The Catholic Women's League was founded in 1906 by Margaret Fletcher. The League encourages its members to work both in the parish and in the wider community. Members are also concerned with issues on a national and international level. The League is involved in charitable work of all kinds. Local contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evangelisation Group meets once a month to discuss ways of helping the parish to know and share the faith. Contact Lesley or Theresa via the Parish Office. The group is always looking to recruit new members to help with its work.
Fatima Prayer Group
"Follow the example of St John Paul II, a great devotee of Our Lady of Fatima, let us listen attentively to the Mother of God and ask for peace for the world" - Pope Francis. The Cathedral Fatima Prayer Group meets on the second, third and fourth Saturday of each month in the Cathedral Centre at 10.30am, after the morning Mass. The group is lead by Andrew Proctor. For further details please contact the parish office.
The Focolare Movement is an international movement, inspired by the gospel, working for unity in all spheres of life. For over sixty years it has drawn together people of all Christian traditions and from many of the world’s religions, alongside people with no formal faith, who share the aim of building a united world. Focolare seeks to bring about a united world through putting the words of the Gospel into practice in daily life.
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm in the Cathedral Centre. Contact: Patricia 01752 402258
Knights of St. Columba
The Knights of Saint Columba is a Catholic fraternal service organisation and the largest of its kind in Britain. Founded in Glasgow in 1919, it is named in honour of Saint Columba, a Christian missionary from Ireland who helped to introduce Christianity to people in Northern Britain. We are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and have more than 4,000 members in over 300 Councils across England, Scotland and Wales. Membership is limited to practising Catholic men aged 16 or older. We exist to support the mission and doctrine of the Catholic Church and at the same time to work for the "spiritual and material good of its members and their families". Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month in the Cathedral Centre. Local Contact: 07881 670439 or 01752 491768
The Legion of Mary
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a Praesidium. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. Meetings: Thursday at 6pm in the Cathedral Centre. Contact: Adrian Wardle 01752 830113
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
SPUC is the oldest pro-life organisation in the world, being set up in 1966 when the Abortion Act was going through parliament. SPUCs remit has widened over the years but the primary focus of the organisation is to protect human life from conception to natural death. Meetings: Cathedral on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. Prayers for the end to Abortion at Derriford Hospital every 2nd Saturday of the month. Contact: Christine Hudson: 01752 224018. Email email@example.com
St. Pio Prayer Group
In his spirit of their holy founder, the Prayer Groups of Padre Pio and his Spiritual Children throughout the world continue to respond to the words of Our Lord, "Truly I say to you, as and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you... if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you." Let us remember that our prayers, like incense, rise to God. Let us ask for the grace to live in God's will and to be instruments of God's peace and love to those whom we encounter on life's journey.
The Union of Catholic Mothers
The Union of Catholic Mothers is a National Organisation of Catholic Women, open to all women of all ages who support their aims and objectives in ...'prayer, love and active witness to marriage, family and Christian life in the world' (from our membership prayer). Throughout our 100 year history that they have been involved in current affairs, particularly those that impact on family life, lobbying our MPs and MEPs to protect the marginalised and vulnerable in society both home and abroad. They are affiliated to other like minded organisations, are active in parishes and support each other in love and prayer.
Meetings: Tuesdays from 6pm until 8pm in the Cathedral Centre. Local Contact: Frances O'Neill via the Parish Office.