Groups and Ministries

St Therese’s has many groups and ministries that welcome new members at any time. Please contact the office if you’d like to join the ranks of our committed volunteers:

Ministry/Group Description

Church Upkeep

Brass Cleaning, Linen, Garden & Grounds, Building Maintenance and Counting 

Finance and Planning Team

Managing Parish finances and planning for our future. Making the Parish Vision a reality.



Kids at Mass (Children’s Liturgy of the Word)

Helping children gain meaning from the Word of God. Parents and older siblings are encouraged to participate.

Knitters and Craft Circle

Meets the last Thursday of every month in the Annex. All welcome.

Liturgical Ministries

Sacristans, Music Ministry, Liturgy Ministry, Altar Servers Program, Collectors, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Data Projector Operators.

Meditation Group

Meet weekly on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings for Christian meditation. All welcome.

Pastoral Care Group

Communion to and drivers for the sick & elderly, Baptism preparation and visits to bereaved parishioners.


The RCIA team volunteer their time to prepare adults wishing to become Catholics.

Reconciliation and support for Aboriginal Peoples

Group of involved parishioners supportive of Aboriginal Issues and Opening the Door Foundation. No formal meetings , but meet online apart from preparing big Liturgies and setting up for special occasions.

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Group

Visits families to offer support with language, material offers, friendship, rental assistance and links to the community. Meets every second month.

Sacramental Program

Catechists volunteer their time to our Sacramental Program for young people not attending our school who are candidates for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

Sacramental Support Team

Wedding, baptism and funeral co-ordinators who prepare our church and are parish ambassadors for these sacraments.

Senior Friendship Group

Our Senior Friendship Group hold monthly morning teas and occasional guest speakers for all interested parishioners.

St Vincent De Paul Society Essendon

Helping the needy in our local area.

Tiny Ts Playgroup

Tiny Ts runs fortnightly on Tuesdays during school terms in PACE Function Room from 9am until 10.30am.