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.
Please find listed below a current list of ministries/activities in our Parish. Volunteers with diverse talents are always welcome. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to become actively involved in one of the ministries below on 9874 2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org or send us your details via New To Parish page.
ST.KEVIN’S YOUTH GROUP
Youth Group: Meets every 2nd Saturday after the Vigil Mass 6:30-8pm- for students in Year 6-Year 9.
Young Adult Group: Meets every 2nd Sunday before Mass 4:30-6pm – for students in Year 10 up to 30 years of age.
Cleaning & laundering sacramental items in the Church.
A dedicated team of catechists serve our Catholic families in our public schools at Eastwood and Carlingford Primary Schools. Lessons are conducted once per week and training and resources are available.
Rehearsals are held weekly in the Church.
During the 9:00am Sunday Mass in school terms. Children are escorted to the Parish Hall by the Parent Co-ordinators and split into two groups; 3 – 6 yrs & 7 and up. They celebrate the Liturgy of the Word, and return to the Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Mondays – from 8:00am for an hour. Assist with counting money from our collections. You will be rostered on about once per month.
A free exercise class is held for parishioners of St Kevin’s on Tuesdays at 4:15pm in the Haseler Centre.
FOSK (Friends of St Kevin)
The FOSK morning tea is held on the 1st Sunday of the month immediately after the 9:00am Mass outside the Church.
Meets every 2 months. Assists Parish Priest with all financial matters relating to the operation, maintenance and planning of our Parish.
For children in Year 3 & above who have already made their First Communion. Children are rostered on approximately once every four weeks.
Please contact the Parish Office if you can offer your services as a singer or musician.
PARISH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Meets every 2 months. The purposes of this Council are:
• Discerning what the real needs are in the parish and the community, endeavouring to involve the whole of the parish in the work of the church;
• Co-ordinating activities of parish organisations;
• Being a means of fostering a sense of community;
• Being a vehicle of communication between the laity, religious and clergy.
St Kevin’s Playgroup is a parish and community based group. It is organised and funded by its members on a voluntary basis. There is a variety of free play, craft, games, painting, play dough and a story and singing time for the children. There is morning tea for both children and adults. It is a lovely way to enjoy a morning out with your child in the company of other parents and grandparents.
Playgroup meets on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm during school terms in the Haseler Centre (Parish Hall).
OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL ROSARY & NOVENA PRAYERS
Tuesday 7:00pm – 7:30pm (Holy Family Chapel in the Church).
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is the process by which adults become Catholics. It reaches a climax on Holy Saturday night during the Easter Liturgy. If you’ve never been baptised, or if you are a baptised member of another Christian denomination and would like to find out more about the Catholic faith; or if you’re a Catholic who would like to learn more about the faith, you’re welcome!.
Rosters completed every 4 months. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.
Assist the priest in carrying out their Eucharistic ministry. Rosters completed every 4 months. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.
During the year outings to theatre, day trips etc are organised for parishioners and friends. Details of upcoming events will appear in the Parish News section.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Meets weekly in the Meeting Room in the Parish Office.
Assist with the collections during Mass on the weekends. Rosters completed every 3 months. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.