If you are interested in learning more or joining any of these ministries, please contact the parish office and they will put you in touch with each ministry.
Acolytes and Altar Servers
Acolytes assist the Priest on the altar during the celebration of the mass and other liturgies. They also prepare the sacred vessels for the celebration. Acolytes are officially commissioned after completing a training course.
Altar Servers (boys and girls who have made their first Communion) assist the Priest and the Acolytes at Sunday mass and at other special liturgies.
These people ensure that everything that is used in the liturgy is kept clean and tidy, and the altar and the sanctuary look beautiful. Members may be rostered for two hours each month or undertake laundering of altar linen and vestments in a home.
Catechist provide Religious Education and Christian formation of Catholic children in Government schools. Special training is provided by the Archdiocese of Sydney. On average half hour each week is spent in the classroom with groups of children at Ashfield Public Primary School and Ashfield Boys High School.
Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Catholic Church warmly welcomes new members and tries to provide an appropriate spiritual formation according to each person's needs. The ministries of the RCIA include team members who organise and supports the process.
The counters meet each week to count the first and the second collections and total them in preparation for banking.
Music is an important part of the Liturgical celebration and volunteer organist, pianist,
instrumentalists and singers are always welcome.
The weekend masses provide various styles of music.
Sunday 8 AM: Organist and singers – contemplative
Sunday 10 AM: Organist and choir – traditional
Sunday 6 PM: Sunday evening music group – contemporary.
On the 3rd Sunday of each month a Fijian choir leads the liturgy.
On the 4th Sunday of each month we are led by a Zimbabwean choir.
During the 10 AM Sunday Mass, children listen and respond to the Sunday Gospel, where the Word is read and broken open for children.
For the various liturgical seasons we have a group of parishioners who meet to reflect on how through various liturgical action, music and decoration we can contemplate and add vibrancy to our worship.
Readers receive training and strive to deepen their understanding of the Scriptures, so that as they read they are truly proclaiming God's Word within the community.
Special Ministers of the Eucharist
Special Ministers are appointed after a training course and are rostered on to distribute Communion at the Masses. In addition, some Ministers take Communion to the residents in aged care facilities and to those who are housebound.
Welcomers meet and greet parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Weekend Mass. Welcoming is the visible sign that Jesus is the head of our community and invites parishioners to share his life.
The wardens are responsible for taking up the collections at each of the Weekend Masses.
Typists and Office Volunteers
These people provide assistance we can data entry and office duties on a casual basis as the need arises.