Prayer Groups

ADULT FAITH EDUCATION AND SPIRITUALITY GROUP

Our aims:

  • To liaise with all Parish faith education and spirituality groups.
  • To organize Lenten/Advent program, retreats, workshops, etc, in order to provide a variety of opportunities to nourish the spiritual needs of all parishioners.
  • To  help people better understand their faith,  come to know the person and teachings  of Jesus better, and to understand the mission entrusted to each Christian through baptism
  • To educate people in the teachings of the Church.

We are a group who meet monthly.  New members are most welcome.

Contact the Parish Office on 4124 3334


CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP

This Charismatic Prayer Group meets for prayer, praise and worship on Tuesdays.

Requests for prayers are always welcome. Prayer ministry is available.

The group meets in the Sr. Scholly Meeting Room each Tuesday (except during school holidays) beginning with morning tea.  All are very welcome.

Contact persons:  Betty Honeyball 4194 0151 /  Tony Monsour 4128 9054


COMPANIONSHIP IN PRAYER

A group of parishioners who pray for those who request prayer – for times of serious illness, and other life crises.  These praying people are contacted by Pat Deeley, by email and phone. All membership and personal information is treated confidentially.

Prayer requests to Pat Deeley   4125 5201


LEGION OF MARY

The Legion of Mary is an association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces have formed themselves into a Legion for Service.  We seek to make contact with Catholics no longer practicing their faith and we are also involved in the Ministry of Communion to the Sick, distribute Catholic leaflets on how to say the Rosary, and we may be involved with reciting the Rosary before a funeral if requested.  We lead the Rosary after Mass each weekday.

Meetings are held Saturday 9am – 10.30am and the 1st Saturday of the Month 8am-9am, in the Sr Scholly Hall. A typical meeting begins with an opening prayer followed by the Holy Rosary.  This is then followed by a spiritual reading from the handbook “Legio Mariae”, reports from members and Catena Legion is prayers.  We finish each meeting by offering prayers for the sick legionaries and parishioners.

Interested persons are welcome to come and experience what our group does.

Contact person: Shirley Savage on 4128 7064


THE CENACLE OF THE MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS

This group is called The Cenacle of the Marian Movement of Priests.  We gather in homes with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima every Sunday at 2pm.  We pray the Rosary for our Priests and for the intention that all people will hear and respond to the message of our Lady of Fatima in asking people to renew their lives and turn to her Son.

Contact Person: Amy Russell  4124 9750


OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PRAYER GROUP

This is prayer and devotion group, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month following the 8am Mass in St Joseph’s.  We focus on:

Recitation of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary followed by a special prayer that we may imitate what the mysteries contain and obtain what they promise.

  • A special petition to the Blessed Michael the Archangel to defend us in the hour of conflict and be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares and the devil.
  • The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Consecration of ourselves to the Blessed Heart of Mary.
  • Singing hymns to Our Lady.

Further information is available and interested persons are encouraged to join.

Contact Parish Office 4124 3334


SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUP

This group began in 2007, meeting on the FIRST and THIRD Tuesday of each month at 1.00pm in the Tommasi Room.  One chapter from the gospel is discussed at each meeting. (The current gospel being studied is Acts of the Apostles.)  All parishioners are very welcome.

Contact Person:  Con Ryan 4128 8364


EL SHADDAI PRAYER PARTNERS FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INC.

What is El Shaddai?  El Shaddai is one of the seven covenant names through which God the Father, creator of heaven and earth revealed Himself to Israel.  He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

It is the aim of the El Shaddai Foundation to proclaim to the world the greatness, faithfulness, power, goodness and love of God, to provide relief to people whose hearts and minds are burdened with problems, to heal the spiritual and physical afflictions of men in our time, and to preach the Good News of salvation offered by our Lord Jesus Christ.

People Involvement

El Shaddai members are involved in all ministries of the Mass, and Church cleaning, and also assist with Parish catering when required. El Shaddai Prayer Partners meet in the John Paul Centre the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Saturday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm and every 4th Friday evening 5.30pm – 9pm.

Contact person:  Naomi Kidd on 4125 5753