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There are a number of groups within the parish.  While each performs a specific function, together we work to benefit the whole parish.
 
Groups are always on the 'look-out' for new members, so don't be afraid to put your hand up!
 
Click the name of a group below to go straight to the information for that group, or enjoy scrolling down through each group.

 

SPECIAL NOTE : All volunteers must have a police check completed.
 
Click here to download the Archdiocese Screening and Verification Authority form.
 
Print the form, complete all the details and return to the Parish Office with your 100 points of identification.

 

Parish Pastoral Council Altar Servers Children's Liturgy Church Cleaners
Collectors Counters Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Finance Committee
Gardening Gospel Discussion Linen Liturgy Committee
Maintenance Musicians/Choir RE for State School Children Readers/Commentators
Social Club St. Vincent de Paul Society Widows & Widowers Youth

 

Parish Pastoral Council
Vision:
A welcoming and vibrant Catholic community for all parishioners to grow their relationship with God, in the spirit of St. Eugene de Mazenod.

 
Mission:
The Council represents the community of St. David's Church and Our Lady of Hope Chapel.  Guided by the Holy Spirit:
- We strive to foster a Catholic community of faith, hope and love.
- We draw on the spirit of St. Eugene de Mazenod to help bring God's kingdom to life.
- We provide a link to the Parish Priest and proactive leadership to the parish community.
- We help to grow a vibrant parish life through faith formation, liturgy, outreach and community engagement.

 
Meets bi-monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month.
 
Contact : Edward Bartels 0405 280 180 or email edwardgbartels@gmail.com
 
Please feel free to contact the council with your comments on parish affairs and suggestions on developing the parish community.
Photos of members are on the wall in the foyer, opposite the kitchen.

 

Altar Servers
Boys and girls who help the Priest during Mass.
 
Contact : David Reynolds 0412 096 250
 
NOTE : This group is in recess until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Children's Liturgy
The celebration of liturgy of the Word with children, enables them to encounter God in the Word.
It encourages children to respond to God's word in an age appropriate way and helps them develop an appreciation of the Word of
God in their lives and helps them feel welcome in their parish community.
**Children’s Liturgy of the Word is not religious education.

 
Contact : Amanda Bartels 0414 255 458
 
NOTE : This group is in recess until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Church Cleaners
General cleaning of the church with jobs to suit all volunteers.
 
Rostered once every 5 weeks.
 
Contact : Parish Office.

 

Collectors
Collects the contributions for the 1st and 2nd collections during Mass.
 
Contact : Barry Pearson  0417 082 407

 

Counters
Counts the money from the 1st and 2nd collections.  Records the amounts given from the Planned Giving Program.  Banks the money into the appropriate accounts.

 
There are a number of  'teams' who are rostered several times per year.
 
Meets in the Gerard Room every Sunday from 9am to 10am.
 
Contact : Regina Cunningham reggie52@live.com.au

 

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Helps to distribute Holy Communion during Mass.  May also be called upon to take the Sacrament to the sick and home-bound.

 
Contact : David Reynolds 0412 096 250

 

Finance Committee
Oversees the parish budget and expenditure.  Approves expenditure on various projects.  Manages the Planned Giving Program.

 
Contact : Fr. James

 

Gardening
Maintains all the gardens around both St. David's and Our Lady of Hope churches.
Occasional 'working bees' are held when major landscaping is to be implemented.

 
Contact : Barry Pearson 0417 082 407

 

Gospel Discussion
Discusses the coming Sunday readings and relates them to personal experiences.

 
Meets every Tuesday at 10am in the Gerard Room.
 
Contact : Parish Office

 

Linen
Washes the purifiers, corporals and face washers used for the celebration of the Eucharist.

 
Rostered for a month, once per year.
 
Contact : Parish Office

 

Liturgy Committee
Prepares and organises liturgy details and church decorations during feast days and liturgical events.

 
Contact : TBA

 

Maintenance
Maintains the buildings and other facilities around the parish.  Refines design proposals, gets quotes on major projects and calls qualified trades-people where required.
Retired trades-people who are willing to donate their expertise would be greatly appreciated.

 
Contact : Roman Mysak romanm2@optusnet.com.au

 

Musicians/Choir
Plays instruments and/or sings during Mass. The church has a Clarinova keyboard as well as a digital amplifier system. Organists and players of other instruments are warmly welcomed.

 
Our choir has a mixture of genders and 'voices' which lead us in our congregational singing. Both traditional and modern hymns are sung at the various masses.

New singers and musicians are warmly welcomed to participate
 
Rehearsals are held every Monday at 7:30pm.
 
Contact : St. David's Margaret Matthews 0403 024 545
  Our Lady of Hope Wasyl Gorgula 0421 697 422 email aw.gorgula@bigpond.com
 
NOTE : This group is in recess until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

RE for State School Children
Provides Religious instruction for children attending State Schools.  Covers the preparation for each of the Sacraments.

 
Class days and times to be advised.

 

Readers/Commentators
Readers espouse the 1st and 2nd readings for each Saturday and Sunday Mass, the weekday morning Mass and on other special occasions.

 
Commentators lead the proceedings during the whole Mass.  They also read the Response to the 1st Reading and say the Prayers of the Faithful.
 
Contact : David Reynolds 0412 096 250

 

Social Club
Organises social gatherings for the whole parish including picnics, dinners and other special occasions.
Also serves morning tea after Sunday Masses.

 
Meets every TBA
 
Contact : TBA
 
NOTE : This group is in recess until further notice.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

 
The logo has 3 parts entwined with each other.
Vinnies logo               Vinnies logo parts

'Vinnies' was founded in Paris on the 23rd April 1833 by a 20 year old student named Frederic Ozanam (Beatified: 22nd August 1997).  It was established by like minded individuals who wished to put their faith into action and is now an international group of over 800,000 members operating in 153 countries.
 
The Australian branch was established by Fr Gerald Ward in Melbourne on 5th March 1854 after witnessing the plight of people following the discovery of gold in Victoria.
 
Vinnies assists community members from any background or creed with their basic needs, supplying food, clothing and assistance with bill/utility payments.  Vouchers for the Vinnies shops are also available to help companions with clothes, bedding or furniture, when available.  Our TTG members assist with the task of food deliveries to homes in our local community.
 
There is more information and photos of current members on the wall in the foyer, next to the kitchen.  Donation boxes are in each entrance.
 
Meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the foyer.  New members are always welcome.

Click here for more information on what we do.

Contact : Ruth Davey, President, TTG Conference, 0414 379 386 or email vruthdavey2020@gmail.com

NOTE:  If you, or someone you know, need help from Vinnies, call 1300 729 202 and make a request for assistance.

 

Widows & Widowers
The Group offers comfort and support to those grieving and missing the special people who were so much a part of their lives.
The loss may be a very recent one, or one of several years – grief has no timeframes.  You will be most welcome at our gathering.

 
Those we love don't go away.  They walk beside us every day.  Unseen, unheard, but always near.  Still loved, still missed and very dear.  (Alex MacLean)
 
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month in the foyer at 11am for Mass and remembering all those dear to us.
This is followed by a shared lunch, chat and friendship.

 
Contact: Margaret Atkinson 0425 028 203 or email ceili1@iprimus.com.au

 

Youth
Runs Youth Masses on the 5th Sunday of the month.
Connects with the wider Oblate Youth Australia community through the National Oblate Youth Encounter camp, online meetings and pilgrimages.

 
Meets fortnightly on Sundays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
 
Contact : Edward Bartels 0405 280 180 or email edwardgbartels@gmail.com