Other Groups

Altar Society:

A group of volunteers who generously clean the Altar and Sacred Vessels for Mass.

Catechists:

St Michael’s Parish has the responsibility for providing Special Religious Education (SRE) in the State Schools here in Nelson Bay.  We are responsible for five Primary Schools, however, we are only functioning in four.  These Schools are Shoal Bay Primary, Anna Bay Primary, Soldiers Point Primary and Tomaree Primary.  Our Scripture Teachers serve on a voluntary basis with several of them doubling up between Schools.

Children’s Liturgy:

St Michael’s Children’s Liturgy is scheduled to occur on each Saturday and Sunday Mass. However, Children’s Liturgy is not held during school holidays, due to the volume of visiting children typically in the parish.

It is important that the younger children receive the word of God in a way they can easily relate to and understand.  Approximately 10 children attend the liturgy each week.

The purpose of the Children’s Liturgy is give the children some quality time and also give parents of young families a break from distractions.  A very important part of our parish future resides with the children and if we can give the children just one small message each week, then we are succeeding.

Cleaners:

St Michael’s has 3 teams of volunteer cleaners. We are very grateful to these people for donating their time to such a necessary task.  New volunteers are always needed.

Eucharistic Ministers:

These parishioners assist at Mass by distributing both the body and blood at our weekday and Sunday masses and they take Holy Communion to the sick and aged in their homes.

Readers:

A group of parishioners who are rostered to read the First and Second Readings of the Mass, plus the Prayers of the Faithful.

Welcomers:

A group of parishioners who have volunteered to stand at the door of the church and welcome people and distribute to them the Parish bulletin.