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 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 25 October. Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Mass - 9.30am (Saint Mark's)      11.15m (Saint Charles)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)                                        

Monday 26 October .   Saint Chad and Saint Cedd, bishops.  10.00am - Mass in Saint Mark's church. Numbers in church restricted to approx.thirty-two to comply with social distancing directives.

Tuesday 27 October.    8.30am Mass in Saint Charles church. Numbers in church restricted to thirty-eight to comply with social distancing directives.

Wednesday 28 October.  Saint Simon and Saint Jude, apostles. 7.00pm. Mass in Saint Charles church. Numbers in church restricted to thirty-eight to comply with social distancing directives.

Thursday 29 October.    8.30am Mass in Saint Charles church. Numbers in church restricted to thirty-eight to comply with social distancing directives.

 Friday 30 October.   10.00am Mass in Saint Mark's Church  Numbers in church restricted to thirty-two to comply with social distancing directives.

 Saturday 31 October.   No Mass in the parish this Saturday, including Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley

Sunday 1 November   Solemnity of All Saints.   Mass - 9.30am (Saint Mark's)      11.15m (Saint Charles)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)                                                                                                                                  

 

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