A series of posts covering the various ministries within the parish

Belong Family Mornings

This week we hear from Claire Mannyx. She was instrumental in creating this ministry. Gathering as community does not just mean going to Mass. It can look like families doing a commando course, treasure hunts for Fruits of the Spirit, pinatas, talking telephone cans, prayer tents and a sausage sandwich. ‘Belong’ was created as a…

St Vincent De Paul

This week David Keegan shares the story of a group that shares Christ’s love with outstretched hands and open hearts. Saint Joseph’s St Vincent De Paul Conference Toronto goes back a long way in this region. My first connection was in 1960. I was 15 when my father Matt Keegan introduced me to Toronto SVDP.…

Musician’s Story

Our parish has always been blessed with a congregation who likes to sing! The main goal for our musicians is to support the congregation to sing and so to participate more fully in our Mass and liturgy. Up until last year, our weekend celebrations were supported by a combination of organists and the guitar group.…

Anawim

ANAWIM: 16 Wangi Point Road, Wangi Wangi A Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Lochinvar. Sr Marguerite Chapman began this ministry in 1981 and chose ANAWIM as the name for the House of Prayer. The words of Isaiah 56:7 were the inspirational foundational text – “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” Since then and, with some variation thanks to COVID, Anawim continues…

Funeral Ministry

Our Funeral Ministry was started when it became apparent, we would not always have a parish priest. A group underwent training with Sr Anne and many are still involved. Wiesia Owen is one of the group’s newest members. When asked about the activities of the group she thought they were all very practical hands-on roles.…

Ministry of Care

Moira leads our Ministry of Care. Our parish has a long history of reaching out to those who are not able to gather with us. Moira is part of our parish story; her mum, Pearl, made these same visits with our SVDP Conference for over 15 years. The Ministry of Care do exactly as we…