Social Justice

Prison Ministry

Prison Fellowship is a ministry for providing Christian support to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. Volunteers visit prisoners and their families, and help them with their needs and to cope with the rejection they may be experiencing from the community. They also help and support prisoners upon their release.

The Fellowship is ecumenical and training is given to volunteers.

Volunteers visit Long Bay Goal every fourth Sunday for Mass. After Mass they share a cuppa with the inmates. A special Christmas visit is also organised.

For further information, please contact the Parish Office.

Social Justice

The ecumenical group, ‘Together in Epping’ (TIE) is a major focus of our social justice activity (see the section on ‘Ecumenism’). In addition, we are currently exploring other ways that we can develop a social justice awareness and ministry within our two communities.

St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent De Paul Society is open to all parishioners. A SVdP Conference exists in both our communities. Meetings are held weekly at Carlingford, and fortnightly at Epping.

Society members visit people at home who are needy, lonely, sick or bereaved; visit hospitals and prisons, assist refugees and migrants, conduct homes for the aged, family centres, hostels for men, women and children and sheltered workshops. They also help with overseas & disaster relief.

The Carlingford Conference provides a Piety Stall service after weekend Masses.

For further information, please contact the Parish Office