Holy Spirit - Thornbury East  ||  St Anthony - Alphington

Formation for Ministry

We read in the Acts of the Apostles,  “put fresh heart into the disciples encouraging them to preserve in the faith.” (Acts 14:22)  Our formation evenings enables the above scripture passage to become a reality that inspires those involved in parish ministry.

The formation sessions  for Lectors, Ministers to the Sick, Children’s Liturgy; Communion to the Sick are often held in our parish. They provide opportunities for parishioners to become involved in the Sacramental life of the parish. These evenings provide those involved in parish ministry to reflect on their role and deepen their knowledge and commitment to their particular ministry. They also provide an opportunity for new  people to come along and learn about each ministry and appreciate what is involved in their particular area of interest in lieu of taking on that ministry.  Parishioners bring their experience to the night by their presence. The evenings begin with a prayer and a general input, giving an understanding of the churches teaching in order that they may gain new insight and confidence in their ministry.

St. Paul’s says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” So if you feel you are being called to a particular ministry please contact the parish office. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Locations

Holy Spirit Church
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury

St Anthony's Church
45 Railway Place, Alphington

Parish Office
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury


Weekend Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Sat  5pm 
Sun 10am 

St Anthony's Church

Sat 6pm
Sun 9am in Italian 
Sun 11am

Weekday Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Tue 9:15am Communion Service
Tue 7.30pm Mass
Thur 9:15am (Italian Mass)

St Anthony's Church

Wed  9:15am
Fri  9:15am

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