You did not choose me. I chose you, and I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit – fruit that will last…. And then you will be my disciples’ – John 15:16
Dedicating some spare time to a parish ministry is an opportunity to thank God for all the blessings we have received, and give back to Him. Jesus called us to to be ‘stewards’, and taking part in your church ministry is a wonderful way to answer that call. If you have a talent you think would be of service to the Parish and fellow parishioners, please get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Come and join the team who conduct the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, providing an opportunity for children not only to celebrate Mass but also to come to understand and be involved with God’s Word. In keeping with that of the Mass, the stages of the liturgy of the Word have been simplified for small children through adapted readings, prayers and fun arts and crafts. The children are returned to their parents in time for Eucharist.
Liturgical Ministry at Mass
This includes Acolytes, Altar Servers, Commentators, Reader of the Word and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Music Ministry. 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.
Preparing the church for Mass, assists the priest at Mass and conduct Liturgy of the Word and Communion services when necessary.
Responsible for assisting the priest during Mass
Introduces the Mass and reads the Prayers of the Faithful
Reader of the Word
Responsible for reading the First and Second Lessons
Extraordinary Minister of Communion
Delivers Holy Communion during Mass and conducts Communion services
Provides the music during Mass
Ministers of Hospitality
Our Greeters/Ushers help ensure a smoothly running church service and who minister to people in a variety of practical ways. Their duties usually include greeting people as they arrive for the service, presenting them with a parish bulletin and assisting those with special needs.
Responsible for the organisation and preparation of the Parish Centre for functions, including clean-up afterward.
Prayer, Education and Support Ministries
We have a varied range of ministries in the domains of prayer, education and support
The RCIA Team
The team ministers to enquirers who are looking to begin the process of becoming Catholic, preparing the candidates for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and baptism.
Requires parishioners to count the collections after Mass each week
Altar Linen Laundering
Responsible for replacing, washing, starching and ironing altar linen on a weekly basis
Building Maintenance and Gardens
Involves being available to assist the church with maintenance when required
Arranging church flowers for Sunday Mass and major feasts
Parish Church Cleaning
Tidying, dusting pews and vacuuming the church on a weekly basis
Parish Centre/Restroom Cleaning
Keeping the centre and restrooms clean and tidy
St Vincent De Paul
Offering assistance to those in need in and around the Pinjarra District
Community Kitchen Support
Helping out at the Community Kitchen sausage sizzle every 5th Tuesday OR if you are able, any Tuesday from 11am – 1pm in conjunction with the Alliance Church, Pinjarra.
Visiting those who may be house-bound and assisting parishioners who may need help.
Parish Committee Ministries
The Liturgy Committee
Along with our parish priest, the Liturgy Committee is responsible for all liturgical celebrations within the Parish. The committee plans, prepares and oversees the liturgies with the intention of making it meaningful and inspirational.
Parish Pastoral Council
Consists of our parish priest and a group of our parishioners chosen by the parish community. Their role is to promote St Augustines mission; to live and impart the love and values of Christ in our world. The council shares in the responsibility for the development of the faith community, working together with parishioners to provide support for their efforts whilst enriching the quality of parish life.
Parish Finance Committee
Responsible for making sure the needs and requirements of the parish are maintained and financially sustainable. Members of high integrity and preferably accounting expertise are appointed by the parish priest.
Parish Website Committee
Consists of parishioners responsible for maintaining the St Augustine’s website, updating the site with parish news, events and blogs.
If you would like to join any of our Ministries here at St Augustines, please contact the Parish on (08) 9531 1227. We look forward to hearing from you!