Parish Groups

 We have many friendly and active groups in our parish and all would love to welcome new members.

Action for Life (AFL)

A Parish based Pro life group. Contact the Parish Office on 5144 4100.
AFL supports and promotes family, life and marriage in accord with that taught by the Catholic Magisterium.

Altar Servers:

Young people Grade 4 to 18 years Contact Dean Peter or Fr Edwin Ogbuka, Mobile: 0469 733 929

Baptism Preparation Group:

Several people assist our Pastoral Associate Veronica in this important work. There is a Preparation gathering each month. Contact Veronica Barnes at the parish office, 5144 4100.

Bereavement Team:

This group assists families in their difficult times with vigil prayers, catering and on going support. More help is always needed. Please contact Brenda Burditt, 5144 1995.

Catechist  Group:

This group offers Religious Education and prepares children for Sacraments. Contact Jennifer Fitzgerald or Veronica Barnes, at the Parish Office 5144 4100.

Cathedral Choir:

 The choir leads the singing most weeks at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, and also on
major feasts and events. The leader is Pam Whelan, 5144 3157.

Family Groups:

The Passionist ‘Family Groups’ movement is in our parish. We have five family Groups and new families and individuals are always welcome to join. Contact our co-ordinators Veronica and Keith Nieuwenhuizen.Mobile 0429 911 139

Filipino Singing Group: ( The Bayanihan Circle)

The Filipino singing Group leads the singing at various Masses throughout the year. Contact Raquel Waite 5144 3274.

First Sunday Cuppa:

Held on the 1st Sunday of each month, to provide a cuppa after Mass for fellow Parishioners. If you would like to volunteer to prepare and serve, add your name to the roster by contacting Veronica Barnes at the Parish Office 5144 4100.

Flowers Roster:

Parishioners wishing to join the Sacristy Team roster, or to provide flowers for the altar, contact the Parish Office 5144 4100.

Gardening/Maintenance:

If you would like to volunteer to assist with gardening/ maintenance in the Cathedral’slovely grounds, contact the Parish office.

Godstart:

The Godstart program helps the wider parish reach out to and keep in touch with the families of those we baptise as each year goes by. Contact Veronica Barnes at the parish office 5144 4100.

Ladies Dinner Club:

This group meets each month in a social setting. Please contact Anna Allen on 5144 3087.

Legion of Mary:

The Legion meets each Wednesday for prayer and to co-ordinate their good works, especially visiting in the parish and the hospital. For information, contact Mary Harkin 5143 2282.

Marriage Preparation: Generally all couples are expected to do some marriage preparation and the Marriage Education course is a great way to do so. Contact Catholic Care Gippsland, 19 Connor Street, Warragul. Phone 5622 1188.

Mary’s Soup Kitchen:

Provides a free soup and sandwich lunch inChapter House each Thursday from 12 noon to 1.30 a.m. Volunteers contact: Parish Office 5144 4100.

MenALIVE:

The MenALIVE Group is a group of Catholic men who meet on Thursday at10.15 a.m. at the Redd Catt Café in Raymond Street, Sale.All men are welcome for friendship and faith.
Contact Lindsay Broughton through the Parish Office on 5144 4100.

Hostel and Nursing Homes Outreach:

Mass is celebrated at Ashleigh House most weeks. For information contact Brenda Burditt, 5144 1995. Weekly visits are made to Wilson Lodge. Our  Communion ministers visit these places and many people in their homes each fortnight. For more information contact: Sue Harvey5143 1780.

Organist:

The cathedral organ is available for liturgical use at all times. Please contact Julie Peavey on: 5144 3838.

Parish Cells of Evangelisation:

These groups meet weekly in a faith sharing and gospel discussion setting. Cells’ leaders include Rosemary Webster, 5144 4888 and Margaret Goss, 5144 2154.

RCIA:

This is an information and preparation course for adults interested in finding our more about the Catholic faith or thinking about becoming a Catholic. Contact: Jennifer Fitzgerald or Veronica Barnes on 5144 4100.

Rosters:

Readers, commentators, communion ministers, offertory procession people are always needed. Please contact the parish office to have your name added to the list.

Sacramental Team:

This group helps children and their families prepare for the sacraments of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation. For more information contact our Coordinator: Mrs. Jennifer Fitzgerald, at the Parish Office 5144 4100.

Serra Club:

Serra promotes vocations to the priesthood and religious life. There is a Mass and dinner meeting monthly. Contact Brenda Burditt, President, at the Parish Office on 5144 4100.

St Vincent De Paul Conference, Sale:

The St VIncent de Paul Society exists to help those who need a hand when they can’t get by on their own resources. The president is Bill Smolenaars  (5144 4180).  Contact St Vincent de Paul Welfare  Sale on Phone 5144 5150

Teams:

The Teams for married spirtituality group  is an international lay movement in the Catholic Church, designed to enrich marriage spirituality and make good marriages better.
In Sale contact Colin and Nelly Coomber, 5144 4251 and at Rosedale, Geraldine and Tony Smith are the contacts, 5199 2543