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The menALIVE group in Revesby has been meeting in our parish for number of years. menALIVE was founded in 2003 by Robert Falzon and Peter Shakhovskoy and a small group of laymen. Since its beginnings, menALIVE has run over 450 events in 26 dioceses throughout Australia and New Zealand for over 25,000 men. In Revesby, the group now meet fortnightly to reflect on scripture and discuss gutsy topics as a group. Most members also read and share daily scripture to develop their relationships with Jesus and each other.
What do you enjoy the most about menALIVE?
Fellowship, sharing, being ourselves, supportive, like minded, chivalrous, enriching our faith and openness to the Holy Spirit.
What are you passionate about?
Daily prayer, fellowship with other men, supporting the parish priests, being active in the parish through church ministry and love of Mary.
How menALIVE group makes your life different?
We have learnt from each other and from scripture to further develop our relationships with God. We feel supported through our difficult times and it helps us deal with contemporary issues. menALIVE has changed our way of thinking, to put God first and turn to him in times of difficulty.
How can parishioners get involved?
The group meets every second week on Friday at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre. For more details, please contact Bruce Missen by email Email or 0434 365 520.
Parish Prayer Network started in our parish as an initiative of a program that came to our Parish called Beyond 2000 along with many other ministries that began then. The first coordinator was a man who was quite prominent in the parish. He coordinated for a few years until ill health led him to retiring and it fell into disuse.
After awhile … begin it again. In the mid 1990’s the network had easily 60 or so, those were the days when network had many more parishioners than now. Over the years some of our members have moved away, others have died and a few dropped out.
Now there are only about 20 but our members are all very faithful prayers for other people’s intentions and sometimes their own. Those who ask for prayers are very grateful indeed for our members. Needless to say we can always use more people to commit to pray for others. We don’t have meetings, which is an attraction for many as they are usually busy in other ministries in the parish, and most are from the original group though we’ve gained some through the years.
For more information contact Catherine on 97723517 or by EMAIL.
‘St Luke’s has the Scripture Study group, meeting every Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am in the Parish Center. We use the resources created by different Scripture Study groups. Scripture Study is designed to bring people to a greater understanding of the Bible, an awareness of God’s living presence in Sacred Scripture, and an appreciation of how the Bible can be applied to daily life.
The exegetical approach is that which is found in Dei Verbum. Leader and participants receive direction to biblical understanding and interpretation. The use of acceptable translations of the Bible, along with footnotes and cross-references and Catholic commentaries helps to make this a uniquely Catholic experience. With emphasis on group prayer and faith-sharing.
This group in not only informational but formational as well. This group encourages a way of life that may lead to real and lifelong conversion, and experience loving God in the scripture.
If you are interested in scripture study, please contact us via the Elizabeth Ambrose or Parish Office on (02) 9773 9065.
Description: The Legion Of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7th September 1921. It is a lay Catholic organisation whose members are giving service to the church on a voluntary basis in almost every country.
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Churches work. The Legion of Mary admits active and auxiliary members. The former attend a weekly meeting and are allocated work which contributes to the work of the Parish; such as visiting the sick, acting as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and leading state school scripture lessons. Auxiliary members support with their prayers, the work of the Legion.
The Aims of the Legionn
- Increase the personal holiness of its members through the imitation of the virtues of Mary.
- Foster a deeper devotion to Mary among all people.
- Undertake various apostolic works.
Contact 1: Emily Burns
Contact 2: Marie Mcloughlin
With the struggles and hardships that most of us face in our own lives and the craziness in the world around us, God tells us not to be anxious about any of it.
Description: Our prayer ministry provides opportunities for women to participate in the life of the Spirit in a small group setting and is for women of all ages and stages of life. We gather together in fellowship to pray, read Scripture, discuss spiritual literature, and enhance our prayer lives with other women.
Not comfortable praying out loud? That’s ok! You can take some prayer needs and pray over them silently! So weary and beat down that you’re not even sure you can pray? That’s ok too! Just come and let us pray over you. The group meets every 1st Monday of the month in the Parish Centre.
For more information contact Parish Office by EMAIL or call.
- Altar Society
- Cinema Team
- Computer Oper.
- Home Visits
- Cook Breakfast
- Sunday Tea
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Description: The Altar Society (Linen ministry) involves cleaning the used Altar Linen each week. This ministry operates on a roster system, with each person taking it in turns to clean the Altar Linen.
Description: Parish Movie time is a way for us to gather and explore themes of the Faith in film. St Luke Cinema Team is organising and hosting a parish movie.
