Parish Groups

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ALTAR SERVERS Training sessions for girls and boys who have made their First Communion and wish to serve on the Altar are held twice per year at John Paul Church. Enq: Pat Bonser 9332 6219 or collettpat@hotmail.com

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ARTS & THE ENVIRONMENT strives to create a better understanding of Gospel values and teaching through the visual arts.  Enq: Parish Office 9332 5992 or admin@willettoncatholicparish.org.au

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CATHOLIC FAITH EXPLORATION (CaFE) develops, plans, implements, conducts and provides adults of this parish with programs, talks and seminars to assist with their continuing faith development and education. Enq:  Angeline Farm 9332 0060

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CHURCH CLEANING On a weekly roster the church gets cleaned/dusted/vacuumed etc. At present we have 7 groups ranging from 2 to 4 persons in each group. If you wish to join us as an individual or as a group, come along. Frequency is once in 7 weeks (longer if we have more volunteers) with certain tasks done per week and takes approximately 2 hours depending on numbers in each group. As a volunteer you choose your time/s or join a group that cleans on a day that suits you. Enq: Rudy Mortier 0418 286 987

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CRAFT CIRCLE knits blankets for the St Vincent de Paul Society, baby clothing for Pregnancy Assistance and supports the Kimberley Mission. Everyone welcome. Wednesdays from 9.30am-12.00 pm. Enq: Barbara Zukowski 0414­ 776 247 or bazuk44@optusnet.com.au

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FAMILY HOUR ADORATION (HOLY HOUR) As busy as Jesus was, he always took time out to pray and He invites us all, “to come aside and rest for a while”.  You are all welcome to an hour of Adoration together in our parish on the second Monday of each month from 7.30 to 8.30 pm.  During this time we pray together in silence and in song, savouring the peace and presence of our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, as we listen to God’s Word and also bring our thanksgiving and intercessions.  The hour usually concludes with Benediction.  You do not have to be a member, this is just an opportunity to pray together before our Eucharistic Lord.  Welcome one and all.  Enq: Andre Sequeira 9332 0563 or gatling@iprimus.com.au

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FINANCE COMMITTEE supports the Parish Priest in the administration of parish finances and the planned giving scheme.  The committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every 2nd month.  Enq:  Norman Curtis 9332 6100 or nfvcurtisfca@bigpond.com

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JOHN PAUL FLOWER LADIES  Arranging flowers in Sts John & Paul Church for the weekend masses.  If you wish to go on the flower roster please contact Monica Chan 0439 092 368

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GROWING VINE  A day of companionship for senior citizens is held each Friday at the John Paul Centre.  Members are picked up by bus. Mass is at 12.00 noon followed by lunch and activities. Morning tea and lunch are catered for by volunteers – new volunteers always welcome.  Social outings are organised during the year for members.  Enq:  Irene Er-Smith 9457 8891 or ireneersmith@gmail.com

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IGNATION SPIRITUALITY fosters an interior freedom facilitating good life decisions, something particularly relevant to modern women and men.  Within the Willetton parish you can access a Christian Life Community Group which meets fortnightly to further your spiritual life.  Enq:  Romolo Cirillo 0408­ 915 235 or rcirillo@bigpond.net.au

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JOHN PAUL CARE offers, through its volunteers, short term (up to 3 months) emergency care to anyone who lives within the parish.  Assistance is offered in the areas of bereavement/grief support, visiting the sick and the elderly, mental health, support for parents, cooking, transport, gardening and handyman.  Enq: Rosa Pasquale 0417 994 676

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JOHN PAUL PLAYGROUP provides a relaxed situation for pre-school children to meet and encourages creativity, sharing and playing with others.  Tuesdays & Thursdays:  9.30am-11.30am. Enq:  Monique Culver 0434 269 087

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JOHN PAUL PRAYER MINISTRY  The Prayer Ministry meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Saints John & Paul Church (except for every 4th Wednesday of the month when there is a Fellowship Night in the John Paul Centre).  All welcome.  Enq:  Martha Cheong 9310 2226 or mnjcheong@hotmail.com

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John Paul Youth Ministry (JPYM)  The JPYM caters for youth aged 18 to 30. For more information, please contact Tiffany Poi (tiffany.poi@gmail.com).

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LINEN ROSTER  Laundering of Ss John & Paul Church linen.  If you would like to place your name on this roster, please contact Pat Bonser 9332 6219 or collettpat@hotmail.com

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LITURGY COMMITTEE strives to enhance the liturgical life of the parish through the liturgical seasons of the year, enabling people to come to a deeper awareness of God in their lives. Our Masses require an input from a large number of people to make them a truly spiritual experience each weekend. Enq: Helen Rankine 9313 5337 or hrankine8@icloud.com

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MARRIAGE PREPARATION a parish-based program which helps engaged couples prepare for marriage. Enq: Carmen & Harry McDonald 9354 5551 or hmcdon@optusnet.com.au

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Mission4Christ (M4C). We are a group of young volunteers who serve the parish and wider community through mission and volunteer work. The volunteer work we undertake include free tutoring to high school students; formation session for teens in the parish; attending to the needs of Perth’s homeless; cleaning the church; and others. New volunteers are welcome. If you are over-18 and want to lend us a hand, contact us at m4c@willettoncatholicparish.org.au.

