Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the priest at weekend Masses and special celebrations, especially at Easter and Christmas.
Once they have received their First Holy Communion, boys and girls can become Altar servers. Training is given under the watchful eye of Sacristan Michael Dillon and some parents. Regular scheduling for serving is used and the more servers we have, the less often they are rostered.
If you son or daughter would be interested in becoming an Altar server talk to Fr. Pat or Michael.


Altar Linen Care

The Altar Linen Care ministry is a group committed to laundering and ironing small altar linens each week in their own homes.

If you would like to help with this very essential activity contact the parish office.


Sacristan

The Sacristan is in charge of the smooth running of every service held in the Church. He prepares the altar vessels and linens, the bread and wine, and the readings needed for each Mass. He also maintains supplies of candles, altar bread and wine and everything else that is needed.  

With the help of some parents, the Sacristan takes charge of training the altar servers, sets up their roster and assigns them their duties for each Mass. 
                                                                                                                              
More volunteers are needed, and if you would like to help in this very important and rewarding Ministry, have a chat with Fr. Pat.



Taking up the Collections During Mass

Two collections are taken up during every Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Volunteers are sought to take up the collections on a regular basis.

We are especially looking for volunteers who regularly attend the 12.00 Family Mass to commit to taking up the collections at that Mass

If you can help, even occasionally, please contact the parish office.


Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word read at Sunday Mass and on Holy Days.
Usually we have two readers – one for the First Reading and the Responsorial Psalm and the other for the Second Reading and the Prayer of the Faithful. 
Readings are delivered to Readers in advance of their scheduled Mass to allow them prepare to read.
Ministers are usually rostered for two consecutive Sundays approximately every 8 to 10 weeks, depending on the Mass they choose, and the number of people committed to this Ministry. 
New Ministers of the Word are always needed. No special skills are required, just a desire to enhance the Liturgy by bringing the Word of God to life for those attending Mass. 
Training can be provided if necessary.

Phone Bairbre on 087 6878233


Funeral Team

Members of the Funeral Team assist the officiating Priest to provide the bereaved families with whatever advice and help they need in preparing the Funeral Liturgy.    

We also take part in the Funeral Service by leading the procession with lighted candles into and out of the Church, and assisting the Priest where required.

As the role of the Funeral team will increase with time, more members will be required. If you feel you could be a part of this team helping to bring comfort to the bereaved at a very sensitive time in their lives, you would be most welcome. Training courses for Funeral team members are available in the Diocese. 

Contact Pearse on 087 2207008


Ministers of the Eucharist

Ministers of the Eucharist assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at all Masses on weekdays, weekends, Holy Days and special Feast Days. They also bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound in our Community.   

Time Commitment:
Frequency depends on the number of people committed to this Ministry. 
Eucharistic Ministers are usually asked to serve at one designated Mass every Sunday of each alternate month. Weekday and Holy Day rosters are drawn up to suit each individual’s various commitments. 

What is Required:
Ministers of the Eucharist are expected to participate regularly in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. 
Spiritual and practical training will be given. 
After training, ministers will be commissioned by the Parish Priest. 

We need many more Eucharistic Ministers and would welcome anyone interested in participating in this very special and rewarding Ministry.   

Phone Paula on 01 - 8333424



Liturgical Art Group

Ours is a small group who make banners and decorate the church for special occasions.   
Our group meets infrequently and only when we have a new project to work on.   
In the past we have made the large banners that hang on either side of the altar and on the pillars in the church. We also decorate & maintain the Easter Garden & Crib 

Time commitment:
Our busiest time of year is Lent to Easter when we develop the Easter garden and Advent to Christmas when we decorate the church.
           
Skills:
No skills are needed. Anyone can cut out and stick....so all are welcome in our group.   
We would be delighted to welcome new ideas and new people.

Contact:
Margaret, Julie or Helen, or contact the Parish Office any weekday morning



Ever Noticed that our Church is Always Spotless ?

Every Monday morning after Mass the Church becomes a hive of Activity as our Cleaning Team takes over to sweep, polish & clean the whole Church.
It takes about one hour and we need more helpers.   
Talk to Josie, Rosemary or any of the girls in the Church any Monday morning


Projector Ministry

Volunteers operate the projector to display messages and song lyrics during Mass. Contact the parish if you are interested in operating the projector at one of our weekend Masses or during special liturgies (such as Holy Week).
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