Religious Education and Catechists
Each week a team of volunteers teach a non-denominational programme of religious instruction in the State Primary and High Schools in our Parish. There are many classes in these schools which receive no instruction at all at the moment. Volunteers are always needed. Catechists are given appropriate training. We use excellent easy to follow programmes approved by the Catholic Church, and by Education Queensland. Ideally, the team meets on the first Wednesday of each month to pray together, receive some enrichment of our own faith and knowledge, and to support one another. It provides instruction in our Catholic traditions and beliefs, for the children of the Parish. It includes Sacramental preparation for those whose parents enrol them in the Parish Sacramental Programmed and attendance is compulsory for children attending State Schools. We are always looking for more willing helpers, and parents are particularly welcome to sit in on the classes, and assist their children.
The aim of the movement is to provide support for one another in the faith, through acceptance and friendship. The groups organise low cost social outings. The program has an overall coordinator and separate coordinators for each of the groups.
Society of St Vincent De Paul
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an organization of Catholic lay men and women of all ages, who want to serve their neighbours. Named after St Vincent de Paul, a Priest who devoted himself to assisting people who were suffering, the essence of the Society is personal service and commitment. Members of the Society show their love, compassion and understanding by giving themselves their concern, their friendship, their time, their talents to help people regardless of their origin and cultural background. Great care is always taken to protect and preserve the dignity of the person helped.Members of the Society visit people in their homes who are sick, lonely, aged, disabled, or in financial difficulties, to bring them friendship and assistance.
The Ozanam Club helps the elderly, the shut-ins, and the lonely, to enjoy a morning of friendship, companionship and entertainment. The Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 9.30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.The Ozanam Club organizes
1. Morning Tea and entertainment every month
2. Transport, where necessary, to and from homes
3. Trips and outings during the year
4. Annual Christmas Party for the elderly and shut
5. Assistance with morning/afternoon tea to bereaved families following a funeral
Helpers and new members are always welcome