Here are some of the many ways you can get involved in the spiritual, liturgical and social life of the parish:
Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) meets Thursdays at 7pm upstairs in the Sacred Heart Centre, speak to Mrs Jo Regan
Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays 6.30pm in the back room of the church
Divine Mercy Study Group Every third Friday 6.30pm Holy Hour, 7.30pm Mass, 8pm Study Group exploring the depths of Divine Mercy
Reading at Mass new readers are always needed to help proclaim the Word of God at all Masses, Sundays and weekdays. To be added to the Sunday rota contact Mrs Jo Regan, weekdays are on a volunteer basis daily.
Saturday Catechism classes Parish Sisters pre First Communion and pre Confirmation Srs Mini and Jacquay take weekly classes during term time from 3.30 – 5pm each Saturday, with the first Saturday including preparation for the monthly family Mass where the children lead the Mass including reading and singing.
Catechists for children’s liturgy after 9.30am and 11.00am Sunday morning Masses
Catechists for First Confession and First Holy Communion contacts Liz Arthur and Suzanne Romano
Catechists for Confirmation contacts Heather Harris, Paul Relf, Stacey Baglow, Mark Cunningham
Catechists for Post-Confirmation Fr Jason, Mrs Badilla weekly during term time 3.30 – 5pm each Saturday
Hearts Alive Youth Group open to all young people in the parish – meets first Wednesday evening of each month in Sacred Heart Centre
Parish Choir meets Sundays at 4.00pm in the Sacred Heart Centre, new members always welcome. There is no test, you just need to love singing and be willing to learn! All ages are welcome, come and join the 20 or so fellow parishioners meeting every week to learn music to enrich our worship at Sacred Heart. We normally sing at the 11am Mass every Sunday, but please come along whatever Mass you attend to learn different hymns and Mass settings, and to support the major celebrations during the year, particularly Christmas, Holy Week and Easter and Holy Days of Obligation. Speak to Paul or Kathryn for more details.
Parish Music Theory and Organ lessons take place every week during term time. Saturday mornings music theory class 9.30-10am in the Centre, with individual tuition at the Centre or Church organs at various times during the week by appointment. Around 20 young people are currently learning.
Flowers speak to Father Jason
Gardening and grounds maintenance speak to Mark Cunningham
Social Committee speak to Heather Harris
Altar Servers speak to Father Jason
Lectio divina study the gospel reading of the following Sunday, meets Monday evenings in Sacred Heart Centre 7.00pm
Charismatic Prayer Group meets Monday evenings in Divine Mercy Chapel 8.00pm
Charismatic Healing Service First Monday each month in the Church, 7pm onwards
Church cleaning speak to Mrs Jo Regan to be added to the cleaning rota