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Altar Society Casserole Bank - Manresa Care
Catechetics Children's Liturgy
Coffee/Tea - after 9:30 am mass Counters' Roster
Eucharistic Ministers Manresa Care
Maytime Fair Committee New Parishioners
Parish Council Parish Education Board
Readers/Special Ministers Retreat In Daily Life
St Vincent de Paul Society Visiting Sick / Elderly
YEP Youth Engagement Project
ALTAR SOCIETY
This group of parishioners cares for the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph's Churches so that both are properly prepared for worship and prayer.  
Any help with this important work is always most welcome.

CONTACT:

Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: lizfrazer@pacific.net.au
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CASSEROLE BANK
A casserole bank operates from a freezer in the Presbytery.  
A cooking roster keeps this freezer well stocked.  
These meals are distributed to households where illness, death or some other crisis has caused hardship.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: donnabosnjak@pacific.net.au
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CATECHETICS
Religious instruction for children attending the West Hawthorn Primary School in Burwood Road and is conducted by trained volunteers.  
Classes are held in the school every Wednesday morning.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: lizfrazer@pacific.net.au
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Each Sunday during School Term children have the opportunity at the 9.30 Mass to take part in their own Liturgy of the Word.  
They leave the main body of the church just after the start of Mass and return for the Eucharistic Prayer.  
These special times for the children are conducted by a group of men and women from the parish.  The group meets twice a year for discussion and planning.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: walsh.pc@bigpond.net.au
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COFFEE/TEA AFTER 9:30 AM MASS
This rostered group is constantly looking for volunteers to participate in the summer months to prepare tea and coffee for special Family Mass occasions.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: lizfrazer@pacific.net.au
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COUNTERS
Two rostered teams count the Sunday Mass collections.  
This is a necessary service which benefits the whole Parish Community.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: lizfrazer@pacific.net.au
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EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
These ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at both Sunday and weekday Masses, with a roster operating on Sundays.  
Some of these ministers also take Communion to those unable to attend Mass.  Eucharistic Ministers (sometimes called Special Ministers) are commissioned by the Parish Priest after appropriate preparation.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: hawthornparishsec@gmail.com
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MANRESA CARE
As its name implies, Manresa Care aims to encourage a caring community in which ordinary people share their time and resources to help one anotherI. 
It was set up by parishioners to provide help for needy Hawthorn residents in the following ways:
  • Home Visits - these take place at Christmas time when gifts and hampers are taken to those in special need.
  • Christmas Carols - in conjunction with pupils from the Parish School, visits are made to some of the local nursing homes where carols are sung by the children.

Anybody interested in joining the Committee would be most welcome.

CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: donnabosnjak@pacific.net.au
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MAYTIME FAIR COMMITTEE
Organises the Parish Stall which sells homemade goodies and sewing items at the annual fundraiser, for the work of the Jesuits of Hazaribag Province in the North East of India.  
The fair takes place each May at Xavier College.
CONTACT: Berny Kirwan
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: bernykirwan@pacific.net.au
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NEW PARISHIONERS
If you are new to the Hawthorn Parish, we would like to get to know you.  
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: lizfrazer@pacific.net.au
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PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Pastoral Council provides the means for parishioners to come together with their priests and share responsibility for the development of their Parish community of faith and the mission of the Church in their area.

CONTACT:

Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: paul.docherty@directconnect.com.au
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PARISH EDUCATION BOARD
The Parish Education Board acts as a forum for discussion on matters concerning education in the Parish.  
It brings together in a spirit of co-operation, the Parish Priest, Principal, representatives of parents and teachers, and suitably qualified parishioners so that responsible and informed advice can be given to the Parish Priest.

The Board's responsibilities can be divided into two sections - those that are concerned with the operation of the Parish School and those concerned with other aspects of education in the Parish.

CONTACT: Mr Gilbert Keisler 
Tel: 9818 7570
Email: principal@sjhwthn.melb.catholic.edu.au
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READERS
This important and necessary ministry promotes participation in the liturgical life of the parish.  
A large group of parishioners is rostered as Readers for each Sunday Mass.  
New Readers are always welcome.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: bernykirwan@pacific.net.au
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RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE
Retreatrant lives at home and works as those normally do, with a commitment to 1/2 hour of  prayer each day.  
They commit themselves to a weekly conversation with their Spiritual Director.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: lizfrazer@pacific.net.au
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ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Hawthorn Parish Conference provides assistance for people in need of food, clothing, household items, furniture.  
Requests for help should be made through the Parish office - Tel: 9819 3699.  

The Hawthorn Parish provides weekly financial assistance to several rented house projects of the Hawthorn Conference in the local area.

The Conference is also involved in the St. Vincent de Paul Shop at 254 Auburn Road, Hawthorn.  Tel: 9818 5456
The donation of items for the shop is always welcome and a pick-up service operates when necessary.

Members of the Parish conference visit the needy and lonely in their homes and also offer support for the unemployed.

CONTACT: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
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VISITING SICK AND ELDERLY
Each week parishioners who have been commissioned as Special Ministers take Holy Communion to those unable to attend Mass.  

It is important that the Parish Office be notified of those parishioners who are in need of such visits. 

CONTACTS: Parish Office
Tel: 8862 4000
Email: donnabosnjak@pacific.net.au
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YEP YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
A joint project of Genazzano FCJ College, Xavier College, and the 
Parishes of Immaculate Conception Hawthorn, Sacred Heart Kew, 
Our Lady of Good Counsel Deepdene & All Hallows Balwyn.
CONTACT:

yep@pacific.net.au