parish ministries

Our Ministries’ Members have the choice of joining one of the following ministries to help around the Parish. If you are already a Member in any of those ministries please view your roster below. Thank you for your time and effort.

New volunteers please contact the Parish Office for more details about joining any of the ministries.

Hospitality Ministries:

Why do we have welcomers/monitors and refreshment ministries?

As a welcoming parish we love to greet visitors at the door with a smile, show and assist them to the seats, show them to the toilets, grab a glass of water or a tissue if needed.

Offering refreshments after mass is a very rewarding ministry. The smiles and thanks you are getting when passing the cup of coffee with a biscuit will make your day. It always comes with a chat: how are you going/how is the family? Feeding the kids between their sacramental session and mass starting will make you new friends and getting to know their parents. In the bible we find Peter saying: 1 Peter 4:9–10 NIV Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Our Parish Vision is: To know, love and serve Jesus by sharing our gifts through our baptismal mission.

What is your gift you want to share with our parish community?

Welcomers / Monitors’ Ministry

Description of ministry

Welcomers provide a friendly public face to the congregation.  They provide a key role as the first point of contact for visitors and first time attendees to the church.

Monitors are required to ensure the Parish complies with mandated state Covid rules.

Monitor tasks:

  1.  Arrive 30 minutes before Mass. Collaborate with the monitors and wardens to ensure all task are performed.
  2.  Sign in with QR with your own phone, put on mask and use sanitiser.
  3.  Before you start, familiarise yourself with current COVID directives. If unsure check with the parish office.
  4.  Check QR codes, sanitiser, counter, spare masks, tissues, church mobile are on table (look on kitchen bench and cupboard for more supplies).
  5.  Prepare the cleaning sheets for altar servers, musicians and cleaning. Follow the instructions on the monitor sheet. At the end of mass ensure all sheets are complete and put on the table in the meeting room.
  6.  Open inside doors to church while outside doors stay locked. Encourage choir and altar servers to lock doors behind them when coming early to practise.
  7.  When all monitors are in their place with phones at table and counter at inside door let parishioners in.
  8.  Open the 2 sets of double doors so no one has to touch the door handles.
  9.  Encourage signing in with QR under portico/check QR sign in. Greet and welcome each person as they arrive and offer assistance if anyone needs help.
  10. Encourage using sanitiser and advise on sitting in pews with green stickers.
  11. Count how many people have entered the church and if capacity is reached, set up chairs under the portico for people to sit on.
  12. Check no one is sitting in pews with stickers saying DON’T SIT HERE.
  13. One monitor to organise money collection (choose 4-6 collectors who have to wear gloves and mask while collecting, put money in collection boxes in foyer.
  14. After mass open all doors including side doors (at 9.30am Mass) and direct parishioners out from the back pews first after last hymn finishes.
  15. Discourage loitering in foyer or front of church. Parishioners who want to talk to Father should be directed to meeting room.
  16. Offer bulletins to take home.
  17. Make sure all sanitising and cleaning including church, foyer and toilets is done and appropriate papers are signed.

Thank you for your service
For any enquiries contact parish office 0434 705 176

Monitors 6 pm SaturdayVIEW
Monitors 9.30 am SundayVIEW
Monitors 5 pm SundayVIEW
  • For any enquiries please contact parish office 0434 705 176

Refreshments Ministry

AFTER MASS REFRESHMENTS

MINISTRY REGULATIONS
• No children under 12 y in kitchen while serving coffee/tea
• Wear your nametag
• Keep kitchen doors closed while handling food and drinks
• Set up table in foyer/outside with biscuits and cakes,
cordial/juice and plastic cups (not in front of kitchen window)
• Before opening new biscuit packs check tins and containers for
open packs
• Milk (check expiry date) and sugar will be served by you with the
coffee or tea! No self-serve!
• Use disposable gloves when handling food plus mask when
serving.
• Use tongs for serving food
• 1 person to serve coffee and tea from the kitchen and 1 or 2
serve from the cake table
• Make sure kettle/urn is on before Mass.
• Put everything back in cupboard after use
• Cups and plates to be washed thoroughly with hot soapy water,
rinsed and dried before placed on shelf
• Clean table and floor in kitchen and foyer/outside and switch off
kettle/urn, remove garbage including recycle garbage
• TXT me for supplies that need refill
• If you are unable to do your roster service, please find a
replacement or let Beatrix 0422 925 337 or the parish office on
0434 705 176. Thank you.
• Training will be provided
• For any enquiries contact Beatrix on 0422 925 337

Refreshments 6 pm SaturdayVIEW
Refreshments 9.30 am SundayVIEW
Refreshments 5 pm SundayVIEW

Flower Arranging Ministry

Description of Ministry

Flowers are required mainly for the Altar and on the side of Our Lady Statue and St. Joseph Statue.  Additional flowers may be placed in front of the Altar or the entrance for special occasions.

