Within the Parish there are a number of groups that support both the administration and the smooth running of the Parish.
This is a fundraising/prize draw enterprise. Up to 200 members pay £1 per month and are allocated a number from 1 - 200. Each month there are 2 prizes of £25. In June & December, in addition to the 2 monthly prizes, there is a bonus prize of £100. At the end of the year, surplus funds are donated to the Parish or other good causes. Draws are made on a quarterly basis.
Enquires to Mary Irvine or Margaret Collins.
Several Parishioners carry out the tasks of vacuum cleaning the carpet, dusting, mopping floors, dusting pews, washing outside steps, cleaning toilets, on a fortnightly basis. Glasswork and brass-work is included. Includes church, sacristy, crying chapel and front porch. If you would like to help with Church cleaning please contact Mary Yuill.
Six parishioners, working in pairs, count and bank the offertory collections and other sources of income each week. Information about monies collected from the various sources, including the church stall, candles and hall hire etc. is entered onto the cash income sheets. This information is used to provide data for the Parish Accountant who prepares the annual accounts.
Enquiries to Mary Irvine.
A Traidcraft stall sells Fairtrade produce on Sundays after 11.30 am Mass. Details of when the stall resumes will be published in due course.
Enquiries to Clare Carr.
This group was formed to assist financially with sending sick pilgrims to Lourdes with the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage. Various fundraisers take place throughout the year. These include profits from the sale of teas, coffees and soup after Sunday morning Mass, a bingo tea and a dance. On average the cost of sending 3 sick pilgrims, a carer and a nurse to Lourdes is funded each year.
Enquiries to Margaret Wallace.
The parish men’s group is open to all men within the parish to provide a supportive and prayerful environment for men to relax and get to know each other.
The group meets on Thursday evening once a month and is hosted in a different group member’s home. The night can either be a social evening, watching a major sports event, or a night reviewing a topic that is relevant to church or society in general.
The group also helps out with church functions such as curry nights and other social events.
Enquiries to Brian Carr or Andrew Millar.
The Music Group consists of musicians and singers from the Parish. New musicians and singers are always welcome. The Parish also benefits from the community choir. Organists can be called upon when the Music Group is not available.
Enquiries to Lesley O'Donnell.
If anyone would like to book the hall for functions they should contact Fr. Alex on 01383 722202.
Enquiries to Fr. Alex on 01383 722202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Mary Irvine - Content Editor.
- Mike Cain - Webmaster
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