Ministries – Get Involved!

If you would like to become actively involved in our Parish by sharing your time and talents, please consider one of the groups below, and contact the Parish Office.

PARISH COUNCIL
Meets monthly. The purposes of this Council are:
• Discerning what the real needs are in the parish and the community;
• Co-ordinating activities of parish organisations;
• Endeavouring to involve the whole of the parish in the work of the church;
• Being a means of fostering a sense of community;
• Being a vehicle of communication between the laity, religious and clergy;
• Evaluating its projects.

ALTAR SERVERS
For children in Yr 3 & above who have already made their First Holy Communion. Children are rostered on approximately once every four weeks.

ALTAR SOCIETY
Cleaning & laundering sacramental items in the Church.

CATECHISTS
Dedicated catechists serve our Catholic families in our public schools - Lane Cove Primary, Lane Cove West Primary, & Greenwich Primary Schools.

CHOIR
Rehearsals on Wednesday nights in the Church from 7:30pm.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
During the 9:30am Sunday Mass in school terms. Children are escorted to the Parish Hall 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.

COUNTERS
Mondays – 8:45am for one hour. Assist with counting money from our collections. You will be rostered on about once per month.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Meets every 2 months. Assists Parish Priest with all financial matters relating to the operation, maintenance and planning of the Parish.

GARDENING TEAM
Maintain the Church grounds, and landscaping of the gardens.

GREETERS
Greet people at the Church entrance before weekend Masses, and hand out the Parish bulletin.

MUSICIANS
Please contact the Parish Office if you can offer your services as a singer or musician.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the process by which adults become Catholics, has been a regular feature of parish life at St Michael’s. 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! The RCIA will commence again later in the year and we meet weekly (except during school holidays).  For further information, please contact the Parish Office.

LECTORS (READERS AT MASS)
Rosters completed every 3 months. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.

SACRISTANS
Prepare the altar for Masses & Funerals.

SENIOR SERVERS
Rosters completed every 3 months. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.

SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP

The group aims to make a difference to members of our immediate and wider community. The group meets monthly to focus on refugees, homelessness, domestic violence and broader social justice issues.

The St Michael's volunteers support Teresa House established by Cana Communities in Redfern. The house provides crisis accommodation and our volunteers operate the house on Thursday evenings and overnight. Volunteers to support Theresa House are welcome and receive comprehensive training.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Meets every second Tuesday night in the Parish Hall from 7:00pm. For more information contact Denis Morris ph 9428 2939.

VISITING THE SICK/HOUSEBOUND
Our Parish has pastoral responsibility for six Nursing Homes, Greenwich & Longueville Hospitals, and around 40 private residences to visit and administer Holy Communion each week. We rely on volunteers to assist with this Ministry and are always looking for caring and reliable parishioners - even if you can only spare 1 or 2 hours a week. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.

WARDENS AT WEEKEND MASSES
Assist with the collections during Mass. Rosters completed every 3 months. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to participate.

 

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Weekend Mass Times

St Michael's Church, Lane Cove
Vigil (Saturday) - 6pm
Sunday - 9:30am & 6pm

Mary Help of Christians Chapel, Greenwich
Sunday - 8am

Saint Ignatius' Chapel, Riverview
Sunday - 7:30am

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