THE PARISH OF BAULKHAM HILLS

PARISH GROUPS

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ with love, respect, justice and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society

Provides assistance to individuals and families in need within the parish “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, protect the rights of those who are destitute. Speak out and pronounce a sentence of justice, defend the cause of the needy and the poor.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)

Meet weekly at Parish Centre

Contact the Parish office for more details

Ministry of Acolyte

An Acolyte assists the priests and deacons at the Mass and other public services of the Church. The Acolyte has a particular role in preparing the altar and the sacred vessels.

Each candidate will receive specific training before serving at Mass.

If you are interested in serving as an Acolyte

Please contact the Parish office for more details

Minister of the Eucharist

This ministry involves men and women in giving Communion to the assembly.

It may also involve taking Communion to the elderly and sick, either at home or in a nursing home.

Each candidate will receive specific training before serving at Mass.

If you are interested in serving as a Eucharistic minister

Please contact the Parish office for more details

Altar Server

This ministry involves young males and females to serve in the sanctuary, in areas pertaining to the altar and the lectern under the direction of an Acolyte.

Each candidate will receive specific training before serving at Mass.

If you are interested in serving as an Altar Server

Please contact the Parish office for more details

Catechist

SRE Teachers or Catechists from the parish attend state public schools during the school term to teach Catholic scripture for up to 1 hour per week.

Catechists will receive specific training before commencing duties.

If you are interested in becoming a Catechist

Please contact the Parish office for more details

Children's Liturgy at St Michael's

Children’s Liturgy is a special celebration of the weekly liturgy for children. It involves children leaving the Sunday assembly during Liturgy of the Word and gathering elsewhere and celebrating a separate Liturgy of the Word which is more appropriate to their level of understanding. During this short time away from the main congregation, children examine the weekly Gospel reading through discussion, prayer, music, drama, art and craft. The children then rejoin their families to continue the celebration of Mass. These sessions are led by volunteers from the Parish. The aim of the Children’s Liturgy is to make the regular liturgy more accessible to children, and also to prepare them to participate fully in regular masses.

At Str Michael’s, our Children’s Liturgy program operates during the 10:00am Sunday Mass, within school terms. For more information about the program, or to enquire about becoming a volunteer in this important ministry, please contact Louise van Gend via the Parish Office.

St Michaels

During 10am Sunday mass during School Terms

Phone: (02) 9639 0598

Email: admin@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

Our Lady of Lourdes

During 9:30am Sunday mass during School Terms

Phone: (02) 9639 8385

Email: olol@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

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