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Altar Servers
Boys and girls who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome to serve.
Association for the Propagation of the Faith
( APF)
The group collects for the missions via the "red boxes" principally retained in parishioners homes. New homes for a "red box" and promoters, to empty a few twice a year are always welcome.
Contact Ted Leather 01925 263798
Bridgewater Churches Together
All the local Christian congregations combine happily through the forum of the Bridgewater Churches 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 Canon George Browne at the Presbytery 01925 264695.
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 Children's Society
The supporters of the Rescue Society, as it was previously known, use boxes in the homes of parishioners in particular to raise funds for the work of this national sponsored organisation. New homes for new boxes are always welcome.
Contact Paul & Marie Flanagan 01925 861723
Children's Liturgy Group
Children's liturgy takes place during 10:15 mass every Sunday except the 1st, Sunday of each month when children take part in a 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. 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 and 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 Group
The members of this group are responsible for organising events within the parish and co-ordinating some of the key activities.
Contact Dave Jack 01925 860728
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA)
A group, led by Canon George, meets to help those who wish to learn more about the catholic faith from which some may wish to 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 and 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 Kath Sharples 01925 266758
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 and wish to participate.
Contact John McMahon 01925 262555
Justice and Peace Group
The Justice and Peace group meets approximately once a month, in the resource room, and aims to inform the group and others of the justice and peace issues within both the local community and the wider world. They try to achieve this in a variety of ways from organising liturgies, speakers and 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
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 Guides
The group meets in St Monica's Primary School, normally on 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 asked to speak to:
Contact Kath Carey 01925 267633
200 Club
The parish has a monthly draw to raise funds which are shared between the parish and St Monica's Primary School, new members are always welcome.
Contact Kathryn Jackson 01925 602983
Saint Vincent De
Paul Society
(SVP)
The group meets in St Monica's presbytery on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, members visit the elderly and the sick of the parish at their homes or in hospital. The group organises regular masses for the sick and 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 three 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 01925 267495
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.

Should anyone wish to know more about any of the above please contact Canon George Browne on 01925 264695.