The Dominican Coordinating Team (DCT) is composed of representatives from the various ministries and activities associated with the Dominicans in Newry. The role of the DCT is to foster communication, support, and teamwork to all involved in the Dominican. They meet on the first Saturday of every second month at 9.30 am in the Lectio Centre. During the Covid meetings are via Zoom.

the Holy Ghost Chaplet

Noel Griffith leads the Holy Ghost Chaplet prior to 7.30pm Mass on the first Friday of each month

The Young adult led Liturgy

young adults

The Young adult led Liturgy was established in 2010 by Fr. Joseph Ralph and four young people.    The Mass itself takes place on the first Saturday of every month at the usual 7.30pm evening mass. However, the mass is extra special for the young adults of our local community, with young adult Eucharistic ministers, readers and collectors.  Young adults also give their faith testimonies each month after the Gospel and these are always guaranteed to be inspiring, warming and sincere. Furthermore, we have our very own young adult choir, ‘Music for Youth’ who sing at the mass each month.

The Mass has gone from strength to strength in recent times with the core group expanding from four to twelve members who are committed to the planning and organisation of the mass each month.  One of the main aims of the core group is to increase the number of young people in attendance at the mass and to enrol a further number of young people taking part in the mass itself.

Therefore, we are reaching out to you, why not come along to our young adult mass and encourage others to come too. We would be delighted to see you and look forward to you experiencing the peace and joy the Young Adult Mass brings.

childrens liturgy

The children’s liturgy began in 2012 with a small core group, however, this group of volunteers has expanded over the last two years. The Children’s Liturgy takes place on the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month at the 11 am Mass. Along with the participation of children in the Junior Choir, after the opening prayers of the mass, the Priest invites all the children in the congregation to join the volunteers of the core group in the Dominican Hall where they will listen to the Word of God for that week in a child-friendly way. They also complete various worksheets and activities centered round the Gospel. The children are then brought back into the Church after the Homily and take part in the Offertory Procession by offering up the activities they have completed in the hall. Two children are also chosen each week to carry up the bread and wine. Furthermore, the children that attended these masses on a regular basis lead the 11 am Christmas Day Mass and the 11 am Easter Sunday Mass, from delivering the readings right through to the offertory procession.

This mass is particularly suitable for any child aged 5 – 12, we look forward to seeing all your little ones soon.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent DePaul – St.Brigid’s conference of St.Vincent De Paul collect outside the Church after all Masses in the Dominican and help to relieve the hardship of people living in difficult circumstances. They organise outings and dinners and other activities throughout the year. They also organise the Christmas Giving Tree which has been hugely popular and successful over the years. Contact Pat McAteer on 077 898 460 28.

girl guides

St.Catherines Unit

Meet in the Dominican Hall on Tuesday & Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. The Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI) is a nationwide uniformed Association open to all women and girls from the age of five and is made up of Cygnets (5 – 7 year olds), Brigini (7 – 10 year olds), Guides (10 to 14 year olds) and Rangers (over 14 years old).