Readers proclaim the Word of God in the readings at Mass (apart from the Gospel) and announce the intentions for the Bidding Prayers or Prayers of the Faithful when the deacon is not present. The Readers have a special importance as the readings at Mass are among the most important elements of Liturgy. “When the sacred scriptures are read in Church, God himself is speaking to His People, and Christ, present in his word, is proclaiming His Gospel.”
Extraordinary ministers of holy communion
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 for OLOL, Lisa Quinn Ss J&C or for StPiC.
We are fortunate to have musically gifted parishioners who provide the music in each of our churches. If you wish to offer you skills, please contact either Fr Kevin or Margaret Kelly in St Peter in Chains; Alyssa & Owain in Ss John & Columba’s or Brian Ritchie in Our Lady of Lourdes
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 for OLOL, Graeme O’Connor for Ss J&C or Maria Jordan for St PiC.