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

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

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 1 December.     Mass 9.30am (Saint Mark's) 11.15am (Saint Charles), 4.00pm Saint Mark's.

Monday 2 December.     Mass 10.00am. Saint Marks.

Tuesday 3 December.    Saint Francis Xavier, priest.  Mass 8.30am Saint Charles.

Wednesday  4 December.    Mass 9.15am in Saint Charles school, wholeschool.  7.00pm RCIA in Saint Charles presbytery.

Thursday 5 December.     Mass  8.30am. Saint Charles.

 Friday 6 December.      Saint Nicolas of Bari, bishop. Mass 10.00am in Saint Mark's, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration until 12.00noon.

 Saturday 7 December.   Saint Ambrose of Milan, bishop.  Mass 9.00am Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley.   10.00am First Reconciliation for children of Sacramental Programme.      11.30am - 1200.noon Sacrament of Reconciliation at Saint Charles.

Sunday 8 December. Second Sunday of Advent.  Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),   4.00pm  (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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