PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
This is a representative body of the Parish community which meets under the authority of the Parish Priest. Each group within the council has its own responsibility. The Groups are:-
- FABRIC AND FINANCE GROUP
- FAMILIES GROUP
- SPIRITUALITY GROUP
- YOUTH GROUP
Each group meets regularly to work on various projects with the help of the Parish Priest. There are also full council meetings four times a year, where the members of each group give a progress update and next steps are agreed.
PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP
Padre Pio started his first prayer group at the end of the Second World War because of the need for prayer for justice, reconciliation and peace in the world. From the humble start, prayer groups have sprung up throughout the world. St Charles' Prayer Group meets every Monday morning after 10 am Mass in the Cry Chapel and everyone is welcome to attend.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
The principle service of these ministers is to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds at all Masses and to bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound within the Parish or to the hospitals, nursing homes and hospice for which the Parish is responsible.
Contact: Margaret Winters (0141 569 8004)
Weekday Rotas and Visits to the Sick
Contact: Elizabeth Clifford (0141 259 5651)
A Group of volunteers care for the cleaning of the Church and Sanctuary, the washing and ironing of the altar linen etc. The bulk of their work is done after the morning Mass on a Wednesday.
RIGHT OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
The RCIA Group welcomes and assists those who are preparing to be received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. They meet on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in the Chapel House
Pat Docherty (Co-ordinator) - 0141 889 0109
PASTORAL SERVICES TO DEAF PEOPLE IN THE DIOCESE
The Paisley Pastoral Team for Deaf sign at 12 noon Mass every fortnight in St Charles' Parish.
Contact: Maureen Foy (07708 690746)
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
This group is for the support of anyone in the Parish grieving the loss of a loved one, whether the loved one is from the Parish or elsewhere. A Bereavement Mass takes place once a year during November to allow us, as a caring community, to come together to share our loss and pain as we remember our departed loved ones.
Contact: Jean Urquart (Co-ordinator) 0141 884 5955
Altar Servers are boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion. They serve Mass at the weekends.
Contact the Parish Priest for information (0141 889 2614)