CENACLE PRAYER GROUP
Meets in Church Wednesdays after 9am Mass - Praying for priests.
The Meditation Group in The Entrance has met regularly over the past fifteen years. It enriches the Parish's spiritual life through this form of prayer.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist take Holy Communion to the homes of parishioners who are unable to come to Mass.
The Secular (3rd) Order of St Francis of Assisi meets in the Muldoon Room every 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pm. Visitors welcome. Contact: Sandra Petith 0499 811 177. Read more
MINISTRY OF ACOLYTE
Acolytes distribute Holy Communion to the sick and housebound, assist with Mass and provide much needed help to the Parish. Read more
The choir in its current form has been operating for over 10 years and is made up several groups providing music for our Sunday Masses. Read more
RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
A program for those interested in becoming a part of the Catholic community. Contact Fr Brian: (02) 4332 2216. Read more.
FAREWELL TO AN ACOLYTE
Tony Sheridan is retiring from the ministry of Acolyte in our parish after 39 years (1976-2015)!
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish here at The Entrance was one of the first parishes to install Acolytes in the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1976. Fr Bede Heather (now retired Bishop Bede Heather) was relieving here at the time while our parish priest, Fr Bob Brogan, was on sick leave.
Fr Bede trained four men in the parish and they were installed at St Patrick’s Church East Gosford by Bishop Dogget together with four men from East Gosford parish.
They immediately commenced, together with Fr Bede, to distribute Communion each first Saturday to sick and housebound parishioners, and to assist at every Mass, which was quite demanding over Christmas.
A regular retreat day was held in private homes to pray and refresh. The work these few men undertook brought much needed help to the parish.
Through the years the numbers were increased. The original four were Joe Bond, Tony Sheridan, Peter O’Connor and Peter Connolly, who is at Reynolds Court. Joe died in 1992. Their service to our parish since their introduction in 1976 has been invaluable.
Currently we have four Acolytes, but Acolytes are no longer being installed in our Diocese. Senior Servers are replacing this ministry and we have some wonderful Senior and Junior Servers working alongside our Acolytes.
Thank you Tony and we wish you all the best for the future.