The Parish Groups of St Marie’s

Cathedral Outreach Group (COGs):

Our Cathedral Outreach Group, or COGs, is a pastoral ministry run by experienced Cathedral volunteers. They keep in touch with sick and housebound parishioners by telephone, as well as others who would simply welcome a regular friendly chat. It is a great way for parishioners to stay in contact with each other, and look after one another!  

Similarly, are you new to Catholicism or St Marie’s? Do you have any questions you would like answering? Our team of Cathedral Volunteers are happy to help, using phone / WhatsApp / email / Zoom – whichever you prefer.

Contact and referrals can be made through the Cathedral Office on 0114-2722522, or by email to the PPC on [email protected].  Please ask for COGs, tell us how we should contact you, and any other information we may need to match you with the right volunteer.  

Sunday Teas & Coffees, Social via Zoom:

We have a long-standing tradition at St Marie’s, of holding a Sunday social after the 10.30am Mass. At this time, parishioners come together to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee – with a biscuit or two – and enjoy a chat.  Under normal circumstances, this takes place in Houlden Hall, just next to the main Cathedral entrance (and above the Nottingham Building Society).

Since we are not currently able to enjoy each other’s company in this way, we have moved this Parish social online.  It is now available, via Zoom, after Sunday’s live-streaming of Mass.

Everybody is welcome to get involved in this social!  If you would like to do so, please let the PPC know by emailing: [email protected] .

Rosary Telephone Prayer Group:

St Marie’s is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, and the Rosary is a powerful form of prayer strongly associated with Mary. In fact, the Holy Rosary is considered to the be second most powerful form of prayer, second only after the liturgy of Mass itself. You can find out more about the Holy Rosary here.

Unsurprisingly, the Rosary has particular significance in St. Marie’s Cathedral. It has been a tradition at St Marie’s for generations for the Rosary to be prayed either in public or in private. 

Under normal circumstances, the Rosary group meets every Friday in the Cathedral at 2pm, and every Saturday at 12pm.  Since this is not currently possible, there is a Rosary group that gets together via telephone conferencing at 4.15pm, daily. 

Please contact the PPC for further information on: 
[email protected].

“Alive!” Prayer Group, via Zoom:

Be still, and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10)

Our Lord Jesus Christ invites us to spend one hour with Him expressing lively prayer in the Holy Spirit and singing songs of praise, with space for quiet Adoration and Gospel reflection in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Under normal circumstances, we meet every Wednesday 7 – 8 pm in the Cathedral. During the current Coronavirus pandemic, we have moved the Prayer group online, via Zoom, to take place at 6pm on Wednesday evenings.  Please contact the PPC for more information: [email protected].

May grace and peace be ours, in abundance, in the knowledge of God!