Other Ministries

 

Healing Mass

An Anointing Mass is held on the first Friday of every month at 11.00am. The Liturgy is followed by light refreshments in the Presbytery. Volunteers to help in the organisation of the Mass of Healing and the light refreshments are welcome, as are volunteers to assist with transport to and from the Mass.

 

Contact: Parish Office, 02 9358 5229

 

Sacristy Team

This team is responsible for the decoration and upkeep of the sacristy and flower room. The team cares for the items used in the liturgy including vestments, sacred vessels and altar linen. They obtain and prepare floral arrangements for Sunday masses.

 

Contact: Graham Fear, 02 9358 5229

 

Catechists

Catechists assist with scripture classes in the Darlinghurst Primary School. Classes are on Wednesday morning from 9.00 – 9.30am. Catechists are part of an ecumenical team. Training, support and materials are provided.

 

Contact: Fr Chris Jenkins, 02 9358 5229

 

Sacramental Programmes

Baptism, Marriage and Funeral Services are held by appointment.

First Communion, first Reconciliation and Confirmation for children are normally organized through the Parish Primary School in Paddington unless circumstances call for preparation to be made through the parish.

 

Contact: Parish Office, 02 9358 5229

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Through this Rite, adults are prepared for either for baptism or to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Parishioners are welcome to participate as catechists and sponsors. A sponsor is a friend and companion for the candidate throughout the journey to initiation and beyond. The role of the Catechist is to nurture God’s work of conversion in the candidate, drawing on the formal Catecheses and sharing of lived experiences in his/her own faith journey.

 

Contact: Fr Chris Jenkins, 02 9358 5229

 

Scripture Study Group

This group meets selects a part of the scriptures to study and meets every month.  Presently we are studying Henri de Lubac’s “Catholicism”.  New members are always welcome.

Contact: Kevin Walsh, 02 9358 5229

 

Christian Meditation – Prayer Group

A prayer group meets every Monday evening at 6.00pm in the annexe of the parish hall.  The prayer follows the John Main method of meditation.  Newcomers are welcome.

 

Inter-faith

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Street Retreats

Street retreats are offered to senior secondary school students, teachers, parents and other interested groups throughout the year.  The retreats involve the sharing of life stories by the street people, walking in the area and reflection.  They can be for one day, overnight or two days. Individual retreats are also offered for up to eight days.

Contact: Fr Chris Jenkins, Parish Office, 02 9358 5229

 
 
Parish groups – St Vincent de Paul
The Society’s primary role is to tend to the needs of the lonely, the elderly and the housebound. In addition, the Society provides regular material assistance in the form of food, electricity vouchers and household furnishings.

Contact: Bill Barrett, Parish Office, 02 9358 5229