Parish Life

The vibrancy of our parish life is sustained and enriched by various ministries, groups and outreach projects.

 

God Start logoGod Start

God Start is a post-baptismal program run by CatholicCare, but initiated at Parish level, that helps parents to help their pre-school children to develop a sense of God through activities and appropriate language. God Start is also about bringing families together on a social basis.

There are three aspects to the program as follows:

  • Special birthday cards for children’s 1st and 2nd birthday
  • A set of activities for 3 year olds
  • A prayer book for 4 year olds.

As a member of the parish with a child baptised at St. Brendan’s, your child will automatically be part of the God Start programme.  If you are a new parishioner with young children, please contact contact flemington@cam.org.au who will ensure you child becomes part of the program.

For more information about the program visit the Catholic Care website. 

 

Pastoral Leadership Team

The Pastoral Leadership Team (PLT) meets once a month and draws on members of the St. Brendan's and Holy Rosary parishes to assist with the pastoral running of the church and planning for the future. Our PLT includes:

 

 

Sr Pat

Sr Pat Dimeck

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Belinda Walker

Belinda Walker

Carol Harris

Carrol Harris

Chris Church

Chris Church

Elizabeth Grieve

Elizabeth Grieve

Jim Hayhoe

Jim Hayhoe

Johann Posso

Johann Posso

Maria Giuffrida

Maria Giuffrida

Max Stevens

Max Stevens

Michael Scholtes

Michael Scholtes

Peter Hayes

Peter Hayes

Yvette Oswald

Yvette Oswald

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving programme

Parishioners are invited to contribute to the ongoing financial support of the parish.  The Parish was built on the generosity of those who have come before us.  It is the responsibility of us now to be generous within our means,  to ensure the existence of the Parish in the future  For further information on how you can play a part contact Carol Harris or download the form.

Download Stewardship Pledge

Time and Talent

St. Brendan’s relies on the generosity of its parishioners for the running of weekly masses and of services the Parish provides to the community.  Many parishioners already assist in different ways and you can be rostered as part of the team in any one of the following areas:

  • Communion to the elderly and sick*
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Children’s Liturgy**
  • Monthly Morning tea
  • Reader
  • Commentator
  • Vacuuming
  • Prayers of the faithful

If you would like to be part of the team for one or more of these important duties, please contact contact flemington@cam.org.au.

*Taking communion for the elderly and sick requires you to have a police check under the Adult Aged/Disabled Care category.  Online forms can be found at the Victoria Police website.  Fees associated with this will be re-imbursed by the parish.

**Working with children as part of the Children’s Liturgy requires as Working with Children  Check.  Forms are available at Australia Post outlets and, as your services are voluntary, no fee is required.

Census

If you are new to the area and would like to be part of the parish, we invite you to complete a census slip.  The information provided is strictly for the use of St. Brendan’s parish and will not be provided to third parties. 

It ensures we can keep in touch with you as a member of the St. Brendan’s community.  As a new member of the parish you are also invited to contribute to the financial upkeep of the parish through our thanksgiving programme.

For further information on how you can play a part contact flemington@cam.org.au.

Download Census Card

Other Groups

Other groups operating at St. Brendan’s include:

  • Catechists
  • Ecumenical Group + Monday lunch plus Good Friday Way of the Cross
  • Finance Committee
  • Italian Prayer Group
  • Kindergarten Committee
  • Music/Organists
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Fish 'n' Chips Group
    On the first Friday of the month, parishioners get together in the Parish Hall for an evening of mingling and friendship over fish'n'chips or whatever takes your fancy.

For more information about these groups, contact flemington@cam.org.au.

Mass Times

Weekend:

Saturday 6pm            Vigil Mass
Sunday 10.30am      Mass in English and Italian
(Coptic Mass 1.00pm)

Weekdays:

Tuesday to Saturday 9.15am

Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:

First Friday of the month: 9.45am - 10.45am
Every Saturday: 9.45am - 10.45am (after Morning Mass)

Reconciliation:

Saturday at 9.45am

For information on weddings, Baptisms and other services, please visit the Sacraments section of the website.

Location

103 Wellington Street
Flemington 3031


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