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PALLOTTINE MISSIONARY SISTERS in ENGLAND 1984-2018

34 YEARS OF CARING

Park Mount Care Home in Macclesfield is situated in beautiful grounds, it is purpose built and was opened on the 7th December 1984.The site has been the charitable bequest of the late William Goldman. The home was registered for twenty residents in single en-suite rooms, and the first three residents arrived on the 15th December 1984 and by Christmas we had nine residents living here. The home was officially opened and blessed by Bishop Gray on 5th May 1985, by which time it was full with twenty residents. Day care had already begun on 25th March 1981 at premises adjoining St. Albans Church they then moved to Parkmount in 1985.

Day-care was run by Sr. Anne McCoy with the help of volunteers and drivers three days a week. Now day-care is available every day and our visitors can enjoy our facilities a walk in the garden, a meal with a loved one and we can also offer personal care to ensure their regular carer’s and relatives get a well-earned break.

In 2003 an extension was built, and eight more rooms became available bringing the registered number to thirty. The extra funds generated were to pay for a registered lay Manager to run the home on behalf of the sisters. From 1984 – 2004 Sr. Lidwina had been the registered manager.  A new manager was found and took up her role in 2005.

The illness and death of Sister Marie Keegan our Provincial Superior touched us all deeply. (25th October 2009), it was then we decided to engage the services of a religious management group.

The home then had a total re-furbishment and was completed in 2012, in this time the Pallottine Sisters decided to regain the management of the home (2011).

We continue to respond to the need for care for the elderly in Macclesfield Cheshire and in 2017 began the refurbishment of Keele Crescent (previously a community house for the Sisters). Keele Crescent Respite Care Home was opened in May 2018 and provides short and long term care.

The construction of St. Vincent Pallotti Convent also began in 2018, in the grounds of Parkmount, The Convent can facilitate eight sisters and will serve to bring the sisters together in a Community in Macclesfield.

With the addition of Keele Crescent and St. Vincent Pallotti Convent we decided that the time was right to promote our services through Pallottine Sisters, the aim is to give people a deeper understanding of not only our work providing elderly care but also our extensive missionary work overseas. It was also an opportunity to update our website and promotional materials and essentially our profile.

Since 1984 there have been over 558 admissions and to date we have a capacity of 39 residents at Parkmount and 6 at Keele Crescent. The homes continue to go from strength to strength and strives to provide the best possible care to meet all the needs of our diverse residents and day care visitors in a spiritual and holistic setting.

 

Jennifer Trotter

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* Our Way of Life *

"Our diverse talents and abilities, our differences in culture, nationality and age are assets for the richness of the community. Although we may be engaged in a variety of ministries, we all share the common call to apostolic discipleship in a community of the Catholic Apostolate of St. Vincent Pallotti."(OWL, 91)

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"Christ, the Apostle of the Eternal Father, and his mission are central to our personal and community life, giving meaning and direction to our thinking, our spirituality, our prayer, action and suffering." (OWL, 19)

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"As a community of disciples we are gathered around Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father. Like the first disciples, we want to be with Jesus, be sent out by him and return to him to evaluate our service in the light of his presence." (OWL, 88)

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"As Pallottines, it is our special charism to foster growth in faith and love among the laity, to awaken them to awareness of their apostolic call, and to cooperate with them in furthering the apostolic mission." (OWL, 21)

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"Our relationships with one another should be marked by a love that bears all, believes all and hopes for all, a love that is neither conceited nor jealous, which hurts no one, nor is embittered or resentful. It is never discouraged but remains patient and kind. It rejoices with others and shares their suffering. It is with this kind of love that we should help and support one another." (OWL, 90)

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