Many people contribute to the Parish in various ways. There is always room for more servers so please do not hesitate to contact the parish office if you would like to join any of these ministries.

Liturgical Ministries

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

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

Nursing Home visits: Extraordinary ministers distribute holy communion to the elderly in nursing homes.

Ministry to the Sick: Extraordinary ministers take holy communion to the sick and  housebound.

Music Ministry: 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.

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

Parish Groups

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

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

Catechists: Teaching scripture at Five Dock Public School, Abbotsford Primary School and Russell Lea Public School on a weekly basis.

Sacramental team: Assist with the organisation and preparation of children for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Altar Society: Cleaning and preparing the altar area for weekend worship.

Counters: Assist with the counting of donations. On a rostered basis on Sunday mornings after the 10am mass.

Transport: Transporting parishioners to and from weekend mass on a rostered basis.

Piety Stall:  Assist with selling items in the Piety stall before and after weekend masses on a rostered basis.

Catholic Women’s League:  Meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 10am in the Church Gathering Space for discussion and prayer. Supports Church charities and provides a social and intellectual forum for women’s issues.

 Outreach Groups

St Vincent de Paul Society: Meetings are held every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the meeting room connected to the Parish garage.  Supports people in need.

Youth – Generation Awakening: Meetings are held every Sunday at 5pm in the hall classrooms, followed by the 6pm Youth Mass for those aged 12-21 years. Supporting our youth through social, spiritual and friendship opportunities, assisting with activities and youth Masses. For more information please email: genawakening@gmail.com

Inner Wheel Club – Balmain Group: Meets every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm – 9pm at the Five Dock RSL Club.

Prayer Group: Meets fortnightly at Unit 14 in the Parish MJP Units.

Choir Practice: All welcome to choir practice in the Church at 7:30pm every Monday.

Italian Choir Group: Meets on Tuesdays at 12.30pm in the Church.

Italian Prayer Group -Tuesday:  Meets on Tuesday at 1pm in the Church.  Messa Italiana ogni ultimo martedi del mese.

Italian Prayer Group – Thursday:  In Chiesa, ogni settimana dopo la messa delle nove (9). Ogni terzo Giovedi del mese l’intenzione è per il Gruppo di Preghiera di Riparazione Eucaristica.  Siete tutti benvenuti!