PARISH GROUPS AND SOCIETIES

ALTAR SOCIETY
This is a small dedicated team of volunteers, who work to decorate and adorn the Parish Church each week, with flowers and arrangements. As always new volunteers are welcome.
Contact the Sacristy if you wish to become involved.
Phone: 833 2772

CHILD PROTECTION TEAM
Please look at the special section of the site to see the role of the Child Protection Team and the Parish Policy.
Contact the team at the parish office for issues or concerns.

CHURCH STEWARDS
Church Stewards are Ministers of Hospitality who assist at Masses and liturgical occasions on a voluntary basis.
If you are interested in becoming a steward or in helping at various times during the Church’s year, please contact the Parish Office/Sacristy
Phone: 01-8332772

CLEANERS
Over the past number of year’s the cleaning and weekly maintenance of the Church has been undertaken by parishioners on a voluntary basis. Their work involves
• Cleaning the interior of the Church
• Keep Church and Porches spick and span!
Of course, New Volunteers are always welcome!
Please contact the Sacristy if you feel that you can contribute an hour or two of your time to maintain the Church fabric
Contact : Sacristy
Phone: 833 2772

COMMUNITY MASS GROUP
12:30pm Community Mass Group
This is a group of parishioners who co-ordinate the liturgy/music for the 12:30pm Sunday Mass. The aim is to enrich and enliven this community celebration through the active involvement and participation of families and young people, with music and song.
If you have any suggestions to make, or would like to become involved, please leave your name and contact no. in the Sacristy, or speak to anyone at the 12:30pm Sunday Mass. All are most welcome.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Finance Committee manages the day-to-day expenditure of the Parish and plans finance for capital projects. The work of the committee is very important in the smooth running of the Parish and in light of the many legal responsibilities which parishes now have.
This committee is always open to volunteers who have particular accounting or financial experience.

FUNERAL LITURGY GROUP

This group assists families in preparing the Funeral Mass for their loved ones if required.
In the event of a bereavement please contact the sacristy if the assistance of the funeral team is welcome.
The team works to
• Offer support to bereaved families and help them organise themselves for the Funeral Mass for their loved one
• Put in place any special requests they may have – as appropriate

HOSPITALITY GROUP
The Hospitality group consists of a number of volunteers who work on a rota basis to offer tea and coffee after the 10.00 a.m. mass on each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Marino Room.
If you are interested in volunteering please leave your name into the sacristy or the Parish office
The work of this group provides a communal parish forum where people can sit and chat and allows us to serve our parishioners in a relaxed and caring environment.
To contact the Sacristy please phone: 01 8332772

LITURGICAL ART
The Liturgical Art group works to enhance the Church with banners and symbols for the various Masses and liturgies, including Feast days, Holy Week, Christmas etc.
As always volunteers are welcome.
Please contact the Sacristy if you are interested in contributing your skills and talents to this group
Contact phone number: 01 8332772

LITURGICAL GROUP
The Liturgy Group meet on a monthly basis at 7:30pm. They prepare all the special Liturgies during the year, e.g. Easter, Christmas, Lent and special feasts within the Church. Please contact the Sacristy or Parish Office if you would like to become involved and or are specially interested in Church liturgy and in preparing and assisting in the liturgy.

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Ministers are parishioners who are trained and commissioned by the Diocese to distribute Holy Communion at Masses and in the homes of sick and elderly parishioners. Ministers serve on a rota basis during the week and at week-end Masses.
Please contact the Sacristy or Parish Office if you would like to become involved as a Minister or if you have moved into the Parish and were a Minister previously in another Parish
Contact: 01 833 2772

MINISTERS OF THE WORD
Ministers of the Word are Parish Volunteers who wish to participate in the liturgy of the Eucharist through the reading of the lessons and the Psalms.
Through this experience and contribution Ministers are led to a deeper understanding of the testament readings and participate more fully in the life of the Parish. People who are interested should make contact through the Parish Office for the information of Mrs. Mary Shiel. Training and advice will be provided to new readers in how to prepare and deliver the readings.
The Contact Number is: 01 833 2772
Volunteers are rostered for reading having regard to their declared preference for times of Masses, availability etc.

PARISH CHOIR(Click on link below to hear Choir)
Marino Choir 

The Parish Choir is a mixed choir, with the various vocal ranges included. The choir sings at 11:00am Mass on Sundays and other liturgical occasions.
Choir Practice is every Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the Marino Room. New members are always welcome. Please leave your name in to the Sacristy for the attention of the Director, if you think that you would like to join and have an interest in choral singing.
Musical Director: Linda McGann.

PARISH COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
This is a group of parishioners whose aim is to improve communications in the Parish generally. It is responsible, among other things, for the production of the Parish Newsletter, the Parish Directory, and communicating with families new to the parish.
As always volunteers are very welcome, especially parishioners who may have particular skills or experience in any area of communications. The group is always looking for new initiatives or events occurring in the parish to communicate them to a wider audience.
If you have any news or items of interest which would be useful to the community, please leave the information into the parish office for the attention of Mrs. Mary Shiel

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Marino Parish Council consists of 12 members, and it aims to work with and support all aspects of parish life, in accordance with the mission statement of the parish.
Chairperson: Kathleen Ryan.
Secretary: Mary Dillon.
Contact: Through the Parish Office or e-mail ppc@hotmail.com

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The St. John the Baptist Conference of St. Vincent de Paul works to relieve hardship in the Parish and also in the Ballymun area. The Conference meets at 8:00pm each Monday in the Annadale Room.
New members urgently required.
Contact: Parish Office, St. Vincent de Paul Church,
Tel: 833 2772

Religious Orders, Convents, and Congregations
in St. Vincent de Paul Parish

Cross & Passion Sisters
3 Carberry Road, Maryfield, Dublin 9.
Tel: 837 7256

Cross & Passion Sisters
22 Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.
Tel: 8377657/833 6381

Dominican Sisters
204 Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.
Tel: 837 1575/837 9550

Sisters of Mercy (Auckland)
Charlemont, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.

Sisters of Nazareth
Malahide Road, Dublin 3.
Tel: 833 8205

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity
4 Beechlawn, High Park, Grace Park Road, Dublin 9.
Tel: 836 8887

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary
70 & 72 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9.
Tel: 837 9898/ 837 68311

Alexian Brothers
47 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

Rosminian Fathers
Clonturk House,
16 Ormond Road, Dublin 9.
Tel: 6877014