Faith and Liturgy

Introduction by Ruth Hudson

The parish liturgy group, led by Father Philip, meets regularly to consider the marking and celebrating of the Church’s seasons.  We endeavour to make sure that the church environment reflects the season, visually and liturgically and that the congregation receives inspiring material to help and guide them in their home devotions.  We also actively support the faith sharing groups. 
 
In addition to this, Ss Joseph and Teresa church has a loyal voluntary band of flower arrangers, cleaners, servers, readers, ministers of Communion and musicians, all of whom support and enhance the liturgy, whether it be for a ‘green’ Mass in Ordinary Time or a high feast.
 
Check out our Parish Newsletter and the Events and News pages on the Parish Website for more details throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faith and Liturgy Groups

Children’s Liturgy Of The Word

We have a very vibrant Children’s Liturgy Group, which gathers during every Sunday morning during 11.00 a.m. Mass except in the school holidays. Based on the liturgy of the day we sing, pray and have lots of fun activities always relating to the Gospel of the day. All young children are very welcome.

Contact: Peggy MacDonald

Confirmation

We normally hold Confirmation catechesis every two years.  This year we will be delivering a YOUTH CAFE course called ‘Plugged In’, which is a very youth friendly course and will be directed not only to our Confirmation Candidates but also to any young person who would like to explore their Catholic faith further.  Any young person wishing to be Confirmed should please contact the parish priest.

Contact: Connie Lane

First Communion

Every year, our catechists help our children to prepare for the First Holy Communion.  The sessions concentrate on the importance of every aspect of the Mass, whilst making the learning fun for the children.  We have prayer, group readings, drama and art activities.  The children’s work is displayed weekly in the church porch.  Start dates are always published in the Parish and school newsletter.  If you have a child you wish to put forward for Holy Communion please contact the Parish Priest.

Contact: Connie Lane

Music

The church has a Choir and Organist who lead the singing at the sung Mass on Sunday and at the major festivals of the Church’s year. Music is regarded as an important part of worship and the musicians enjoy consistent support from the parish priest and the congregation.

The choir meets to rehearse at 7.00 p.m. each Thursday in the church. New members are always welcomed, no matter how experienced or inexperienced. I can promise you that there is a warm and supportive welcome awaiting you. Potential choristers and musicians are invited to contact Ruth Hudson via the Parish Office.

Having heard on Remembrance Sunday, the efforts that the choir puts in to accompanying and enhancing our worship, may I appeal again to anyone who can or would like to sing, to come and join us. We always need new members and you do not need to be able to read music. We learn all that we sing over a period of weeks which gives plenty of time to take new pieces on board.

Take a risk and give it a try! Ruth.

Times of services

Weekend:

Saturday 6.00pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 11.00am (Sung)

Weekday services:

Holy Mass 9.30am Tuesday and Wednesday

Holy Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9.30am Monday, Thursday and Friday

Traditional Latin Mass 6.00pm Tuesday and Friday

Confessions 5.00 – 5.30pm Saturday

Praying into Silence 7.30pm Wednesday

Holy Hour 7.30pm First Wednesday of the Month