Parish Ministries

Altar Servers

For those who wish to help Fr Jude during liturgies.
Contact: Russell Menezes 9748 6800

Baptism Preparation Team

Preparation evenings for those presenting for Baptism.
Contact: Jacinta Fisher 0438 793 630
View our Baptism page here

Carpenters Club

Men’s group that meet monthly for fellowship & maintain parish grounds.
Contact: Joe Podolak 9748 4682

Church Flowers

Committee arranging flowers in the church.
Contact: Phuong Tran Nguyen 0403 165 589

Church Upkeep – Cleaners and Vacuumers

Serving the community by keeping our church clean.
Contact: Anna Sia – Parish Office 9748 6800

Communion To The Sick

Those who wish to receive Communion at home.
Contact: Tita Manalo 9748 6800

Couples For Christ Australia (CFCA)

A Catholic renewal community, aimed at strengthening the Christian family through formation and renewal programs.
Contact: Gene and Purita Aclan, 0419 333 194

Emmaus Group

A group of volunteers who minister to the residents of Sunrise Supported Living, engaging with the elderly residents through visitation and Communion Services.
Contact: Fiona Weeden 0407 496 706

Fete Committee

Community Fete held on the 3rd Saturday of October.
Contact: Kevin Lloyd 0439 314 572

Function Committee

Organises various social and fundraising activities throughout the year.
Contact: Judy Debono – Parish Offce 9748 6800

Knights Of The Southern Cross

This group helps Catholic men live a Christian life and serves the parish of St James
Contact: Branch Chairman – Peter O’Toole 0410 330 864
Branch Secretary – Jared Revell [email protected]

Men’s Ministry

Inspired by a menALIVE weekend held in May 2017 men have been meeting every fortnight on
Monday and Thursday nights. Focused on the Gospel of the coming Sunday men share their faith
and discuss personal issues related to their lives. The trust and bonding between the men has led to
developing ongoing friendships.
For more details contact: SJMM Coordinator Peter O’Toole 0410 330 864
SJMM Group Leader Colin Bracken 0401 727 197 or Anthony Buttigieg 0400 142 124

Ministers Of Hospitality

Ministers of Hospitality help create an atmosphere of welcoming while assisting parishioners with seating, parking, collecting the offering, recovering articles left in the church, distributing bulletins, looking after the elderly and disabled, and handling emergencies when people gather for Mass or other liturgical functions. If you would like to volunteer to become a minister of hospitality (as an usher or a car-parking attendant).
Contact: Kevin Lloyd 9748 6800

Music Ministry

Providing music within our Sunday liturgies.
Contact: Belinda Hyland 0402 946 705

Parish Pastoral Council

Developing the pastoral and spiritual growth within our parish family (meets monthly).
Contact: Chairperson Geralyn McCarthy 9748 6800
View our Parish Pastoral Council page here

Paulist Missionary Sponsorship

Helps to sustain Paulist Missionary projects to help poor families through different programmes.
Contact: Bev Tessari 9364 8168
Carmen Grech 9311 6317

Piety Stall

Religious items for sale available after weekend Masses.
Contact: Janine Warwick – Parish Office 9748 6800

Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults (RCIA)

For non-Catholic adults interested in looking at the Catholic faith and for Catholics who wish to re-visit their commitment.
Contact: Felix Choo – Parish Office 9748 6800
View our RCIA page here

Sacramental Preparation Team

For students from non-Catholic schools wishing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation.
Contact: Wendy Gonsalves [email protected]
View our Sacramental Preparation Team page here

Special Ministers Of Communion And Lectors

Parishioners wishing to offer ministry as Special Ministers of Communion or Lectors.
Contact: Red or Tita 9748 6800

St James Playgroup

For children aged 0-4 years and their parents. Meet Tuesdays during the school term from 9:30am-11:30am.
Contact: Rosetta Ogrizek – Parish Office 9748 6800

St James Soup Kitchen

Assists the Sisters of Mercy to provide hot meals for the underprivileged.
Contact: Vinnie Beraldo 9741 8396

St Vincent De Paul

Offering a helping hand to those in need in our community.
Contact: Tina Alphonso 9748 6800

Sunday Liturgy Of The Word For Children

Liturgy of the Word for children during the Sunday 10:30am Mass.
Contact: Simon Beraldo 9748 6800

Vintage Group

The Vintage Group is a social group for those of the more mature years! Members have lots of fun and have regular activities including going to the movies, a visit to the country or a lunch.
Contact: Serita Mudford 0410 599 323

Welcome Committee

For those wishing to assist at the Help Desk before and after weekend Masses and welcome Parishioners.
Contact: Mark Duggan 0407 327 006

Young Paulists

For young adults aged 18+ years wanting to gather and connect through faith, meet genuine caring people and have the chance to help and support others.
Contact: Taryn Darlow – Parish Office 9748 6800
Email: [email protected]
View our Young Paulists’ page here

Youth Ministry

Activities for secondary school students (Years 7 to 12).
Contact: Red Lusterio 0409 184 299
View our Youth Ministry page here

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