Sacred Heart Church Flower Group
We are a small group of amateur flower arrangers who aim to enhance the liturgy through flowers and to decorate our beautiful church. We have the opportunity to work in a group at the big festivals of Easter, Christmas and Pentecost and in pairs or individually throughout the year. Members of the group are on the rota to arrange flowers two or three times a year. We pool ideas and share experiences. Anyone interested in joining us, whether experienced flower arrangers or beginners should contact our Parish Priest.
Bidding Prayers (Rota)
Bidding Prayers for Sunday Mass are written by the Parish Priest and several parishioners on a weekly basis. Guidelines are provided and new members would be most welcome. Please contact the Parish Priest if you would like to be involved.
At present there are six groups consisting of men and women who aim to keep the Church spick and span. The task takes about one and a half hours every six weeks. The floors are swept, carpets vacuumed, windows cleaned and pews polished. More volunteers are always needed for this necessary and important work. Contact the Parish Priest if you are able to help.
This group of parishioners provides a greeting to everyone who arrives for Sunday Mass. They ensure that hymn books and newsletters are handed out, collections taken and stand ready to assist the Priest and the congregation in any way.
This group meets on a regular basis to prepare Masses and services for the main liturgical events in the church’s calendar.
This group works in pairs to count the weekly collection and prepare it for banking. New helpers are welcome and would be called upon no more than once in every two months.
The weekly newsletter is an extremely important form of communication within the parish. Any items should be submitted to the Parish Secretary or to the Parish Priest by 12 noon of the Wednesday prior to Sunday publication. Printing takes place on Friday morning.
Each Sunday after 8:30am and 10:30am Mass refreshments are provided in the hall. This enables parishioners to socialize over a cup of tea or coffee and to get to know each other.
The sacristy and all the artefacts used in the Mass and other services are looked after by a small group on a regular basis. They are supported by another group who wash and iron the small articles of linen.