Ministries, Groups and Volunteers.
There are many ways we can experience and bring Christ’s love to our community. Our Parish endeavours to reach out to all. In particular, we wish to show our faith and love in action by contributing to everyone with their faith development, as well as their physical and social needs. This directory lists the Parish groups, some of which may be of interest to you or your family. Please call the Office on 9484 1427 or use the email form at the bottom to contact the group leader for the area of your interest.
New to the Parish, or wishing to be involved? We know that when you move it takes some time to settle into the area. We would like to welcome you into the St Agatha’s Parish community. Please don’t hesitate to email us or drop into the Callahan Centre and introduce yourself to the members of the Parish team. We could facilitate an introduction into one of our groups or ministries if you like.
If you have an idea for an additional need in our Parish, please feel free to bring it to our attention. Also, if you have been ‘out of circulation’ for a while, as can happen in our busy society, please feel free to contact one of the appropriate groups below. You are most welcome to re-connect with us through the Callaghan Centre or complete the online form below.
Fr Raphael Kimaro, AJ, Parish Priest.
Parish Pastoral Council:
A group of parishioners elected to help develop the Parish as a Christian community. This group of nominated women and men meet each month and set the agenda to meet current and future needs of the parish. Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
Altar (Mass) preparation:
Families are rostered monthly to prepare the altar for Mass and ensure all liturgical ministers have arrived.
Contact: Amelia Pereira
Assist at Sunday Masses every 2 –3 weeks
Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
Takes care of the sanctuary and sacristy.
Contact: Joan Corbett
A parallel form of Liturgy of the Word is oﬀered for primary school children at the 9am and 10.30am Mass on Sundays during school term. Contact: Parish Oﬃce:9484 1427
Assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at Sunday and weekday Masses and take Communion to the sick and housebound. Contact: Parish Oﬃce:9484 1427
The music ministry provides music for Sunday Mass and, where appropriate, the Sacramental Program. It also provides support, resources and training in selecting appropriate liturgical music and using resources such as audio-visual projection, microphones and music licenses. To find further information, see the Music Ministers Resouce page on this website.
Join a music group for Sunday Mass: Jennifer Bannon:
Resources & Training: Peter Bowron
Two readers are rostered on each weekend Mass to proclaim the Liturgy of the Word. Contact: Parish Oﬃce:9484 1427
Organise the collection of money for weekend Masses. Contact: Parish Oﬃce:9484 1427
Pious Goods Store:
Opens after 7.30am, 9am and 10.30am Masses on Sunday. Please contact the Parish Oﬃce if you need to purchase an item during business hours. Contact: Parish Oﬃce:9484 1427
Gospel Reﬂection Group:
Informal small discussion, prayer and sharing. Contact: Anne Bailey:9484 1427
Assist with faith education classes in government primary schools. Contact: Tina Muscat:9484 1427
Excellent books for borrowing.Contact: Gloria McGrath
To learn about and experience new forms of prayer. Contact: Trish Panton
Adult Sacramental Program – Rite of Initiation for Adults (RCIA):
A faith journey for adults considering joining our Catholic community (in small groups). See our page on this website or Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
A faith journey for children and their families joining our Catholic community. Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
The preparation for reception of the Sacraments is a Parish family centred program. See our pages on this website. For children’s sacramental program including Conﬁrmation, Reconciliation & Eucharist: please contact: Tina Muscat: 9484 1427
For Adult preparation and reception of the Sacraments for full communion with the Catholic Faith, please see the RCIA page on this web site or Contact: the Parish Office for a relaxed discussion, Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427.
Social Justice Group:
Concerned with social justice issues in our society. Contact: Noela Kelman.
Legion of Mary:
Meet each week to pray the rosary and to read and discuss together; reach out to others with visits & other good works. Contact: Marie & John Fernando.
Groups of families gather once a month to enjoy a social occasion and to gradually develop supportive relationships. Contact: Margaret & John Tibbetts.
A get-together each Wednesday for senior members of our Parish. Contact: Gloria McGrath.
Share a Meal:
The men of the Parish meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon and the ladies of the Parish meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12noon. Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
55 & Over Friendship Group:
We meet every couple of months for social outings, and other activities. Details in the Parish bulletin or on the notices section in this website. Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
Majellan Play Group (0-4yrs):
For the children a time for play and craft activities; for the parents an opportunity for conversation and companionship. Contact: Fiona MacFarlane or Annalisa Dwyer.
Mission beyond Parish:
Matthew Talbot Hostel:
Feeds many homeless men in the inner city daily. Contact: Greg Hargreaves: 9484 9264
Getting to know you:
Social visit to those wishing companionship, to those in hospital/ or requiring the occasional helping hand (e.g. transport to parish activities).Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
St Vincent de Paul:
Helps those in need on a personal basis. If you would like to be involved or need assistance please contact the Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
Greet parishioners at our liturgies. Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
Appointed by the Parish Priest to assist in the ﬁnancial management of the Parish. Contact: Parish Oﬃce: 9484 1427
Process envelopes and Sunday Mass collections every week. Contact: Parish Office: 9484 1427.