Ministries

At Ss Peter and Paul’s parish, there are many ministries where parishioners can actively get involved in. If you would like to assist in any of the ministries below, contact the parish pastoral worker at Cheryl.tay@cam.org.au or ring the parish office at 9842 1480.
 
Liturgical Ministries

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee assists the Parish Priest in enriching the liturgy for the parish community. These include preparing special liturgies and the church environment for selected liturgical events and feasts.
 
Rosters are also prepared for parishioners taking on the roles of commentators, readers, data operators and communion ministers at mass.
 
The parish has active music ministries for all masses and are constantly recruiting choir members and musicians.
 

Children’s Liturgy

The Children’s Liturgy Ministry seeks to bring the Word of God to children, in a relaxed environment, and at a level where they can relate God’s teaching to their daily lives.
Children’s Liturgy is held in conjunction with the Sunday 11.15am mass, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. After a blessing by the Priest, volunteer liturgical leaders lead the children to the narthex to listen to the day’s Gospel reading. The leaders explain the reading and engages the children in a discussion on how it links to their daily lives. This is followed by craft, music or other relevant activities.

 
Sacristan and altar servers
This ministry plays the important role of preparing the church for mass and assisting the priest during mass. The Sacristan in particular, prepares the church for mass and communion service throughout the week. The Sacristan also supports the parish priest in preparing for school masses and funerals at the parish.

 

Junior Altar Servers

The altar servers’ primary role is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass, including carrying the processional candle(s), holding the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, and assisting the priest when he receives the gifts from the people.
 
Junior altar servers serve alongside adult altar servers at Saturday evening mass and Sunday morning masses. Children, both boys and girls, who have received their First Holy Communion, are welcome to participate in this Ministry. They will undergo a training session conducted by the Parish Priest and/or Sacristan, as well as mentoring by adult altar servers.
 
Participation in the Ministry of Junior Altar Servers is a wonderful avenue of fostering the spiritual growth of young children and teenagers. Register your child(ren)’s interest by emailing Cheryl at ssppjraltarserver@gmail.com or download and fill in the form and submit it to the parish office.
 
 
Welcoming Committee
This group of parishioners are the smiling and welcoming faces you’ll see as you enter the parish for mass on weekends. They welcome and greet, and hand out the parish newsletter to parishioners and visitors coming to mass, to encourage a sense of community and belonging.
 
Hospitality
A dedicated group of parishioners, this ministry prepares morning tea for parishioners after 8am and 11.15am mass on Sundays, and after special masses such as Christmas Midnight mass.
 
Communion Ministers to the Sick
This group takes communion to and prays with people in their homes, aged care facilities and Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital.
 
Money Counters
Members of this Ministry count collections from masses on a rostered basis.
 
Visitation Group
Members of this group visit the sick and lonely and families of recently bereaved on a needs basis. They also visit new members of the parish to make them feel welcome.
 
Maintenance
A small group of dedicated parishioners takes care of maintenance issues in relation to the parish and presbytery.
 
Piety Stall
Volunteers run the piety stall after Saturday 6pm Vigil mass and Sun 8am and 11.15am mass.
 
Social Committee
Members of the committee get together to organize social events for the parish community such as our parish feast day lunch, trivia night, and Christmas community event.
 
Grief Support
Members of the committee offer assistance bereaved families in their preparations for the funeral mass if required and visit them after to provide support. They also put together an annual morning tea for bereaved families and assist with All Soul’s day mass at the parish.