The role of the Altar server in the parish is to assist the priest and the congregation in facilitating the smooth running of the Liturgy.
We have a good number of boys, girls, men and women in this ministry as you are never too old to join.
Our altar servers will receive training before they are called upon to serve. They are required to present themselves for service 20 minutes before each mass begins.
If you would like to become an altar server, please contact the parish priest at email@example.com and on 021 531 5223 or Angus Lillienfeldt on 082 523 4523.
Ladies’ craft group gets together on the second Saturday of every month to do our craft (handwork) of choice.
They share their talents with each other and they have so far learnt some patch work, canvass work, black work and cross stitch. Most of the ladies also knit and crochet and were part of a Pinelands care group making blankets for cancer patients.
This is an ongoing project and the ladies knit throughout the year. Should you wish to join the craft group kindly contact Michelle Hendricks on 083 791 7640.
The main function of the ministry is to assist the parish priest with the distribution of Holy Communion to the parishioners.
While this usually happens during the celebrations of Holy Mass, ministers also do home visits to parishioners who are unable to attend mass due to illness.
The minister becomes the uniting link between the parish and the parishioner they visit and need to carry out their duty with dignity at all times.
This ministry is a very humbling ministry and does not elevate ministers in any way but rather they are called to serve the parishioners in a special way.
New Ministers are assessed by the parish priest and undergo training and before they are commissioned. Commissioning usually takes place on the Feast of Christi and is renewed annually. Ministers are commissioned to serve in their parish only.
Ministers have the additional responsibility to protect the sacred species at all times and they need to be vigilant of how others receive the sacrament and ensure that it is consumed immediately. Any unusual or concerning activity needs to be reported to the parish priest immediately.
We have a beautiful Church and it is a privilege to arrange flowers in it for the weekend.
We have a group of women who arrange flowers for all the functions in the parish.
On the Sundays in ordinary time, one large arrangement, or several smaller ones, making up a large arrangement, are what is traditionally done in the Sanctuary on the right of the Altar when looking from the body of the Church.
On Feast days and for special celebrations such as a wedding, more arrangements are necessary.
They usually do the arrangement on a Friday or Saturday and it should last two weeks, being watered in between.
If you would like to join this ministry, contact Fr Christu at the Parish, or speak with Dee on 082 5377901.
Fundraising is needed in order to support the maintenance of the Parish and all its properties and is largely dependent on donations from our parishioners and benefactors.
A fundraising event is held once a year where we prepare for the sale of food including perishable and non-perishable items to raise the funds to maintain our parish needs.
Should you wish to join this group, please contact the parish priest at firstname.lastname@example.org and on 021 531 5223 or the parish office at email@example.com and on 021 531 7049
The Ladies group started in our parish, as we did not have a Catholic Women’s League.
The group is responsible to host all parish functions requested by the priest. We buy chocolates for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparents day.
We also buy Easter eggs for the children at Easter and party packs for the children at Christmas.
We generate our income by hosting Shrove Tuesday pancake evening and the Paschal meal dinner.
The members of the group would donate to these events and the profits we make we keep to pay for the aforementioned events. They also host funeral teas to generate an income.
We invite people who enjoy cooking, baking or who have great organisational skills and do not shy away from hard work to join our group.
Please free to contact Loreene on 0822580289 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Liturgy Group consist of members of the various groups in the parish and any member of the parish can attend. The Liturgy meeting takes place a few weeks before the season of Advent. The Liturgy is planned for the whole year which includes all aspects of worship.
The men’s group is a fellowship for men at our parish. They meet twice a month on Saturday afternoons.
It is a special time where they come together as men to share scriptures and pray together. Usually, they have a volunteer who leads a particular session, by preparing a sharing from the scriptures, and towards the end, they take turns to pray for the petitions that would have been placed by the brothers.
Should you consider joining the group please contact us on 021 531 5223.
Christ The King Parish in Pinelands, has for many years has be doing a wonderful music ministry.
This ministry adds festivity to our worship. We have three well qualified musicians who play beautifully for the weekends and on special occasions.
If you are interested in joining a choir please contact the parish priest on 021 5315223. If you play any instrument please let us know.
One of the ways in which one can participate more fully in the liturgy, is by proclaiming (reading) the relevant lessons and psalms for the community.
We have a good number of persons who are proclaimers in our o parish. This is not an onerous task. The necessary guidance is available for anyone who wishes to join this ministry.
If you feel drawn towards this particular Ministry and you wish to find out more please Ethné Stevens: 076 158 8786.
The role of Sacristan is very much that of a housekeeper such as St. Martha in the Gospel, however also includes a contemplative side like her sister Mary in the preparation for mass.
Duties include maintaining of the candles, altar cloths and linens and caring for the Holy vessels. We prepare the church for all masses and that includes the special seasons of Easter and Christmas as well as special occasions such as weddings and funerals. I
t does require commitment as well attention to detail and training will be provided. This richly rewarding ministry affords you a greater understanding of the mass, liturgy and all it entails, and a greater love for the Eucharist.
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact the parish priest or Helen Lloyd on 021 531 4693 or 072 458 0715.
The role of the SVP is to assist the needy and help the poor. Each Conference first needs to assist the parishioners in the paris
h if there is a need otherwise they assist outside their parish. Our Conference currently provides sandwiches on a weekly basis the underprivileged children at Maitland Garden Village Primary school during the school terms.
We collect clothing for “Help a Rural Child” that goes to the people on the farm at Goedgedacht. We also take the clothes to Blikkiesdorp and the Sisters of Charity in Khayelitsha. We assist with Buckets of Love (the bucket consists of non-perishable groceries and luxuries) that is distributed to the needy throughout Cape Town.
The Conference donates cash to the Sisters of Charity to support them in their ministry and we host Christmas party for the children of Maitland Garden Village and provide them with toys received from the annual “Toy Run”.
Apart from these we also distribute toys to Eros School, St Joseph’s School in Montana and St Joseph’s pre-school in Langa.
Should you need assistance or wish to join SVP please contact Klaus on 071 877 1962 or Loreene 082 258 0289.
The ministry of welcomer’s (ushers) is to welcome people as they enter the church for worship.
The ministers greet and hand out the weekly bulletins and whatever assistance is needed to the parishioners and visitors. They also collect the offerings at the mass and bring them at offertory procession.
If you are interested in any of these two ministries, please feel free to contact Linda on 0679407711.