish.

We work in catechist groups, each with a group leader and helpers to guide the children through a 10 month preparation programme prior to receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

We try to ensure the children and parents engaging with the programme feel welcome in our parish and are encouraged to enter fully into communion with the family of St Charles Swinton. Many children and parents have been encouraged to read during our celebration Masses – which adds to our growing readers’ rota

The past year we have participated in day retreats at the Marist Centre and displayed the work of the children in Church to deepen the faith of the whole parish.

Each year, we try to implement suggestions made by the previous year’s parents to develop the programme further and we work together with the school and parish to coordinate important steps in the programme.

To find out more about our group or to join us please contact:

catechists@stcharlesswinton.com

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

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

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 The Week Ahead …..

 Sunday 29 November.  First Sunday of Advent. 10.00am Zoom Mass.  (access code in newsletter)                                     

Monday 30 November .   Saint Andrew. Apostle. Patron of Scotland.   Churches are closed today.

Tuesday 1 December.   Advent weekday. Churches are closed today.

Wednesday 2 December.  Advent weekday.   Churches are closed today.

Thursday 3 December.  Saint Francis Xavier. Priest and missionary.   8.30am Mass in Saint Charles.    10.00am Funeral Mass in Saint Mark's for Leonora Broadbent RIP.

 Friday 4 December.    Advent Weekday  10.00am Mass in Saint Marks.  11.30am Funeral Service in Saint Charles church for Mary Frances Kennedy RIP.

 Saturday 5 December.    No Mass in the parish this Saturday, including Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley

Sunday  6 December.  Second Sunday in Advent.    Masses -  9.30am Saint Mark's.  11.15am Saint Charles. 4.00pm Saint Mark's.

 

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