Service & Outreach

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Altar Linen

The cleaning of altar linen involves washing and ironing the cloths and the towels that are used by the Priest and the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  The linen is taken home once a week after the Sunday Masses, and then returned before Mass the following Saturday. [Coordinator: Margaret Bartolo]

Church Cleaning

These teams keep our church clean. Teams are rostered once every two months. Surfaces have been designed as low maintenance. All cleaning materials and tools are supplied. There is a choice of Saturday morning or Wednesday night cleaning teams. [Coordinator: Tess White]

Church Flowers

These parishioners arrange flowers to add to the beauty of the Liturgy in our Worship Space. The team is talented, dedicated and produces beautiful floral displays.  Qualified florists are also on the team to help out when needed. [Coordinator: Kerry Perry]

Collectors

These teams take up the two collections at Mass. The first collection is the Presbytery Offering which supports our Parish Priest, Archbishop and our sick and retired priests. The second collection is the Stewardship Offering which supports the needs of our parish. [Coordinator: Maggie Mazzullo]

Custodians of Siena Group

This is a trouble-shooting group which looks after all the operational and environment aspects of the Church Building, which include security, air conditioning, heating, AV system, font operations, car park gate, folding partitions, etc. There are usually a couple of people at each Mass to look after requirements especially when there are absences.  [Coordinator: Pat Gurrie]

Greeters

Greeters meet and welcome our parishioners and visitors when they first arrive in our Gathering Space before weekend Masses.    [Coordinator: Robert Durai]

Holy Communion to the Sick & Elderly

This ministry visits and gives Holy Communion to sick or elderly parishioners who are finding it difficult to get to our Parish Masses and would like to receive Holy Communion in their own home. [Coordinator: Deacon Chris]

Legion of Mary
(Our Lady of Sorrows Preasidium)

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis. Our Parish has established a local preasidium or chapter.  Their main apostolate work is the visitation of residents in Arcare at Burnside, specifically assisting the Parish Priest, Fr Richard and Deacon Cris, on communion services every Thursday.  Their work also involves the propagation of the rosary by bringing the Pilgrim statue of the Virgin Mary to homes around Caroline Springs within our parish. They meet every Monday at 7.30pm in the Church meeting room. All welcome. [President: Mary Rose Peeters]

Parish Social Committee

This group meets once a month and plans our parish morning teas, Feast days, Carols Night and other events throughout the year. Their work builds a sense of community in our parish in a social setting. They are always on the lookout for new members. [Coordinator: Gordon Ross]

Piety Stall

The shop has a variety of cards, gifts and devotional items for sale after each of the weekend Masses. If you are interested in helping out in the shop, please contact Pat. [Coordinator: Pat Gurrie]

St Vincent De Paul

The society of St. Vincent de Paul is a charitable organization for volunteers who seek to serve God by loving others in a practical way.  The society comprises women and men, all actively involved in visitation of the poor, the sick, the lonely and those in need of help or advice of any kind, and budget counseling.  As a result of visitations, material help is often necessary. [Coordinator: Tony Bacon]

 


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