St Luke’s Parish Ministry Directory


We are an active parish which relies on the volunteers from within to help. Each Ministry is an invitation and an opportunity to serve and to be involved in the Parish community.

If you are interested in any of the ministries please contact the Parish Office on (02) 9773 9065 or send us your details via the ‘Volunteerpage.


Acolytes and Senior Servers

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: This Ministry involves:

 -Preparing the Altar for Mass (water, wine, candles, hosts, etc.)

-Directing the Altar Servers

-Liaising with Projectionists, Musicians and Readers

-Assisting the Priest/s during Mass

-Packing up after Mass

-Occasionally assisting at Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms

-Occasionally bringing Communion to homes/hospital/aged care

Acolytes and Senior Servers meet if/when the Priest requests a meeting.

Contact: Alex Moubarak


 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: This Ministry involves spending time with the Blessed Sacrament, during which time you can pray for others and self. Remember Jesus’ teachings: “Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened” (Mt 7:7).

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction each Tuesday evening from 6-7 pm and each Saturday morning after the 9:15 am Mass, with Benediction at 10 am. There are also special times in the year for Adoration – these are advertised in the Parish Bulletin.

Contact: Parish Office


Aged Care

-Beechwood

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Christian Spirituality.

Description: Volunteers visit and take Communion to the Catholic residents of Beechwood Nursing Home. Volunteers also pray for those in Beechwood who are unable to receive Communion. Mass is celebrated at Beechwood once a month.

Contact: Parish Office  

-Holy Spirit

Description:  Volunteers visit and take Communion to the Catholic residents of Holy Spirit Aged Care. Volunteers are also involved in social activities with residents of the Holy Spirit. Mass is celebrated at Holy Spirit once a month.

Holy Spirit Contact: Maria Reynolds 


Bereavement Support Group

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Christian Spirituality.

Description: To provide care and compassion to those who have experienced the loss of loved ones. Appointments are arranged with the families to organise funeral services.

Contact: Parish Office


Buildings and Grounds

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description of Services: The care of the buildings and grounds of the Parish. Frank Burke is our project manager who assists and coordinates maintenance and projects pertaining to maintenance, building and Church property.

Contact: Parish Office


Children’s Liturgy

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Christian Spirituality.

Description: To help convey the Gospel to the children of the Parish in a simplified example.

Contact: Amanda Rosario


Cleaners

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: Volunteers are rostered to clean the Church every week on a 5-week roster system.

Contact: Parish Office


Communications

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: The weekend bulletin contains the relevant notices of our Parish. Also, notices are posted on the Parish noticeboard outside the Sacristy.

Contact: Parish Office


Endowment and Planned Giving

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: The Endowment and Planned Giving Program allow Parishioners to support the Church financially on a regular basis. This ongoing contribution funds the building, maintenance and activities of the Parish.

Contact: Parish Office


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: The Eucharist Ministers distribute Communion during Mass. Ministers collect a cross before Mass so the Acolyte can identify how many Ministers can assist during the Mass. Those wishing to become Ministers undertake training and are commissioned for this Ministry.

Contact: Parish Office


Floral Arrangers

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: The Floral Arrangers decorate the Church every week with floral arrangements to enhance the Altar and welcoming of the Church.

Contact: Coordinator needed (contact Parish for more details)

Phone: (02) 9773 9065


Finance Committee

Description: As per Canon Law, the Finance Committee has the duty of offering the Parish Priest advice and guidance on all matters of Parish expenditure.  John Tesoriero currently maintains financial issues and report. The Finance Committee will consist of two representatives from Revesby, Panania and Revesby Heights.

Contact: Parish Office


Hospitality

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: The Hospitality ministry involves the buying of goods and the preparation of the Parish Centre for morning tea after the 9 am Mass on Sunday. Volunteers are rostered a few times a year.

Contact: Monica Taylor


Lectors (Mass Readers)

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: The Lectors commentate before Mass and read from the Bible during Mass. Lectors meet 1-2 times per year in the Church at the discretion of the Lectors’ Coordinator.

Contact: Tony Sartor


Legion of Mary

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Faith Formation.

Description: The Legion of Mary admits active and auxiliary members. The former attend a weekly meeting and are allocated work which contributes to the work of the Parish; such as visiting the sick, acting as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and leading state school scripture lessons. Auxiliary members support with their prayers, the work of the Legion.

Contact 1: Emily Burns

Contact 2: Marie Mcloughlin


Life Ascending Australia

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Christian Spirituality.

