Founded in Ireland in 1849, the purpose of this society
if to encourage the spiritual, intellectual and social
welfare of its members. This is done through study
and discussion, frequent reception of the Sacraments
and social and community action. The society exists
at three levels: parish level (called a branch), Diocesan
level (called a Council) and the National Council.
Mossend branch meet in the Parish Centre every Monday
at 7.3Opm. The C.M.S. is open to all men of the parish
18 years of age and over.
THE PRAYER GROUP
The Prayer Group meets in St Joseph's Convent from
2.OOpm - 3.OOpm and spend this time reflecting on
Sacred Scripture, prayer and faith sharing.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF
This is a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word for
young children at a level which they can understand.
This takes place on Sundays at the 12.OO noon Mass.
It is open to children between 5 to 8 years of age.
There are 16 leaders working in pairs in pairs who
take it in turn to prepare the celebration of God's
Word each Sunday.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD
The Ministers of the Word proclaim the Sacred Scriptures
at Mass both on Sundays and weekdays. They also announce
the intentions in the Prayer of the Faithful.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
We have a strong army of Ministers of the Eucharist
who help with the distribution of the Sacred Host
and the Precious Blood at Mass. They also minister
to the housebound of the parish by taking them Holy
Communion after Sunday Masses thus uniting them with
the rest of the parish at Mass on Sundays.