Fr Stan as our Parish Priest is the administrator of the parish. It entails responsibilities and privileges. Amongst them, he: – Carries out “the functions of teaching, sanctifying and governing with the assistance of lay members of Christ’s faithful.” (Can 519) – Represents the parish in all juridical matters and is responsible that all parish goods are administered in a proper way. (Can 532) Because of that he appoints people to use their professional expertise to advise and work with him, as necessary, and in accordance with Diocesan Procedures and other regulations.
Safeguarding Officer – Mable Thyveetil
Parish Finance Team
Parish Property Team
Health and Safety
Evangelisation Strategy Team
The Parish Priest, as the Pastor of the parish, appoints an Evangelisation Strategy Team (EST) to activate, initiate and coordinate events focused on missionary outreach towards all of us within the parish range and to people from outside the parish. The team works in full collaboration with Fr Stan and one of the members of the team represents our parish at the Pastoral Area Evangelisation Strategy Team meetings, Diocesan meetings etc. The group consists of:
Altar Servers on duty, Children’s Liturgy Team, Church cleaners, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Care of the sick coordinator, Flower Guild, Hospitality after Mass, The Library, Offertory collectors (Sunday), Offertory counters (Sunday), Prayers of the Faithful/Bidding Prayers (writers), Parish schola 9 am, Parish music band 11 am, Readers of the Word of God, The Repository online, The Repository in the church, Sacristans, Welcomers, Youth Coordinator.
Volunteers to the office:
Hall booking, Archive expert, Newsletter proof reader, Newsletter folding, Social Media expert, It architecture.
Mothers’ Prayer Group, Home Group, Marian Prayer Group, Divine Mercy
Growing in faith groups (Catholic Formation)
Youth group, Altar Servers, Catholic Women’s Association UK, The Neocatechumenical Community,
Sacramental preparation groups
(RCIA – becoming a Catholic support group, Baptism Preparation, 1st Holy Communion preparation, Confirmation Preparation, Marriage Preparation),
Outreach of vulnerable
(Pro-life initiative, Visiting the sick group, Bereavement group)
(CAFOD, Mary’s Meals, New Generation Christian Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need, CIRDIC, Christian Aid, RED BOXES, Fair Trade, Food Bank)
(Healing Masses, Pilgrimages, ALFA and Life in the Spirit, Parish Mission, Talks and DVD Courses, OLOP Social Media, Cards with Good News messages, Lost Sheep) Ecumenical Outreach (Christian Unity Week, Walk of Witness, Churches Together)