Saturday vigil Masses: 4:00pm and 6:00pm | Sunday Masses: 7:30am and 9:00am


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
Basic Gift
Identity /Summit

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.

Food Fun Faith & Friendship: All students in Years 5 & 6 from any school are invited to come along to this group. meet each Thursday during school terms at the parish meeting room from 3:10pm – 4:45pm.
To register for the FFFF youth group fill in the online form below or download, print and return the paper version to the parish office.

Click here for the FFFF Youth Group online form.

Identity /Summit: Young adult group (18-35ish) are invited to come along to gathering for prayer, discussion and activities.This group is restarting and meeting fortnightly on a Monday evening and monthly on a Saturday. For further details contact Adrian Brannan 0414826 326 /

Basic Gift:A group for high school students, many are attending SJPC. This group meets in the Curran Centre after the Sunday 5pm youth Mass. Some great sessions have been planned. Contact Adrian Brannon as above.

Would you like to help out with afternoon tea for our youth?

Any adults who would like to support the group by joining a rostered team to serve afternoon tea or provide food for the afternoon tea is asked to contact Carolyn at the parish office Ph: 6658 3544 or email:



There are a number of groups which provide opportunities for prayer. These include:

Ignatian Spirituality groups
Contact Sr Fidelis on 02 6658 4580

Cenacle Rosary and Prayer of Consecration
Our Lady of the Way Chapel, 10:00am 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

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

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


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