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Parish Groups

We invite parishioners to join any one of our groups. Please phone or email the parish office for information.

Aged Care 

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Altar Society 

Prepare the Church for Mass each day also for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals and other special occasions.

Catholic Women's League

Our Parish group meet on the second Thursday monthly (except January) at 1pm in the Mons Jeffrey Centre. The Catholic Women's League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga was founded in 1916 by a visionary group of young women who sought to change the world through prayer and action. Addressing social justice and ethical issues remains one of our primary tasks. We seek to influence legislative and administrative bodies at all levels of government in order to preserve the dignity of the human person, and to build a culture of life and love. More information can be downloaded from here.

Charismatic Prayer Group

Shield of Christ prayer group. We gather weekly, Tuesday 7.30pm till 9.00pm to praise and worship the Lord, to be aware of the Holy Spirit within us, the need to listen to Him in the silence of our hearts, in dialogue with one another, and in the scriptures. Our meeting begins with praise and worship to our God, followed by silence, listening, waiting on the Lord, everyone is encouraged to share scripture which has spoken to them during the week, or how they have been aware of God in their life. More praise in the form of Chorus is sung. Petition as we bring before the Lord our needs of those who love and anyone the Lord Places in our hearts. Tuesday 7.30 in Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Centre .

Christian Life Community/Ignatian Spirituality

Two groups meet regularly to deepen their spirituality. Numbers are limited. If you would like to start a new group, please contact the Parish office.

Debutante Ball

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Christian Meditation

Mondays 7.30pm in the gold room at St Mel's Parish House in Hamilton Street, Shepparton. Half hour meditation followed by a cuppa and fellowship.

Faith & Light Community

Faith and Light is an international community movement bringing together people with special needs, their families, carers and friends. It recognises that everyone has gifts to offer and the ability to welcome others with love and affection and a gift of celebration. This special program is on the first Sunday of each month. We gather at 11am Mass at St Brendan’s Church. After Mass we go to the Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Centre (parish centre located directly behind St Brendan’s Church) for lunch, faith and fun. (Parents and carers are required to stay for the program)

Friendship Group

All parishioners are welcome to enjoy lunch together in a social setting on the third Sunday of each month (except December) at 12.30pm. Lunch is usually at a local venue and is advertised in the weekly parish bulletin.

Garabandal Prayer Group

Every 3rd Monday of the month (not during the months of December and January) in the Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Centre.We consecrate ourselves to Our Lady by saying the Rosary and pray for priests. We have a discussion on a relevant topic or watch a DVD and conclude with the Divine Mercy Prayer and a cuppa.

Anyone is welcome.

Gospel Discussion Group / Reflection Group

During Lent and Advent. The meetings are followed by a ‘cuppa’. As the name implies it is a forum to discuss and better understand the Scriptures. See the weekly Parish bulletin before Lent and Advent for information or phone the Parish office.

Men's Group

Our parish men's group meet some Saturday mornings for a breakfast and a time of prayer and discussion. The activities calendar can be found here . Contact Anthony on 5821 2633 for more information or">Email us Here.

Catholic Mothers of Young Children

We meet on the first and third Thursday every month from 10am to 11.30am at St Mel’s Kindergarten, 200 Archer Street, Shepparton. For mums and young children under school age. Share vocational discussion, a cuppa, and catechesis for children. Bring along a snack and gold coin donation.

Serra Club

The Serra Club pray for vocations to the Priesthood and all vocations within the church. We pray for our seminarians and our priests. We meet every first Friday evening (except January) and have a Mass if possible and pray for vocations. We follow this with a cuppa and a DVD on different Catholic themes and when possible we have a special guest speaker who gives us an insight into his/her vocation and religious community. Reminder notices are generally advertised in the weekend parish bulletin. All parishioners are welcome and encouraged to come along.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society’s members and volunteers help anyone in need, regardless of their background, culture, religion or political opinion mostly through practical assistance. Members and volunteers can assist in several ways such as in the welfare office or collecting bread. Meetings are held at 9.30am on the second Monday monthly.

Teams of our Lady

TEAMS is a movement for Christian married couples which reaches across the world. In our parish we have 3 TEAMS . Each TEAM consists of 5 to 7 couples and a spiritual counsellor. Each month they meet in a member couple’s home and share a light meal, pray together and discuss a topic which has been chosen and prepared by one of the couples. There is also a sharing time when the couples talk about there “highs” and “lows” of the month. The sessions are bound by confidentiality and quickly lead to a bond of trust and caring within the group. Being in a TEAM provides a great opportunity for exploration of faith and growth of spirituality as well as building life long friendships.

Young Adults Group

We meet weekly on Friday evenings at 6pm and chat about God, faith and life.

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