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Salford Diocesan Celebration of the Eucharist

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SALFORD DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST to mark RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY 2015 on Sunday 13th September 2.30pm at ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, LIVESEY ST, COLLYHURST, MANCHESTER M4 5HT. This year’s theme: "HOSPITALITY AND SANCTUARY FOR ALL". With choirs from different backgrounds including African, Filipino, Pakistani, Chinese and Polish. Bring cold food from your culture to share. Everyone welcome!

 

Parents Get a Well-Deserved Pat on the Back

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Wednesday 1st July marked the end of one of the 14-week Parenting Course delivered by the Family Project which parents attend to get some extra help with parenting their children. Awards were presented to parents at St Edmund's RC Primary School in front of a backdrop of their achievements on the ‘wall of principles’. Lorraine Cumbo of the Caritas Family Project and the leader of their journey said that it was a “testament to how hard they’ve worked” and that the course “couldn’t have been possible with out the hard work and dedication of the parents.” 

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See ME rather than my Dementia

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Caritas training seminar at Salford Cathedral Centre 

Mark Wiggin (left) with Ben Bano and delegate 

Despite it being the hottest day of the year so far, we had an amazing turnout at the Cathedral Centre in Salford on 1st July. Every seat was filled for the seminar on dementia, led by Ben Bano, director of ‘Welcome Me as I Am’, a non-profit community-interest company that promotes mental health awareness in communities - both faith communities and wider. Ben has been leading a series of diocesan based training days all across the country and today stopped by at Caritas Salford’s headquarters. 

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Strawberry Fair Fundraiser

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The sun shone for the Strawberry Fair fundraiser that attracted young mums and their children, supporters, neighbours and staff past and present to Radcliffe Rd, Bolton the home where Caritas helps young mums and their children through the challenges of being a single mum. The fundraiser brought in over £700 through strawberry teas, a bouncy  castle, cake stalls and the sale of garden plants. 

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