Ministries & Liturgy
Once children are in primary six they are offered the chance of becoming altar servers. Serving the altar is a great privilege, and everyone who serves the altar does so with great respect.
Canon Magee in is charge of the training and supervision of all Altar Servers.
Interested parents or
children should contact one of the priests.
Ministry of the Word
Ministers of the Eucharist
There are currently 38 Eucharistic Ministers working in the parish. On a rota basis they cover week-day Masses and weekend Masses with a total of 14 ministers required each week. Holy Communion is brought weekly to the sick and the housebound throughout the area, including the three residential/nursing homes. Approximately 80 sick people regularly receive Holy Communion at home.
The qualifications for becoming a Minister of the Eucharist are simple enough:
The work is
extremely rewarding and humbling.
There are four choirs in the Parish three attached to St Malachy's and one to the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Immaculate Conception Choir Maire Scullion
|Adoration of the
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday, from 10.00am to 7.00pm, in the Oratory.
Parishioners are invited to promise their presence in the Oratory by
filling in their names on a timetable to ensure constant adoration.
|The Altar Society
The Altar Society is responsible for the cleaning of the church on a weekly basis.
Teams of volunteers, made up of family members or friends, clean on a rota basis.
The work is energy demanding and the Society welcome new teams.
consider it a privilege to be involved in taking care of Godís House.
At present there is no formal Flower Arranging Group. Dedicated volunteers give up some of their spare time to decorate the altars.