Mass Ministers

We are currently in the process or forming this new group at Our Lady of Fatima. This group will play an important role before, during and after each weekend mass. They will serve the worshipping community with joy, kindness, dependability and create a quiet and reverent atmosphere within the church.

USHERS

The Welcomers/Ushers will be in charge of greeting & assisting parishioners & visitors. They will also be responsible for handing/sorting out Liturgy/hymn books & newsletters and will help with post-mass collections/sales and the information desk for sign-ups & registers at the beginning and end of each mass.

OFFERTORY SERVERS

Our Offertory Serving Team consists of Offertory Collectors and Offertory Presenters and both play a very important role in God's house.

Offertory Collectors

The Offertory Collectors are in charge of collecting cash donations as well as the Planned Giving envelopes during our masses. This money is collected to assist the poor, provide upkeep for the local clergy and pay for all the infrastructure of the parish. 

These volunteers do a fantastic and efficient job arranging the quick collections. We currently have 6-8 Collectors during our 11am Sunday mass and two during our other masses. 

The collection is often taken up at the same time as the bread and wine as soon as the Bidding prayers finish. The empty baskets are collected from the back of the church.

Offertory Presenters

The Offertory (Gift) Presenters consist of two members of the congregation who bring the bread and wine to the altar for consecration. The gifts of bread and wine are brought up from the small table positioned behind the first half of benches and through the assembly and given to the priest. 

This act is to indicate that these are gifts from the people and that the people are making a gift of themselves just as Christ gifted himself to the Father. The priest receives the bread and wine and places them on the altar. 

Serving during mass is a necessity and we are always in need of volunteers to perform these roles.

FIRE WARDENS

Each parish is urgently being asked to nominate/train two or three fire safety officers for their parish. These need to be adults who attend a particular Sunday Mass every week. Thank you for those who have already volunteered from the Sunday 9am and 11am Masses – we just need a volunteer from the Saturday 7pm and Sunday 6pm Masses. Please see Fr Richard if you would like to volunteer.

FIRST AIDERS

We are currently looking for First Aid volunteers to cover every weekend mass. If you have experience in this field, please let us know if you would like to put your skills to good use and cover one of the masses.

SECURITY/EMERGENCY OFFICERS

We are currently looking for Security volunteers to cover every weekend mass. If you have experience in this field, please let us know if you would like to put your skills to good use and cover one of the masses.


If you are interested in joining our Mass Serving Ministry, please contact the presbytery (parish office) to let us know which mass you would like to help with.