Groups & 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.

St Therese’s is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

ALL VOLUNTEERS in the Archdiocese of Melbourne must hold a current Working With Children Check and that Check must list each parish in which they volunteer. Please add St Therese’s and/or OLN to your own WWC check here: All volunteers, staff and clergy must also complete the CAM Safeguarding Essentials Training Certification. For safeguarding training visit: Click link here

Ministry/Group Description
Church Upkeep Brass Cleaning, Linen and Building Maintenance
Finance and Planning Team Managing Parish finances and planning for our future. Making the Parish Vision a reality.
Gardening Group Responsible for the upkeep and care of our grounds
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.
Liturgical Ministries Sacristans, Music Ministry, Liturgy Ministry, Altar Servers Program, Collectors, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Data Projector Operators.
Parish Leadership Team A representative Group bringing together the hopes and dreams of the whole Parish Community.
Pastoral Care Group Communion to and drivers for the sick & elderly, Baptism preparation and visits to bereaved parishioners.
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 weekly on Wednesdays during school terms in PACE Function Room from 9:30am until 10:30am.