Parish Service

ALTAR SERVERS

For people who have made their First Holy Communion and are in year 4 or above.

Contact: Fr Joseph 9307 2776 or 0402 048 502

CHOIRS

A choir sings at each of our Masses providing us with wonderful music and hymns to help make the liturgy more meaningful and enjoyable. Please consider sharing your wonderful gift with us. Our choirs are always looking for new members. If you would like to join the choir then please make contact with the coordinator for the following Mass times:

Saturday 6.30pm: Francesca 0433 852 967;  Sunday 8.00 am: Ann: drannedale@iinet.net.au; Sunday 9.30am: Catherine 9401 2536;  Sunday 11.00am: Noya 9246 7324; Sunday 5.45pm: Nicole 0411 542 619.  Funeral Choir Coordinator: Rita 9307 1809; Parish Music Coordinator: Leanne Fragomeni 9402 1582 or 0424 584 460

CLEANING MINISTRY

If you would like to be part of the ‘cleaning team’ and a member of a wonderful group of volunteers that clean our Church and Parish Centre then please contact Carol on 0438 120 859 (SMS or leave a message) 9342 9857 (AH), or email graemerussell@iinet.net.au for more information and to register your interest.

COLUMBARIUM

The Columbarium is a sacred place on the parish property for the interment following cremation, of the ashes of parishioners and their immediate family.  It is intended especially for those who love and have an affinity with the parish.  We have 21 Saint’s walls available to choose from and niches are allocated sequentially.  All niches are single niches.  Information and application forms are available from the parish office and at the information table in the Church foyer.

Contacts:  Ray 6188 3679; Lisa 9401 1441; and Errol 9304 5094

CREATIVE LITURGY

The church strives to put up meaningful decorations during important celebrations like Christmas, Easter, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Very positive feedback has been received over the years and we want to do more with your participation. Why not join our team if you can sew, paint or are handy with your hands? We meet a few times a year to plan and produce the results. With more resources, any thing is possible.

Contact: Lanny 0403 944 009

ENVIRONMENTAL CARE OF MOTHER EARTH

This group is for people who care about the environment and how it is treated.  The group come together to discuss how we as a community can reduce our own personal footprint we leave on the earth.

Contact: Pauline through the Parish Office on 9307 2776

FLOWER MINISTRY

The Flower Ministry forms part of the Stewardship of the Church. The members of this ministry are volunteers who offer their time and service to the Church in preparing floral arrangements that adorn the altar area. Members are on roster, and work preferably in teams of two. Flowers are a beautiful addition at the altar and bear testimony to the reverence and love that we have for our Lord and Saviour and his Blessed Mother who are ever present there. Contributions of flowers towards the doing-up of these arrangements are always welcome.

Contact: Jamie 9201 0095

FUNERAL CHOIR

This is a wonderful service our parish offers to those who pass for their final time through our Church. You would be required on some days during the week and people are encouraged to be part of this group.

Contact: Rita 9307 1809

GARDENING & LAWN MOWING TEAM

This group maintains the parish gardens and lawns using parish equipment. Busy Bees are held throughout the year. There is a lawn mowing roster to use our ride on mower.

Contact: Gardening – Dom 6180 0143; Lawn mowing: Ray 9307 4982

GLORY BE CAFÉ

The café runs after the 8am and 9.30am Sunday Masses. It provides an opportunity for people to catch up with fellow parishioners and make new friends. Parishioners and visitors are invited to come down to our air-conditioned/heated Parish Hall after Mass for morning tea. Come and try our cappuccino, coffee, tea or cordial and home-baked goods for a gold coin donation. Volunteers to setup and serve before and after these masses and people to bring along baked goods are required. People are rostered on only once a month.

Contact: 8am Mass: Jo 9403 2763 or Monthly: Lisa 9401 1441

INFORMATION DESK

Volunteers are needed to help before and after weekend Masses at our information desk. This important ministry is needed to assist in answering the many queries new and existing parishioners and visitors have. Full training will be given.

Contact: Ruth 9401 5305

MAINTENANCE TEAM

This group is responsible for all maintenance in relation to buildings as well as development projects. If you are a handy man or a tradesman and would like to assist then we would love to hear form you.

Contact: Parish Office 9307 2776 or Gus 0404 374 008

MASS GREETERS

Be a Mass Greeter at the mass you normally attend. You only need to come 15 minutes before mass starts to welcome and give out the newsletters.

Contact: Ruth 0450 739 134

OFFICE VOLUNTEER

This is a front line, person to person ministry. Ours is a work of welcome and service to all those we meet at the door and on the phone . . . in the everyday of life in our parish office. If you would like to be an office volunteer we have regular and casual positions available.

Contact: Jenni and Lesley: Parish Office 9307 2776 Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm

RELIGIOUS GOODS STALL

We provide religious articles for the Parishioners at reasonable prices. We stock a range of seasonal goods (Christmas & Easter) as well as Birthday, First Communion & Confirmation cards, Rosaries, Medals, Books, etc. The stall is manned by volunteers who only need to spend a few minutes after each Weekend Mass at the stall. New volunteers are always welcome.

Contact: Pat 9401 4221

PROCLAIMERS OF THE WORD – READERS

New Readers are always welcome to join the team.  Currently there are nearly 70 Readers regularly on roster to Read once every 6-7 weeks.  For more information on this very important Ministry please contact Shirley-Ann.

Contact: Shirley-Ann 0424 813 890

STEWARDSHIP

As Christian Stewards we receive God’s gifts gracefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increases to the Lord. You are invited to take up your stewardship role in our Parish.

Contact: Pauline 9401 8815