Liturgy

Liturgy

Helping in the corporate worship, the source and summit of the Christian life, are a whole range of disciples - from servers and readers, to ministers of holy communion, musicians and greeters, to those who help prepare children and adults for baptism and reception into the Church.


 

Acolytes

Description: Adults who assist the priest during the sacred liturgy, and take communion to the sick.
Meetings: Occasional training days are run in the Diocese.
Details: Anyone wishing to serve is invited to approach their local priest. There is a roster system for all Masses.
Contact: via the Parish Centre :: Ph 4423 1712.

Altar Servers

Description: Children in year 5 and above who assist the priest at Mass.
Details: There is a roster system for all masses.
Contact: Parish Centre (Nowra and Bomaderry) :: Carmel Hurrell (Vincentia) ::
Audrey Collins (Culburra) :: Greg Troy (Berry).

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Description: Adults who assist with the distribution of communion during Mass, and take communion to the sick.
Meetings: Occasional training days are run in the Parish.
Details: Anyone wishing to serve is invited to approach their local priest. There is a roster system for all masses.
Contact: via the Parish Centre :: Ph 4423 1712.

Greeters

Description: Greeters meet church goers as they enter the church for mass.
Member Details: Anyone is invited to volunteer.
Additional Details: There is a roster system for all masses.
Details: Anyone wishing to serve is invited to approach their local priest. There is a roster system for all Masses.
Contact: via the Parish Centre :: Ph 4423 1712.

Music / Liturgy Group

Description: To co-ordinate liturgy and music for the celebration of Mass and other religious ceremonies.
Meetings: As required.
Member Details: New members are invited to join.
Contact: Nowra via the Parish Centre :: Ph 4423 1712;  Deidre Sedman :: Ph 4443 7825 (Vincentia); Lillian Wilkins :: 4464 1464 (Berry).

Readers

Description: Parishioners proclaim the Word of God during the celebration of the Sunday and weekday Mass.
Meetings: Occasional training days are run in the Diocese.
Details: Anyone wishing to serve is invited to approach their local priest. There is a roster system for all Masses.
Contact: via the Parish Centre :: Ph 4423 1712.

Children’s Liturgy, St Michael's

Description: Liturgy delivered to children at their level of understanding during the 9.30am Sunday Mass fortnightly during school terms.  Teams of two Adult Leaders guide children through the Liturgy of the Word.
Member Details: Pre-school children (accompanied by a sibling or friend) to Year 6 children, are invited to attend.  All adults in the Parish over the age of 16 are invited to express an interest in leading. Younger people are also invited to assist the teams.  Leaders will be required to complete prohibited employment checks. There is a roster for teachers.
Contact: Toni Hodges ::  0411 677 899 or the Parish Office :: 4423 1712.

St Patrick’s Liturgy Group, Berry

Description: This group co-ordinates liturgy, eg Holy Week, Easter, Advent; conducts faith building seminars, eg film nights; and compiles reader rosters. The group also incorporates the church choir.
Meetings: Approximately 3 meetings per year at St Patrick’s Hall, Berry. Meetings are held at a time to suit group members.
Member details:Core group of members. Others join in for special events, eg Holy week and Easter ceremonies.
Additional information: Choir practices new hymns after Mass on Tuesdays or Sundays, as required.
Contact: Christine Da Silva :: Ph 4464 1035.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Description: A process through which unbaptised men and women enter the Catholic Church. Participants undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Meetings: A schedule of meetings is arranged in consultation with the Parish Priest.
Member Details: Any interested person.
Additional Details:The RCIA process is a series of carefully planned stages, marked by liturgical rites in the presence of the whole community, in which new Catholics embark on a journey and join us in a continuing and deepening conversion into faith and discipleship.
Contact: via the Parish Centre :: Ph 4423 1712.