We are now in the happy position where the lifting of restrictions means that we can rebuild our teams of altar servers and others who help to prepare the sanctuary for Mass and clear up afterwards. Historically in St Edmund’s we have had a lot of people who have generously helped in this way. For Sunday Masses for the most part we are contacting those who in the past have done these things (although we could do with more people), but there are some new gaps overall where we need new volunteers, both as altar servers and sacristans:
- Weekday Mass at 10am (we have a regular server on Fridays)
- Benediction on Fridays at 11.30pm
- Weekday Mass at 6pm
We will also be re-forming rotas for Ministers of Holy Communion on Sundays (this has been done at one Mass already). We can offer training and guidance – you don’t have to have done this before! The more people we have to be part of teams, perhaps on a rota, the easier it will be. The active participation of everyone in the Mass has been difficult in the last two years; historically in this parish we have done this well so it is good that we can revive our traditions.
Please contact me if you can help.