Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

Ministers of the Word: Proclaiming the Holy Scriptures at Mass on a rostered basis.

Altar & Eucharistic Ministries: Adult servers and junior servers prepare for Mass and assist the priest during the Mass. Extraordinary ministers distribute holy communion under both kinds.

Music Ministry: Team to lead the community in sung parts of the Mass and hymns.

Children's Liturgy: During school terms parents help children understand the gospel and pray with the children.

Ministry to the Sick: Parishioners take holy communion to the sick, housebound and help people attend the Mass of Anointing.

Welcomers/Wardens: Welcoming people to Mass and assisting with collections.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults supports those wishing to be received into the Church at Easter with a journey over several months. Parishioner team support is vital.

St Mark's School: Faith development between school families, the parish community and involvement in family Mass Sunday several times a year.

 

Parish Groups

Parish Pastoral Council: Members serve in a collaborative ministry with the parish priest.

Liturgy Committee: Prepares ahead for the liturgical life of the parish.

Finance Committee: Supports the parish priest with financial matters and future planning and budgeting for now and into the future.

Catechists: Parishioners teach scripture at Drummoyne Public School weekly.

Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist & Confirmation: Parish-based preparation happens in small home groups with the support of parents.

Catholic Women's League: Meets monthly for discussion and prayer. Supports Church charities and provides a social and intellectual forum for women's issues. CWL is a state, national and internationally connected organisation in the Church.

On Lion Magazine: Parish magazine produced three or four times a year.

 

Outreach Groups

St Vincent de Paul: Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday evening and visits people in need with food supplies.

St Canice's Kitchen: Serves meals on a Sunday on a rostered basis at St Canice's Parish Darlinghurst.

Macquarie Hospital Group: Prepares and serves morning tea to patients.

Youth: Reaching out to our youth supporting them through social, spiritual and friendship opportunities, assisting with activities and youth Masses.

Prayer Network: Praying for the needs of others.

Italian Ladies' Prayer Group: Tuesdays at 1:30 pm in the parish centre.

Charismatic Prayer Group: Thursday evenings in a local home.

Sunshine Club: Long-standing seniors' group that meets for lunch locally.