Ministries

St. Vincent de Paul Conference. Members join with others in our local community to deepen their commitment to living a Christian life in service to those in our community who are in crisis and those who need a fair go.

Contact: Tim Simpson

Catechists. Visiting Croydon Public School and teaching children religious education from Kindergarten to year 6. One hour per week during school days, usually on Thursday morning. New catechists are always welcome.

Contact: Suzanne Miceli

Children liturgy. During Sunday 10.00 am Mass the children are taken to a classroom where the Word of God of the day is proclaimed to them on their level, using whatever mean are appropriate e.g. colouring, playing etc. New helpers are always welcome.

Contact: Suzanne Miceli

Youth Ministry. Various activities for various ages on weekly basis. See our 'Youth' section on this site. Surge Youth is aimed at High Scholers while Elevate is for 18+

Contact: Eliza Kerklaan

Sacramental programs. At Holy Innocents Parish we have adopted Parish Based Sacramental Programs. These are usually done in groups of parents of children preparing for the sacraments, meeting in the hall or in their own houses. A skilled group leader, a faith filled parishioner, chairs the meeting. There are usually four sessions for these sacraments: Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation. New helpers and group leaders are always welcome.

Contact: Suzanne Miceli

Companions on the Journey. Caring and supporting parishioners experiencing loss of a family member or being incapacitated due to old age or sickness. New members are always welcome.

Contact: Annette Stilsby

Church cleaning. Parishioners helping out in keeping our church neat and tidy. A roster exists with a rotation time of 9 weeks. It takes around 1 hour for a couple of people to vacuum the carpet and dust the benches. Every parishioner should take part in this roster at least for a year or so. Anyone available to join please contact the Parish Office.

Altar society. A group of dedicated parishioners to embellish the altar with floral decorations. Few teams participate in a roster with rotation time of 8 weeks. New members are always welcome. To join please contact the Parish Office.

Altar servers. Assisting the priest during the mass. A roster exists with rotation time of around 3 weeks. Altar servers are accepted after their first holy communion. Senior altar servers acting as MC (Master of Ceremony) are especially in need.

Instructions: "INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALTAR SERVERS" - Download

Contact: Suzanne Miceli, Parish office

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Assisting priest to distribute Holy Communion or taking communion to those who cannot come to Mass such as elderly or sick people. A roster exists with rotation of around 5 week. New members are always welcome.

Instructions:

"Communion of the sick" for prayers when giving communion outside Mass - Download
"Notes for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion" - Download

Contact: Suzanne Miceli, Parish office

Lectors. Ministering at the Liturgy of the Word, reading 1st reading, responsorial psalm, 2nd reading and prayers of the faithful. A roster exists with rotation of around 13 weeks. New lectors are always welcome.

See attached file "Notes for Lectors"

Contact: Parish office

Italian Charismatic Prayer Group. Members meet every Thursday.

Contact: Maria Germano

Divine Mercy Prayer Group. Meet every Friday after Mass.

Contact: Vicki Micalizzi