Vigil (Saturday 18.00)
Morning 10.00 & 11.30
Morning Prayer of the Church is recited before morning Mass at 09.15 with the Rosary after Mass in the side chapel.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament before Mass on Saturday from 08.30
Confessions - Saturday 10.00 & 17.30
Fr Ivan Boyle - Parish Priest
Tel: 01355 243619
Rev Joe Gallagher - Deacon
Tel: 01355 243619
From First Communion Year upwards, parishioners, young and old are encouraged to participate in Altar Serving. Training is given. Please contact Fr. Ivan. firstname.lastname@example.org
This group cares for Altar cloths, vessels, vestments, etc. as well as keeping the Sanctuary and the Church clean and preparing flowers for the Altar. The group meets in the Church on Monday morning after Mass and new members are most welcome.
Cater for evening funeral receptions providing tea/coffee.
The group undertake the reading of the ‘Prayers of the Faithful’ at each Mass. There is a rota and participation may only be required every 4/5 weeks. Training given.
Contact: Margaret Williamson 01355 246112
The Parish Catechesis group of eight adults was formed in 2007. The group works with children from our associate primary schools, St Louise and St Vincents’s, who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation. The group meet in the Churchhouse during the months of February and April to plan Activity Days for children due to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. We also meet when required to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We complement the work carried out in schools in order to prepare the children for receiving the Sacraments.
Contact: Marie Seenan
The aim of the children's liturgy is to make the children's experience of church meaningful, whilst helping them to grow in thefaith of the Catholic Church and to develop as full and active members of our parish community. 'Children's Liturgy' is actually the 'Liturgy of The Word for Children'. We cover the Gospel of the day at a level the children can understand and enjoy. We enrich this, with discussion, prayers, songs and plays. We also try to raise awareness of God's love, the humanity of Jesus, the seasons of the church, the understanding of the symbols in the Mass and the context of the Bible.
To allow as many children to take part as possible, the Children's Liturgy takes place at both the 10am and the 11.30am Sunday Masses. Children’s Liturgy is for Primary 1–4 children. All adults who workwith the children have successfully undertaken checks through the PVG “Protection of Vulnerable Groups” to ensure their suitability to do so. If you would like to assist with or would like further information this please contact Geraldine Bannon on 01355 238819.
The church is cleaned every Monday morning after the 09:30 Mass.
Volunteers are always welcome
The Divine Mercy of Jesus, also known as the Divine Mercy, is a devotion to Jesus Christ associated with the reputed apparitions of Jesus revealed to Saint Faustina Kowalska.
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.
St Vincent De Paul Divine Mercy Group by Lennie Lane
The year was 1998 when my good friend Tommy Gallagher came back from a trip to Medjugorje and asked if I would start a 'Divine Mercy Group' in St Vincents Church. I had not heard of the Divine Mercy and said that I would think about it. But not knowing anything about it, I let it slip my mind.
In 1999 my wife & I went to Medjugorje and it was an uplifting experience. A total stranger came from the rear of the plane and threw a booklet on to my lap and said "this might come in handy someday". I was taken aback when I read the name n the booklet. It read 'How to start a Divine Mercy group'. Having further researched St Faustina's information on the subject, I asked our Parish Priest for permission to start the Group. We had our first meeting on 21st June 2000 in the small kitchen of the old church and five people attended. This was the start of a very devoted & dedicated group of 16 members.
The graces we receive from 'Jesus, the Divine Mercy' are numerous & regular. We also host the Divine Mercy Sunday event every year. Our thanks to Fr Ivan for his support.
"Jesus I Trust in You"
The group meet every Wednesday evening from 19:00 – 20:15 in the Church Meeting Room. There are currently nine members of the Apostolate from three parishes. Members from any Parish are welcome.
The content of the meeting covers : The Rosary, a reading of St Faustine’s Daily Minutes, The Chaplet, the day’s Novena, a reading of a passage from the Diary. We pray for :- the Holy Souls in Purgatory, Consecration to the Divine Mercy, St Faustine’s Healing Prayer and The Apostles Mercy Prayer. We also pray for Special Intentions of the Group of which we have received many graces, we financially support charitable causes.
