Parish Groups


A wide variety of groups operate in our community, associated directly with the parish or having some mutually supportive engagement with us. Faith, social care, the work of justice and friendship are at the heart of our parish groups as we try to follow the great commandment to love one another.


St Vincent de Paul Society
St Ann Fettercairn Meet on Wednesday
Nights in St Ann’s Resource Center at 7.30 P.M.

St Mark’s Springfield
Contact St Vincent de Paul Society at (01)8550022


Total Abstinence Association

12 Maplewood Road, Springfield
Ph: 4519443
Contact Joseph Cannon
Meet Mondays in 50 Maplewood Road at 7.30 P.M.


Legion of Mary

14 Maplewood Road:



Scripture Study/Prayer group

A group of parishioners meet each Thursday evening at 7.30 pm in Shalom parish Centre to deepen their understanding of the Bible and its meaning for our lives. All are welcome

  • Exploring the Bible

Since 2012, a group of parishioners has been meeting each week, to explore the Bible and to ask ourselves, how it might relate to our lives today. Before the Pandemic, we met in Shalom, beside St Mark’s church, each Monday. Some people come weekly, others less frequently. All are welcome!

When the Pandemic hit, we had a gap of a few weeks. However, we discovered that we missed our connection and the chance it gave us to prepare for Mass each Sunday. By introducing us to the readings beforehand, we had the opportunity to read and reflect on what each reading might mean for us today.

Although none of us was very good with technology, we learned how to set up and connect to a Zoom meeting. In this way we were able to see each other and continue the reflection that we had in Shalom.

Each week a group of between six and eight of us meet on Zoom to share our thoughts, insights and questions on the readings for the following Sunday’s mass. We invite you to join us!

No previous knowledge of the Bible is required. What each of us brings to the

meeting is a desire to explore the faith that has guided our lives and to learn to understand and appreciate it more fully.

We don’t have easy answers to the hard questions of life, but we do share our faith and hope in Jesus and in the power of God’s Word. We also help each other toward a better understanding of what it means to be a believer in today’s world.



Valerie Warren on behalf of the ‘Exploring the Bible‘ group


ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY – ST MARK’S PARISH SPRINGFIELD BRANCH. We are a group of lay people who meet monthly to pray for and support vocations to the priesthood. We meet on the first Monday of the month 7.30pm to 8.30pm in SHALOM (beside St Mark’s Church). All are welcome to come along and pray for vocations. For further information phone Christy 014519443