Liturgy Ministry

The Liturgical Ministries include:

  • Altar Servers
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word
  • Church Care
  • Counters & Counters
  • Flower Arrangements & Decorations

Scroll down to see further details on each ministry.

  • Liturgy Group
  • Live Stream Ministry
  • Ministers of the Eucharist
  • Ministers of the Word
  • Music Ministry
  • Welcome & Protect Ministry

Altar Servers

Altar servers have a special ministry in the Church. Being a server means serving God and his people at Mass. Altar Servers help the priest during the celebration of Mass and other services.

Girls and boys who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome to become altar servers.

Training is given and some parental involvement is required.

All Diocesan procedures for Child Safeguarding are followed.   

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Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word Group involves parents who volunteer to support children in their understanding of the Mass and to engage with the Sunday Scripture. This takes place during the designated Sunday Masses.

Material is prepared by a CLOW leader which focuses on the Gospel of that Sunday.

The children, together with leaders and supervisors leave the church at the Liturgy of the Word and return for the Our Father.

The activity materials help the child to engage with the Sunday Scripture in a child friendly manner.

We invite people with children to participate in this meaningful ministry to be part of the team.

Church Care

Our Churches, like all homes and buildings, need care and attention such as cleaning, polishing, dusting, and vacuuming.

There are teams of people who care for the Churches in the Pastoral Area. They work on a rota basis.

The work of these ministers help to ensure a clean and reverent environment for all who visit the Churches.

Giving one hour at any time to this ministry is welcomed and is hugely valuable to the church community.

Counters and Collectors

Monies for the financial running of the parishes and up-keep of the churches and buildings are very important.

At each Sunday Mass, baskets for the collection of money are distributed and then collected by a team of members from the congregation.

There are also teams of people who, each week, count the money which comes into the parishes through the Mass collections.

 

Flowers Arrangements and Decorations

The use of flowers in our churches reminds us of God’s creation. They provide wonderful flower arrangements to praise and honour God.

There are a number of people who look after decorating all Churches for all the seasons of the year.

Flowers and decorations are chosen and arranged to reflect the changing liturgical season and feast days.

Creative talents are always welcome to this ministry.

Liturgy Group

The Liturgy Group supports the priests with thematic suggestions and ideas for the liturgical seasons.

The thematic suggestions manifest themselves through the liturgical seasons through the use of art, music, prayers, online and other initiatives.

The team members have a range of talents and skills and are always looking for new members.

Livestream Ministry

This is a group of technically minded people who support the streaming of Liturgies to bring a prayerful and engaging spiritual experience to those at home.

Collectively this ministry supports the celebrant in engaging with those watching online, reaching out and creating a community that is connected to each other, although virtually.

People with a technical or artistic flare are welcome to come on board.  You are encouraged to join us and learn a new skill.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Ministers of the Eucharist are called to serve God and the faith community.

Their ministry is to help distribute Holy Communion during Mass.

Ministers are trained and then commissioned.

Please approach one of the priests if you would consider this ministry.

Ministers of the Word

Ministry of the Word is an important one in today’s church and is an integral part of the celebration of Mass.

The Minister of the Word proclaims the Word of God for all to hear.

Ministers are trained and then commissioned.

Please approach one of the priests if you would consider this ministry.

Music Ministry

‘When we sing, we pray twice.’

We celebrate many aspects of parish life through music. Music aims to glorify God and enhance the Mass and other liturgical services.

There are a variety of music groups in the two parishes. New members are always welcome.

For more information on the groups in our music ministry click below:

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Welcome Ministry

The Welcome Ministry extend a warm and welcoming smile to everyone attending services.

The teams monitor the numbers allowed into the church at Mass time, guide people to where they sit and sanitise the churches after each Mass, thus providing a welcoming and safe environment.

The Ministry is divided into smaller teams and each team is assigned to one of the many Sunday and weekday Masses in the pastoral area.

Volunteers are invited to join and support this initiative, by contacting one of the Ministers on duty or the Parish Office. Can you give an hour a week?

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