Bereavement Group


Commenced on the 30th September 1991 with Lena Davis and Peggy Stewart going to Ushaw College for a weekend course organized by Fr. Cunningham. We started a befriender group with bereavement support . Now the bereavement group consists of Lena Davis  tel. 0161-728-4889; Pat Barratt; tel. 789-1792; Nora McDonald; 794-4478;

We have meetings with Father Paul who lends support and on an occasion of bereavement informs the family that a member of the bereavement group will visit them after the funeral with a card and an offer of support. We do not consider ourselves counselors, simply a listening ear in the spirit of confidentiality. We are anxious to learn if this is beneficial to the parish and bereaved and would appreciate any feedback from the families we have visited.

The first Mass for the recently deceased of the parish was held at Saint Charles Church on the 24th Nov. 2000 with the offer of a cup of tea in the presbytery after where people could talk about their bereaved. This has now become an annual event and is always very well attended.

It is an outreach group of the parish. On the occasion of bereavement in the parish, the Bereavement group will send a sympathy card on behalf of the parish community.

In the month of November we organise the Mass for the bereaved of the parish and recieve support from volunteers which we gracious appreciate.

To find out more about this group or to speak with us about a bereavement visit please email bereavement@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 8 July.  Fourrteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  "Sea Sunday"  Mass  6.00pm (Saturday) , 8.45am and 11.00am.   

 Monday 9 July.  8.30am. Mass

Tuesday  10 July.     8.30am Mass .  

 Wednesday 11 July.  Saint Benedict, abbot.   9.15 Mass (Whole school Mass in school)

Thursday   12 July.    12.15pm. Funeral Mass for John Fraser RIP. (no 8.30am Mass this morning)

 Friday  13 July.   8.30am Mass.

 Saturday 14 July.    9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.     Sacrament of Reconciliation 11.30am - 12.00noon.

Sunday 15 July. Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass 6.00pm (eve), 8.45am and 11.00am.  Final Celebration of Sacramental programme at 11.00am Mass.    6.30pm Monthly Ecumenical Worship with Moorside churches here in Saint Charles.

 

 

 

 

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