The Liturgy Group covers quite a wide range of activities and keeps, if you like an overview with Fr Michael, of what is happening in the Parish. The activities cover Holy Mass and the Sacraments, Announcers, Welcomers, Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir and Bell-Ringers. Some of these activities simply have their own momentum and the people involved make it happen by arranging rotas. Many thanks to those involved.
Training is given to girls and boys in year 5 and upwards for those who wish to serve at Mass.
Contact Andrew Hartley
Announcers at Mass
There is a rota of parishioners who welcome people to Mass and introduce the liturgy of the day.
Contact Richard Cooper (Parish Secretary)
Bells are rung on Sundays, except in Lent, and for weddings and other special occasions.
Contact Hansel D’Roza
Children’s Liturgy Group
We share the Liturgy of the Word with children at 10.30 mass each Sunday except during the summer school holiday. There are 3 groups, pre-school in which children are accompanied by a parent or guardian and school age in which children are expected to attend independently – Reception to First Holy Communion and those who have made their First Holy Communion.
There are three groups of children:
- 5 and under:
- up to 1st Holy Communion
- after Holy Communion and upwards
Contact Janina Klapas
The Choir sings at Sunday morning Mass and on major feasts during the year, often in 4 parts. They also will sing at weddings for a fee. Choir practice takes place some Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the church.
Contact Barbara Hartley
This group is for musicians of any age and a wide variety of instruments. Young people are especially encouraged to get involved. The group plays at Mass at various times during the year, often accompanying the choir on feast days and at Youth and Family Masses. Rehearsals take place at times to suit the group.
Contact Barbara Hartley
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
These assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at mass and take communion to the sick.
Contact Fr Michael
Readers are trained and are then commissioned by the Bishop to read at Mass and other liturgies.
Contact Janet Reader
Sacristans prepare the church for services and can provide access to the sacristy.
Malcolm Fleet Saturday pm & Andrew Hartley Sunday am
Parish Liturgy Group
All parishioners are invited to meetings of this group, which looks at how the parish uses Liturgy and plans for the Liturgical needs of the future. Meetings take place four times a year.
Contact Mike Nadin