Community Support

COUNSELLING

At different stages in life, some of us need a little extra help from time to time. The Parish has a group of people trained in different areas of counselling who may be available to help.

Contact: Presbytery 9307 2776

COMPANIONSHIP GROUPS

The Companionship Group is a movement within the Parish for SENIORS who have a desire to get to know other parishioners and meet socially on a regular basis, usually monthly.  This group is about strengthening the relationships between people with the aim of building a stronger Christian community in the parish, as in the early Church.  Group activities consist of a monthly lunch (advertised in the Bulletin) and a group interested in out-door activities.

Contact Elinor and Greg: 9300 6289    0437 618 881

FRIENDSHIP GROUP

This group is for people who are unattached and are walking through life on their own whether divorced, widowed, separated or single, you are welcome.  We meet once a month socially for Friendship and Fellowship and all the events will be held in a non-threatening, relaxed, comfortable environment where you can feel totally at ease and just be yourself.

Contact: Alma 0414 161 237

MISSIONCARE

This group provides a service to the community when help is required, especially in times of emergency. Areas of help are: meals, transport, parent help, home duties, handyman work, visiting, babysitting, etc. The group tries to meet once a month to negotiate any help needed to be given to parishioners and the community.

Contact: Home Help; Meals; Visiting – Donna 0434 637 355.  Transport – Moira 9402 0804

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

The Society is a worldwide organization dedicated to assisting people in need, by works of charity. Members aim to live their Christianity and attain a closer spiritual relationship to God via prayer and practical help to those in need. The group meets each Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.

Collection of bulky items, Osborne Pk Depot 9444 5622

Closest Shop, Caridean St. Heathridge 9402 4011

Welfare Call Centre (9am-1pm Mon to Fri) 1300 794 054

Contact: Pat Cunneen  0410 594 016  or  9401 6517  email pat.cuneen.biz

VISITING MINISTRY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND

The members of the Visiting Ministry of Prayer for the ‘Sick and Homebound’ are a volunteer Catholic group who go out to pray. Many people have family members who need support during these difficult times and so visitors pray with family members or on their own with the person in need. No one is excluded. This Visiting Ministry supports Priestly Ministry and some of the main prayers are: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy and The Holy Rosary.

Contact: Teresa Millar:  9243 4491