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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Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

We celebrate the Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. St Teresa will be remembered for her great love for the poorest of the poor. Let us pray for the Order she founded and that each of us will respond to the call of Jesus: ‘I was hungry and you gave...

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Parish Mission

Parish Mission led by Fr Jim McManus CScR Fr. McManus gives missions and retreats all over the world and so we are honoured to have him lead us in a special week of prayer and reflection. He brings a wealth of knowledge and years of pastoral experience as a religious...

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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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