Tasks:

  1.  Bring the previous week pots and flowers to the Flower arranging room.
  2.  Clean the pots and throw all rotten flowers and keep the good flowers and greenery.
  3.  Plan the design of the two main Altar flowers so they would be nearly the same.  Greenery can be found in the vicinity of the church from Palm and other trees leaves.
  4.  Check the sponges inside the pots and make sure they are wet enough to go for a week time.
  5.  Design the two pots and place them carefully on the Altar.
  6.  Use remaining flowers to finish the two other pots or vases which will go on the right and left.
    If there was no flowers available, the artificial flowers can be used.
  7.  Upon finishing the above, the flower arranger/s is/are to collect the leaves that fell on the altar and any other place within the church. If necessary vacuum.
  8.  Clean all the used tools in the flower arranging room and keep in their designated place. Should not change location of tools or artificial flowers without notifying the office.
  9.  Throw the old flowers and greenery in the specified green Garbage bin outside.
    Any plastic wrapping from the flowers can be thrown in the rubbish bin.
  10.  Vacuum the floor and clean the basin.

Skills:
Does not require previous arranging skills. We recommend the arrangers to have some
gardening gloves and a gardening apron (some flowers have colour that can transfer to
the clothes)
Thank you for your service.
For more information and training contact parish office 0434 705 176

Flower Arranging RosterVIEW

Church Cleaning Ministry

Description of Ministry

Church cleaners provide a key role in the tidiness and upkeep of the inside of the church.

Tasks:

Some tips for the Ministry Member
(The vacuum cleaners, dusters, and other cleaning goods are in the lower cupboard
in the kitchen)

  1.  Start by putting up all the kneelers and pick up rubbish that the vacuums can’t collect; dust/wipe down kneelers and arm rests.
  2.  Dust/wipe windowsills and clean windows and glass doors.
  3.  Two people can start vacuuming on either side of church. Power points are located on the back and side walls.
  4.  Clean the confessional rooms, then proceed to the seats and that way meet in the middle.
  5.  Clean candle offering area and dispose of wax and used candles.
  6.  Use disinfectant provided to wipe the back of all chairs.
  7.  Clean out the vacuum cleaner and return to the storage area.
  8.  Pack away cleaning products and dispose of cloths.

Bless you all for being faithful to this very important ministry 😊
Training will be provided
For any enquiries contact the Parish Office 0434 705 176.

Church Vacuuming RosterVIEW

Church Foyer Ministry

Church Foyer RosterVIEW

Money Counters’ Ministry

Money Counters RosterVIEW

Liturgy Ministries:

Readers’ Ministry

Readers 6 pm SaturdayVIEW
Readers 9.30 am SundayVIEW
Readers 5 pm SundayVIEW

Altar Servers

Altar Servers Ministry consists of Adult Altar Servers and Junior Altar Servers. Due to COVID 19 restrictions we have only one Adult Altar Server for each mass.

Altar Servers RosterVIEW

Children Liturgy of the word

Children’s Liturgy RosterVIEW

Appeal for Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leaders

We are appealing for members of our parish to please consider joining our Children’s Liturgy of the Word team. In recent years, we have lost many of our helpers and are down to a small number of dedicated volunteers. As with any ministry, the ideal would be to have enough volunteers so everyone would only be on the roster twice a term.
You can volunteer to just assist or you can begin as an assistant and progress to leading the Liturgy.
A typical session includes reading the scriptures, discussing the Gospel message in two groups (younger children group and an older children group), singing the Creed and saying a kid friendly version of the Prayers of the Faithful. If time allows, we finish with a colouring or activity sheet. The whole session takes 20 mins or so and there is a PowerPoint display that guides you. It is not as hard or scary as people may think and everyone is welcome!
Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Music Ministry

Music Ministry of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.