Pastoral Area Team
As you know, the six local parishes work together to support each other.
Planning for the future when there will be fewer priests, the team have come up with two areas where parishioners
can get involved in parish ministry. Each parish has been asked to find at least two parishioners to help in a baptism
preparation team and at least two volunteers to be trained to help with funeral liturgies.
This would involve helping with two meetings per year preparing the parents for the sacrament
of baptism and parental life. Training will be provided for the volunteers.
The training will help the volunteers and provide them with liturgies for prayers in the home,
prayers at the graveside and prayers at the crematorium.
On a practical level, in our parish it would mean covering on a Thursday, when needed,
or if there were two events overlapping. If you are interested in either post, please speak to Fr Aidan
who will be delighted to hear from you and will answer any questions you may have.