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Ministries

There are many opportunities available to support your parish. For a small time commitment, you can decide which best suits your interest. All ministries provide training and assistance so do not be afraid to volunteer even if you are not sure you have the skills – chances are you do! You will be given an abundance of support until you are comfortable.

Please look through the list below and if you would like any further information on any of these ministries please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office on 9808 1006.

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Celebrating Liturgy

Music Groups

The only requirement is you need to enjoy music! Our wonderful music ministry, deepens the liturgical experience by singing, playing and contributing to the music for weekend masses.

Time commitment: Weekend mass and special occasions.

Scripture Readers

Deliver the readings and prayers of the faithful at mass. All that is required is a clear reading voice to proclaim the sacred scriptures.

Time commitment: 1 mass per month.

Eucharistic Ministers

The vital task of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at mass. Full training is provided for any new members of our community who wish to volunteer in this sacred ministry.

Time commitment: 1 mass per month.

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the priest during Mass. Once a child has received the Sacrament of First Eucharist, they are able to train to become an Altar Server.

Time commitment: 1 mass per month.

AV Operators

Sitting in the choir area, operating the PowerPoint slides at mass. Slides are prepared by the Parish Office. Only very basic computer skills required.

Time commitment: 1 mass per month.

Sacristans

Opening the church, setting up for mass and locking up after mass. Also, assisting in preparing the church for such events as funerals or weddings.

Time commitment: Any weekday or weekend mass where you are available.

Finance

Finance Council

Be part of the Finance Council that oversees the financial commitments of the church. A finance background is advantageous.

Time commitment: A meeting every two months

Collectors

Assist in passing around the collection plates during the two collections during mass, in a pre determined section of the Church.

Time commitment: Weekly at the mass you attend.

Counting Group

Count the money collected at the weekend masses and prepare deposits for the banking of money. Basic counting and sorting skills is all that is required.

Time commitment: Weekly for appox 2hrs.

Prayer Groups

Charismatic Prayer Group

We have an intercessory team who pray for specific prayer requests. They meet every Tuesday at 7.30pm and all are welcome to attend. Prayer requests can be sent directly to the parish office via email stschpar@bigpond.net.au and we can pass them on to the intercessory team.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena

Pray to Our Lady of Perpetual Help through the Novena every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Church between September and May.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary meet every Wednesday at 1.15pm in the Gathering Area of the Church.

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Children’s Liturgy

Program where the Sunday scripture readings are explained on a child appropriate level. There are always 2 leaders with the children and a current leader will mentor you as part of the training process.

Time commitment: 2nd Sunday of the Month during 9am Mass, between opening prayer and the offertory procession.

Church Care

Floral Arrangement Group

Arranging the flowers for the church for special occasions and celebrations.

Time commitment: As required during the liturgical calendar.

Altar Care Group

Check, dust and arrange altar. Rearrange, remove flowers. Replenish Holy water fonts and general tiding of church/pews.

Time commitment: 1-2hrs every 8 weeks with a partner, on a Friday.

Outreach Groups

Communion to the Sick and Homebound

Visit the sick, grieving, aged and homebound. Ministers have one person to see weekly and use the booklet “Communion of the Sick”, which is easy to follow.

Time Commitment: Once a week at convenient time for 20 or 30mins.

Home Visitation

Visiting our sick, elderly or housebound parishioners to give them some company and friendship, keeping them connected to the parish community.

Time Commitment: When ever is convenient.

St Vincent de Paul Conference

Here in St Scholastica’s The Vinnies began over 50 years ago when the Parish was established. They assist families, the homeless, the disadvantaged and the disabled who need material help (food, clothing, and shelter), social help (isolation, violence, unemployment) and personal help (physical, mental health, grief, and loneliness). They held the vulnerable and needy of our parish and are always looking for new enthusiastic members to continue this vital work.

Social Groups

Social Committee

Assist in planning, arranging and organising social events, such as parish luncheons and Harmony Day.

Time commitment: One weeknight meeting every 3 months and assistance at the parish events.

Cuppa after Sunday Mass

Ensuring there is enough tea, coffee, milk and biscuits for morning teas that bring parishioners together for a chat after mass. All costs reimbursed by the parish.

Time commitment: Approx 3 times are year.

Seniors Lunch

Attend on the day and assist with setting up the hall, preparing the lunch, serving and clearing up. No specific training is required, and all skills can be taught.

Time commitment: 2nd Tuesday of each month for a few hours.

Men’s Dinner

We hold a monthly Men’s Senior Singles Social Night. They are held at different venues each month and usually occur on the 2nd last Tuesday of the month. All are welcome and details can be confirmed in our weekly chimes.

Ladies’ Dinner

We hold a monthly Ladies’ Senior Singles Social Night. They are held at different venues each month and usually occur on the last Wednesday of the month. All are welcome and details can be confirmed in our weekly chimes.