For the past few weeks our Ex. Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers have been arriving 15 minutes early for Mass, so that they can meet, review arrangements and pray together. This means that those in ministry are better prepared for their lead role at Mass.

We now want to invite our choirs, musicians, singers and also the welcomers to come earlier than normal and pray together before beginning their important roles. All those taking a lead role need to be organised for the Mass and to seek God’s blessing on their ministry.

Today we want to ask all of our parishioners to come and be in church at least 5—10 minutes before Mass begins. This will give you time to settle in and be ready to take an active conscious role in the Mass. The last person to arrive should be the priest !!