Our Team

Group Descriptions

Group Descriptions

Chaplain – The Chaplain is responsible for all pastoral and financial matters of the Mission.

Advisory Team – Advisory team provides suggestions to the chaplain and assists him in dealing with all matters of the Mission.

Finance Council – Finance council assists the Chaplain in dealing with all financial matters of the Mission.

Pastoral Council – Pastoral council is comprised of representatives of the different groups of the Mission. It assists the Chaplain in planning, co-ordinating, developing, and improving various pastoral programs.

President of the Pastoral Council – The president of the Pastoral Council assists the Chaplain in carrying out various matters of the Mission.

Secretary – The secretary is responsible for all clerical tasks.

Liturgical GroupLiturgical Group is comprised of various ministries: Choir, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of the Word and Martha Group.

  • ChoirChoir leads the faithful in praising God with hymns during Mass and other liturgical services.
  • Altar ServersAltar servers assist the priest at Mass. Through specific ceremonies and rituals, they engage the faithful to actively participate in liturgy.
  • Eucharistic MinistersEucharistic Ministers assist the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful.
  • Ministers of the WordMinisters of the Word (Lectors & Commentators) proclaim the Scripture during Mass and other liturgies. They are responsible for reading the First and Second readings, the Prayers of the Faithful, and making announcements before and after Mass.
  • Martha GroupMartha Group is responsible for assisting at the rite of Christian burial (vigil, funeral, prayers at the graveside). They pray for the faithful departed and support families in their time of mourning.

Spirituality GroupSpirituality Group promotes the spiritual life of the Mission. It offers catechism classes for adults (RCIA) and children. It organizes pilgrimages, retreats and workshops.

  • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)RCIA offers classes on Catholic catechism in Cantonese to adult catechumens to prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Initiation.
  • Catechism classes for childrenChildren learn about Catholic catechism through songs, stories, crafts and other activities.
  • PilgrimagesTwo local and one international pilgrimage are organized annually.
  • Retreats – Retreats are held at Advent and Lent.
  • WorkshopsTalks on spirituality and faith sharing are organized.

Hospitality GroupHospitality Group is comprised of various subgroups to serve the Mission. It includes: Care Group, Usher Group, Audio-visual Group, Sunday Tea Reception, Reception, Photography Group.

  • Care GroupThrough various educational talks and home visits, Care Group promotes mutual care and support to our brothers and sisters of the Mission.
  • Ushers GroupUshers greet and assist the faithful before and after Mass, maintain order and collect offerings.
  • Audio-visual GroupAudio-visual group is responsible for all audio-visual equipment needed in activities of the Mission.
  • Sunday Tea ReceptionThis group prepares tea reception after Sunday Mass.
  • ReceptionReception answers inquiries and do registrations for various activities.
  • Photography GroupPhotography group takes pictures of various activities and functions of the Mission.

Recreation GroupRecreation Group plans various recreational activities and coordinates different groups to participate in them. Examples are Tai Chi classes, Line Dance classes, Brain Beat Dance classes, sightseeing trips and celebrations at Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Mission Anniversary Day.

Editorial GroupEditorial group is responsible for maintaining Mission website, producing weekly bulletin and Voices of SHCCM.

  • WebsiteWebsite group maintains up-to-date information on the Mission as a channel for connecting with the faithful.
  • Weekly BulletinWeekly bulletin group provides weekly information including Saints of the Week, Readings of the Week, Announcements and Special Prayer intentions.
  • Voices of SHCCMVoices of SHCCM, published under the guidance of the Chaplain, is an evangelical journal which serves as a platform for the faithful to share their faith journeys.

SodalitiesSodalities strengthen the spiritual growth of the faithful.

  • Young Adult GroupYoung Adult Group connects young adults together and supports the growth of the Mission.

Last Updated: April 23, 2017

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