Altar serving is one of the many ministries of the church carried out by lay members. Servers ensure the church is open at a suitable time before Mass, prepare for the Mass (the chalice, wine, hosts, water, towel, etc) and assist the Priests whenever necessary.
Parishioners of all ages are invited to become servers. for further information please contact one of the priests on 02920230492 or email email@example.com.
To welcome parishioners, newcomers and visitors to St Mary's and hand out Mass books,
hymnals and newsletters.
Welcomers also organise the offertory and collections.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD
Ministers of the Word proclaim the Word at Mass. There are two readers at each Sunday Mass: one to read the Old Testament and responsorial psalm; the second to read the New Testament, Gospel acclamation and bidding prayers.
Readers form teams for each Mass and teams are rotated according to the number of available readers. The contact person Angie Minoli 029 20230244
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion
at Mass. In addition, they also take Holy Communion to those who are housebound.
They can celebrate Eucharistic Services if, for any serious reason, a priest is not available.
There is a period of training. There is a Day of Recollection during the year,
which all are encouraged to attend.
The Church Choir sing at the 10 o'clock Sunday Mass and at other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Contact person Monica Roblin 029 20214595
The Music Group lead the singing at the 6 o'clock Sunday Mass and at other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. If you would like to be part of this group, either by singing or playing an instrument please contact one of the priests. No 02920230492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10 o'clock Sunday Mass is considered to be the "Childrens' Mass". Children of primary school age are invited to attend their own Liturgy of the Word in the Childrens' Liturgy Room. They rejoin their families at the Offertory for the remainder of the Mass.The aim of the group is to help the children develop their relationship with God and with the community. The Childrens' Liturgy is held under the guidelines set out in the Child Protection Act, therefore, parents are unable to attend the Childrens' Liturgy.
The 2nd liturgical part of the Mass begins with the offertory procession -
bringing the bread and wine and gifts to the altar.
You are invited to take part in the procession.
If you wish to take up the gifts please contact one of the collectors who
will give you the details necessary to participate in this important procession.