Contact: Lennie Lane.
A group of lay people, who regularly assist the priest in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass, and who visit sick and housebound parishioners. Ministers are chosen and trained by the Parish Priest.
Meet ad hoc to discuss parish financial issues.
Contact: Fr Ivan Boyle
Meet annually to discuss the running of the Hall in general.
Contact: Fr Ivan Boyle, Hall Manager Bill & Phil Collins Gerry Gordon
Young Adult Group
Held each Wednesday night from 19:00.
Meet at 10:00 am Thursday morning in meeting room.
Contact: Marian Lane
The Parish Cafe is held on a Sunday after the 10:00and 11:30 Masses. Funds raised go towards our Mary's Meals' “Sponsor a School Project” Since 2006 the parish has raised over £19,000 through the breakfast cafe as well as a host of other activities. This has enabled Mary's Meal's to build a Feeding Station for children in Malawi. In November 2013 there were over 822,000 children receiving a meal everyday in a place of education. As a parish our aim is to continue to assist with this work in the future. Volunteers are always required and are most welcome in the Cafe.
Contact: Phil Collins
''Those who are called to be readers at Mass takeon an important ministry. In fact they are not ‘readers’ at all. Almost everyone can read, but only some can effectively proclaim the word of God.Those people who serve the liturgical gathering by proclaiming the scriptures are best described as ‘Ministers of the Word’. ''TheLiturgical Commission (2005) Readers are required for first and second readings of Old Testament as well as Gospel Acclamation. Rota is issued giving Mass allocation. Training given by Deacon Joseph Gallagher.
Contact: Deacon Joseph Gallagher
"Song and music should be a beautiful expression of prayer. The music should encourage the participation of the liturgical assembly. They should express the cultural richness of the people of God and the sacred and solemn character of the celebration. “He who sings, prays twice ”(Saint Augustine) “Pope Benedict’s Personal Catechism”
There are several music groups in the parish who encourage and deepen the musical experience for parishioners. Celebration of music is provided during Sunday Masses, Funeral Masses and other special services.
Music group contacts: Kathleen McCann Tel. 01355 269003
The Parish prayer Group meets every Monday evening in the church at 8pm. We praise God in prayer and hymn singing. We have the chance to reflect on the following Sunday's readings in order to deepen our understanding of their message when we next hear them. We also pray for particular intentions of the group and our families and friends.We finish off the evening with a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. All are warmly invited to join us.
Gifts of Bread and Wine are processed to the altar by the faithful and are accepted by the priest and carried to the altar. There is a rota for participants for each Mass. Family groups are especially welcome in assisting with this special gift.
Contact: Margaret Williamson
What is RCIA?
R.C.I.A -- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process designed for individuals who are considering joining the Catholic Church. Adults who have not been baptized and those who have been baptized in other Christian denominations are invited to explore the Catholic faith through a process of study, reflection, worship and service. The Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are usually celebrated with these individuals annually at the Easter Vigil.
We extend a warm welcome to the parish to Linda, Saul, Bill and William who received the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil 2018 in the Holy Night. May the Lord continue to bless them on their spiritual journey.
St Vincent's RCIA
The parish RCIA group is co-ordinated by Kathleen McCann. The group meet regularly to pray and discuss their faith. If you would like to know more about this contact Fr. Ivan, Deacon Joe or Kathleen on 01355 269003.
Rosary recited after 09:30am Mass Monday to Saturday in the Side Chapel.
Ensures that the priest’s vestments are available at each service, as well as ensuring that the sacred vessels are available and prepared for use during the celebration of Mass.
The Sacristan also ensures that there is sufficient resources for use during celebration of all services.
Contact: Fr Ivan
The aim of this group is to follow the example of our patron. The group assist those in need, visit the sick and support the priest in any way they can. Meetings are held in the House on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.
Meets in the hall on the following evenings:
Contact: Kevin Kirby on 07701 045834, email@example.com
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This group has grown in numbers over the years but new members would still be welcomed. The duties are to welcome people as they enter the Church, to hand out the bulletin, to show people to seats when Church is busy, to take the collections and generally to help things run smoothly. If you would like to offer your time the contact is Joe Carlin.