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 Elaine Fiddelaers 51442762.
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, Fr. Dominic Matthews SDB.

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.

Catholic Women’s League:

The CWL meet every month, discussing issues of importance in families and the Church. In Sale, contact the President Eileen Waugh 5144 5205. In Stratford contact Jan Baxter,      5149 2243. The CWL Social Questions Committee,  contact is Betty Bourke, 5144 2349.

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.

Heart Region Youth Group:

The Heart Region comprises the parishes of Sale, Maffra and Heyfield / Cowwarr. The Youth Group consists of older secondary pupils and young adults. The HRYG adult co-ordinators are Christa Dwyer, 5145 1415 and Jennifer Fitzgerald,  0421 910 448.

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.

Meals on Wheels:

Our parish takes a regular turn in delivering Meals on Wheels around the town. If you would like to help this good work contact Maureen McLeod 5144 3550.

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 Bert Fiddelaers 0427 492 351.

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; Margaret Goss, 5144 2154; and Mirella Segafredo, Rosedale, 5149 2234.

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: Brenda Bowden 0408 260 955 or Sue Harvey 5143 1780.

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 Bill Henebery, 5149 2443 or Ann Broberg, 5144 6631.

St Vincent De Paul Conference, Sale:

The St V de Paul Society exists to help those who need a hand when they can’t get by on their own resources. The president is Stephen Baldwin Contact St Vincent De Paul Welfare Phone 5144 5150

Teams:

Formerly Teams of Our Lady this group supports its member couples in their family and faith life. In Sale contact Colin and Nelly Coomber, 5144 4251 and at Rosedale, Geraldine and Tony Smith are the contacts, 5199 2543