Any person who has received First Communion is able to become an Altar Server. This important work is to assist the Priest at Mass and give an example of attending to the celebration. Please approach Father Norbert if you would like to become a Server.
This is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church. Its work is aimed at combating hunger, ignorance, disease and suffering.
Extraordinary Ministers are commissioned to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Masses.
Friends of Welwyn Care Homes
Friends of Welwyn Care Homes is a group of volunteers, a number of them from the Welwyn Garden City parishes, who visit local Care Homes and provide various activities for the residents. They support the Homes staff with a view to enhance the residents wellbeing. Their motto is "Friendship Companionship and Laughter". We welcome new volunteers and the main contact is Anne Horsman.
HCPT is a charitable organisation, founded in response to Our Lady’s invitation to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes. Our aim is to enable those who may need help, especially the young, to experience pilgrimage, and we do this in small caring groups, seeking to share with joy, the gift of God’s Love.
Group 183 was started in 2013, and is part of the Welwyn Garden City parishes, taking disabled and disadvantaged children away to Lourdes.
HCPT is set up in small family groups up and down the country, each having their own number and colour uniform. Ours is 183 and who could miss our amazing (ugly) trousers.
The group is made up of a group leader, a deputy leader, a nurse, a priest, helpers and of course children and young adults.
All our helpers, including the leaders and the nurse, are volunteers who give up their time for free and pay for their own travel.
None of this would be possible without the support of the W.G.C. parishes, from volunteering to look after the children to raising money to fund the children’s trip.
We have been extremely fortunate to be able to expand each year, giving more children and young adults a chance to experience this amazing pilgrimage.
If you would like to learn more, volunteer or know a child who would benefit from traveling with us please contact Emma Moore (Group Leader)
The order of the Knights of St Columba exists to support the mission of the Church. It is pledged to support its members in their vocation and mission as Catholics and in spreading the Gospel. Members of the order will diligently work for the moral and social welfare of their country and in particular to help young people develop in the likeness of Christ. Meetings are held monthly. Link to KSC web site.
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith. The APF supports the work of the Church in the poorer countries by prayer and financial help. Parishioners can either have a box to collect throughout the year, or pay a yearly subscription.
We welcome people to join us and enhance the Liturgy. Musicians and singers are always welcome to join these groups.
Readers serve the parishes by proclaiming the Word of God at Mass.
St Bonaventure's Church - Cathy Staniforth
Our Lady's Church - Barbara Noore
Holy Family Church - Ann Chappell
The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is a Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to making a difference to anyone in need. The vocation of its members is to follow Christ through service to others and to bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. Members show their commitment through person-to-person contact, visiting in peoples' homes, hospitals, or residential homes, offering any kind of help that alleviates suffering or deprivation and promotes human dignity, regardless of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender,
A team of parishioners meet and greet people as they arive for weekend mass.