Childrens Liturgy

In Children's Liturgy of the Word volunteer catechists (who have all been DBS checked) explore the liturgy and present the Gospel in an age-appropriate way to  children too young to have made their first holy communion. The children and catechists gather at the start of Mass and are invited by Father Patrick to process to the the hall or parish room led by a candle representing the Light of Christ and a bible representing the Word of God.  Parents are welcome to accompany their children for this liturgy.

Children's liturgy occurs at the Tadley Sunday 9.15 Mass during term time and at the 11:15 Mass at Burghfield Common.

New volunteers to help  are always welcome , speak to Father Patrick or any of the catechists after Mass. Alternatively contact via website, email parish secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  phone the parish office on 01189814572.

Altar Servers

Young people are encouraged to take an active role in the liturgy. Once a child has made their First Holy Communion they are encouraged to serve on the sanctuary.

Training is provided for St Oswald's church altar servers by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and by Midge Robinson. At St Michael's Deacon Anthony Cairns and Tony Darroch privide the training.

 

 Eucharist Ministers

Eucharistic ministers assist the priest at Mass by distributing holy communion. They also help by taking Holy Communion to any parishioner unable to get to Mass due to ill-health or being house-bound. If you know someone who would like to receive holy communion at home contact the parish office on 01189814572 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Readers

Our readers proclaim God's Word at Mass on a rota basis. Readers should be baptised Catholics and able to read English clearly.

A readers rota for St Oswald's is available on this website in the rotas section.

 

 Welcomers

Welcomers greet everyone arriving at our church services, handing out hymn books and service sheets. They can help any new parishioners or visitors - please introduce yourself if you need assistance.