ALTAR SERVICES

All Children having received their First Holy Communion are welcome to serve as Altar Servers.

 

CHILDRENS LITURGY

Each Sunday during school term time our Parish has an organised Children’s Liturgy at the 9am Mass with the aim of bringing the message of Christ to children in a way that is easy for them to understand and enjoy.

At the beginning of Mass, children are invited to go with the leaders to the Parish Centre. Whilst in the centre they participate in prayers and hymns and listen to a simplified version of the Gospel for that day.

Once the Gospel has been read we encourage the children to discuss the story and its meaning whilst enjoying an activity based on the theme. The children are led back into the church for the Offertory procession taking the bread and wine up to the altar.

 

ELSA’s ANGELS

A Community Playgroup at Our Lady of The Rosary Church Blackfen for children 0-5 years. Structured using the Early Years framework. Running every Tuesday 9.30-11.30am. From September 2019 the prices will be;

Parent/Carer + 1 child = £3.00

Parent/Carer + 2 children = £4.00

Each additional child thereafter will cost £2.00

Elsa Michael is running this group

 

UCM – Union of Catholic Mothers

We are a National Organisation of Catholic Women, open to all women of all ages who support our aims and objectives in …’prayer, love and active witness to marriage, family and Christian life in the world’ 

 

Church Cleaners

​There is a wonderful group of men and women who clean the church on a weekly basis. They do an outstanding job in making the church look beautiful for Sunday and daily masses. To volunteer your services in this worthy task, please use the Contact Page.

 

Eucharistic Ministers

On the recommendation of their parish priest, after study and instruction men and women may be commissioned to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion under one or both kinds at Mass; and if there is need to take Communion to the sick and housebound, to expose the Blessed Sacrament for periods of Exposition.