Prayer Groups

The Beloved Disciples is a Charismatic Prayer group which has a strong Holy Spirit tone. Friday nights 7:30pm for prayer, praise, song & scripture followed by supper.
The group is not meeting at present but will resume in the future.
Enquiries: Helena & Rodney Ph 9838 1344

Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word Prayer Group
Currently meeting on Fridays at 10am in the classroom.


Enquiries: Irene 0418403358

SRE - Special Religious Educators

Come and teach every Child how important and special they are!
SRE’s present to classrooms in our local public schools on a weekly basis.

What Qualities do I Need?
A willingness to share
An interest in children and the ability to communicate A sense of humour
Patience & Perseverance
Results are not always immediate

What help will I get?
Support and encouragement from our catechist group
Share your interests and goals
A training course to help you develop basic teaching skills and make the best use of your own talents and gifts.

It will also deepen your own understanding of the Scripture, the Church and education theory. You will receive a teacher’s manual containing easy to follow lesson plans, student activity books for each child and resources to help make lessons interesting.

If you would like to be part of this special work for God please contact the Parish office.

St Vincent de Paul Society


The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international catholic organisation of lay people and was founded some 169 years ago by Frederick Ozanam and his companions (6 in all) in 1883.
It all started one cold freezing night when Frederick and his friend Augustus La Taillande, carried firewood to a poor family in Paris.

Since then, St Vinnies has spread to some 150 countries around the world including Australia. The St Vinnies Conference was founded in Australia on 24 July 1881 by Charles Gordon O’Neill at St Patrick’s Church Hill, Sydney and began operating Australia wide in 1885.
(A conference is a group of people (members) who meet on a regular basis in their parish or area for the purpose of helping the the poor or needy.)

St Vinnies is the only charity that goes into homes of the poor and needy to render assistance. There is a broad range of services and facilities, called Special Works, which are available. Special Works include:

  • Vinnies Support Centre - VSC
  • Family Care & Support
  • Drug & Alcohol Centres
  • Women & Family Refuge
  • Food Banks
  • Migrant & Refugee Support Youth Refuges
  • Hostels for Men
  • Disaster Welfare
  • Family Crisis Centre
  • Hostels for the aged
  • Care of people with mental illness
  • Emergency Accommodation
  • Budget Counselling
  • Christian Literature

St Vinnies Conference in St John’s Catholic Church, Riverstone renders assistance to the poor and needy in the form of supplying food, clothing, furniture, whitegoods and assistance paying certain bills.

At Christmas they distribute food and toys and Christmas Hampers to the poor and needy in their parish and community.

Contact: Blacktown Support Centre Ph 8861 9704 Or Head Office: