st benedict’s church

Parish Ministeries

Contact: Parish Office - Ph: 9364 1120

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee with the Parish Priest is responsible for all liturgical celebrations within the Parish. The committee meets once a quarter. The committee plans, prepares and oversees the liturgies with the intention of making it as meaningful and inspirational as possible. Linked to this group are those who prepare the music, the rosters, the church building and the many other important roles that need to be done for the good of the Community’s prayer.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word provides an opportunity for children not only to celebrate Mass but also to come to understand and be involved with God’s Word. Endeavors have been made to simplify the stages of the liturgy of the Word through adapted readings, prayers, music and drama in keeping with that of the Mass.

The Liturgy concludes during the Profession of Faith and the children rejoin their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This is offered at 9.30am Mass most Sundays of the year.

Ministers at the Sanctuary

This includes Acolytes, Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion and Commentators. They are the various Ministers that are rostered at a Mass they usually attend and are appropriately trained for their Ministry. They are then put onto a roster and if unable to attend are asked to arrange their own replacements. All are expected to attend the occassional training.

Ministers of Hospitality

Ushers and Collectors are people who helps ensure a smoothly running church service and who ministers to people in a variety of practical ways. The specific responsibilities of an usher vary with the church, but his duties usually include greeting people as they arrive for the service, assisting people with special needs, and collecting the offering. We are in constant need of more ministers.