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.
 

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

The welcoming faces of our Parish hand out our mass newsletters to those coming into the church, encouraging a sense of belonging and community.
 

Thanksgiving Program

Generates income from the Sunday Mass collections to keep the Parish and Presbytery financially viable.
 

Counters

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.
 

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
 

Parish Finance and Maintenance Committee

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

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

Transport people to Mass who otherwise may not be able to attend.
 

Tennis club

Provides opportunity for adult and junior Parishioners to play social or competitive tennis.

Spiritual Formation

Catechists

Provides an opportunity for the children of families attending schools other than St Kevin’s & St Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish schools to come together and celebrate their faith.

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.

Care

Provides emergency help to parishioners e.g. 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 Schools

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 VIC 3106
Templestowe Principal: Mr Greg Thomas 9842 7634
 

St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School

44 Herlihys Road, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107
Principal: Mrs Frances Matisi 9273 9999