Ministries of Evangelisation

Ministry Outline Contact Person/s
Acclaim Youth Group The Parish Youth Group 'Acclaim' meets weekly in the Bishop Barry Room. The youth group is post and school aged. All welcome. Adrian Brannan adrian@chatswoodparish.org.au
Baptism - Infant Preparation
(0 - 5 years)
A 3 step program for parents and their babies to be baptised. We meet with parents who have asked for thier child to be baptised. We explain the rite and the significance of baptism to them, their child and the godparents, and thelp them prepare for it. Maria Woods 9411 3451 or
Parish Office 9410 9000
Baptism - Children Preparation (6-10 years) Welcomes the families of children to be baptised. Held twice per year. Parish Office
9410 9000
Children's Atrium of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd A specially prepared place called the Atrium for children to come to nurture and develop their relationship with God in child friendly and age appropriate ways.  Sessions are run during school terms. To enrol your child, please contact Angela Hague. Angela Hague 9410 9033 angela@chatswoodparish.org.au
Children's Sacramental Preparation Team A group of facilitators who prepare our children for the Sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist. Sessions are held on Wednesdays, Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings during the preparation periods. Enrolment for the sessions is via the Children's Sacramental Program page on our website. Angela Hague 9410 9033 angela@chatswoodparish.org.au
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Catechists A team of parishioners provides education in the Catholic faith and wayof life to Catholic children who attend State government-run schools in the local area, in the periods allocated to religious instruction. Katya Polimeni 9410 9029 katya@chatswoodparish.org.au
Children's Liturgy of the Word (Kid's Word) Children's Liturgy of the Word provides prayers and activities related to the Sunday Gospel for children Kindy to Year 3 at a level they can understand. They leave the Church at the start of Mass returning at the end of the Prayers of the Faithful. New leaders are welcome to join the roster, support and guidance provided. Katya Polimeni 9410 9029 katya@chatswoodparish.org.au
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) A group for those who want to know more about the Catholic Faith with a view to become members of the Church. Meetings are held weekly and consist of prayer and reflection on the Sunday readings, followed by explanation and discussion of the Church's tradtions and teachings. Lex Xavier 9411 4173
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Chinese group A group for those who want to know more about the Catholic Faith with a view to become members of the Church. Meetings are held weekly and consist of prayer and reflection on the Sunday readings, followed by explanation and discussion of the Church's tradtions and teachings. Margaret Yuen 0411 550 222