Including St. John Vianney’s and St. Margaret Mary’s Churches.
Parish Priest : Martin Saunders
Week starting Monday 14th August 2017
Mon 10.am Mass
Tues 10.am and 5pm Mass Holyday
Wed 10.am Mass
Thurs 10am Mass
Fri 10am Mass
Sat 10.am Mass
Sat 5.pm (for Sunday)
St Dunstan’s 9.30am,
St.Margaret Mary 10.30am
St John Vianney’s 11.30am
There will be no Fair trade stall during the month of August.
EVITA THE MUSICAL
If you would like to join us on the trip to the musical please add your names to the list at the back of church thank you.
Finance committee, the social committee and the Parish centre committee will meet again during August. Please see the newsletter for details.
The musical Oliver was a first class production as usual. Rehearsals are now taking place for the next show. We can expect it to be another smash hit.
Strawberry Cream Teas Event
and Summer Draw
The event with all the hard work and volunteers raised £2,100
an excellent response, congratulations.
The Loop System
The loop system for the hard of hearing has been upgraded at St. Dunstan’s. We hope it makes the celebration of Mass more accessible and enjoyable despite the disadvantage of being able to hear the homilies more clearly.
Our Catholic Schools.
It is always the duty of parents to choose the best school possible for their child’s education. To do otherwise would be to fail your children. Our two associated primary schools have recently been praised by OFSTED and received excellent Section 48 reports. information freely available to read on the internet.
Calling all Catholic Singles
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages to meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website or speak to my good friend Daniel, an expert in these matters who is always very available for advice and information. Any weddings arranged through Daniel will get a 50% discount. www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email email@example.com
It is our shared priority to make sure that those who are sick and housebound are still valued and not forgotten. The Eucharistic ministers do a wonderful job in keeping the sick and housebound enrolled as valued members of the community.
Praying in Church
St. Dunstan’s Church is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. So please pop in to say a prayer and spend some time with the Lord. Please make use of the facility. Very few churches are open in this day and age.
On Thursday mornings after 10.00 a.m. Mass. Why not join us for morning coffee in the sacristy. Tea or coffee and a chat and some gossip, what else could you wish for.
A reminder that at least six months notice is required and residence in the local parishes.
The Welcomers meet on Tuesdays in St. Dunstan’s Parish Hall, Kenyon Lane, at 12.30-3.00 p.m. All reasonably normal people are welcome !
Parking at St. John Vianney’s
Please do not block the access road at the side of St. John Vianney’s car park or the access to the houses with your vehicle. St. Matthews’ car park can be used as an overflow. In fact please park at all three churches with care and respect for the neighbours.
Parish Laity Group
At the meetings parishioners from the proposed parishes setup are working well together and recently discussions took place around the plans to reorganise the parishes of the diocese. A summary of the three parish accounts was also given. The group will meet again after the Summer break.
Several people have asked about becoming Catholics and attend Mass on a regular basis. I am happy to discuss with anyone else who is interested a possible way forward.
The September School Class Masses
Please check the bulletins for variations
St Dunstan’s in church Wednesdays 9.30am
St. Margaret Mary’s in the convent Wednesdays 11.15am
Initial forms are now available to request a baptism for your child. You need to live in one of the three parishes and be prepared to help your child to grow in the practice of the faith. All baptisms and marriages are by appointment only.
Parish Centre Committee.
The team oversees the use of the parish centre. Phil Nicholls chairs the meetings. It is important for all of us that the hall is looked after and used in a responsible way for the benefit of everyone in the parish and community. I appreciate the cooperation and active support given by all the new team members. Let’s look forward rather than backwards. The disabled toilet has been opened and we are now enjoying the new lighting systems. The fire door has now been upgraded.
Salford RC Diocese web: http://www.salforddiocese.net