Chris Matthews is the Musical Director at Our Lady of Dolours. Chris leads the Choir at the Sunday (Family) Mass at 10am and other events throughout the year . The Choir rehearses on Sunday at 11am and new members are welcome. If you would like to join the Choir please email the parish at email@example.com.
Proclaiming the Word of God is an important ministry in the Church and volunteers are needed for the Sunday Mass. If you would like to be added to the rota for reading at Mass please email the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altar Servers assist the Priest during the Mass and other religious services throughout the year. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell etc. Many of the Altar Servers at Our Lady of Dolours are members of the Guild of St. Stephen which is an International Organisation of Altar Servers founded in London in 1904. Both children and adults are welcome to serve. If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server please email email@example.com
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary minsters of Holy Communion are those members of the parish who assist the priest by distributing Holy Communion and taking the Sacrament to the sick and house-bound when the priest is not available. The term ‘extraordinary’ distinguishes such a person from the ordinary minister of Holy Communion in the parish, namely the priest. If you are interested in finding out more about this role please speak to Fr. Dominic directly.
The Children’s Liturgy takes place during the Sunday 10am Sung (Family) Mass ( term time). At the beginning of the liturgy the children are invited to go to the Parish Centre with their Parish Cathechists to reflect on the Gospel reading through story-telling, drawing, etc. There are two groups catering for 2-5yrs, 5-8 yrs. All children are welcome! For more information on the children’s liturgy please email the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechesis provides an education in the Christian faith for children, young people and adults. The Parish provides catechisis for children preparing for First Communion, young people wishing to be confirmed and adults wishing to enter in to Full Communion with the Church (RCIA). If you would like to find out more about catechisis at Our Lady of Dolours please email email@example.com.
Meeters & Greeters at Sunday Mass
Volunteers welcome the People of God to the Sunday Masses handing out Hymn Books, Mass Books a providing a smiling face at the door! If you would like to help welcome please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small group meets to arrange the flowers at Our Lady of Dolours each week to help keep the church beautiful. If you would like to join our small team of flower arrangers please email email@example.com
Cleaning Church & Parish Centre
One group of volunteers clean the parish centre before the 10am Mass on Monday and another group of volunteers clean the church after Mass on Monday. If you would like to volunteer to help clean the church or parish centre please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are always welcome to help maintain the beautiful garden at Our Lady of Dolours. In years gone by the parish has won awards from Barnet Gardens in Bloom. If you would like help in the garden please email email@example.com
Coffee & Tea after Mass
After the 10am Sung (Family) Mass all are welcome for a cup of tea or coffee in the parish centre. Volunteers are always welcome to help serve coffee, tea and biscuits! There is also a smaller gathering after Mass on Tuesday. If you would like to help volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents with under school age children Drop in Coffee Morning. Fridays 9.00am – 11.30am.There are a few toys for children to play with.
Parish Shop Our shop is open on Sundays in the hall after the 10am Mass with First Holy Communion and Confirmation gifts and cards. Also Handmade cards are on sale for our charity (Children’s Redeemer Home).
Parish Social Events
The Parish have a Summer and Christmas Fayre. We also organise a Senior Parishioners Christmas party, coach trips, bingo evenings etc. If you would like to help organise social events in the parish please email email@example.com
Parish Finance Committee
The Parish Finance Committee takes care of all aspects of finance in the parish. Volunteers are always welcome to help count the donations provided at the Sunday Mass. If you would like to join the parish team of ‘counters’ please speak to Fr Dominic or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Lady of Dolour’s Befriending Group
A group of parishioners have come together to reach out to people in the parish who may be unable to attend church, and would like to be visited . Anyone interested in joining us please contact the presbytery.
Telephone befriending service for people who would like to receive a call from a parish volunteer. We would provide weekly contact at a time that suits you and is strictly confidential. If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be, please fill in the card at the back of the Church.
Parish Charity. IRT : Children’s Redeemer Home. Please click on following link.