LADY OF GRACE AND ST. EDWARD
Children's Liturgy Group
Sunday in term-time there is a Children's Liturgy of The Word at
9.45 a.m. Mass. The children leave the main body of the Church
with the Liturgists and process into these areas before the readings
for the adults begin. They return at the Offertory, participating
in the Offertory procession.
children are introduced to the Gospel for the
Sunday and this is then read to them. The Gospel
is then discussed , often using visual aids,
so that children of all ages have a deeper
understanding of its meaning.
Children's Liturgists are people of the Parish
from a wide variety of backgrounds. Training
is given to all volunteers and many books and
aids are available. The group meets from time
to time to discuss any issues that may arise
and also runs a Children's Advent craft afternoon
where the children make an Advent display for
the Church, and prepares a special Children's
Good Friday service in which the children actively
Parent & Toddler Group
This group meets every Tuesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30 in the upstairs room in the Parish Centre. For a donation of £1, there are toys and games for the children and tea and coffee for the adults. Everyone is welcome to this fun and sociable group.
The Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM)
The UCM is an organisation for married women who are Catholic or married to a Catholic. The group’s objectives are to :
- Help married women appreciate the sacramental character, the responsibilities and the permanence of marriage
- Live in unselfish love observing the laws of God and his Church
- Assist in bringing up their children as practising Catholics and public spirited citizens
- Offer love, sympathy and practical help to families in difficulty
The Chiswick branch of the UCM has 30 members, some of whom are married with young children, some are grandmothers and even great grandmothers.
Throughout the year the UCM organises catering at various Parish events and hold an annual jumble sale and Christmas Bazaar to raise money for charity. Meetings are held at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month, upstairs in the Parish Centre.
Our Lady of Grace & St Edward’s has officially re-launched its Youth Club in 2004. Aimed at children in the parish aged between 11-13, the Parish Youth Club is held on Friday nights from 6.30pm-8.30pm in the Parish Centre. The new-look Youth Club promises an action packed time for all those who attend.
The generosity of local businesses in donating equipment and time, coupled with the upbeat efforts of Youth Club co-ordinators has made the re-launch of the Parish Youth Club possible.
If you are interested in attending the Youth Club or would like to find out more about it, please contact the Parish Office.
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