Organisation and Ministries (Contact Details)


Acolytes serve our faith community by supporting the Priest in the celebration of Mass and other Sacraments, and by distributing Communion during Mass. Acolytes are trained and accredited for their tasks.

Robyn Reed (0439 897 879)

Altar Society

A very dedicated group of women in the Parish are rostered to look after the altar. They provide flowers and ensure that the altar is clear and tidy for Mass. Altar Society members usually carry out their work on Fridays or Saturdays. More volunteers are always welcome.

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Building and Finance Committee

This Committee assists the Priest and accountant in financial and asset management, recording and reporting. The Committee maintains the Parish assets, manages the Parish’s finances and ensures that financial and asset management is in line with Diocesan guidelines.

Matt Green  (

Catholic Women’s League (CWL)

The Holy Rosary parish CWL branch was the first to be established in WA in July 1937.

Since its inception, the CWL has been a vital part of our parish. Its patron is “Our Lady help of Christians” and its motto is “Charity, Work, Loyalty”.

The League is a parish-based organisation focussed on women, families, social justice, human rights and bioethical issues. It also supports the community’s spiritual and practical needs and :provides a voice for lay women and makes representations to government
The League operates not only in the parish, but has associations at diocesan, State and national levels. Through its ties with the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations, it is represented at the Vatican and the UN.

The League is involved in ecumenical functions including the annual global World Day of Prayer services, the National Council of Women and Australian Church Women. It forms a trio with the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of the Southern Cross.

Betty Ryan (9386 4408)

Children’s Liturgy Group

The mission of this group is to teach the Gospel to children at the 8.45am Sunday Mass. The Leaders deliver the Sunday Gospel in a way that children understand.

Our present Holy Rosary group reads and discusses scripture at its meetings and progresses through the bible at a leisurely pace.

Gima Mathew  (0450 409 177}

Church Cleaners

Our willing volunteers clean the church in pairs or groups once every second month. We are seeking more volunteers.

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“Friends” Monday Morning Cuppa

This is a social group which invites anyone who would like to meet other parishioners for a cuppa on Monday mornings at 9:30 am at Martineau’s, Captain Stirling Shopping Centre, Nedlands.

Phil Zeid (0419 965 873)

Hollywood Village Ministry

Once a month, there is a healing liturgy at the Hollywood Nursing Home. A dedicated group of volunteers assembles at 9:45am, wheel residents in their wheelchairs from their rooms to the Mass area. After Mass, the volunteers return the residents to their rooms. This is faith in action for both volunteers and residents.

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Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy is the summit towards which the activity of the Church and Parish is directed. It is the means by which Christians express in their lives and manifest to others the Mystery of Christ.

The committee seeks to enrich worship in the Parish by reviewing present practices and by suggesting modifications. The committee seeks to create an inclusive liturgy which encourages the full participation of all parishioners.

Laurie Elliot (9389 8208)

Morning Tea Ministry

On the first three Sundays of each month after the 8.45am Mass (except during school holidays), there is morning tea in the Parish Centre.
This provides an opportunity for parishioners and newcomers to meet in a social setting.

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Music Ministry

The Music Ministry enhances liturgical celebrations and ensures that the Parish’s liturgical music is at a standard consistent with the Church’s guidelines and Parish traditions.

The ministry places importance on the training formation of its members and  encourages active participation of the congregation in worship through music.
A Youth Choir meets every fourth Saturday at the 6pm Mass.

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Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council represents the whole parish and is the Parish Priest’s main advisory body. Its brief is apostolic outreach, the care and wellbeing of Parishioners, providing the means for Christian formation in the Parish and  collaboration with the finance committee.

The Council meets ten times a year.

Mike Davila  (

Pastoral Associate

The Parish’s Pastoral Associate  is Sr Dolores RSM who makes weekly Communion rounds, arranges transport for the elderly and frail, visits the housebound and assists with administrative tasks and  responds to ad hoc queries and requirements.

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Prayer Group

The Holy Rosary Prayer Group comprises a number of parishioners who have met fortnightly to pray since the year 2000.

The group prays for the intentions submitted by fellow parishioners in the Prayer Box (located on Our Lady’s altar in the church). They meet from 10am to 11am in the Parish Centre every second Monday.

Gima Mathew  (0450 409 177}


Readers assist in the Liturgy of the Word at Parish Eucharists. Their aim is to present the Word of God in a meaningful and reverent manner to the faithful.

Laurie Elliot (9389 8208) (Holy Rosary)

Religious Education (RE) Programme

Classes are offered to children preparing for the Sacraments. Catechists are trained and accredited for their task of preparing the children. These classes are usually held after school in the Parish Hall during school terms.

Robyn Reed (0439 897 879)

Safeguarding Project

Holy Rosary Parish has adopted and supports the Archdioscean Safeguarding Project.

Hanz Xavier  (  (0412863622)

Shenton Christian Council (SCC)

The Shenton Christian Council (SCC) helps provide a programme of Christian Religious Education (CRE) in government schools.
The Parish supports, both financially and with volunteers, the work of the Council. All its teachers are trained and accredited.
The programme is co-ordinated by the Council which  supervises seven schools in our area.
Apart from CRE teaching, members gather for ecumenical fellowship with parishioners of the SCC church network.
There are five chaplains in SCC primary and high schools and they  are partially financed by fundraising events and donations.
Within the SCC area, there are another 60 accredited volunteer teachers.
Holy Rosary currently has four volunteer CRE teachers but we are seeking more volunteers.
If you are keen to find out more about this activity, please contact the Parish’s SCC coordinator Cathy Plowman.

Cathy Plowman (9389 7730)

Soup Patrol

This has now been active for 14 years. On the third Friday of each month, a group of parishioners distribute soup at a number of Perth venues. Not only the food, but also the social contact is much appreciated by the needy, homeless people. The truism comes home: “it is in giving that we receive”.

Robyn Reed (0439 897 879)

Special Ministers

Special Ministers serve our Faith community by assisting with the distribution of Communion during Mass and  by taking Communion to the frail, sick and elderly of the Parish. The Parish Priest trains Special Ministers in their duties.

Robyn Reed (0439 897 879)

St. Vincent de Paul

The St Vincent de Paul Society is one of the largest and longest serving charities in WA, offering for 150 years a hand up to people in need. It assists many West Australians through food and material aid, budget advice, shelter, advocacy and support. The Perth conference was founded in 1865 when it began to carry out the core work of Home Visitation. Today, the Society has more than 75 conferences comprising dedicated men and women who live out their faith in action by providing hope, comfort and dignity to disadvantaged Western Australians trapped by circumstances such as sickness, job loss, mental illness and family breakdown. Nedlands conference Members and Associates are available for home visitation and emergency relief through the Call Centre (phone 1300 794 054). Vinnies are generously supported with donations of food from the Parish which can be placed in the collection container in the Church Porch. Funding comes through the Annual Street Appeal, Winter and Christmas Appeals and Parish Poor Boxes at Holy Rosary Nedlands and the Carmelite Monastery.
For further information or if you are interested in becoming a Member or an Associate, please contact Nedlands Conference President Carl Gazia: