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Christ the King Walkden – Little Sleep Out
At the same time as the Cornerstone Big Sleep Out, but in a primary school some 19 miles to the West, 25 pupils from Year 4 were having their own adventure. Pupils from Christ the King RC Primary in Walkden, led by Headteacher Mrs Nicola Potts, Deputy Headteacher Joanne McAllister and Mr Shane Nolan (Yr
Chris Lubbe – Saturday 6th May 2017 10am – 3pm
Chris Lubbe (former Bodyguard to Nelson Mandela) Saturday 6th May 2017 10am – 3pm On Saturday 6th May, there will be a day with the inspirational Guest speaker Chris Lubbe. Chris was born in Port St Johns, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. A talented speaker, Chris led students in protest against the unjust
Our Church as a Dementia Friendly Church
Some 50 people gathered in the Cathedral Centre at Salford to discuss how our parishes in the Diocese of Salford and beyond can become communities of welcome for all those whose lives have been touched by dementia.  The day workshop was organised by Caritas Salford and the Society of St Vincent de Paul and facilitated
Romero day celebration
Last Saturday (25 March) a group of some 30-40 gathered at Sacred Heart church, Colne to commemorate the life and witness of Blessed Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated as he was celebrating Mass on 24 March 1980 – a saint for our time. Fr Jim O’Keefe gave a very moving
Organising for a Change – 22nd March
Wednesday 22nd March – 4 to 6pm Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy Avila House, 335-337 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PG The Diocese of Salford and Caritas have teamed up with Citizens UK to build a working force, from parishes, as a powerful vehicle to promote the Common Good. Citizens UK is the home of Community Organising
St Joseph’s Penny
Last year schools in the Diocese of Salford raised nearly £82,000 for the St Joseph’s Penny Appeal – that’s an awful lot of pennies*!
Our Church as a Dementia Friendly Church – Event April 5th book now
Together, we will explore our role in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for people with dementia and their carers in the context of our Parish and Deanery Community.
Caritas’s Refugee Response was the talking point in our Parishes this Caritas Sunday
Parishes around the Diocese recognised Caritas Sunday on 29th January.   This was the first opportunity for many of our newly appointed Caritas Representatives to talk about the great work that Caritas does to help those in need in communities in our Diocese.  Many had the opportunity to speak after Mass, and others were on hand
Caritas Europe share the Community Sponsorship model of refugee resettlement at the European Parliament
Caritas Europe, a network of 49 Caritas organisations with a strong tradition as a voice of the voiceless and most vulnerable launched its advocacy document, “WELCOME – Migrants make Europe Stronger” at the meeting of the Intergroup Fighting Poverty in Defence of Human Rights at the European Parliament, Brussels on Wednesday 25th January. A panel
Cornerstone celebrates 25 years of service to Homeless
Thank you to Irish Abroad 2016 for a fabulous fundraising spectacular at the Manchester Hilton on Friday 25th November to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cornerstone’s work with homeless people. The story began 25 years ago in a small port-a-cabin and today serves up to 200 people per day with a range of professional services
Parish Reps Meet To Engage With Caritas & Missionary Parishes
There was an amazing turnout last Saturday of parish representatives from all over the diocese of Salford to take part in the first Welcome Event.  The meeting was organised by Tony Murray a trustee of Caritas at the invitation of Fr David Glover the Episcopal Vicar for Caritas appointed by Bishop John Arnold. A short
Seeking Sanctuary – Calais jungle
There are now over 10,000 migrants in and around Calais (September 2016) and many more near Dunkirk
Delegates uplifted by Journey to Justice Conference
Nearly 100 people took part in the Journey to Justice….walking in the light of the gospel conference held last Saturday at Holy Cross 6th Form Centre
Invitation to Journeys to Justice Conference Saturday 8th October
A warm welcome to all who can join Justice and Peace, CAFOD and Caritas Diocese of Salford at the Journeys to Justice Conference at Holy Cross 6th Form College, Bury on Saturday 8 October.
Grand Opening of the Lalley Welcome Centre Allotment
The sun shone brightly at the official opening of the Lalley Welcome Centre in Collyhurst. The community allotment is a long awaited addition to the Lalley Welcome Centre.