- Parish Movie Nights are taking place on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 6:00pm at Parish Centre follow by a short discussion.
- Seniors Movies Morning are taking place on the Tuesday after the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am at the Parish Centre follow by a short discussion.
These are a great and fun way to increase parishioners engagement by attracting parishioners of different ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic groups. Everyone loves a good movie! All parishioners are welcome and encourage to enjoy a fun-filled movie time together with popcorn!
Description: Volunteers are rostered to clean the Church every week on a 5-week roster system.
Description: Computer Operators who assist at Mass by operating the computer that transmits the words of prayers and hymns to large overhead screens for the benefit of congregational participation. Our operators simply need to be comfortable working on a computer. Computer Operators control the PowerPoint slides on the computer during the weekend Masses (Saturday 5:00 pm, Sunday 7:30 am, Sunday 9:00 am and Sunday 6:00 pm). Where there is no music or musicians are unable to control the Computer Operators assist them by navigating through the slides during Mass. If this will require the Computer Operators will receive complete training and have access to a reference guide. They also have support throughout their involvement in their ministry.
Contact: Parish Office.
Description: The Floral Arrangers decorate the Church every week with floral arrangements to enhance the Altar and welcoming of the Church.
Contact: Loretta Khoury
Description: The care and maintains of the grounds of the Parish.
Contact: Parish Office.
Description: Take Eucharist to and visit those unable to attend Mass. Eucharistic visits to include the sharing of fellowship and friendship with our homebound parishioners.
Description: The Hospitality ministry is important to us and involves organising of goods, the preparation of the Parish Centre and cooking the breakfast for morning tea after the 7.30am and 9 am Mass on the third Sunday of each month. Volunteers are always welcome.
Contact: Parish Office.
Description: The Hospitality ministry involves the buying of goods and the preparation of the Parish Centre for morning tea after the 9 am Mass on Sunday. Volunteers are rostered a few times a year.
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Description: Volunteers visit and take Communion to the Catholic residents of Beechwood Nursing Home. Volunteers also pray for those in Beechwood who are unable to receive Communion. Mass is celebrated at Beechwood once a month.
Description: Volunteers visit and take Communion to the Catholic residents of Opal Aged Care. Volunteers are also involved in social activities with residents of the Opal. Mass is celebrated at Opal once a month.
Description: To provide care and compassion to those who have experienced the loss of loved ones. Appointments are arranged with the families to organise funeral services.
Description: Fortnightly on Thursday’s a group of members gather in the Parish/School hall to share friendship and activities in a social environment.
Contact: Jan Dougherty
Description: The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor, with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society. In the local Parish the main focus of the Society is:
- To assist people who are unemployed or underemployed by conducting home visits, and providing company and assistance with food and utility bills
- To assist with providing emergency shelter and housing
- To raise money and/or provisions to help those in need
Contact: Peter Griffith
“The Lord does not entrust his talents only to the young and the strong. He has talents for everyone, made to fit each person, the elderly too… The previous skills of active life lose their constraint and become resources to be given away: teaching, advising, building, caring, listening… preferably in favour of the most disadvantaged who cannot afford any learning or who are abandoned in their loneliness.” General Audience May 2022
Description: Life Ascending is a Catholic movement of the Church, open to all men and women who have reached a ‘certain age’ in life. Encouraging them to be messengers of peace and calm, particularly for those who are still unsure and too fearful to go out and about once more. Our blessed Lord is with us and by studying His Holy Word, together, we can find answers to the difficulties and problems that face us and what He is asking of us at this stage of life.
Life Ascending offers friendship and spirituality to older people helping them to deepen or recover their faith, with absolute confidence in God. To achieve these ends most members meet regularly within Parish Life Ascending groups. Others known as Associates share all the other benefits, being part of a powerhouse of prayer, receiving the Life Ascending Newsletter three or four times per year, and meeting other members at Reflection Days, Retreats and other gatherings.
Contact: Parish Office
What is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking alcohol. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics throughout the world. In Australia, there are about 18,000 members. They meet in over 2000 spread around Australia. Meetings range in size from a handful in some localities to a hundred or more in larger communities.
AA is not a religious organisation nor is it affiliated with any religious body. It welcomes members of all religions, agnostics and atheists alike. You don’t have to sign up or achieve anything to be a member. You’re a member of a group if you choose to be. You can come and go as you please. No one is “in charge” of a group. They work through the offer of help and suggestion only. No one can tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. The AA program, known as The Twelve Steps, provides a framework for self-examination and a road to recovery, free of alcohol.
The AA group meet in our parish every Sunday evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.