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Liturgical

Liturgy Groups support Fr. George Hayes in organizing the Christmas and Easter liturgies and other celebrations throughout the year such as the Corpus Christi procession.   

Holy Cross Liturgy Group meets monthly in the Presbytery.

Each church has a sacristan who organizes all the necessary daily duties.   The churches also have their own arrangements for organizing the rotas.

Ministers of the Eucharist

There are approx. 55 Ministers of the Eucharist who assist at the three churches at the weekend Masses and also the weekday Masses at Holy Cross, Kenmare.    Ministers serve for a period of one month three times a year.   Training of new Ministers takes place during Lent and there is a special evening of reflection and discussion held annually.   If anyone would like to become involved in this ministry please contact the Parish Office.

Ministers of the Word/Readers

Currently there are about 40 Ministers of the Word for the three churches.   Readers are scheduled for one weekend Mass in approximately every 10 weeks.   Ministers of the Word share a special evening of reflection with the Ministers of the Eucharist and also a training evening in the autumn.  New members are constantly welcome and young people (16 – 18) are especially invited to join this group.  For further information contact the Parish Office.

Music Ministry     

  • Kenmare Senior Choir

The present Holy Cross Choir draws on a membership of up to 25.   They sing at the weekly 7.30pm vigil Mass, the Christmas and Easter Liturgies and on other special occasions.   Rehearsals for the Christmas Liturgies commence at the beginning of October, usually on Thursday nights.   New singers are always very welcome. For further information please contact the Parish Office.