There are many parish groups that are part of the common life of St Marie’s community. You are welcome at any of these groups.

Parish Pastoral Council
Finance Committee

This group helps the Cathedral Dean plan and manage parish finances. Our work includes preparing and monitoring budgets and year-end accounts. Anyone wanting advice on making donations, bequests, covenants or standing order Offertory donations, please contact us.

Contact: Chairman Hugh Finnegan, Via Cathedral House.
Email: office@stmariecathedral.org

Social Committee

The Social Committee has planned a number of activities to enhance the social life of the parish, past activities have included New Year’s Eve party, parish walk, a food and film evening, a céilidh and a picnic, organised refreshments for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The group meets about every 4 to 6 weeks. The frequency of meetings depends upon the number of events being organised and/or the complexity. The majority of meetings take place on a Monday evening 7 – 8pm.

New members and ideas are very welcome.

Contact: Moya & Steve O’Hara, e-mail: steve@morod.net

Young Adults Prayer Group

The meetings consist of lively prayer and music with space for quiet prayer and reflection in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Afterwards we head off for drink and conversation in a nearby pub. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month 7:30 – 8:30pm in the Cathedral.

Contact office for more information: office@stmariecathedral.org

Children's Liturgy

On Sunday mornings during term-time, children of all ages are invited and escorted out of the 10:30* Mass to have their own service in the Parish Room. Our aim is to help children enjoy the experience of coming to Church, and learn more about Jesus and God as our Heavenly Father, through a more age-appropriate Liturgy. (* Or 9:30am Mass for the reminder of our time at St Matthew’s).

During Children’s Liturgy, we encourage children to explore and deepen their faith by engaging in fun and active discussions, group prayers and singing. We help them to relate to the key messages of the Gospel, by sharing and drawing on their own experiences, and by making it more applicable to their world. Parents are welcome to accompany their children if they wish to.

Whilst this provision has historically been for children aged 2-8years, we do believe that children of all ages would benefit from having more opportunity to openly discuss and debate the Gospel. So with this in mind, we are in the process of expanding our Children’s provision. If you think your child would benefit, please do send them along; we are committed to developing a Children’s Liturgy service that best meets the needs of our younger parishioners!

And finally, in addition to Children’s Liturgy we also produce a Children’s Activity Sheet every week, which children can read and use during mass. The sheet includes a few words on the week’s Gospel, a Children’s Prayer, a couple of Gospel-related activities (such as a Word Search and a Cross Word Puzzle), and a Colouring section for our younger parishioners. Copies are available at the back of Church (and on this website) and it is a free resource you can use with your child, so please do!
For more information, please contact Candida Calvert after the 10.30am mass, or through Cathedral House: office@stmariecathedral.org. Thank you.

Contact office for more information: office@stmariecathedral.org

The Choir
Music Group
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