Parish St Thomas More Church
Tel: 0161 643 3847
There is one Mass on Sundays at 11 a.m.
The Vigil Mass on Saturdays is at 6.30 p.m.
Holy Days - Mass is at 9 a.m. The Vigil Mass (Evening before) is at 7 p.m.
Baptisms take place on Sundays after Mass by appointment with the Parish Priest Father Peter McGiveron
The Parish community of St Thomas More
Mass is an opportunity for God's people to gather together to worship God, to pray, to give thanks and to leave church renewed in spirit, having heard God's word, and filled with the presence of Christ, to bring that word and that presence into their workplaces and wherever they find themselves.
Sunday Mass is an especially important moment for us to gather, to be a community of faith - something we can't do if we choose to stay at home and pray in isolation from the rest of the community.
The school working with the home and parish is setting up special Sundays when we can come together to pray as a worshipping community.
Perhaps we could make it a point to encourage someone who hasn't been to Mass regularly to come along and feel the warmth of belonging to a believing loving and welcoming community of faith.
Family Masses 2017-2018
Autumn term 2017
Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 (Nursery, Reception, Y1 & Y2) Sunday 15th October 2017 at 11a.m.
Key Stage 2 (Y3, 4, 5 & 6) Sunday 12th November 2017 at 11a.m.
Spring Term 2018
Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 Sunday 4th February 2018 at 11 a.m.
Key Stage 2 Sunday 4th March 2018 at 11 a.m.
Summer Term 2018
Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 11 a.m.
Key Stage 2 Sunday 8th July 2018 at 11 a.m.
St Thomas More Sacramental Programme 2017-2018.
All meetings for the children and their Catechists take place in the Church Hall after the 11am Mass and last for approximately 40 minutes.
Children must attend all of these meetings and the Celebration Masses as part of their preparation for the Sacraments. Please contact Mrs Weekes if, for any reason, your child cannot attend any of these dates. If children do not attend, without a valid reason, their First Holy Communion may be postponed until they have completed the Programme.
Dates for this Programme
Sunday 12th November 2017: Lower Key Stage 2 ‘Family Mass’, followed by;- The first meeting of children and their Catechists, in the Church Hall. Meeting with parents after 11am Mass with Fr Peter. Parents’ meeting will be in Church after Mass – please take your child into the Church Hall first, to meet with their Catechists.
Sunday 26th November 2017: 11am Mass, Presentation Mass for children and their families in the Sacramental Programme. Please bring your child’s Baptism candle. All Sacramental Programme children and parent/s must attend.
This is the Feast Day of Christ the King. (No meeting after Mass).
Tuesday 5th December: - 6pm, Sacrament of First Reconciliation (First Confession), in Church, (children to attend with parents).
Sunday 14th January 2018: Second meeting of children and Catechists after 11am Mass.
Sunday 28th January 2018: 11am, Sacramental Programme Family Celebration Mass ‘We Celebrate God’s Word’.
Wednesday 14th February 2018 ASH WEDNESDAY: (During half-term break) Holy Mass 9am or 7pm.
Sunday 25th February 2018: Third meeting of children and their Catechists after 11am Mass, ‘Lent’.
Sunday 25th March 2018, Palm Sunday: 11am, Family Mass for Sacramental Programme, Children’s Palm Procession. (No meeting after Mass). Dates and times of Holy Week Masses will be given later. You are expected to attend:- Holy Thursday, ‘Good Friday’, Easter Vigil Mass /or Easter Sunday Morning.
Sunday 29th April 2018: Fourth (and final) meeting of children and their Catechists, after 11am Mass. If necessary a meeting for parents will be held, or details will be sent to you, for First Holy Communion.
Sunday 20th May 2018: 11am, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION. (Children to meet in Church Hall before).
Sunday 24th June 2018: 11am, ‘FORWARD IN FAITH’
Family and Parish celebration Mass followed by a party for the children afterwards, 12pm-1pm, in the Church Hall,(parent volunteers will be needed to organise this party!)
Please fill in the Registration Form (you can find a copy below) and return it by Monday 9th October 2017. Failure to do so may affect your child’s eligibility to be prepared for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in this year’s Programme
Sacramental Programme 2017/18