Children’s Liturgy takes place at the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses each Sunday during school term time. These classes are aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, we suggest that children younger than be accompanied by a parent so that classes are not disrupted. There is no Children’s Liturgy during the school holidays.
The children process out of the church after the greeting and go to the school where they have their own Penetential Rite, listen to and interact with Word at their own level. Then they pray the Prayer of the Faithful and return to Church to join their families for the Eucharistic Prayer.
Mainly Music is a Christian based programme with 30 minutes of music aimed at children from birth to 5 years of age and their caregivers. Followed by morning tea and a time of fellowship for children and adults alike.
At St Mary’s, our sessions start at 9:30am on Fridays during the school term time and go through until 10:45am. This is an extremely popular programme and the cost is $3.00 per session, per family. UNFORTUNATELY OUR GROUP IS IN RECESSION DUE TO A LACK OF PRESENTERS AT THIS TIME. If you would like to help with this group then please contact the parish office.
The St. Mary’s Community Playgroup welcomes all parents and caregivers of babies and pre-schoolers in our community to gather for companionship and support.
Playgroup provides an opportunity to meet in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which new friends are made and old friendships are strengthened. The children are provided with a range of activities and play in a caring and stimulating environment.
Playgroup is open on Mondays from 10.00am to 12.00noon, except for public holidays and the Christmas school holidays.
Education In Faith – Catholic Sunday School for Children
For children from 5 to 10 years of age who do not attend Catholic primary schools. The children attend their sessions from9:40am to 10:40am alternate Sundays at the Parish Hall during school term time. Education In Faith does not meet during school holidays.
This is an excellent opportunity for children who are at state schools to learn more about their Catholic Faith in a fun and supportive way.