Parish Ministries

Volunteers:

Our Parish is supported by a number of parishioners, many working away in the background, who ensure the smooth running of the Parish and enhance its liturgy.  If you would like to support the Parish by becoming a church cleaner, passkeeper, reader or choir member, please contact the Parish Office: stjames.standrews@gmail.com  

St Vincent de Paul:

The SVDP is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.

Legion of Mary:

The Legion of Mary is the largest official apostolic association of the church with 10 million members. Founded in Dublin in 1921 by the Servant of God Frank Duff, the Legion takes its inspiration from St Louis Marie de Montfort’s much loved classic: ‘True Devotion to Mary’.

The Legion fosters personal spiritual development through the daily discipline of prayer and action “…in the Spirit of Faith and in union with Mary” under the direction of the parish priest. In addition to weekly meetings members commit to a specific apostolic task each week always working as a team or in pairs, never alone, so that the Person of Jesus is once again seen and served by Mary his Mother.

In St Andrews, apostolic work includes a weekly rosary group in Greyfriars school, monthly public rosary, cemetery visits, Communion visits, home visits, book barrow, and ‘door to door’ faith sharing. Last year 1700 homes were visited and 900 miraculous medals distributed. Apostolic work can be challenging but members witness to the tremendous results in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Membership is usually by application. There is a 3 month probationary period and full PVG disclosure will be needed.

Parish Pastoral Council:

A joint Parish Pastoral Council represents the parishes of St James’ and the East Neuk.

 

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