Here you will find all childrens activities for the Parish
The 10.30 Children's/Family Mass.For thirty minutes there is Liturgy of stories and songs for small children who are accompanied by their parents. Parents and children join the main congregation around the altar before the Liturgy of the Eucharist.( Takes place in a small room - the Sacristy -to the right hand side of the Altar.There also bags with books for the children who stay at the Mass.These are at the back of the church on the right hand side on the pillar.
Children’s Choir Group
Practice takes place in the church before Mass. New members are always welcome.Sunday Mass 8.30 a.m (school term only).
Contact- Judy Smither
LITTLE TOTS Meet every Friday 10am-11am in the Marian Hall(Term Time Only)A chance for the children to make friends, play and sing and for the mummies, daddies, grannies and granddads to have a chat and a cuppa!Suggested donation of 50p-£1.00 for each family to contribute to the purchase of new toys etc.Contact Clare:-526 490 .
Shepherd and Angels
Meets every Wednesday drom 3:45-4:30 in the Marian Hall for all children in year 1-6.
All meeting are held at Marian Community Centre behind church car park
Beavers at St. Mary's are for boys and girls aged 6 to 8.we meet on wednesdays during term time from 5,30 to 6.30.Beaver leader is Mary Dellar and the assistant leader is Sally Oliver.Two young leaders also help and these are Anthony Trinder and Sarah Fisher. Beaver meetings usually follow a theme and usually consist of games and activities, often noisy and messy. The whole focus of beavers is fun and friends which is also the beaver motto.We also try to do as many outdoor activities as possible and do a lot of activities that promote teamwork, even if it's just which team can make the most mess in the shortest possible time. Beavers are expected to be reasonably well behaved and we never tolerate bullying or any antisocial behaviour in any form. By using fun activities we hope to encourage thinking of others and helpfulness.At the moment we are full to capacity and have a waiting list.Contact Mary Dellar 01582 521969 Meetings Wednesday 5.45-6.45pm
Cubs are for children of both genders aged 8 years to 10.5 years. They meet on Wednesdays 6.45pm - 8pm (term time only) in the Marian Community Centre. There are also one or two camps/trips at weekends each term.
Brownies are girls usually aged between seven and ten. They take part in indoor and outdoor activities that challenge them to do their best.Contact: Jo DellarMeeting Thursday 6.00-7.30pm
17th Dunstable (St Mary’s) Guide Company is now running in its 30th year. What we offer to girls between the ages often and fourteen is something that is now considered unique; a single gender youth group who do not find themselves competing with boys, rather enhancing and encouraging one another’s skills and talents.
We spend our time craft making, playing games, cooking and whatever else the girls indicate interests them. Emphasis is put on the girls leading each other and so once a term we ask them to plan their own evening, doing whatever suits them!In the past few years we have raised money with the girls to pay for a trip of their choice, with the Brownies, which have included Brighton, Cadbury’s World in Birmingham and Whipsnade Zoo.As we are based at St Mary’s, we attend mass in uniform several times a year and actively try to support the church.However we do not exclusively accept Catholic Guides, and have an equal number of girls that do not attend church.Any girl aged between 10 and 14 is welcome to come and try Guides. Whether they are very shy or hugely outgoing, there is a friend at Guide for them to be made!For more information, or if your daughter would be interested in coming to a meeting and seeing what we do.
Please contact Vickie Gibbons; (01582) 662384, Meeting Thursdays 19:30-21.00