Parish Groups

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist 

Since the Second Vatican Council, extraordinary ministers assist the priest with distribution of the Eucharist.  Ministers bring Holy Communion to ill or house-bound parishioners on the first Friday of each month. Every Sunday a Minister brings Holy Communion to the residents of  the Cowper Care Centre on Cowper Road.
If you wish to become a special Minister of the Eucharist please contact the parish office.

Ministers of the Word

Over thirty readers, Ministers of the Word are involved who read at Masses and other liturgical events.
If you wish to become a Minister of the Word please contact the Parish Office.

Parish Liturgy Group

Public worship is known as ‘liturgy’. The Parish Liturgy group assists with Community Worship – above all at the Celebration of the Eucharist. The group aims to assist in the public worship of God in our parish, to be involved in the animation of our liturgies and to encourage greater participation of our parishioners in our liturgies. The group welcomes and needs new members who will share their giftedness with our Parish Community so that we can continue to build God’s Kingdom among us.

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration takes place Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 until 11am. This is a time of silent prayer and meditation.

Legion of Mary

Founded by Frank Duff the Legion has spread worldwide. The local praesidium meets every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in the parish office and engages in parish visitation.
They welcome new members.

The Patricians

This group meets monthly, in the parish office, to discuss a topic of faith and is under the auspices of the Legion of Mary.
New members are welcomed.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

This group meets monthly in the Parish Office.  The group issues “The Sheaf”, a newsletter on the activities of the National society. 

Rosary Group

This group meets after 10am Mass on Mondays and recites the Rosary  for the needs of the parish.

Divine Mercy Group

This group meets in the church every Friday at 3.00pm.

Altar Society

This is group of dedicated ladies who oversee the flower arrangements for the Church and altar. On the occasion of a wedding, Easter and Christmas they take on the responsibility for the floral decoration of the liturgies. 

Church Cleaners

There is a group of very committed people who come together after 10.00am Mass every Monday morning to clean the church.
New volunteers are always welcome.

Vigil Mass Choir

Albert Llussa i Tora is the Choir Director at our 6.15pm Vigil Mass each Saturday evening. 
New members are always welcome.

Beechwood Avenue Family Mass Choir

Madelene Grant Nelson is the Musical Director of the Beechwood Avenue Childrens/Youth Choir.  They sing and read at the 11.30 am Sunday Mass.
New members are most welcome.

Irish Mass Choir

The Sunday 10 am mass is noted for its professional Irish Music. This group organise the readers, and liturgy of the Mass as Gaeilge.

Beechwood Avenue Parish Pastoral Community Centre

For queries regarding the Parish Centre please contact Fr. Peter O’Connor ADM – 01 4967449 or

Meals on Wheels

Many of the parishioners receive meals on a regular basis and are served from the Parish Centre. A committee of dedicated cooks and drivers oversee this important social work. Helpers are always required on a voluntary capacity.

Cowper Care Centre

There is Mass at 11.30am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in Cowper Care, Cowper Road.

St. Vincent de Paul

The local Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul meet on Thursday evenings in the parish office. They provide confidential assistance to those in need.