Description: Life Ascending is a member of an International Christian Movement for those in their Retired & Semi-Retired years and it is based on three qualities of life. It offers friendship and spirituality to older people helping them to deepen or recover their faith, with absolute confidence in God. To achieve these ends most members meet regularly within Parish Life Ascending groups. Others known as Associates share all the other benefits, being part of a powerhouse of prayer, receiving the Life Ascending Newsletter three or four times per year, and meeting other members at Reflection Days, Retreats and other gatherings.

Contact: Roy Cooke


Linen

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: The Linen ministry involves cleaning the used Altar Linen each week. This ministry operates on a roster system, with each person taking it in turns to clean the Altar Linen.

Contact: Annette Dobson


Money Counters/Wardens

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Service

Description: Count money from collections every Sunday from 8:15 am to 9:30 am. Wardens ask Parishioners to assist with collections during Mass. The 1st Collection is allocated to support the needs of the Priests of the Parish. 2nd collection is allocated to support the maintenance and buildings for the Parish.

Contact: Richard Dobson


Musicians

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: Musicians lead in singing and in playing music at our weekend Masses. Musicians schedule their own meetings to practice their Church hymns. One musician from each group currently provides the list of hymns that will be played to the Projectionist Coordinator (for the slides) and the Parish Secretary (for Copyright purposes).

Musicians generally play and sing during the following parts of Mass: Entrance, Offertory, Communion, Reflection and Recession.

Contact: Lucy Do


Parish Catechists

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Faith Formation.

Description: This Ministry teaches Catholic scripture to students in public schools (currently 4 schools). Catechists hold meetings on the first Thursday of the month in the Parish Centre to provide support and guidance to one another.

Contact: Lorraine Patrick


Parish Prayer Network

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Faith Formation.

Description: A prayer group who is committed to praying for those who send prayer requests. Members can pray at any time of the day using whatever form of prayer. Members do not meet to pray. Members usually hold an annual Mass where all are welcome.

Contact: Catherine Everett


Piety Stall

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Stewardship.

Description: The Piety Stall sells religious gifts in the back foyer of the Church after Mass. This allows Parishioners to conveniently buy religious goods without needing to travel.

Contact: Parish Office


Projectionists

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: Projectionists setup and control the PowerPoint slides on the projectors during the weekend Masses (Saturday 6:00 pm, Sunday 7:30 am, Sunday 9:00 am and Sunday 6:00 pm).

Where there is no music or musicians are unable to control the projectors, a projectionist will assist by setting up the projectors and laptop, navigating through the slides during Mass, and packing up the projectors and laptop.

Projectionists receive complete training and have access to a reference guide in the Sacristy. They also have support throughout their involvement in this Ministry.

Contact: Parish Office


Right to Life (NSW) Incorporated

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Service.

Description: Right to Life promotes life from conception to death. Members meet in the Parish Centre every 2 months.

Contact: Elizabeth Ambrose


Rite of Christian Initiation of  Adults (RCIA)

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Faith Formation.

Description: Baptism of Adults and Older Children
Adults who are interested in becoming Catholic participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).  Children over the age of 6 participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children.

Contact: Parish Office


Sacramental Team

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Faith Formation.

Description: The Sacraments of Reconciliation (Year 3 and above), Eucharist (Year 3 and above) and Confirmation (Year 6 and above) are offered to the children of the Parish and local schools who wish to continue their faith journey within the Catholic Church.

Contact: Margaret Hill (Sacramental Co-ordinator)


Social Club

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Life.

Description: Fortnightly on Thursday’s a group of members gather in the Parish/School hall to share friendship and activities in a social environment.

Contact: Jan Dougherty


Social Gatherings/Dinners

Parish Council Portfolio: Parish Events.

Description: Opportunity to meet in a social environment to strengthen the Parish Community.

Contact: Geoff Mullins


St Vincent de Paul Society

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Christian Spirituality.

Description: The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor, with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society. In the local Parish the main focus of the Society is:

– To assist people who are unemployed or underemployed by conducting home visits, and providing company and assistance with food and utility bills

– To assist with providing emergency shelter and housing

– To raise money and/or provisions to help those in need

Contact: Peter Griffith


Vietnamese Community

Parish Council Portfolio: Commission for Parish Life.

Description: The Vietnamese Community celebrates Mass at St Luke’s each Sunday at 11a m and on special occasions, such as Feast Days, Holy Week and Christmas. The Vietnamese Community also engage in a number of social activities throughout the year.

Contact: Joe Pham