Parish Groups

The following groups and ministries are active in our parish. If you are interested in finding out more information or joining one or more of these groups, please get in touch with the contact person listed. All groups are open to new membership.

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

Acolytes

Acolytes prepare everything necessary for the celebration of Mass and assist the priest by serving at Mass and with the distribution of Holy Communion.

Coordinator : David

Altar Servers

The primary role of an Altar Server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass.  This is done through actions such as carrying the cross and processional candle and holding the book for the celebrant and assisting the priest as necessary.

Coordinator : John


Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the word is when children leave the congregation to reflect the Sunday Gospel in an age appropriate way. The Liturgy is conducted by volunteers who are rostered each week at the 9.30 am Sunday Mass . Held in the Parish Centre, children from 3 years of age are welcome. It is appreciated if parental supervision is provided for those under school age.  

Coordinator : Evelyn

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is responsible for facilitating the liturgical life of the Parish under the guidance of our parish priest. It fosters communal worship, prayer and formation through preservation and integrity of the Liturgy. 

Chairperson : Maree


Parish Choir

We are blessed to have a number of choirs in our Scarborough Parish community. The Parish choir has a strong tradition of enhancing the liturgy by leading the congregation into prayer and worship through music. 

The choirs are open to anyone who wants to join. 

Coordinators : Sr Edith & Daniel van der Moezel


Readers
Readers proclaim the word of God at the Sunday Masses and for special liturgical celebrations. 

Coordinator : Yvonne


PARISH MINISTRIES

These ministries are open to all parishioners.

Counters

Members of this group count the money from the collection plates at the weekend Masses.

Coordinator : Yvonne 

Greeters

Welcomes and greets people prior to the celebration of Mass. Greeters play a vital part of welcoming visitors and help shape one’s first impression of the parish community. 

Coordinator : John


Parish Council

The Parish Council meets the third Thursday of the month 7.00pm – 8.00 pm in the Parish Centre. The Council works co-responsibly with the pastoral leadership exercised by the Parish Priest. Its members are elected from the parish community and serve to carry forward the mission of Jesus Christ.


Chairman : David 

Parish Finance Committee

The Parish Finance Committee (PFC) comprises of the Parish Priest and elected lay leaders in the community. In accordance with the Code of Cannon Law, the PFC assists and advises the Parish Priest with all financial matters relating to the operation, maintenance and planning of the parish. 


Chairman : Phil


FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES

RCIA 

The RCIA is for all those seeking to become members of the Catholic church. 

Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Christian Irdi
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Sacramental Program

The Sacramental program is designed to prepare children who do not attend a Catholic primary school, for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. To enrol your child in the program, please contact the parish office.

Catechist : Fran 
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COMMUNITY BUILDING & CARING MINISTRIES

Immaculate Heart Care

Immaculate Heart Care seeks to reach out to those in the community with care, compassion and love. Our pastoral care program enables volunteers to provide short term emergency care for people within the community in practical areas such as meals, visiting, transport, family support and gardening. 

Coordinator : Mary 


Parish Craft Group

The Parish craft group meets every Tuesday from 5.00pm to 6.30pm in the Parish Centre. This group is an art and craft club with an emphasis on good company and great chats! All levels welcome – no skills required. 

Gold coin donation towards the cost of materials. If you would like to find out more, please contact the parish office.

Coordinator : Hennie


Parish Social Committee

The Parish Social Committee organises regular social events for the parish to get fellow parishioners together and to build community.

If you want to just help out or have a passion for event planning and wish to join our team contact us!

Coordinator : Colleen


Immaculate Heart Young Adults

Immaculate Heart Young Adults is a space where like-minded young adults aged 18-35 can come together to connect, grow, and strengthen their faith. Our gatherings will take place every second and fourth Sunday of the month, immediately following the 9:30 am Mass. These meetings will feature a mixture of social events and formation activities. From engaging discussions and spiritual growth sessions to fun outings and fellowship, we have an exciting line-up of events planned to help us grow together in our faith and forge lasting friendships. For further details please contact the Parish office.

Coordinator : Theresa


Playgroup 

Playgroup meets every Thursday at 9.00am – 10.30am in the Parish Centre.

Playgroup is  a great way for young children to mix with other children and for parents and guardians to come together as a community.

Coordinators : Alessia & Adele 


Walking Group

Join us for our fortnightly walks for friendship and fellowship. Approx 1 hour walk and coffee afterwards. All welcome.

For locations and times, please contact the Parish office.

Coordinator : Erin


St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies)

The St Vincent de Paul Society assists people experiencing poverty and inequality and works to shape a more just and compassionate society. 

Coordinator : Bob


Prayer for our Parish

Lord Our God, bless this Immaculate Heart of Mary community, so that we may become true living witnesses to the Body of Christ.

May our faith in your Son’s presence among us nourish our children, encourage our youth, strengthen our families and help us reach out to others.

Grant us health in mind and in body, understanding and encouragement towards each other, comfort and peace in time of sorrow.

In all that we are and all that we do, may we always reflect the grace of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.