S: St Vincents Parish
BC: Goodbye from St Vincents
FC: St Vincents Parish | 12 Bland Street, Ashfield | Population: approx. 1000 people
1: Welcome to St Vincents Ashfield
2: Key to St Vincents
3: Mass times | Monday: 12pm Tuesday: 7am Wednesday: 12pm Thursday: 9am Friday: No Mass Saturday: 9am Sunday: 8am, 10am, 6pm | Fact: The most popular mass is the sumday mass at 6pm as it has great music and is filled with heaps of young people
4: Named St Vincents after The Vincentian Priest and Brothers
5: Established in 1894 under the pastoral care of the congregation of the mission, known as the Vincentian priest and Brothers | History
6: Significant events | October 1894- foundation stone was laid | April 1894- Plans for a new parish were made by Fr Boyle | November 1985- the church was completed (apart from the fact that the front was temporarily made of wood) and blessed. | 1901- Furnishings, paintings, statues and other ornaments were added to the church
7: 1994- The centenary of the church | October 1907- The completed church was open | 1944- The church had its golden jubilee | 1920- The church had its silver jubilee
8: St Vincent
9: Feast Day: September 25th | St Vincent De Paul was born in 1581 at Pouy in the south France. He was ordained a priest in 1600. In 1617, Vincent preached a mission sermon at the feast of the conversion of St Paul. He started a congregation of the mission in 1635. St Vincent De Paul died in 1660.
10: Fr Micheal Walsh
11: Ordained in 1974 at St Vincents Ashfield, Fr Micheal has been the parish priest at St Vincents Ashfield for 8 years. He became a priest so that he could help people especially at difficult times of their lives. Before he became the parish priest for St Vincents, He was a priest in the gaols of Sydney visiting men and women in jails
12: Parish council
13: Pastoral associate: Marguerite Martin | Deputy Chair Person: George Howard | Parish Priest: Fr Micheal Walsh | Chairperson: Paul Khoury | Secretary: Carmen Yap Nikki Kelso Rosanna Riccio Ron Vozzo John Bridge Christian Moulder Jessica Wood Pam Fitzpatrick
14: Duties of the parish council | A pastoral associate manages outreach programs and co-ordinates the efforts of other people who are involved in the parish | A Parish priest Leads the community in mass, and conducts other sacraments such as baptism, reconciliation, and anointing of the sick. The priest also presides in funerals and marriages
15: A secretary makes sure the parish is running smoothly by answering phone calls, filling important documents and replying emails | A chairperson presides over and maintain over in parish meetings | A deputy chairperson assists the chairperson and serves as the chairperson in his absence.
16: Groups and committees | Finance committee | St Vincent De Paul Society | Music group | Youth group
17: Altar society | Hospitality group | Transport group | RCIA
18: Altar services | Catechists | R.C.I.A | Counters | Wardens | Welcomers | Ministries of the parish
19: Finance committee | Music/Choir industry | Pastoral care | Special ministers of the Eucharist | St Vincent De Paul Society
21: C h o i r / m u s i c m i n i s t r y | Choir/Music ministry involves people singing or playing the organs. This a ministry that 13 yr olds would be able to participate as many young teens like to sing | People of the church contribute the musical abilities to serve others. This is important to lead the mass in hymns
22: A catechist is a person who teaches kids who go to state school about the church. Being a catechist is a great job for a 21 yr old as they are still young but know alot. This job involves a person giving up their time to teach kids | 21 yr old
23: C A T E C H I S T
24: 40 yr old | Counter
25: A ministry for a 40 yr old is being a counter. Counters count the first and second collections and totals them in preparation for banking. The counters offer their time and talents by going to mass and counting the money (making sure they don't miscount it)
26: It was just before the passover festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave the world and go to the father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples feet, drying them with a towel wrapped around his waist | He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" Jesus replied, "You did not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand." "No," said Peter, "you shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me." "Then, lord," Simon replied, "not just my feet but my hands and head as well!"
27: Jesus washes his disciples' feet | Jesus answered, "Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you." For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean. When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them. "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them
28: "Do you understand what I have done for you" -Jesus | The passage on the previous page tells us that we should always do things for other people with out any reward. It also tells us that no matter how highly respected we are, we should always offer our time and talents to others. Jesus tells us that service is for everyone, that everyone should serve others
29: We should join in at mass, maybe do the readings or join the choir. Do a ministry that we feel confident about. All of us should help someone in need. | 'Service'