Ministers of the Eucharist
The Ministers of the Eucharist assist with distributing Holy Communion at Mass and also bring the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and the housebound.
Contact: The Parish Office- (01) 6288827 David-08702552770
Ministry of Lector // Readers of the Word
Our lectors proclaim the Word at Mass and at parish liturgical gatherings.
The primary role of the Altar Servers is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass.
The Altar Servers are a group of boys and girls who have received their First Holy Communion. The majority of the children attend the local national schools. The Altar Servers in our parish are a dedicated group who assist our priests with reverence and dignity. Their contribution and participation in the Mass is greatly appreciated.
The Altar Servers meet at 3.15 p.m. on Thursday’s in St Patrick’s and Monday’s in St Brigid’s where they receive training and instruction. A monthly roster is in place in which the Altar Servers rotate the weekend Masses.
The group is constantly changing as the children grow. New members are always welcome.
Contact: Bernadette – 01 6288827
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Wolstan’s Conference, Celbridge/ Straffan.
On request we visit parishioners and Celbridge residents. We provide advice, counselling, a sympathetic ear and financial assistance to those in need of help. Conference meets Tuesday evening.
The Legion of Mary
The largest lay Catholic organisation in the world, founded in Dublin in 1921 by Frank Duff.
- a weekly meeting- praying and planning apostolic work
- hours legion work eg:
-Home to home visitation
-Nursing home visitation
-Visiting the sick and the housebound in their homes
-Patrician discussion group.
Contact: Margaret 087 617 5970 or Marion 087 219 0429
Bethany Bereavement Support Group
The Bethany Bereavement support Group is a voluntary parish-based ministry which aims to help and support the bereaved and grieving.
- Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Eustace Centre,Parochial House.
- Group meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month, as required.
- Members of the Group are also available for home visits
For further information contact: Noeline 0872325873
Lourdes Pilgrimage Group
The group organizes the parish pilgrimage to Lourdes each year, which usually takes place in August.
Contact: Liam White 01 6288827
St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society
St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society exists to help student clerics on their journey to Priesthood. The Society fosters vocations to the priesthood and religious life. It assists students for the priesthood both financially and by prayer. It promotes the vocation of the laity and fosters a greater understanding and love of the Mass.
The Society holds prayer meetings for the vocations and arranges pilgrimages, Eucharistic adoration, vigils, seminars and retreats so that its members may give witness to Christian living.
The Society works through a branch group which is formed in the parish with the approval of the parish priest. Each branch meets monthly, to pray and to organise the Society’s activities in its community.
Celbridge Branch has been up and running for one year. Monthly meetings take place in the room beside the Sacristy every third Wednesday after the 7pm Mass. New members very welcome.
For more information please contact Caitriona @ 087 7624345 or Head Office: St Joseph’s Young Priests Society, 23 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Telephone : Dublin 6762593. http://www.stjosephsyoungpriestssociety.com
4F Youth Group
The parish of Celbridge and Straffan have launched an exciting new initiative for young people who have made their confirmation in the past year or two years. 4F Youth (the ‘f’s are for fun, friendship, faith and freedom) is a group of young people who are committed to navigating their lives and their faith with the support of their families, their parish and their peers. We on one Friday each month for an evening of reflection, discussion, chat and a bite to eat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.