Altar Servers Ministry
Children are able to train to be Altar servers once they have made their First Communion. All children need to have their parents’ permission to be an Altar Server. The parish priest or pastoral Associate or their delegate will train them after they have made their First communion.
Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to be an Altar Server
Members of the Altar Society are those in our partnership Parish that are dedicated to cleaning and keeping the church clean as well as the church linen and everything associated with the Altar ready and clean for use at Mass.
They are a dedicated team that are rostered on a weekly basis to maintain the church and its apparel ready for Liturgical celebrations.
If you would like to be a member of the Altar Society please contact the Parish Office.
Sacristans assist in the work of preparing the church for the celebration of Mass, as well as the cleaning up and securing of items that is necessary afterwards.
In most cases, such ministry will involve ensuring that the gifts for communion are prepared, that the credence table is set with the items the priest and Altar Servers will require, and checking that other items required for Mass are in place and in working order.
In this way, these ministers form a team that keep the sacristy in order at each Mass, and notify those responsible when stocks of necessary items are getting low or are in poor condition.
Sacristans need to be organized people with an attention to detail. They should be at Mass early enough to successfully complete their duties. Finally, they should be able to communicate effectively with the other ministers (including Priests) with whom they work collaboratively.
If you would like to be part of this ministry please contact the parish office.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is when the children leave the congregation to celebrate and reflect on the Sunday Gospel reading in an age appropriate way. The children are led through prayers, songs and readings that are adapted to their level of understanding.
Attending Mass together is a part of being a Catholic Family, while Children’s Liturgy of the Word allows children to enter the celebration more fully by catering to their needs.
Parents can also assist children to engage more fully in the Sunday Gospel by looking up the weekly readings prior to attending Sunday Mass. Resources are available to assist parents to engage their children and families are encouraged to speak with their parish team about ways to engage their children more fully.
Children Liturgy has been suspended during COVID but will resume soon.
The Children’s Family prayer is emailed to families every week. If your family is not receiving one please call the Parish Office and you ask to be put on the mailing list.