Parish Pastoral Council (P.P.C.)
The Parish Pastoral Council consists of parishioners and several ex officio members. School Principal, parish accountant and Parish Priest.

The council aspires to work collaboratively to foster pastoral action in the life of the parish, to establish a planning vision for the parish, to respond to the needs of the parishioners, to foster growth in faith and community and to empower others to share fully in parish life.

Finance Committee
This committee has an overview of the Parish finances. It looks to planning for future developments as new needs arise. It makes recommendations to the P.P.C.

The parish is required to present an annual financial statement to the archdiocese on income and expenditure for the parish.

The Parish Thanksgiving Program is the main source of income for our expenses in maintaining our church buildings and equipment.

Liturgy Team

The Liturgy team which is headed up by Fr Geoff works to prepare for major liturgical feasts and weekly events throughout the liturgical year. Their role is to help God’s people come to worship and pray.

The team is responsible for music, graphics, the decor of the church, the symbols at certain feasts, the ritual, the prayer and the involvement of the people such as readers, commentators, special ministers, ministers to the sick and altar servers.

Baptism Preparation Team
This team helps prepare families to celebrate their Baptisms.

Monthly meetings are held in the Community Centre to help parents understand the meaning of Baptism. The team then assists in preparing for the celebration.

R.C.I.A (Right of Christian Initiation of Adult)
This program provides the opportunity for catechumens or candidates to journey through the various stages towards Christian initiation at the Easter Vigil.

The candidates and team members meet fortnightly in the Parish House during the program which commences in October.

This program is for:
(a) People who are not Catholic but are interested in knowing more about the faith
(b) Catholics who may be non-active for whatever reason
(c) Catholic people interested in updating their understanding of faith.

Youth Group
We currently run one Youth Group; for Primary School Children and High School Children.

Charismatic Prayer Group
The prayer group meets on Tuesday 10.00am – 12.30pm in the Parish Community Centre. Praise and worship, scripture reading and teaching.
Prayers, personal and for others. All Welcome.

For prayer requests - there are cards avaliable in each of the foyers at the church.

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a worldwide society of practising Catholics, who seek to realize the riches of the Faith and to share them with others.

A common spirit of prayer in action is reflected in the weekly tasks undertaken by active members in the form of visits to nursing and private homes as well as presenting religious materials at an information stall in Main Street.

Auxiliary members provide prayerful support for this apostolic work. Active members meet each Friday after morning Mass in the community centre.

The Macartan Club
The Macartan club was established in 1995 to cater for the special needs of retirees and senior parishioners of St Macartan's Parish to provide a spiritual and friendly environment for members to gather for regular social occasions, interest groups and outings.

For information regarding membership contact the President: John Azzopardi 5975 2289 or the Vice President: Mel Fordyce 5975 0761

Daily Rosary Group
Rosary is recited in the church following daily Mass and on Sunday before the 9.00am Mass

Choir & Musicians
Choir practice is held in the Church on Thursday mornings at 9.45am. All newcomers are very welcome. You do not need to sing like Pavarotti or even “Elvis”!

St Macartan’s Family Groups

  • The aim of these groups is to get to know other members of the parish.
  • To support each other, sharing each others joys and sorrows and so building the Christian community as in the early Church.
  • To involve our children in our Christian sharing, directly if possible, if not then indirectly by our example.

Groups meet monthly and share social occasions. All parishioners are welcome to join these groups.

For information please contact the Parish office.

Gospel Discussion Groups
Gospel discussion groups are held in parishioner’s homes during Lent and Advent as preparation for Easter and Christmas. Small groups help to develop a sense of community. Groups are also run in conjunction with the Inter-Church Fellowship.