The Divine Mercy prayer group

The Divine Mercy prayer group meet every Wednesday in the Oratory between 7 – 8 pm. This group has been meeting since 1998 , formed by a few parishioners with a special devotion to the Divine Mercy.  The parish priest at that time Fr. Robert Curley gave his permission and...

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The Art Class

The Art Class began in 2008 and has been going from strength to strength. The main focus of the class has always been to nurture creative talents in the community. In some cases, this this will mean uncovering talents left behind many years ago and for others, talents that had...

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Pastoral Planning Team

During the early 1960’s under Vatican II many changes were introduced into the Church.  Pastoral Councils have their roots in the Decree of the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church, October 1965, para 27, which states that in every dioceses a special pastoral council be established, over which the...

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Children’s Liturgy Group

The Children’s Liturgy takes place every Sunday for children from P1 to P4 at the 10 o’clock Mass. At the start of Mass the children are invited by the Priest to go to the hall where they are welcomed and take part in their own liturgy. The purpose of Children’s...

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Altar Servers

Altar Servers provide a vital service to the Church by assisting the Priest during Mass. They ensure that the Altar is prepared prior to Mass, provide the Priest with all the components required during Mass and ensure that the Altar is cleared after Mass. This includes: taking part in the...

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Parish Pro-Life Group

A Pro-life Group was formally established in the parish in December 2010 and currently has twelve active members led by parish priest Father Towey. The main aim of the group is to pray for a return to a pro-life society and for the conversion and healing of everyone affected by...

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Pastoral Planning Team (PPT)

Pastoral Planning Teams are a key element of the strategy of the Diocese of Motherwell and are intended to bring together priest and people to reflect, discuss, plan and pray together for the building of the spiritual life of the parish. St John the Baptist’s PPT started in April 2007...

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RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) R.C.I.A. was introduced into the parish in September 1991 and for the past 20 years has instructed over 40 adults interested in knowing more about the Catholic Faith and has given them the experience of the Catholic way of life. The Parish Team...

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