Liturgical Groups

Eucharistic Ministers

Members assist the Celebrant with distribution of Holy Communion at all Parish Masses with the Mass.
 

Liturgy Planning

Collaborates with all groups to provide liturgies throughout the Church year. The group also plans school and catechist sacramental celebrations and liturgies for Mass and anointing of the elderly at six local nursing homes each month.
 

Liturgy Environment

Provides a spiritually welcoming environment in the Church according to liturgical season ie: flowers, cloths etc
 

Music

Provides a musical element to the Sunday liturgy with special emphasis on Easter, Christmas, Lent and Parish celebrations.
 

Lectors/Commentators

Ensures that proclamation of the Word of God at each Mass is supported by experienced Parishioners.
 

Mass PowerPoints

Mass PowerPoints are created and operated to enable Parishioners to be engaged and able to join in with Mass celebrations. Our Mass display screens adorn our various Mass PowerPoints to cater for all occasions required.
 

Welcoming/COVID Marshalls

The welcoming faces of our Parish hand out our Mass newsletters to those coming into the Church, encouraging a sense of belonging and community. COVID marshalls assist with regulatory requirements to keep us all safe. 
 

Thanksgiving Program/Counters

Generates income from the Sunday Mass collections to keep the Parish and Presbytery financially viable. Count, record and bank collection monies.
 

Parish Community

Parish Pastoral Council

The Council is a representative body of Parishioners who advise the Parish Priest and work to build the Parish as a living Christian community.
 

Child Safety/Professional Standards

Looking out for the youth and vulnerable in our community. Small team dedicated to keep our Parish Child safety standards up to date and ensure our children are protected at St Kevin’s Parish.
 

Youth Group & Teens

Our TGI’s Youth Group has been established to provide the youth (Grades 5-8) & teens (Grades 8-12) of our Parish community with a supportive, inclusive environment that is fun, engaging and reflects the Parish’s’ values and faith.
 

Social Justice

To build understanding of social justice in the members of the group and in parishioners generally with a view that this leads to action in relation to social justice issues.
 

Environmental/Sustainability 

Working with our next generation and how we can all work together to benefit our future and environment in our everyday lives. 
 

Parish Finance 

Advise the Parish Priest in relation to Parish finances and assets.
 

Needlecraft Group

Through sewing/knitting/crocheting we build relationships within the community and outreach to those who are in need. 
 
 

Maintenance Committee

Keeping the gardens and grounds of St Kevin’s Parish maintained and tidy. This is an advisory group as well as a practical group. 

Spiritual Formation

Catechists/RCIA

Provides an opportunity for the children of families attending schools other than St Kevin’s or St Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish schools to come together and celebrate their faith.
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We welcome and introduce others to the Catholic faith and assist them in becoming part of our Catholic community.
 
 

Adult Education/Guest Speakers Program

Aims to provide a deeper understanding of faith through engaging adult education sessions. Various talks and information nights are held in our Gathering Space throughout the year.
 
 

Mindfulness Meditation

A chance to clear your thoughts and be at one, quiet and still – allowing God into your heart.
 
 

Adoration

This group gathers for the rosary and to adore the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, allowing Him time to minister to us in the quietness of our hearts.
 
 

Pastoral Care Groups

Ministry to the Sick and Aged

Special ministers take the Eucharist and provide spiritual assistance to those who have become ill or disabled and are unable to attend Parish activities.
 
 

Bereavement

Provides comfort and support to bereaved families in the Parish.
 
 

Family Groups

Provides support, friendship and involvement in a Christian community for families in the Parish.
 
 

Godstart

Creates a link between the Parish and families of school children baptised in the Parish, with the aim of helping parents teach their children about the love of God.
 
 

Driving/Care

Provides emergency help to parishioners eg meals and transport to medical appointments.
 
 

Visitation

Regularly visits elderly or housebound Parishioners. We welcome referral by other Parishioners.
 
 

Outreach

Yarra Deanery

Assists the Parishes of Templestowe, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Bulleen, Heidelberg, Heidelberg West and Ivanhoe to identify and implement ways in which Parishes can work together.

 

  Parish School

 Two vibrant primary schools with preferred entry status to   feeder Catholic Secondary Colleges, provide parishioners     with the opportunity to offer their children a Catholic primary   education.
 Both schools provide a rich curriculum with various and   differing extra-curricular activities.  St Charles was     completely rebuilt in 2006 and St Kevin’s underwent     refurbishment in 2018. Both schools are currently enrolling   students in Grades prep to six.  
 

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary School

230 – 234 Serpells Road, Templestowe  3106
Templestowe Principal: Ms Miranda Zuzic 9842 7634
 
 

St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School

44 Herlihy’s Road, Templestowe Lower  3107
Principal: Mrs Frances Matisi 9273 9999