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 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 9 December.    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  10 December.   8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday  11 December.      8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)- 10.00am (Saint Mary's )  12.45pm Funeral Mass for Derek Ryder RIP.

 Wednesday  12 December.  8.30am Mass (in church)

Thursday  13 December    Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am Mass(Saint Mary's)    7.30pm Devotions for month of Saints.  This week Saint Lucy with candlelit carols in Saint Charles church.

 Friday 14 December 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

 Saturday 15  December.   9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.   10.00am FIrst Reconciliation Saint Charles. . 11.30 -1200 noon parish confession. First Mass of Sunday (Saint Charles)

Sunday 9 December. Second Sunday of Advent. 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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