Parish Groups

Parish Groups

For Contact Information regarding each group below, please contact the office on 7036 9393 or email

Parish Pastoral Council

(link to all PC latest documents: PC Minutes and Reports)

Fr Joe Caddy, PP

Penny McCann (exp. 30 June 2026)
Sean McManus (exp. 30 June 2026)
Constant Mews (exp. 30 June 2024), Chair
Michael Pirotta, Finance Council Representative
Jack Rendle (exp. 30 June 2024)
Claire Renkin (exp. 30 June 2026)
Rosemary Sheehan (exp. 30 June 2024)

Parish Finance Council

Michael Pirotta (exp Nov 2022), Chair
Michael Lewis (exp May 2023)
David Menzies (exp Nov 2022), Secretary
Constant Mews,  Pastoral Council Representative

St. Vincent de Paul Conference

Our University Parish Group reflects the spirit and energy of Frederick Ozanam; he founded this society at The University of Paris, specifically to meet the needs of the poor and underprivileged.

Meetings are held every two weeks on a Monday.

President: Maree Rabach (

St. Carthage’s Women’s Morning Reading Group

Meets on the third Tuesday of the Month at St. Carthage’s Presbytery From 10.00am to 11.30am

Mary Roberts (
Lesley Jeffery
Carolyn Stapleton

Men’s Reading Group

Men’s reading group continues their gatherings at surrounding venues. More information will be posted shortly. In the interim, please enquire through the parish office where you can be connected with the convenor.

St. Carthage’s Feminist Theology Group

Meets on the 4th Monday of the Month at St. Carthage’s Church.

Feminist Theology Group: Claire Renkin reports: “We are faithful Catholic women who gather to share our hopes and our struggles to create a more just and inclusive church. We gather to pray and reflect on a book, article or event that challenges us to imagine what a church that values and respects women’s baptismal call and gifts might look like. Our practice is to meet monthly in the evening.” Further details will be posted shortly.

Please contact the Parish office on the number or email below for further information
Margaret Rush

Parish Hospitality Group

Our Parish Hospitality Group offers tea/coffee after the 10.00am Mass every Sunday.  A popular meeting place for parishioners and friends.

John Drennan

St. Carthage’s Music Group

Our parish Music Group has a long tradition at St. Carthage’s and was originally founded to prepare folk Masses in the 1980’s.

The Group contributes to the Eucharistic services on a regular basis, and also prepares special programs for Christmas and Holy Week/Easter.

Please contact the office for further details

Roger & Ann Rassool

Meditation Group

Liz Dohrmann reported that the group meets regularly on Zoom every
Wednesday 5.30pm for a 30 minute meditation, with a monthly meal together in person.

For furtherinformation contact ph 0418 136915.

Liz Dohrmann

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The Voice Group

A group in the parish to campaign for the Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of
a Voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. The group would only exist for the 7 months or
so till the Referendum, and would seek to work with other like-minded Church groups. For more
details contact Sean McManus

Sean McManus