The parish takes the safety, well-being and inclusion of all children very seriously and has policies and procedures in place to maintain a Child Safe environment. See more about Child Safety and the parish Safeguarding Committee.
The Altar Society cares for Immaculate Conception and St Joseph's Churches so both are properly prepared for worship and prayer.
Contact Parish Secretary
Preparation at St. Joseph's Church
This parishioner group cares for St Joseph's Church so that it is properly prepared for worship and prayer. Contact Parish Secretary
On most Sundays during School Term children have the opportunity at the 9.30 am Mass to take part in their own Children's Liturgy of the Word. These special liturgies for the children are conducted by a group of volunteers from the parish. (more at Children's Liturgy)
Coffee/Tea - after 9:30 am Mass
On selected Sundays volunteers organise a casual morning tea for parishioners in the Parish Centre. This is held immediately following the 9.30 am Mass. Contact Parish Pastoral Worker
Counters and Collectors
Two rostered teams of Counters and Collectors process the Sunday Mass collections. This is a necessary service which benefits the whole Parish Community. Contact Parish Office
Choirs -9.30am & 11.00am Mass
9.30 am Mass choir ICC
We welcome parishioners wishing to join the choir at Immaculate Conception Church.You do not need to be able to read music or have any past experience, just a love of music!
No regular commitment required.
For 9.30 am Mass choir contact Gerogina Docherty,
ph 0433 842 880,
www.georginadocherty.com (see the CHOIR tab)
For 11.00 am Mass choir contact
ph 0477 002 813
11.00 am Mass choir ICC
Craft & Morning Coffee Club
The Craft Morning/Coffee Club meets in the Parish Centre on the last Tuesday of the month from 9.30am – 11.30am. Everyone is welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat.
Contact Parish Pastoral Worker
Eucharistic Ministers to the sick
These ministers take Communion to those unable to attend Mass. Contact Parish Pastoral Worker
Eucharistic Ministers at Mass
Parishioners assist during Mass at Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph's churches. Contact Parish Secretary
Manresa Care is a voluntary body of friends of the Hawthorn Catholic Parish. It aims to encourage ordinary people to share their time and resources to help one another.
(more at Manresa Care)
Maytime Fair Committee
The parish Maytime Fair Committee Coordinates the Parish Stall which sells homemade goodies and sewing items at the annual fundraiser, for the work of the Jesuits of Hazaribag Province in the North East of India. Contact Parish Secretary
Parishioners assist during Mass at Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph's churches with the first & second Readings. Contact Parish Secretary
The Hawthorn Parish Conference provides assistance for people in need of food, clothing, household items, furniture. New members are always welcome.
(more at St Vincent de Paul Society)
Visiting the Sick/Elderly
The Parish is always looking for volunteers to visit the sick and elderly in our parish Community.
Contact Parish Pastoral Worker
The dedicated Gardening volunteers care for the gardens at Immaculate Conception church and keep the grounds looking beautiful!
Gardening is done once a month, but there is no regular commitment required. Contact Parish Secretary
Working With Children Checks and Police Checks
Please note that it is a requirement of the Archdiocese that all parish volunteers hold a current Working With Children Check, even if they are not engaging in activities involving children.
In addition, everyone who deals with Parish property in a fiduciary position requires a current Police Check.
This is not a reflection on our volunteers and applies across the board to volunteers and employees.
Refer to working with children and police check guidelines for more information.