Groups

Our Parish is deeply indebted to all who give the gift of their time and talent to participate in a Ministry or Group within the parish. We thank all who coordinate the members in these groups. New members are always welcome. At least once a year their is a specific invitation for parishioners to volunteer for the groups which assist the liturgy. If you are interested in establishing a new group or finding out more about joining a group, please contact the parish office.

Finance Committee

The parish finance committee assists the parish priest in all aspects of parish finances.

“As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure one has received” 1 Pt 4:10

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Counters of Offerings

The counters are responsible for counting and recording the monies collected in the church during masses on Sundays and holy days of obligation.

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Altar Society

The Altar Society organises the flowers for the altar and side altars. It also takes care of the altar linen and the shrines.

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Funeral Ministry

All parishioners are responsible for the ministry of consolation.

“There are many rooms in my father’s house” Jn 14:2

“For everything there is a season and a time……; a time to be born and a time to die” Ecc 3:1

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Baptism Ministry

The Baptism team assists families to prepare for the baptism of a family member.

“For we are God’s masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to do good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life” Eph 3:10

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Religious Instruction Committee

These are committees of catholic parents who organise the religious instruction of children attending our Catholic schools.

“Do the work of an evangelist. Complete the ministry God has given you.” 2 Tim 4:5

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Collectors of Offerings

On Sundays and feast days the collectors ensure that the assembly is facilitated in making its monetary offering to the Lord.

“it is not the gift that I value most, what I value is the interest that is mounting up in your heavenly account. Phil 4:17

Role in our Lives

Collections for the poor and needy are ancient traditions in the life of the Christian Community. The collections help remind us of those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

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Altar Servers

Altar servers are participants who serve at the liturgy by assisting the presider and the assembly.

“There are many different ways of serving but it is always the same Lord “ 1 Cor. 12:6

Role in our Lives

This Ministry creates an opportunity for participation in the liturgy at a young age. It also provides an opportunity for adults to serve at the liturgy.

In our Parish, young people who have received their first communion can receive training as

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Ministry of the Eucharist

Ministers of the Eucharist are called to participate in the distribution of Holy Communion during the Liturgy. They also bring Communion to members of the Parish who are housebound.

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Ministry of the Word

In the Ministry of the Word, members of the Parish are trained to proclaim the word of God.

“Your word is truth” Jn 17:17

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Bethany Bereavement Support Group

The Bethany bereavement support group is a voluntary parish based ministry, which aims to help the bereaved and grieving. The name “Bethany” recalls the visit of Jesus to Mary and Martha on the death of their Brother Lazarus.

When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had accompanied her also weeping, He was troubled in spirit, moved by the deepest emotion. “Where have you laid him?,” He asked. “Lord, come and see”, they said. Jesus began to weep”. John 11:33-35.

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St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society

The society exists to foster vocations to the Priesthood and religious life at Parish level.

“They recognised him in the breaking of bread” Lk 24:31

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St. Vincent de Paul

This is a lay catholic organisation founded by Frederic Ozanam.

The biblical message is contained in the parable of the Good Samaritan. Lk 10:30-37

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Legion of Mary

This is a catholic organisation of lay people, who gather to pray. It is involved with pastoral outreach in response to local needs with the spirit and solicitude of Mary.

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Dublin Male Voice Choir Lessons

Meets in St. Patrick’s Hall  – For more information contact Mahon Kennedy, Wednesday 8.00 – 10pm

Email: mahonkennedy@eircom.net

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Piano Lessons

Meets in the Parish Centre – By arrangement

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Singing Lessons

Meets in the Parish Centre – For more information contact Aisling Lakes

Mobile: (087) 224 1034
Web: www.rathgarschoolofmusic.com

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Speech and Drama Lessons

Meets in the Parish Centre – By arrangement

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Recovery Groups

Meets in the Parish Centre – Mon 8pm – 9.45 pm, Tues and Thurs 8pm -10.00pm

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Narcotics Anonymous

Meets in the Parish Centre – Sat   6.30 -7.30 pm

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Meets in the Parish Centre – Tues 6.30 -7.30 pm

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets in the Parish Centre – Mon and Sat 8pm – 10 pm

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Rathgar Resident’s Association

Meets in St. Patrick’s Hall

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Rathgar Active Retirement Association

Meets in the Parish Centre – Tues and Friday  2.30 pm -5.00pm

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Chess Club

Meets in the Parish Centre – Tues and Thurs 7.30 – 10.30 pm

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Bridge Clubs

Three Patrons – Thurs 7.30 – 10.45 pm

Grosvenor – Tues 7.30 -10.30pm

Rathgar – Sat 7.30 – 10.30 pm – Thurs 10.00 am -12.45pm

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Rathgar Art Society

Meets in St.Patrick’s Hall – Mon 2-4pm, Tue 2.30-4.30pm, Thurs 11am.-1pm and 2-4pm

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Rathgar Ladies Club

Meets in St. Patrick’s Hall – Every 2nd Thurs 8pm

Contact: Ann Luke.
Tel: 4975500

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Three Patrons Youth Club

Meets in the Parish Centre – Fri 7.30 – 9.30pm.

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