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Grand Opening of Vision Care for Homeless People at Cornerstone

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The optometry service – provided by the charity Vision Care which is funded by Specsavers , was officially opened by Dame Mary Perkins on 30th June.
This valuable service is being staffed by volunteer optometrists recruited through Vision care and will provide a much needed service to the many people who use Cornerstone. In addition to prescribing glasses, the service ensures early detection of eye problems which can benefit from early diagnosis and treatment.
We are indebted to Vision Care and the generosity of Specsavers and its founders for the high quality equipment and the high quality volunteers who will develop this innovative service for the benefit of Cornerstone service users.

 

Caritas Ambassadors Our Lady's High School

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Fr. Glover the Episcopal Vicar for Social Responsibility and Lorraine Leonard the Diocesan Youth Co-ordinator spent the morning of Friday 20th June at Our Lady’s High School in Blackley.

The day was to celebrate the willingness of a further 42 students to respond to Our Lord’s call to share in his mission to this world; 15 Students wishing to join the existing cohort of Pupil Chaplains and a further 27 students wishing to join the existing cohort of Caritas Ambassadors.

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Police Chief’s Appreciation For Lalley Centre

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Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester, visited the Information Market at the Lalley Welcome Centre on 11th June. Over 16 professionals showcased essential services such as debt counselling, job clubs, advice and information that ensures people receive a quality service in the local Collyhurst and Harperhey areas of North Manchester. The Lalley is a Caritas Diocese of Salford project and is run by volunteers supported by Sr. Rita Lee, a Presentation Sister.


            Chief Constable Peter Fahey with Sr. Rita Lee

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St Joseph's Penny Cathedral Celebration 2014

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On Wednesday the 11th of June we gathered in Salford Cathedral with representatives from over thirty schools from across the diocese who had been invited to a Mass of thanksgiving and celebration.

Bishop Terence Brain presided and was joined by Fr Christopher Dawson, Fr Anthony Sudlow and Fr Steven Parkinson. Bishop Brain, who is also the chair of the Caritas charity, spoke warmly during his homily of the wonderful support offered by the young people of Salford Diocese to those in need.

This year is the 110th anniversary of the St. Joseph’s Penny appeal and Mark Wiggin CEO explained the origin of the name of the appeal, and told the congregation that every penny is used to help make people feel safe and loved. He said:

“That’s what St Joseph did for Jesus – as a good man and a good Dad - he helped Jesus by protecting him and keeping him safe. In other words, St Joseph loved Jesus. We use your donations to protect people and keep them safe; we use the pennies to love people, especially people who need a little bit of extra help.”

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