Ministries of Celebration

Ministry Outline Contact Person/s
Altar Servers We have both Junior and Senior Altar Servers at Our Lady of Dolours. Altar servers assist at the altar during Mass. Junior Servers - Open to those who have made their First Holy Communion, girls as well as boys. Senior Servers - are 17 years and over. Women as well as men may serve. They are instructed what to do and are rostered on a regular basis. Gerard Ryan 9419 8310
Children's Mass Readers Children's Mass is held on the 1st Sunday of the month (except during school holidays) at 9.00am. Children read the commentary, the readings and the Prayers of the Faithful. Katya Polimeni Katya@chatswoodparish.org.au
Choirs & Music Ministry Team The choirs lead the singing at Mass. New members, young and old, women and men are welcome. Musicians provide the musical accompaniment for the singing at Mass. Anyone who plays a musical instrument (organ, piano, guitar etc.) is welcome. We have many active choirs at Our Lady of Dolours - 5:30pm Vigil - John Thornber cfc 9412 1659 9:00am Mass - John Paul

- Maiorana 9417 1468 Children's choir - Estella Roche 

- Children's choir - Estella Roche 9419 6620

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist at Mass by helping the priests distribute Holy Communion. Many of them also take Communion to the sick and housebound. Gerard Ryan 9419 8310
Filipino- Chaplaincy sponsored Mass Mass (in English) at noon on first Sunday of each month. Fellowship after Mass encourages friendship and support amongst the attendees. Ditas Naguit hnaguit@yahoo.com Choir: Tony Asejo 0410 173 140
Indonesian Catholic Group Support, friendship and community for immigrant families and students from Indonesia. Mass held at 7:00pm 3rd Sunday of each month Elna Lie 0402 331 959 Linda Sofjan 0416 255 988
Liturgy Team Coordinates the liturgical ministries and facilitates ministers' formation. Prepares and evaluates liturgies (especially Sunday Mass, Easter & Christmas) in line with the Church's directives and the parish's needs. Meets monthly. Members learn more about the liturgy (including word and gong, geture, ritual and symbol, celebration of all the sacraments, funerals, Liturgy of the Hours, etc.) and assist the peopl's conscious participation in it.  
Readers Readers proclaim the Word of God at Mass. They prepare by studying and meditating on the readings at home. Readers are rostered on a regualr basis. Monica Cotter 9412 1323
Wardens Take up collections at Sunday Mass Kaye Jones 9412 4082
Welcomers Welcome people at church doors on Sundays Parish Office 9410 9000
Youth Mass Youth Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 6.00pm. The Youth of the Parish provide the music, choir, commentary, readers and also read the Prayers of the Faithful Tiffany Chan 0414 198
Youth Readers High school youth and young adults read at 5:30pm Sunday Youth Mass Teresa Uymatiao 0412 885 553