During the Liturgy of the Word at our 10:00 Sunday Mass, children up to nine years old depart to the parish room in the Priory and follow their own Liturgy of the word based on the Sunday gospel. Parents are always welcome to join in and help out.
This is a rural parish and the parish priest may depute a Minister of the Eucharist to assist and take the Blessed Sacrament to the sick. This is a powerful way to bring the love of Jesus to the housebound.
At the 10:00 Sunday Mass, our welcomers greet visitors and new people, introducing them to regular members of the parish and encouraging them to stay for tea and coffee after Mass.
Caring for our church
The care of God’s dwelling is a fulfilling ministry. The cleaners’ rota functions in a six-week cycle and new cleaners are always welcome.
It is a privilege to be part of the ministry of flowers and new helpers are always welcome to help us to undertake this important task.
Our team of gardeners tend to various aspects of the Priory grounds. If you have a passion for gardening, please get in touch.
Serving at Mass
We are graced with an excellent complement of composers and players. We are always interested to hear from any singers who want to join our choir.
The boys and girls who serve as altar servers at our parish serve at the 10:00 Sunday Mass. Our altar servers belong to the Guild of St Stephen who support them with training.
During the great seasons of the Church, Advent, Lent and Easter, and for other occasions, the liturgy group provides words and symbols as a focus for our meditations and celebrations.
Our readers read the first and second readings, responsorial psalm and bidding prayers at our Masses and they are organised through a rota.
Supporting the parish
The finance committee assist the parish priest in his administration of the parish.
The Parish in Council
The whole parish is invited to meet together every three or four months for The Parish in Council.
Churches Together is a forum of the Christian churches in Clare which arranges ecumenical services rotating between the participating churches.