Altar Servers Boys and girls who have received their First Holy
Communion are welcome to serve.
Association for The group collects for the missions via the “red boxes”
The Propagation principally retained in parishioners homes. New homes
Of the Faith for a “red box” and promoters, to empty a few twice a year
( APF) are always welcome.
Contact Ted Leather 01925 263798.
Bridgewater All the local Christian congregations combine happily
Churches through the forum of the Bridgewater Churches Together.
Together Each year, joint services are held at Pentecost & in Christian
Unity Week. The latter involves pulpit exchanges.
Members gather together for Lenten study & public Christian
witness at Christmas, Good Friday & for the traditional Walking
Day procession through Stockton Heath .Each church is willing to
publicise each other’s pastoral & social events.
Contact Des Appleton 01925 486261.
Catenians This is a lay organisation of practising catholic laymen who are at
least 21 years of age, business & professional encouraging members
to meet socially, to share where possible (with justice to others )
their business interests & to provide help & support to needy
members & their families.
Catholic The supporters of the Rescue Society, as it was previously known,
Children’s use boxes in the homes of parishioners in particular to raise funds for
Society the work of this national sponsored organisation .New homes for
new boxes are always welcome.
Contact Paul & Marie Flanagan 01925 861723.
Children’s Children’s liturgy takes place during 10:15 mass every Sunday
Liturgy except the 1st, Sunday of each month when children take part in a
Group. family mass. It is aimed mainly at children 4-8 years old but age
limit is not intended to be exclusive. The link catechist for the
parish is Suz Collins (01925 262346 ). Anyone willing to help
would be greatly appreciated. Please see any of the team at the
Sunday 10:15 Mass or
Contact Suz Collins 01925 262346.
Church Cleaning. The church is kept spotlessly clean thanks to the efforts of a
small group of dedicated volunteers .
Additional help is always welcome & is on a rota basis.
Contact Mary Rollings 01925 602313.
Church Linen. Another small group of dedicated parishioners maintains the
church’s linen requirements .If you would like to know more
about their activities or would like to help please get in touch.
Contact Maureen Burke 01925 263598.
Development The members of this group are responsible for organising events
Group. within the parish & co-ordinating some of the key activities .
Contact Dave Jack 01925 860728.
Duke of The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme organises a number of
Edinburgh activities for the younger members of the parish and meets
regularly in the resource room .
Faith Group Members hope to strengthen the impact of faith on their everyday
lives by prayerful study & discussions of scripture, church
tradition & teaching. Talks by outside speakers on current
Christian issues are also organised. Meetings (with refreshments)
are advertised on the notice board & everybody is most welcome.
Contact Des Appleton 01925 486261.
Rite of Christian A group, led by Canon George, meets to help those who wish to
Initiation of learn more about the catholic faith from which some may wish to
Adults (RCIA) join into full communion with the community.
Contact Canon George Browne at the Presbytery 01925 264695.
Flower Group The much admired church floral displays are arranged by the
committed & enthusiastic members of the group, working as
individuals each weekend or as a team for special occasions.
New members, experienced or otherwise, are always welcome
to expand the diversity of arrangement styles.
Contact Joan Appleton 01925 486261.
Gift Aid All tax-paying parishioners are encouraged to apply for gift aid
tax relief on their weekly offertory. This enables the church to
increase the value of the collections by reclaiming tax on their
value. If you are a tax payer & wish to participate.
Please Contact John McMahon 01925 262555.
Justice and The Justice & Peace group meets approximately once a month, in
Peace Group the resource room, & aims to inform the group & others of the
justice and peace issues within both the local community & the
wider world. They try to achieve this in a variety of ways from
organising liturgies, speakers & fair trade stalls to collecting
christmas gifts for the homeless of Warrington. Anyone is most
welcome to come to the meetings or to bring any issue up they think
could be supported.
Contact Mary Glennon 01925 261934.
Liturgy and This group has taken on the role of looking at & providing material
Youth Group for the various liturgies that take place during the year including a
regular youth mass, a monthly Family Mass, advent services &
lenten meditations . We welcome support & ideas from anyone
interested . Meetings are held in the resource room with dates
announced in the weekly bulletin. For more information .
Contact Suz Collins 01925 262346.
Music The parish has a number of committed enthusiasts who are spreading
their musical influences through a range of parish activities. Contacts
for the individual masses are:
6:00pm Saturday Sue Ankara 01925 602569.
10:15am Sunday Clare Wadsworth 01925 261255.
Rainbow The group meets in St Monica’s Primary School, normally on
Guides Wednesday but nights can change. There is a waiting list but
interested parents should get in touch.
Guides 1st, Appleton (St Monica’s) Group meets on Tuesdays at St Monica’s
Primary School .
Readers A rota of parishioners is organised for each of the Sunday masses.
Volunteers are called upon to read every four or five weeks.
guidance is given for new members. Younger readers at the Sunday
10:15am Mass are organised by Suz Collins. Potential volunteers are
Contact Kath Carey 01925 267633.
200 Club The parish has a monthly draw to raise funds which are shared
between the parish & St Monica’s Primary School, new members are
Contact Kathryn Jackson 01925 602983.
Saint Vincent The group meets in St Monica’s presbytery on the second and fourth
De Paul Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, members visit the elderly & the
Society (SVP) sick of the parish at their homes or in hospital. The group organises
regular masses for the sick & housebound .They contribute to SVP
work for the poor of the world as well as the UK.
Contact Brenda Jack 01925 860728.
Welcomers The parish have Welcomers at each of the four weekend masses.
Each mass has its own co-ordinator (see below) additional
volunteers to supplement the rota would be welcomed. Please
contact the mass leader if you would be willing to participate.
6:00pm Saturday Julie Redmond 01925 262407.
8:30am Sunday Henry Koltan
10:15am Sunday Christine Nolan 01925 262807.
Book club The parish have a book club that meets on the 1st, Monday of
each month in the parish resource room at 1:30pm new members
are most welcome.
Local Following the meeting with the Bishop, the parishes of the diocese
Pastoral have now been grouped into 26 local pastoral areas. St Monica’s,
Areas Teams St Winefride’s, Our Lady’s & St Augustine’s are in the North
(LPA) Cheshire Area LPA13, the two representatives for St Monica’s
are Canon George Browne & Patrick Nolan the purpose of the
LPA is a greater sharing of resources & the drawing on neighbouring
communities into closer working relationships.
Contact Henry Koltan
Should anyone wish to know more about any of the above please contact Canon George Browne 01925 264695.