21C Frederick Street, Oatley NSW 2223

Phone 02 9580 1864

To the Greater Glory of God

Parish News

Life Ascending Australia

is a world-wide movement for Seniors which will enrich you spiritually and bring new friendships. Visit www.lifeascending.org.au or contact Ray Byers 9570 3507 for details of our group at St Joseph’s Oatley

"The History of St Joseph’s Parish Oatley"

written by Norm Windred is available for purchase from the Presbytery at a cost of $20. Please visit the office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 3pm if you would like to buy a copy. The book covers the work done by our priests and laity from the past until now.

St Vincent de Paul Society

Be part of the St Vincent de Paul Society's Good Works. Is there a desire in you to do something more? Would you like to reach out to those in need? Our local St Vincent de Paul Society conference is seeking new members to join them in their work of serving the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join us. For further information contact: Sue Vit on 0407 291 722.

Ministries

Acolytes

Acolytes are special ministers who make a major contribution to the Parish and the Archdiocese by assisting the Priest at Mass and other sacramental celebrations throughout the year.

Eucharistic Ministers

Special Ministers of the Eucharist assist the Priest to distribute Holy Communion at Mass and whenever their help is required. They also bring Holy Communion to the sick, housebound or nursing homes under the care of St Joseph's.

Lectors

Are involved in reading the Sacred Scriptures at Masses on a roster basis.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the Priest in the celebration of Sunday Masses.

Young people from Year 4 and above are welcome to become Altar Servers.

Mass Wardens

Assist with preparing the Church for all liturgical celebrations and leading the collection of offerings during Masses.

Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy takes place at 10:00am Mass each Sunday during school terms. Children aged 4-9 are encouraged to join together in the Marian Hall at the commencement of Mass.

Altar Society

These teams of volunteers attend to a variety of tasks on a roster basis each week.

St Vincent de Paul Society Conference

Be part of the St Vincent de Paul Society's Good Works. Is there a desire in you to do something more? Would you like to reach out to those in need? Our local St Vincent de Paul Society conference is seeking new members to join them in their work of serving the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join us. Come and find out more about the St Vincent de Paul Society. For further information contact: Bill Quigley on 041 348 3457 or Janet McEwen on 9580 7313.

If you would like to volunteer to assist in the Parish please contact Margaret Grainger, Parish Secretary (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday during school hours).