|Advent/Lent Group Member
|The group facilitates the Advent or Lenten reflection programs for a small group within the Parish environment. This role involves setting up the space, welcoming and providing a safe discussion environment and facilitating discussion as suggested by the program.
|Alpha Group Team Member
|Responsible for running Alpha Group sessions. Includes preparing a meal, creating a welcoming space, presenting the videos and facilitating conversations in a safe space. Training and resources provided.
|Baptism Preparation Team Member
|Role is to meet and lead a group of parents wishing to have their children baptized. Includes preparing program materials, leading groups sessions and being a friendly support throughout the process.
Meet and greet families at Mass when baptism is performed.
|Bereavement Support Team Member
|Provide bereavement support to those who have suffered a death within the family. Team members provide assistance with arranging the funeral liturgy or Mass, especially liaising with other parish ministries.
|Bible Study Group Member
|The group lead a bible study group within the parish utilizing pre-prepared bible study programs.
|Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Sick, Elderly or Housebound
|Commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are appointed by the Parish Priest to take Communion to the sick and elderly when there is pastoral need. Sunday is the ideal day for taking Communion to the sick as it helps to establish clearly the link between Communion of the Sick and the Sunday Eucharist celebrated by the Community. Ministers are commissioned after the Prayer after Communion.
|New Parishioner Welcome & Visitation Team Member
|Members provide opportunities within parish life to welcome new parishioners. The role includes the maintenance of Parish Welcome Pack for new parishioners. Team members contact or visit new parishioners to welcome them to the parish.
|Parish Debutante Ball Committee Member
|Work together with committee to coordinate and plan the annual debutante ball. Roles include dance instruction, decoration, financial controller and secretarial/communications.
|Parish Planned Giver
|This person provides regular financial support to the parish community.
|Parish Transport Provider
|This person provides transport to mass and other parish events for the frail and elderly who would otherwise not be able to attend.
|Pastoral Care Team Member
|Role is to provide ongoing pastoral care and support to those members of the Parish community who are recently bereaved, those who are frail, aged and ill. This support could be through offering pastoral care support and/or provision of Holy Communion to those in their home, nursing home or hospital.
|Playgroup Team Coordinator/ Member
|Coordinates the provision of playgroup facilities within the parish environment.
|Prayer Chain Group Member
|Receives a prayer request and passes it to the next person in the prayer chain via a phone call. Prays for the community member in need at the same time as others in the chain.
|Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults Team Members
|Oversees the process of adult initiation within the parish community. Responsibilities include meeting with those interested in becoming Catholic and discussing their faith journey and individual needs, liaising with other ministries in the Parish to assist in preparing for the rites and periods of the initiation process. Ensures that the parish community is aware of and involved in the initiation process as a whole.
|Sacramental Preparation Team Member
|Oversees the sacramental preparation of children within the parish through coordinating the parish sacramental program. Responsibilities include liaising with other ministries, establishing small groups, training and supporting group leaders, gathering and providing program materials and meeting with parents and children involved with the program. Members also plan the dates of sacrament initiation celebrations.
|School Religious Education (SRE) Team member
|Team Members teach the SRE program in public schools according with the approved Diocesan curriculum. Needs to work with other SRE teachers and Diocesan SRE. Formation provided by Diocese.
|Social Justice Group
‘Hope Tree Group’ Member
|Members attend meetings and work practically to assist the Parish in addressing social justice issues and in the task of spreading the Gospel message of justice in the local Church and wider community. Hope Tree Group mission is to provide direct assistance to those who are in need within Australia and around the world.
|St Patrick’s Women’s Guild Group Member
|Guild Members provide ongoing support to the bereaved by visiting the families and providing catering for funerals. They fundraise for projects as needed. The Guild provide catering for other events as requested and assist the Parish as needed. The Guild also provides a safe meeting place for women of the parish to meet on a monthly basis and will hold craft sessions with members.
|St Vincent de Paul Volunteer
|Members of the St Vincent de Paul Society aim to alleviate suffering and bring Christ and the Church’s message of love to those they assist. They provide a hand up to the vulnerable within the community by providing financial assistance and running an opportunity shop.
|Youth Ministry Events Coordinating Team
|The team coordinate events specifically aimed at the youth of the Parish to foster the personal and spiritual growth as well as participation in Parish life.
|YCS Group member
|YCS is a Catholic youth movement run by students, for students. It challenges young people to take direct action on issues they’re facing – no matter how big or small. YCS offers a unique opportunity for students to lead discussions on what they are most passionate about. Centered around the Catholic faith, the Review of Life means high school students can apply Bible teachings to their own modern day realities and explore how faith applies to them – “what would Jesus do in these situations?”.