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MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES


THE ‘STEP-UP’ GROUP

The Step Up group is a team in the parish of Kings Park that helps parishioners of all ages apply for work.

They help individuals (especially migrants and refugees) in understanding resume requirements, practising interview questions and improving their confidence. They also conduct workshops on various aspects of the job application process from time to time.

The group is a great help to the parish in ministering to migrants and refugees and helping them settle in their new country. It makes them feel wanted and valued in the parish community.

To know more about this activity and how it could help your parish please contact Kings Park parish in Melbourne – Ph: (03) 9367 8177 or visit their website: http://www.res-parish.org/

 

 


22010002GRIEF HOSPITALITY

A Grief Hospitality Ministry team (also sometimes called a Bereavement group) helps families during their time of grief in the parish.

The passing away of a loved one can be a very hard time for families. The team offers their help by providing support and assistance during the Vigil on the night before the funeral, at the viewing and before and after the funeral Mass.

They help organise meals for the family and assist with serving tea and coffee and finger food after the funeral Mass. They also provide comfort and support to the family in the weeks following the funeral and help organise the yearly Masses of remembrance.

To know more about this activity and how it could help your parish please contact Kings Park parish in Melbourne – Ph: (03) 9367 8177 or visit their website: http://www.res-parish.org/

A similar Bereavement Group also operates in Montmorency parish in Melbourne – Ph: (03) 9435 2178 or visit their website: http://www.sfxmonty.org/

 

 The church is very hospitable to newcomers … As well the parish encourages and supports activities like the playgroup. This is part of its hospitality. And the various areas of parish lifechurch, school, playgroup etc really work together. So that what we have here is a community where everyone is celebrated as a marvellous and wonderful person.

Parish Council member, Mudgee

There is a real sense of connection and ownership. There is a sense of collective responsibility. There is a lot of bonding between people in the parish community.

Parish group leader, Cororooke