The vibrant Faith community of Our Lady of the Pines Parish draws its strength from the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and is enriched by a wide range of ministries, activities and organizations. Nourished by the Sacraments and a strong sense of community, parishioners enthusiastically embrace the Gospel challenge to spread the Good News within and beyond the parish. We are always looking for more volunteers to help us with our ministries. If you would like to help in any way , please either speak with Fr Jerald or Liza in the Parish Office.
 
Hospitality Teams’ Coordinator – Nan Perreau
Three parish families are rostered each weekend to arrange flowers and offer cups of tea, coffee and cakes to parishioners who enjoy the happy interaction of community after the 9.30 am Mass on Sunday. Hospitality teams find this ministry a pleasing opportunity to meet and greet other parishioners. If you have enjoyed parish hospitality, you might like to support it by offering your services to be rostered 3-times per year.   Contact the Parish Office for more details.
 
 
Readers’ Coordinator – Rita Latimour

Ministers of the Word proclaim the readings from the Old and New Testaments at Mass. Potential Ministers of the Word must have received the sacrament of Confirmation and have certain natural gifts such as strong and clear voices.  Overall they must have confidence, maturity and sensitivity not only to reach people’s ears but their minds and hearts as well.  Through study and prayer, the Minister of the Word develops an understanding of the Word of God and its importance in our celebration of Faith.  Ministers of the Word are grouped in teams of two to ensure both a commentator and lector at the Sunday Liturgy.  Copies of the readings and commentary are provided in advance. Contact the parish office if you would like to proclaim God’s word.

 
Music Ministry Coordinators – Andrew Buchan and Linda Barker
“O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name.” Psalm 96. Music is critical to Liturgy at Our Lady of the Pines and a variety of musical styles are celebrated to complement parish liturgies. The Choir leads the Mass music on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at the 9.30 am Mass. For more information please contact Linda Barker via the Parish Office. The Music Group leads the Mass music on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the 9.30 am Mass. For more information please contact Andrew Buchan via the Parish Office.