St Christopher's Parish

Syndal

Worship Ministries

WELCOMERS

The Greeters or Welcomers station themselves in the Narthex to greet and welcome parishioners as they arrive for the weekend Masses. Visitors or new parishioners are made to feel welcome in the new environment and community. Once a month, the little children from God’s Little Explorers serve in this ministry.

 
Contact persons: Winnie and Felcon Gatab fjygatab@gmail.com  

ALTAR SERVERS

Altar servers assist the priest during Mass on weekends and feast days. They are scheduled to serve usually once a month. Altar servers are trained in the proper use of, and care for sacred objects and to serve with respect and reverence during Mass. Boys and girls who have received the Sacrament of First Eucharist are welcome to join the training to become an altar server. Training is held once a year, usually in Term 3, over a period of 10 weeks (one-hour training on a weekday at 4.00 pm)
 
Contact: Jerome Tan jerometan1996@hotmail.com 

SACRISTANS & CHURCH PREPARATION

The Sacristans and Mass Set-Up teams prepare for, and clean up after, all Masses. They are tasked with the proper treatment, maintenance and safe-keeping of the holy books, vessels, offertory and incense (when used), including ensuring that the tabernacle is secure. The sacristan is also the Mass coordinator. Before each Mass, he/she must ensure that everything is in order, and that the altar servers, lectors and Special Ministers are present and ready to serve.
 
Contact: Robert Foo 9887 7421

ALTAR LINEN

This important ministry is conducted quietly behind the scenes in the homes of the volunteers. Duties include picking up all soiled linen from the Church, rinsing out the precious body and blood, washing, drying, ironing and returning the linen to ensure they are always clean for Mass and other liturgies. This task is usually done fortnightly.

Contact: Helen Lauritz helenlauritz@optusnet.com.au Mob: 0403 163 749

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Throughout the school term, Children's Liturgy takes place during the 10.30 am Sunday Mass. All children 3 to 12 years old are encouraged to join in. Just before the readings, the children are escorted to an adjacent room where the Word of God of the particular Sunday is presented in simple and easily understandable language. .
 
Contact: Jacqui Fernandez four_js@hotmail.com

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (Eucharistic Ministers)

The honour and special privilege of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is to assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. The nature of this ministry is rooted in the love of Christ, as ministers serve our parish community in a pastoral way.

Contact: Parish Office 9802 8538

LECTORS

Lectors are servants of the Word of God. Through study and preparation, Lectors proclaim the sacred scriptures with clarity and conviction, providing spiritual nourishment to the Eucharistic assembly. Lectors for the weekend Masses are scheduled about once a month.

Contact: Parish Office 9802 8538

MUSIC/CHOIRS
Our immensely talented musicians and singers enrich the liturgical experience and enliven our church with music at the weekend Masses. We have eight choirs / bands, each rostered for a fixed Saturday or Sunday Mass once a month. The Children’s Choir sings at a weekend Mass once every 2 to 3 months.
  
Cantate 
6.00pm Mass on 1st Saturday of the month.
Contact: Ari Wibowo franciscus.wibowo@gmail.com
  
Trinity
10.30am Mass on the 1st Sunday / 2nd Saturday of the month
Contact: Blaise Chan blaisemel@gmail.com
 
Christy Fernando's Group
10.30am Mass on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Contact: Christy Fernando Christy.a.fernando@gmail.com
 
Spiritus
6.00pm Mass on 3rd Saturday / 3rd Sunday of the month.
Contact: Pauline Ho Damien_tts@yahoo.com
  
Jude Fernandez's Group
6.00pm Mass on 3rd Saturday / 3rd Sunday of the month.
Contact: Jude Fernandez four_js@hotmail.com
 
Shine for Christ
6.00pm Mass on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Contact: Cynthia Boudeville cboudev@gmail.com
 
Youth Ministry Group
10.30am Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month
Contact: Blaise Chan blaisemel@gmail.com
 
Children’s Choir
Contact: Christina Sorbello Luigi-s@bigpond.com.au
 

CHURCH FLOWERS

The creative eyes and hands of a team of dedicated ladies bring the beauty of flowers into our church. They ensure that the altar and the church are always decorated with a colourful variety of flowers and different floral arrangements each weekend; except in the season of lent.

Contact :
Fleur Bocarro elegant_creations@hotmail.com

AUDIO VISUAL DISPLAY

This ministry prepares the PowerPoint display used during Mass, including the lyrics of the hymns and liturgical prayers. 
 
Contact: Jon Chavarria jo.n.chavarria@gmail.com