The following are voluntary groups within the Church/Parish:
Church Senior Choir: Contact Sean O’Neill 021-4863301, the choir meets for practice in the church on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. They sing at the 10 and 11.30am Masses on Sundays, (alternative weeks), Christmas and Eastertide, and on special occasions throughout the church year.
Frankfield Gospel Choir: Contact Jim O’Mahony 086-354374, the choir practises on Monday evenings in the Church and sings at the 10am and 11.30am Masses on certain Sundays and on other occasions throughout the year.
Saturday Vigil Mass Music: Contact Gene Sheehan 087-4184902; both Gene and Jean Downey provide the music for this Mass and Gene leads and encourage the congregation to join in singing the hymns.
Ministers of the Word and Eucharist: Read and distribute Holy Communion during the weekday morning Mass and the weekend Masses. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact one of the parish clergy if you are interested in joining this ministry. Coordinator: Kay Murray 087-9821664.
Altar Servers: Children from 3rd class upwards who have made their 1st Holy Communion are welcome and encouraged to join the altar servers. Please call to the sacristy after morning Mass any weekday or after the weekend Masses.
Altar Society: Look after the flowers on the altar on a monthly rota, and also during Christmas and Easter seasons, Holy Communion, Confirmations and on other special occasions. New members welcome, please contact Margaret 087-6185354.
Mass collectors: Collect at all the weekend/Holy Day Masses before the Offertory of the Mass, if there is a 2nd collection this is taken up directly following distribution of Holy Communion.
Dues envelope distributors: The money donated in the dues envelopes twice yearly is the clergy’s main source of income. Dues envelopes are delivered to parishioners’ homes during the Christmas and Easter seasons. New members needed urgently to deliver dues envelopes throughout the parish, if you feel you could spare an hour/two twice a year to deliver envelopes in your area please contact Fr. Colin on 021-4362377.
St Vincent de Paul Society: Meets on a Monday evening at 7.30pm in Church rooms. The society offers confidential assistance for people in need. Tel: Tuckey Street, Cork: 021-4270644 / 087 0527121.
Active Retired Group: Meets on a Wednesday morning for a cuppa/chat after 10am Mass in the parish centre. Talks are also given by visiting professionals of health and well being.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meets in Parish Centre 1st Monday of each month after the 10am morning Mass. The purpose of the Society is to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to assist financially in the education of students for the priesthood.
Baptismal Team: Helps the parish to reach out to families presenting children for baptism by helping them appreciate the meaning of the rite and by offering the following support:
An introduction to the baptismal ceremony.
Organisation of participation in readings and prayers at the baptism.
Checklist for the family for the baptism ceremony.
Among their other activities the group is involved in planning and organising the annual Baptismal Blessing (of babies) Ceremony, in collaboration with the Faith Enrichment Group of parish assembly. This ceremony is held annually on a Sunday afternnon in May in the parish church, followed by refreshments in the parish centre.
Contact only through the parish office
Youth Club: Meets on a Friday from 6.30 – 7.30pm in the parish centre for age 8 upwards. If you would like your child to join please bring her/him along any Friday evening at 6.30pm.
Lectio Divina Prayer Group: Meets each Tuesday at 8pm in the parish centre. ‘Lectio Divina’ a Latin term, means “divine reading” and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us.
Parish Bereavement Support Group: Offers support to all who have suffered loss, whether through the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship through separation, divorce, loss of home, employment, family members through emigration, pets, and any other losses. Contact the parish office during office hours or phone Elizabeth on 087-6290338 outside of parish office hours. The Irish Hospice Foundation has an excellent website on bereavement http://www.hospice-foundation.ie
The Bereavement Team also organises the annual Bereavement Mass on an weekday evening during November for all our loved ones who have died and for their family members and friends, who are grieving their loss. The Mass is followed by refreshments in the parish centre organised by members of the parish assembly.
The RCIA Group: The RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process which involves the community in journeying with a non-Catholic who has asked to become a Catholic. It involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential person toward the final rite at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months, but participants are invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually. Members of the RCIA parish group have undergone training and met weekly with Evelina and journeyed with her in her desire to become a member of the Catholic Church. Evelina was baptisted into the faith at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday night, 7th April 2012. She was also confirmed at the Mass and received her First Holy Communion. The parish wishes God’s continual blessing on Evelina on her faith journey.