A community of communities
Let us refuse to be robbed of hope, or to allow our hope to be dimmed by facile answers and solutions which block our progress, “fragmenting” time and changing it into space. Time is always much greater than space. Space hardens processes, whereas time propels towards the future and encourages us to go forward in hope.

Tel: 0161 681 1410 
email: church @ moston.org.uk                   
 Parish Priest  : Martin Saunders

Diocese of Salford web: http://www.salforddiocese.org.uk

The Vatican web is http://www.vatican.va


Week starting Monday 30th April 2018

Monday 10.00 a.m. Mass

Tuesday 10.00 am service St. Dunstan’s

Tuesday 11.00 Requiem Mass  St. John Vianney’s

for  James Gunning RIP

Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Children

Thursday 10.00 a.m.

Friday 10.00 a.m. Mass

Saturday 10.00 a.m. Mass, First Communions


5.00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass St. Dunstan’s

9.30 a.m.St. Dunstan’s

11.30 a.m. St. John Vianney’s


Miss Saigon

Monday 7th May All tickets have now been booked including those on the waiting list. Please hand in your full amount in an envelope with your name and telephone number as soon as possible. Thank you. The total cost including transport is £40.




Initial forms are now available to request a baptism for your child.  Parents living within the new parish wishing to have their children baptised need to show some sort of commitment to the parish and to their faith. Baptism is the reception of a child into the faith of their parents. Baptism is not a dubious first class ticket into a school. However it might be a first class ticket to sainthood. We live in hope. Catechists Thank you to the Catechists working with the parents and the children. It makes the whole process much easier to manage. Your work is appreciated.


Sacramental Programme

Please remember the children and their families in your prayers as they now prepare to receive First holy Communion over the next two weekends.




The Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between 27th July and 2nd August. If you would like further information, please contact the Lourdes pilgrimage office by email: lourdes.pilgrimage@diocese ofsalford.org.uk, or by telephone on 0161 817 2209.


Morning Coffee

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.

Diocesan Almanacs

Hot off the Press. These are now on sale at £3 a copy. Please ask at the Piety Stall.

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing lessons  in the Parish Centre, Kenyon Lane, every Wednesday. This is part of our Hope in the Future programme to get spiritually and physically fit. Be prepared to learn !!

Mass Donations

Christians can make a silent prayer during Mass or donate money to offer a Mass for a loved one who is in need or passed away, but should never feel obliged to make a payment. You do not pay for the Mass! The Mass is Christ’s sacrifice, which is free. Redemption is free. If you want to make an offering, that’s fine. But you do not pay for it! This is important to understand! The anniversary of someone’s death should be clearly marked as such if a request is handed in. Thank you.


St.Matthew’s Staff celebrating the school’s 40th Birthday

matthews staff

The retired Headteacher of 1977 John Goggins and his staff at their reunion.


Their celebration Mass held at St. John Vianney Church.

The welcome given by the current headteacher Kevin Hogan

Parish Amalgamations

With the publication of the Bishop’s decree  opening the new parish several meetings will now take place to proceed with the Hope in the Future programme for the new parish.

St. Dunstan’s A.O.D.S.

The society are busy rehearsing for their next production in May ANYTHING GOES

Tiockets are selling quickly so get yours soon.

St. Dunstan’s Scouts

St Dunstan’s now have resident scouts, cubs and brownies. New members are always welcome. Ask for details.



Our Catholic Schools.

It is the duty of parents to always choose the best school possible for their child’s education. They only get one chance and 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 about schools is freely available to read on the internet.

Eucharistic Ministers

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.


From the Bishop

Our pastoral project “Hope in the Future” has begun well, parishes will follow at the right time for them and this project will also make an impact in our schools. Many communities have reported that they were not aware of all that is already being achieved and how much is going on in our parishes. We are right to celebrate this good work and the generosity of so many people who dedicate their time and their skills. “Hope in the Future” will help us to see how we may strengthen our faith and how we can engage in our society particularly in reaching out to the marginalised, the poor and the isolated.

During 2018 we will be close to two important events and I hope that many from our diocesan family will be able to participate. In August, Dublin will host “The Gospel of the family – Joy for the World” at which it is believed Pope Francis will be present. The family remains a sure foundation within our Church and beyond, and the alternatives are not providing security for adults or children, often with tragic consequences. We need to give time to understanding how we strengthen family and encourage its essential place in our lives. In September, Liverpool will host the celebration “Adoremus” which will focus on the importance of the Eucharist. I would hope that our parish communities may come to value times of Eucharistic Adoration which really does have a positive impact in so many ways in our parish life.

Fair Trade

The next Fair trade stall is during the month of June.




Coffee Morning

On Thursday mornings after Mass why not join us for tea or coffee and a chat and some gossip, what else could you wish for.

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 info@catholicsingles.org.uk


Wedding Bells

A reminder that at least six months notice is required and residence in the parish.

Welcomers Club

The Welcomers meet on Tuesdays in the 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 both churches with care and respect for the neighbours.

Parish Laity Group

At the meetings parishioners  are working well together. A  summary of the parish accounts was also given. The group will meet again after Easter.

Instruction Classes

Several people have asked about becoming Catholics and attend Mass on a regular basis. Now is the time to come along and discuss the matter in the months ahead. The next meeting will be in May.

The School Class Masses

Please check the bulletins for variations

St Dunstan’s in church most Wednesdays 9.30am


Baptism arrangements

Initial forms are now available to request a baptism for your child. You need to live within the new parish 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. The team 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 Diocese web: http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk