I AM because WE ARE
As the Kenyan-born philosopher John Mbiti put: "I am because we are, and since we are, therefore I am." Community and caring for one another is paramount to us. We believe in working together and walking with others on our faith journey.
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work."
- Corinthians 12
- Ministers of the Eucharist
- Ministers of the Word
- Church Collectors
- Spic and Span
- Art & Design
- Parish Fund Raising
- Bethany Support
- Media & IT
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Liturgy is at the heart of our community. The Liturgy team meet every quarter to prepare for upcoming ceremonies: Advent, Nov. Remembrance Mass, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Children's Liturgies and Special Feast Days.
If you are interested in Liturgy and Worship, we would be delighted to have you on our team. Please see link below on how to get involved.
Ministers of the Eucharist
We have a very dedicated team of Eucharistic Ministers. They distribute Holy Communion at Masses on Sundays, Holy Days and week-days. They also bring Holy Communion to the house-bound and those in our local nursing homes.
If you would like to join our team as a Minister of the Eucharist, see link below on how to get involved.
Ministers of the Word
Our Ministers of the Word carry out a very important role in reading the sacred scriptures at mass on Sundays and other liturgical events.
If you are interested in joining the Ministers of the Word team, see the link below on how to get involved and to learn more regarding the roster for readers.
Currently we are fortunate to have two choirs and several soloists who sing at our liturgies. Our long established Parish Choir, under the musical direction of Deirdre Hely, perform at the 10.45 a.m. Mass on Sunday.
The Gospel Choir,under the musical direction of Denis Keane, sing at 12.00 noon mass two Sundays in the month. Lisa Collins sings at the 12noon mass on the alternate Sundays. Sean Malone sings at the 7pm mass on Sunday evening.
We have a great team of Church Collectors who deliver the Quarterly Magazine to every house in the parish. They also deliver Christmas and Easter Dues envelopes throughout the parish.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our team. If you could deliver in your area once in every quarter, go to the link below and see how you can get involved.
The Parish Finance Committee advise on the day-to-day expenditure of the Parish and plans finance for capital projects.
Spic & Span
Spic and Span Task Force is a voluntary group meet on Tuesday mornings and ensure the Church is kept looking beautiful at all times.
Art & Design
The weekly flower arrangements on the altar plus all the flower arrangements that adorn the Church on Feast Days and Special occasions are procured and arranged by Lorraine O'Brien and her team.
The parish have an active fundraising group and also a Golf Committee who organise an annual Golf Classic which is held to raise funds for the Parish.
The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary parish based ministry of bereaved people whose aim is to support others on their grieving journey.