Family Mass

The Family Mass Group works together to create an inclusive and welcoming experience at the 10.30 Mass each Sunday. The people who appreciate this experience most are those who value and cherish the efforts of children and teenagers (and their families). We celebrate a Mass that nourishes their faith and love of God in a way suited to them. It treasures family life in all its forms. 

There is a focus on praying through words, art, music and actions. All those who attend Mass are welcome to join in the singing, and children especially are invited to colour their pictures, 4kidsread child friendly books and come up to the altar for the Our Father.  Children’s movement and noise during the Mass is part of their prayer and we value that contribution; as the Lord said, ‘let the little children come unto me’.

If you, as a child, teen or adult, would like to say a prayer, do a reading, sing in the choir, serve at Mass, join the musicians or drama group, or join the group that plans these activities, we extend a welcoming hand to you.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact any of the Family Mass Group after the 10.30 Mass. We are just like you – interested in nourishing a life of faith for our families in a challenging environment and culture.

The Family Mass runs from September to June and families (both parents and children) are invited to participate fully in the celebration of the Eucharist.

We especially invite parents/adults with a musical talent – singing or playing an instrument – to become part of the organising group.dscf2309

One Parent's experience of attending the Family Mass:
"The family Mass has a relaxed open atmosphere and has been a perfect place to introduce our children to Mass. There is a great sense of community and belonging. The children love the opportunity to participate."

 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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Queen of the May
Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,
from garden and woodland and hillside and dale;
our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling
the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!
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O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today!
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
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Their lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee,
Oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true
as long as the bowers are radiant with flowers,
as long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.
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O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today!
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
 
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