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"We Never had it so good!"

Since the beginning of January almost 70 people have enjoyed the varied programme of social events for the 60 and over age group, organised by the Catholic church. From a coach trip to Cumbria to clog dancing! As one regular said "We never had it so good!"  

A Warm Welcome in Pooley Bridge

The Afternoon Club received a very warm welcome at the Pooley Bridge Inn on Tuesday 26th January during their rearranged trip.  The original trip had to be cancelled due to flooding in December.  It was well worth the wait with the group tucking into a delicious 3 course Christmas dinner!

Local Volunteer and MP take support to Calais Refugee Camp

On January 21st both the local MP Mike Kane and Laura the volunteer sponsored by the Wythenshawe Catholic church, arrived at the Refugee Camp in Calais. Laura will be sharing her story with parishioners on Tuesday 16th February 7pm at St Aidan's Centre, Northern Moor.

Thank You Fr Robinson

Fr Robinson with some of the parishioners after his final mass in charge of St Hilda's & St Aidan's Parish.  During the Homily Fr reflected upon the scriptures and his time in the parish.  To see his homily please read the full story.

Supporting Refugees

Laura, a volunteer from Catholic Social Action Wythenshawe, joins a team of volunteers on their way to help support refugees in the camp in Calais, France.  The minibus also carried the generous donations made by the Catholic churches and schools in Wythenshawe.

"Being a Church for the Poor"

Almost 200 people attended a Diocesan day to celebrate the wide and diverse ways organisations and parishes are involved in social action.  There was a number of speakers, along with workshops and a market place with a variety of stalls show casing organisations and projects active in Shrewsbury Diocese.  Thirty eight parishioners attended from Wythenshawe and two leaders organised a stall about the Afternoon Club, a group addressing social isolation of the 60 and over age group.

Food Hub opens for donations

St Aidan's Primary School Mini Vinnie Group presents food collected at the harvest festival, for the new food hub at Wythenshawe Civic Centre. This is one of the first donations of food to the hub.  At the hub the food will be organised, before being distributed to local Food banks and onto people and families who are experiencing food poverty.  This is part of a community led strategy for addressing food poverty across Wythenshawe.

Birth of the Evergreens!!

A new social group for those aged 60 or over, called the Evergreens, has begun at St Anthony's Parish Social Centre.

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St Bonaventure

The Local Pastoral Area is named after St Bonaventure and his feast day is on 15th July. Bonaventure was born in Bagnoregio, a town in central Italy. As a young boy he was cured of a serious illness through the prayers of Francis of Assisi. 

Later in Paris he studied the liberal arts.  Inspired by Francis and the example of the friars, he entered the Franciscan Order and later became a teacher of theology in the university.  Alexander of Hales, Bonaventure’s master in theology, was a especially influential. In 1257 Bonaventure was chosen as minister general of the Order.  Bonaventure helped bring the Order back to a deeper love of the way of St Francis.  He did this by writing about the life of Francis at the behest of the brothers and other works which explained the idea and way of life of the Order.

Bonaventure, Franciscan, theologian, doctor of the Church, was both learned and holy. Due to the spirit which filled him and his writings, he was at first called the Devout Doctor.  In recent centuries he has been known as the Seraphic Doctor because of the truly Francisan spirit he possessed.

Bonaventure, Bishop of Albano, died on 15th July, 1274 during the Second Council of Lyons. An unknown chronicler provides his impression of the Franciscan cardinal:  A man of eminent learning and eloquence, and of outstanding holiness, he was known for his kindness, approachableness, gentleness and compassion. Full of virtue, he was beloved of God and man.


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