Greeters (Apparitors)  

For over 20 years now greeters (also known as) apparitors have welcomed the congregation to the various weekend Masses – although personnel have changed over the years.

Each Sunday, at the 11 o’clock Mass, two greeters welcome parishioners and give out the weekly newsletters whilst a third, who is inside the church also welcomes, and hands out the hymn books.

We arrange for 4 people to collect the offertory monies and for this to be taken to the altar and on the odd occasion arrange for the bread and wine to be taken up to the altar also.

At the Saturday evening and early Sunday Masses there is only one greeter whilst an apparitor arranges for the collection to be organised and taken to the altar.

The retiring collection is also the responsibility of the apparitors, who arrange for the monies to be taken to the counting room.

We would welcome new members to to the group and in particular to assist at the Saturday 6pm and Sunday 8.45am Masses.

To find out more or to join our group please email greeters@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 17 February. Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C in Lectionary)   Mass  9.30am (Saint Mark's)  11.15am (Saint Charles), 4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 PLEASE NOTE NEW MASS TIMES DURING WEEK AND AT WEEKENDS……..

Monday  18 February.  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday 19 February . Mass - 8.30am. (Saint Charles)

Wednesday  20 February.   Mass - 8.30am (Saint Charles church - no Mass in school this week for half-term).

Thursday 21 February .    . Mass -  8.30am (Saint Charles)

 Friday 22 February  Chair of Saint Peter.   Funeral Mass - 10.00am (Saint Mark's) for Tom Losty R IP..

 Saturday 23 February. Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr.   9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.    Sacrament of Reconciliation 11.30am-12.noon Saint Charles.   (Please note, no evening Mass at Saint Charles)

Sunday 24 February.  Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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