Apostolic Groups in more detail
Catholic Ladies Friendship Group
The Catholic Ladies Friendship Group is involved in companion support for ladies, with outings, socials, craft days, and more.
We are also involved in parish ministries - church cleaning, State School Catechists, choir, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, visitation of the sick and housebound.
We usually begin our day at the Church with communal Rosary and Mass, followed by morning tea and lunch. Come and join us - new members are always welcome.
Parish Visitation Team
Visitations are undertaken because people suffer in many ways, such as from loneliness, depression, blindness, frailty and failing health.
Not all persons visited by the visitation team are or have been associated with the parish. St Vincent De Paul for example have expressed the need for a visit to one of their clients.
There are seventeen members of the visitation team attached to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. These members visit a total of twenty one persons on a regular basis either fortnightly or monthly as the need requires. Thirteen are visited in their own homes the remainder are in self care units or nursing home facilities.
A visit to someone who is confined can be as good as a day trip anywhere. Each visit whether for five or thirty five minutes reveals something new. All members have at one time or another expressed the feelings they have experienced as a result of visitations. These include joy, sadness, self-satisfaction and even exhilaration on occasions but, all have noted the expressions of glee on the persons face and know by doing something as small as a visit they have made someone as well as themselves, feel better within themselves.
St Vincent de Paul Society
Contributions to Local Needs
An international movement renowned for its work amongst the poor and needy.
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a Catholic organization. It is composed mainly of volunteers who give of themselves to help the poor and disadvantaged.
The Society was started in Paris in 1833 and is now represented in Australia, Europe, The British Isles and North America.
The first Conference in Australia was formed in 1881 and has now spread to all major towns and cities throughout our nation.
• Deepen the faith of our members
• Bear witness to Christ
• Share with those most in need
• Shape a more just and compassionate
The joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor and afflicted in any way, are the joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well.
Gaudum et spes No 1
Our Conference Area:
—North Entrance - The Entrance - Long
Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Killarney Vale - Bateau Bay - Tumbi Umbi.
• Budget Counselling
• Home Visitation
• Referrals to other Agencies
• Material Aid
• Distribution Centre (Wyong)
• Shop (The Entrance)
• Do you share our mission values?
• Does the quote from Gaudum et Spes challenge you?
• Are you being called to this work of discipleship?
If this sounds like you, give Pauline a call today.
Contact: Pauline (02) 4332 3776
Statistics from The Entrance Conference indicate that there has been a steady rise in the
number of people needing assistance, due to recent unemployment and inadequate
employment opportunities in our local area.
The needs of young families are a constant concern for us.
We do not measure our assistance purely in dollars and cents, but rather in the way in which we share ‘the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish’ of the people we serve.
All Requests for Assistance:
Wyong Call Centre
(02) 4356 6700
The St Vincent de Paul Shop:
11 Victoria Avenue
The Entrance 2261