Parish Groups

PARISH GROUPS   

The Pastoral Council consists of 12 members who meet three times a year to discuss parish matters, liaise with parishioners, and to put forward any suggestions that arise to the parish priest.

Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation – go to the Sacraments Page of this website for more information.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.  There is a full RCIA programme run by Fr Keith and two catechists for those who have asked to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.   See more about this by scrolling towards the bottom of the Sacraments Page of this website.

Teaching Courses.   In recent months we have looked at the subjects of Priesthood, the Easter Triduum and the New Translation of the English Missal.   Go to the Teaching Courses page of this website to listen to these talks.

Music.  The choir who sing in Bodmin meet at 7pm on Thursdays in the Church.  We use a variety of Mass settings and there is a focus on Latin in Lent and Advent.  The most demanding and exciting part of our work comes at Easter notably during the Triduum.  New members are always welcome.  Please contact the Parish Office on 01208 72833

Welcomers are organised by Sara Low.  Do contact her if you would like to be involved:  01208 871517

Church Cleaners play an important role in keeping God’s house tidy.  If you are able to help please contact Frank Philip, tel 01208 76349.

The Parish Centre Committee meet every 3 months to discuss the running and the upkeep of the parish centre.

The Social Committee arrange fundraising events for the whole parish, primarily to raise money but also to bring the communities together to have fun.  If you have any ideas for future fundraising please contact the parish office, tel 01208 72833.  See newsletter for events.

Catholic Women’s League Bodmin Branch meet at the Parish Centre on the first Thursday of each month from 2 – 4 pm.. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to contact Noreen Hall tel 01208 880750.

Society St Vincent de Paul.  Bodmin Branch meet at the Parish Centre on the first Tuesday of each month at 2pm.  The group comprises about 8 members, and our main purpose is to bring God’s love to the lonely, suffering and deprived.  We have a twin SVP conference in India with whom we correspond and support. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to contact the Parish Office on 01208 72833

The Legion of Mary.  There are four Praesidia in Cornwall.  Their work includes visiting the sick and the lonely in hospital or in their homes, and visiting in the parish those who have not experienced the love of God.  If you would like to join us or support us in prayer as an auxiliary member, please contact the Parish Office on 01208 72833

CAFOD.  This parish raises money for CAFOD in several different ways.  There are frugal lunches held in Padstow each month, to which all are welcome.  Please see the newsletter for details.  Throughout the year children of the parish raise money for CAFOD.  For more information please contact Eileen Corcoran, tel 01208 74201.

SPUC, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.   SPUC is a Pro-life organisation defending human life from conception to natural death.  The Bodmin branch was established in 1984.  We are involved in many activities, for example education, lobbying parliamentarians, prayer witness, annual Human Chain vigil.  Silent vigil outside Bodmin and Truro hospitals most Saturdays.  See the newsletter for details.  Branch Chairman:  Frank Philip, tel 01208 76349.