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Sacristan’s Meeting

Thank you to those who have volunteered to assist our community as Ushers and Welcomers for the weekend Masses. Your service and generosity is what allows us to be able to have Masses during this Covid-normal time.

We are looking for more volunteers who are willing to be trained up as an Usher/Welcomer for future Masses, especially for the Christmas period where we will need more Ushers/Welcomers.

If you are able to assist us, kindly contact the Parish Office this week on 9401 6367 or at [email protected]

There will be a training session on Tues 15 Dec at 7:00pm in the Paulist Centre.

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The next Training Session for Lectors and Commentators will be on Wed 20 Nov at 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please join us if you are interested in joining this ministry or wish to find out more information. Current ministers are expected to attend a Training Session once every 2 years. Please RSVP by contacting the Parish on 9748 6800, Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2:30pm.

 

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The Altar Server Ministry is once more offering a session to train new Altar Servers to join this ministry.

If you have completed your First Eucharist and would like to be trained and/or find out more information, come to the next Training Session on Sat 26 Oct at 11:30am sharp in the church. At least one parent must also attend.

 

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The ministry of Lectors and Commentators leads everyone at our Masses to hear and experience the Word. Like all our ministries, it is important to revisit the training once every two years to continue to serve in the ministry well. For all current Lectors and Commentators we invite you to a Training Session on Wed 12 Sept at 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Church.

For all those who are interested in joining or finding out about this ministry please contact the Parish Office on 9748 6800 or by email at [email protected] and come on the Training Session on Wed 12 Sept at 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Church.

 

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On Thurs 23 Feb, the Parish held a New Volunteers Induction and Information Evening, sharing the vision of the Parish, the Charism of the Paulist Missionaries and what it means to be a volunteer with St James.  Here is what a Parishioner had to say about it:

On Thursday 23rd February a large group of members of the parish gathered to find out how to use their gifts within the family of St James.

As a new member to the parish I was surprised at the number of volunteer groups I could join.   The work that these groups participate in makes the parish of St James the vibrant parish that it is. It appears that no matter your talents there is a place for you within this parish to live out your faith. It was made very clear at the meeting that we all work together and that, included Fr. Jude. Although he undertakes the responsibilities of the parish and we are his helpers , he does not see himself as being at the top directing, but rather, the one who steers and stirs the talents of his parishioners to make us one, as well as being the mediator if the need should arise.

We were taken through the parish mission statement and the Paulist Missionaries’ charism. Geralyn also outlined the duties and responsibilities of a volunteer and discussed the importance of Child Safety and how this is being implemented in our parish by going through the Victorian Child Safe Standards. A great deal of information was covered and we ended the meeting with a hot drink and time to talk to the many group leaders that attended. At the end I felt that I would be welcomed into whichever group I would join no matter what my talents are.

Ria

 

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