Epsom Parish Ministries
Details: The Parish Library is open 30 minutes after Sunday Masses and parishioners are invited to borrow books from a wide range, free of charge. The Library is located at the back of the church and the books are issued for a recommended four week loan period.
Brenda Brightwell (Ph: 0276 415615).
The Rosary Group meets weekly on a Monday morning (excluding school holidays) at 9.10am in the Church
Deborah Railay (PH: 09 625 8466)
Details: The Parish Pastoral Council, has the responsibility of planning and implementing the ministries and services offered by the parish. The members are either nominated by the parishioners or are representatives of authorised standing committees.
CHAIRPERSON: Mary-Ann Todd Ph: 09-625-5574
Osmitta Francis ( Secretary ) ….. Ph: 09 624 4593
Margaret Wong….Ph: 09 625 8601
Maureen O’Carroll….Ph: 09 625 5511
Deacon John Hawkins….Ph: 021 08169234
Bernie Radford….Ph: 09 624 6084
Deborah Railey….Ph: 09 625 8466
Shee Chow….Ph: 09 523 0685
The Parish Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in the Community Room, at 7:30pm.
Details: Parents with Pre-school Children Group
An informal group for parents along with their pre-school children, wishing to meet others within the Parish. It is especially beneficial to those new to the area and everyone is welcome to come along. The group usually meets on the third Thursday of the month from 9.00am until 10.00am in the Community Room underneath the Church. Coffee, tea and juice are provided, however we ask that you bring a small plate of biscuits or similar to share for morning tea. There are toys and activities provided for the children.
Enquiries to: Antoinette Kenihan-Sackree ( Ph: 021 686995 )
Details: Legion of Mary
Meetings are held each Monday evening at 7.30pm in the church foyer for one hour. If you would like to pray the Rosary, undertake a little charity work and ‘grow your faith’ with some new friends, you are most welcome to join this group.
Anne-Marie Kerridge (Ph: 09-625-8897)
Assistance is given to the Mangere Parish by providing supplies of food for their much needed FOODBANK.
For the purpose of the FOODBANK, non-perishable food items may be left in the box provided in the church foyer. For further information on the various lines of food which are most acceptable to the people of Mangere, please telephone Bernadette Collins on ph: 09-624-4137.
Cash donations in lieu of food can also be made. If donating by cheque, please make out to “St. Anthony’s Family Support Trust”. Donations may be left at the parish office or with the Parish Priest. If a receipt is required, please provide a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Details: Altar Society
There are two groups of parishioners, some of whom care for the Sanctuary and others for the Alter Linen. They take turns according to weekly rosters in respect of the Sanctuary, and fortnightly rosters in respect of the Altar Linen.
Sandra Jacinto (Ph: 09-623-8285)
Our Altar Servers are boys and girls from Year 5 upwards (after they have received the Sacrament of First Communion). They assist at parish liturgies, as required.
Enquiries and roster phone:
Deacon John Hawkins (Mob: 021-08169234)
On a rostered basis, group of volunteers set up and care for floral arrangements in the church. Donations of flowers are always very welcome.
Details: Our Parish Hall is administered by a Hall Committee which is associated with our Finance Committee.
Parishioners, parish groups, and outside groups may use our parish hall.
Robyn Dykes (Ph: 09-630-3956)
Details: This takes place at the 10.00am Mass during the school year. It is suitable for all children aged 3 and over who have not yet made their first Holy Communion. Very young children under this age do not have the maturity to participate in this liturgy independently and it is preferred that these younger children remain with their parents in Mass. Parents are asked to consider being placed on a roster to help the programme along especially if interested in being present at the liturgy. This would mean being available approximately once per term.
Louisa Rani (Mob. 021-1234107)
Ministers to the Sick and Elderly.
Details: Those confined to their own homes or who reside in nursing/retirement homes within Epsom Parish, receive the Blessed Sacrament and regular visiting from a devoted team in the Parish.
St James wrote in his letter to the Jews, “If one of you is ill, you should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over you.” (James 5:15)
Enquiries to Presbytery Ph: 06-630-3956
Details: The Parish Finance Committee, with the Parish Priest as president, has the responsibility for managing the finances and properties of the parish.
The members are appointed by the Parish Priest.
Secretary: John Jackson PH: 09 524 9976
Members: Shee Chow PH: 09 523 0685
Details: This Group provides the sound accompaniment for the Eucharistic Mass each week with special emphasis on the Church’s main calendar requirements.
Music Director :
Caroline Barakat- Devine (Ph: 09-6303956)
Preparation of Organists’ Roster: Lesley-Anne Gross (Ph: 09-625-8098)
Details: 19 Banff Avenue, Epsom, Auckland
P.O. Box 29-066, Epsom, Auckland 1344
For enquiries contact the Principal.
School Board of Trustees
The role of the Board is to govern our school on behalf of the proprietor, Bishop Patrick Dunn. In carrying out this responsibility the Board also fulfils a responsibility to the community which has provided the school and to the community which continues to be served by the school.
Enquires to: Kevin Maloney – Chairperson (Ph: (09 -625-4411)