Holy Family Church

Kalamunda Catholic Parish

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Parish Pastoral Council
As representatives of the Holy Family Catholic Community, the Parish Council is called to discern and communicate through a collaborative process the needs of the community in order to empower the parish community to meet those needs.  The Parish Council’s ministry is to act in the spirit of the gospel and in the Catholic Christian tradition to continue to carry on the mission of the church.

The goals of the Parish Council are to:
  • Help to discern the needs of the parish
  • Help to set goals and priorities to respond to the needs
  • Help to discover and utilize new talent in the parish
  • Foster a climate of mutual support and accountability in the parish
  • Provide members an opportunity to share in collaborative decision making in a Christian context in the parish.

A Council member is:
  • A participating parishioner of Holy Family Parish.
  • One who shows an interest in and ability to work with others
  • One who is able to commit time to attend meetings
  • One who shows a desire to listen, communicate, respond and articulate with parishioners and the Parish Staff

Children’s Liturgy of the Word        
Children’s Liturgy is held every Sunday in term time during the 9am Mass. All children are encouraged to attend. The leaders, who are a group of mothers, break open the Word of God for the children. The children are brought into a deeper understanding of what the Gospel is telling us all. They are encouraged to interact and their ideas are discussed.

A format is followed. Children are called up by Father Paul to be blessed and then led away by their leader. Once in the Children’s Liturgy Corner, a candle is lit, signifying that Jesus is the light of the world and prayers are said. The Gospel acclamation is read by one of the children and the leader reads the Gospel. It is then discussed and explored. An activity is done which emphasises the message of the Gospel. The Creed is said, bidding prayers are offered and the children and leader rejoin the congregation to celebrate the Eucharist.

Children’s Liturgy welcomes children of all ages. Parents of very young children are encouraged to come along with their children so that they can help them get more out of the experience. Older children are given the opportunity to contribute more and get to grips with the Gospel message.

Liturgy Committee                
Reflects on and plans for our liturgies throughout the liturgical calendar.

Religious Education for Children        
Provides religious education for our parish children in years 1 – 7 NOT attending catholic schools each Wednesday afternoon between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Music Ministry            
Leads our community in singing at all masses. Musicians and singers meet regularly for practice and new members are always welcome.

Mass Greeters                    
Welcomes members of our community to the Sunday liturgy and distributes the bulletin.

Proclaimers and Commentators        
Volunteers from our parish community, proclaimers read the Word of God through the readings. Commentators welcome and open the mass, introduce the readings and explain the readings in a small passage. They also read the Prayers of the Faithful.

Acolytes
Acolytes serve at the altar and assist the priest and other ministers during mass.

Altar Servers
A special ministry for children aged between 9 and 17. They should have received First Holy Communion.

Eucharistic Ministers
Are trained with an understanding of the Eucharist, a reverence for the people as the Body of Christ and a willingness to work as a team member.

Sacristan Committee
Responsible for setting up the altar for mass, changing the altar’s drapes and maintaining sacristy stock.

Legion of Mary and Piety Stall
This is a world-wide organisation of catholic men and women who offer their services to their parish priest to aid him in performing spiritual works in the parish. Members of Legion of Mary run the piety stall which helps parishioners buy the religious medals and other articles for cost price. They also visit the sick at the local hospitals and at homes. The Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 3.45pm in the church.

Pilgrim Statue
The pilgrim statue is rotated throughout the parish with parishioners weekly.

San Leonie Association
Mass is held on the last Sunday of each month at 11.00am.

Stewardship Committee
Seeks to involve all parishioners in the parish’s mission and assist them in discerning how to be good stewards of the time, talent and treasure God has given them. Membership is by discernment. For more information on stewardship in our parish, please click on 'stewardship' on the menu. 

Via Crucis
Stations of the Cross are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Rosary is at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

Vincent De Paul Society
This group strives to deepen the catholic faith of its members by sharing who and what they have with the poor on a person-to-person basis by respecting their dignity, sharing hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Arts and Crafts
A social group sharing their passion for all facets of arts and crafts.

Youth Ministry
The Youth Group involves young leaders whose aim is to plan, organise and implement a comprehensive and workable program for our parish youth.

Mary’s Mount / Holy Family – Family Group
Formed in 2007 and with more than 28 families participating, the family group meets on the 2nd last Sunday of each month. Activities planned are centered on building friendships between families and have included picnics, camping, bush walks and swimming trips.