Our wonderful sacristy team work behind the scenes to set up for each Mass and for weddings and funerals. They also to take care of the linen and vestments used for the liturgy, which are washed weekly.
The Sacristy Coordinator ensures that readers and extraordinary ministers are rostered, and that supplies such as altar breads, candles and incense are kept. Brass cleaning and flowers are taken care of by members of the team, as well as many other tasks carried out with quiet devotion. Please contact our parish office for more information in joining the team.
The most visible part of St Dominic’s Parish life is the sacred liturgy. We welcome new members to our teams of helpers, who enable the priest and people attending our liturgies to worship God together in reverence and good order.
St Dominic’s parish is always looking for young and matured aged men and women to volunteer and serve at the Altar of the Lord at Sunday liturgies. This ministry is a great opportunity for those, especially men, who are discerning a vocation to priestly life, as it immerses them more closely in the work of priests who represent the Sacrifice of Our Lord at the Altar. Anyone interested in this ministry is encouraged to contact our parish office.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary ministers of holy communion assist our priests distributing Holy Communion during the Mass. Their important work also extends to taking the Sacrament to the sick and those in Age Care who no longer join our community in worship. The parish appreciates the work of extraordinary ministers and always welcomes new volunteers who serve the Church in this capacity. Anyone interested to be a part of this ministry is warmly encouraged to contact our office or Bob Solly, 0411 203 772.
The role of collectors supports the Mass during collection time. Please contact our office if you'd like to be on our collection roster.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Our parish offers a Liturgy of the Word service for children aged 7 to 12 at the 9.30am Sunday Mass. This program allows them to hear scripture proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate for their age group. Children are gathered and escorted from the Church to our parish centre immediately after Mass has commenced, where they will hear the Word proclaimed and engage in fun learning that will enrich their minds in faith before they are returned to their family in time for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This program is offered during school terms only.
If you would like your child to participate in our parish Children's Liturgy, please join us in worship at the 9.30am Sunday Mass.
The primary purpose of music at St Dominic’s is to serve the expression of faith by our community. The Parish Hymn Book is Catholic Worship Book 2 which contains a wide range of hymns from the original Catholic Worship Book and the `As One Voice’ series.
A choir is established for the Christmas and Easter liturgies and the Parish is interested in forming a choir to present music and lead the singing at 11 am Mass on Sunday.
Music at 9.30 am Sunday Mass is presented by a group of singers and instrumentalists. Singing at other Masses, except 8 am with no music, is accompanied on the Organ.
Cantors and lead singers are sought for all Masses involving music.
Those interested in being part of the Music Ministry in any of the roles outlined are invited to contact : Parish Secretary, Helena Daukes – Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
At St Dominic's we are committed to training volunteers to proclaim the Word of God at weekday and Sunday liturgies with reverence and devotion. Anyone interested in undergoing the training required to read at our liturgies, please contact our secretary during office hours.
Divine Mercy Adoration Group
The Divine Mercy group meets on Fridays from 10.45 am to 11.45 am. The Divine Mercy prayers are said that God’s love and His compassion be experienced by many struggling and people in need around us and in the world. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration and prayers for Clergy, the Church, young people, nations and the world will be said. There are also talks presented on most First Fridays by Dominican Priests or other times by a Dominican Brother. Jesus said to St Faustina Kowalska: Tell the world about My mercy and love. The flames of mercy are burning me. I desire to pour them upon human souls… Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful heart, and I will fill it with peace… (Diary, 1074). All are very welcome.
St Catherine of Siena Adoration Group
St Catherine’s of Siena Adoration group meets every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm to pray the rosary and spend some quiet time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This prayer group was established by Fr Joseph Wilson OP and Kathryn O’Connor in January 1995 in order to pray for the universal Church. Anyone is encouraged to join us in prayer for the universal Church - as everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Kathryn O’Connor on 0404 951 842 or (03) 9830 5489.
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As part of our mission to share God's love to the estranged, the faithful and the ignorant wanderer, the parish is committed to welcoming all people into our church for divine liturgies each day of the week. Welcomers play an important part in our parish life by greeting the faithful or stranger each Sunday, offering them the weekly parish bulletin and a seat in the Church. If you feel called to serve the parish in this capacity, please contact our office.