Our Service opportunities are organized under a few different ministry categories. 


Liz pours the soup, while Kate is fixing the fresh salads

A mixture of small groups makes St Canice’s Kitchen work. If you’d like to pitch in please send us your details and availability.

The kitchen operates seven days a week, serving lunch from 11am to 1pm and dinner on Wednesday nights from 7pm.

Volunteers typically work from 9am to 2pm on the lunches and from 5pm to 9pm on Wednesday nights.

Weekends are staffed according to a roster, so groups rotate on a Saturday or Sunday and these rosters are coordinated at a single point.

The kitchen closes from Christmas to the end of January and over Easter as well as the June and October long weekends. Maintenance work is usually scheduled for January.

The parish of St Canice backs up these volunteer groups in a couple of important ways.

A part-time operations manager is on site every day, mainly in the morning to make sure the volunteers have all they need in terms of basic food supplies, equipment etc. The manager also makes sure our store room and cool room are well stocked and the generous supplies of bread and fruit and vegetables are collected.

We also have a cleaner who makes sure the kitchen is pristine and also sees to the toilet block and outdoor areas.

A management committee seeks to keep on top of longer-term planning and development issues as well as additional fund-raising.


Altar Setup and Service

Lots happens behind the scenes to create beautiful services. This is a good mix between behind-the-scene roles through set up and organizing, or assisting during Mass.

Facilities and Administrative Support

Speaking of things that happen “in the background”… This ministry is all about administrative projects (requiring varying degrees of skill), or building setup, teardown and maintenance. If you enjoy hands-on tasks, computer work or helping to organize then this is the place for you.

Choir and Audio Visual

Central to serving here are uplifting voices and technical know how. If you can sing or have a knack for computers and/or an interest in operating sound equipment we would love to talk to you.


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Community Outreach

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Food and Social

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Children and Youth:

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