A member of the Parish Funeral Team assists at each Requiem Mass. We form part of the procession into and out of the Church, and assist both the celebrant and the bereaved families throughout the Mass. Unless there is a visiting priest who is a family friend, we accompany the family to the graveyard or crematorium and say the Prayers of Committal. We currently have five members and would be delighted to welcome new members. Training and familiarisation will be provided. Time commitment is three/four hours on the morning of the funeral. We operate via a WhatsApp contact group. Experience as a Reader and/or Minister of The Eucharist is helpful.
Church Maintenance Team:
The church maintenance team repair, refurbish church equipment and furniture. In addition the team constructs items required by the church. Some of these include-
- The safe at the bottom of the church adjacent to the glass doors
- The Holy Communion shields used during the pandemic
- A box to hold the altar linen pending cleaning
- The erection of murals on the bell tower. These include images depicting the Nativity, Lent Easter and Pentecost
- The tableaux in the sanctuary area depicting various church feast days and seasons.
If you can offer expertise in any area of maintenance please let us know by contacting the sacristy.
Church Cleaning Team:
The team cleans the church on the first day of each month after 10am mass. The church is vacuumed and the pews are polished. In addition all glass doors and the confessional are cleaned. The team consists of about 10 people but volunteers are always required. Cleaning usually takes an hour. Should you wish to assist leave your contact details in the sacristy.
The stewarding team came about as a result of the pandemic when it was necessary to provide the parishioners with a safe environment wherein to attend services. Now that restrictions are lifted their duties revolve around stewarding the church and car park for large funerals. They are sometimes required for First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Christmas services when the church may be at full capacity
The Lectio Divina runs every Monday,except Bank holidays, from 11am to 12 noon.
The group reflects on the Bible, reading the Gospel and Readings for the Sunday ahead. We discuss how the Word Of God applies to our lives and open our minds to what God is saying to us. We are ordinary people who want to understand, to share, to learn and to get to know God more intimately in our daily lives.
“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life,
to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” (Act 2:42)
We are a group of parish lay volunteers who serve Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. As Ministers of Holy Communion, we have the privilege to help the priest administer the Eucharist by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to those who come to Holy Communion:
- at weekday Masses
- at the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses,
- at the Holy Day Masses,
Time commitment: The schedule is set based on individual’s Mass preferences and availability. A Eucharistic minister must be a fully initiated member of the Church (having received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation). Training provided. We would be delighted to welcome you to the group, please contact the parish office if you would like further information.
Apostolic Work Ireland:
The Foxrock branch meet in the parish centre each Tuesday from 2-4pm. We sew vestments and alter linens for mass kits which are sent to priests on the Missions. New members are always welcome.
The Foxrock Altar Society:
The Altar Society is responsible for all the alter linens on and around the alter. This includes altar cloths, purificators, towels etc. The commitment at the moment is one in every 4 weeks but if we could increase our numbers this could be reduced. We would be delighted to welcome new members to join the team. If you would like to help please contact the Parish Office for information.