Readers have a vital role in the celebration of the Mass. We are pleased to hear about those who would like to read at Mass. Readers are commissioned on the Second Sunday of Advent each year for the service of the Parish. Contact Deacon Jim if you would like to participate.
We are always pleased to welcome new girls and boys as altar servers. We belong to the Archconfraternity of St Stephen and new servers when they have passed their simple test can be enrolled as a member and receive the Medal. Each year the Diocese hold a Mass at the Cathedral with the Bishop, which our servers attend. Contact the Parish Office for further information.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Parishioners are invited to serve the Parish Community as extraordinary ministers of holy communion. Ministers help distribute Holy Communion at Sunday and weekday Masses. They may also be asked to visit the sick and housebound in their area with the Blessed Sacrament. Please let the Clergy know if you would like to become a minister.
Plans visits to the recently bereaved. Also provides tea after the reception of the body into church or after the funeral (by arrangement). An annual service held to remember those who have died, followed by refreshments in the hall. The group also host a parish coffee morning after Mass on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
This “Filipino inspired” devotion is held in church on the second Friday of the month from 9.00am to 11.15pm. All are welcome to come and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.
Catholics and non-Catholics meet in the Sacristy on Friday mornings at 10.15am for shared prayer. Refreshments served afterwards.
Monthly Coffee Morning
On the second Thursday of each month in the Social Centre after the morning Mass (courtesy of the Bereavement Group). All are welcome.
Meet to pray the rosary twenty minutes before weekday Mass and also in peoples homes. See list in the porch for information.
CHCF (Children’s Handicapped Fellowship)
The Children’s Handicapped Fellowship meet once a month in various parishes in the town for an afternoon Mass and get-together.
Sunday Morning Coffee
After the 11.00am service on Sundays, coffee/tea is served in the hall. It is an ideal opportunity to meet fellow parishioners and welcome visitors to the Parish. Do pop in.
Music is provided at the 9.00 am and 11.00am Sunday Masses and at Easter and Christmas. All musicians are very welcome, especially youngsters to join either Mass to enhance the Parish music liturgy.