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Syria’s Christians Search for Peace
An exhibition of artworks inspired by the Syrian conflict featuring oil paintings from Homs, needlework from Aleppo, drawings by Syrian children and more at Salford Cathedral on Saturday 8 July (12pm – 6pm) and Sunday 9 July (12pm – 5pm) This exhibition of artworks is inspired by the Syrian conflict and will include drawings by
St. Joseph’s Penny Masses with Bishop John and Fr Jude Harrison
The celebration of the St. Joseph’s Penny Appeal masses was a wonderful occasion for pupils of our primary and secondary schools to get together and celebrate through their generosity and prayers the charitable work that the appeal funds through the millions of pennies collected each year during Lent.  This year, the St. Joseph’s Penny Mass
United in Prayer
Dear Friends, United in prayer is what I will be taking forward this sad day. As a mark of respect to all caught up in this tragic event I feel it is important that all of us at Caritas Diocese of Salford do what we would normally have done today, and even do a little
Super Skills for Life
The Caritas Schools’ Service held an event on the 28th April to explore the findings and celebrate the outcomes of the Super Skills for Life  pilot scheme. The pilot had taken place in 27 schools across the Diocese of Salford. St John Vianney RC School kindly hosted the event and it was  attended by  children
Special Mass to Celebrate Migrant Workers
The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker is traditionally a day in the national calendar when people celebrate the world of work and the rights of workers.  This day was also the occasion to celebrate the first Mass for Migrants to be held in the Diocese of Salford, organised jointly by Caritas and the diocese.
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 – (former Bodyguard to Nelson Mandela)
Chris Lubbe (former Bodyguard to Nelson Mandela) Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2017 9:30am – 12:30pm On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th 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
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