Masses have resumed (80 max , QR code sign in, masks indoors & no singing)

Saturday Vigil- 6pm; Sunday morning- 7:30am & 9am   

Weekday Masses – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am; Thursday 5pm



There are many opportunities to be involved with liturgy within our parish. Everyone is invited to join one or more ministry teams according to your talents and interests. Support and Training are provided where needed. Rostering can be flexible to meet individual availability. To volunteer or find out more about any of these ministries please contact the Parish office.


Ministries include:

Altar Servers
Extra-ordinary ministers of the Eucharist
Lectors ( Readers)
Collections (money)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Powerpoint operators
Church Decoration ( flowers, banners, etc).

Sawtell Youth Ministries

Liturgy for Children
Altar Servers
Food Fun Faith and Friendship Group

Liturgy for ChildrenAvailable most weeks during the 6pm Saturday Vigil Mass & 9am Sunday Mass.

Altar Servers: Children who have completed the Sacraments of Initiation are invited to join this ministry. Contact the parish office for details. Existing altar servers please re-register for 2021 here

New Altar Server Registration form

See roster page for current roster

Food Fun Faith & Friendship: Resuming for Term 3 Wednesday 14th July 2021.

All students in Years 5 & 6 from any school are invited to come along to this group. meet each Wednesday during school terms in the parish church annexe from 3:10pm – 4:45pm.
To register for the FFFF youth group fill in the online form below or contact the parish office on 66583544.

Click here for the FFFF Youth Group online form.


There are a number of groups which provide opportunities for prayer. Some of these are ongoing while others are at set times .These include:

Ignatian Spirituality groups
Contact Sr Fidelis on 02 6658 4580

Cenacle Rosary and Prayer of Consecration
MHOC church 3:00pm each Tuesday


Devotion to the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
Thursdays at 7:00pm in rostered homes. Contact Margaret Johnson on 0481 324 770

The Rosary
Recited weekly before the 7:30am Mass each Sunday and before most weekday Masses.

Lenten and Advent prayer groups
These small groups run in the weeks leading up to Easter and Christmas and follow a specific program. Contact Carolyn Tumminello on 6658 3544

See the parish e-bulletin & newsletter for for information

Care Group

The Care Group has been operating in this parish for many years to provide support for people in times of need. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the meeting room at the parish office.


Some of the activities that the group is involved with are:

  • Meals for families during times of crisis.
    Click here to sign up for the parish meal register.
  • Hospital visitation
  • Home visits
  • Morning teas after Mass & other special occasions.
  • Transport to and from Mass

If you would like to know more about the work of the care group or how you can be involved please contact the President, Cecilia Bayliss on 0424 700 884 or the parish office on 02 6658 3544 or

Sawtell Catholic Parish Family Groups

When Mary Help of Christians parish was created in 1983 parishioners wanted to create a connected, supportive parish. The regular family groups help build a parish (which includes school) community that connects people. Anyone can join, we are all family. Talk to our Family Group leaders at Mass or give Carolyn a call at the parish office on 02 6658 3544.

Parish Family Group Information PDF



Social Justice Awareness Group

This group has an interest in promoting awareness of issues concerning social justice. They meet regularly and have instigated projects such as the Parish ‘Cal-Eco’ bags and East Timor coffee bean sales.

If you would like to know more about the work of the Social Justice Awareness Group or how you can be involved please contact Trish Plunkett on 02 6653 1736 or the parish office on 02 6658 3544 or email

Boambee Josephite Associates

The Boambee Josephite Association Group now numbers close to 50 members, both men and women, aged from 20 years – 80+. For more information or to visit our Associate Group here in Boambee, please contact Sr Fidelis or Mary McNamara (02)6658 6649.
Boambee Josephite Associates Information PDF


Parish Finance Council

Meet the members of the our current Parish Finance Council.

Meet our Parish Council

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