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MUSIC MINISTRY provides for all our parish liturgical celebrations.  Musicians and singers are always needed. To become part of this exciting ministry, please contact:  Joseph Carlos 9457 3694

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NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP  We know that when Jesus died on the cross, he entrusted the whole of humanity to His Mother.  The Novena provides an avenue for us to come together as a community and personally to invoke the intercession of Our Blessed Mother over our burdens, prayers and concerns, confident that she would pray for us. Enq: Radha Nambiar  9312 7326/0406­ 119 352 or radha.bhayi@yahoo.com

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PARISH LIBRARY aims to provide a library service of Christian books and DVDs to parishioners.  We invite all to use the resources to gain a better understanding of our faith.  The Library is open every first weekend of the month after the weekend Masses.  Enq: Margaret Yesuratnam 9457 6372 or shiner45@optusnet.com.au

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PARISH MAINTENANCE TEAM has been formed to look after the physical assets of the parish, both for immediate maintenance and maintenance planning purposes and seeks members with experience and knowledge in building maintenance, electrical maintenance, plumbing, audio visual equipment operation, carpentry, information technology and garden maintenance and reticulation systems.

We are looking for members who have the experience, qualifications and time to actually carry out any required work, as well as those who can offer advice on how the work can best be done. Interested persons contact John Sutton 0437­ 286 301 or cjsutton@bigpond.net.au

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PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL is a representative body of the Parish.  We work with the priests to address the needs of our Parish.  Councillors welcome your opinions.  3rd Wednesday of each month.

Enq:  Gary Dunlop (Chair) 0422 150 722/gdunlop@share.net.au or Andre Sequeira (Vice Chair) 0400­ 204 678/gatling@iprimus.com.au

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PERSONAL ADVOCACY SERVICE promotes the value and dignity of people with intellectual disabilities, focussing on the spiritual, social and emotional development of the individual on a one-to-one basis. For further information please contact:  Sr. Veronica 9371 7065 or  veromartinwa@hotmail.com

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PIETY STALL is under St Vincent de Paul Society – stocks religious and sacramental items, and are in attendance after each of the Sunday Masses and Saturday evening.  New volunteers always welcome.  Enq:  Linda Lau 0402­ 421 526 or linpet@gmail.com

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PRE-BAPTISM PROGRAM  Discussion of ceremony and child’s faith development. Appointment should be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the preferred date of the baptism. Enq: Mary de Wever 9310 2426

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN aims to provide religious education and preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation for all primary age students not attending Catholic schools and any other children yet to receive any of these Sacraments.  Tuesdays 4.00-5.00 pm during the school term at the John Paul Centre.  Enq:  Magdalene Heldt 9312 6952

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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) is a ministry devoted to faith formation of adults. RCIA prepares new members to join our Catholic faith; and helps baptised Catholics in renewing their faith. The RCIA faith-development process is conducted within a structured framework which includes weekly faith formation sessions and regular Scripture sharing at the weekend masses. Under the guidance of our catechists and accompanied by their respective sponsors, the candidates took a spiritually enriched journey, culminating in their reception into the Church on Easter Vigil night. RCIA begins in July each year.  For further information please contact:

Howard Ong 0412 177 378 or howard.ong@aurora-consult.com.au

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SOCIAL COMMITTEE/HOSPITALITY aims to provide affordable and enjoyable social events and activities to build and boost parish participation, while creating an environment in which friendships can be built.  The Social Committee also supports all other parish committees with the hospitality aspects of their various functions.  We welcome ideas from parishioners to make our social events as varied and interesting as possible. Enq: Prega and Sushi Manickum 6161 9974/0405­ 597 391 or prega.manickum@optusnet.com.au

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SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT de PAUL strives to deepen the Catholic faith of its members.  We share ourselves—who we are and what we have—with the poor on a person-to-person basis.  Our preferred option in this mission of service is to work with the poor in development, by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.  Meetings:  Every Monday, 7.30-8.30pm.  Enq:  Mike Miller 0476 196 723 or mike.j.miller88@gmail.com

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Teens for Christ (T4C) is a parish group specially for high school aged teens. It is a group run by teens for the teens, with help from their parents. Group gathering is on every second Saturday of the month. Activities at the gathering include games, songs, formation, fellowship and food! From time to time, the group undertakes projects such as planning for Australian Catholic Youth Festivals; social justice projects, donation drive for various causes, etc.
Email or call Raisa raisagodin@yahoo.com.au 0424 466 677 or Joey joeycarlos5@gmail.com 0434 947 055

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THE LEGION OF MARY (OUR LADY OF THE MISSIONS) meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm at the John Paul Centre, seeking to promote gospel values and the work of Our Lady.  Enq:  Lila Paul 6460 7273 or Lila.paul@hotmail.com; Leslie Funk 0449 632 080 or nannumath@hotmail.com

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