Mālō E Lelei
Welcome to St Therese Parish
We are excited you are visiting our page and we look forward to meeting you in person. In summary the Tongan Community has continued the good work of the previous year. Our three yearly election of new leaders will happen in the next year and we are looking forward to developing our community to continue to grow and support our Tongan Families within the Parish.
TONGAN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Service in Liturgical Ministry: Ministry of the Word, Eucharistic and Music Ministry.
Service in Funding Committees organizing annual fair, caritas appeals and more.
Altar Servers & Prayer Groups.
Tongan Choir which regularly sings at Parish Masses twice a month as well as servicing other various occasions such as weddings, family services/funerals, Masses and other Feasts, and Holy days of the Church year.
Co-coordinating fundraising events to fund parish and Tongan community facilities and programs.
Roster church cleaning and garden maintenance.
We have continued our work with the sick and elderly by visiting homes of members every 2nd Sunday and when needed.
Foster personal development and spiritual growth delivered by Parish and Tongan Community Leaders
Supported a variety of Tongan Parishes from Tonga in fundraising to help build their churches and communities.
Co-ordinate annual Christmas visitations to the sick and elderly, and gift donations.
Send supplies to the churches who were devastated by 2018 Cyclone Gita earlier this year.
LATAKI REPORT ECL REPORT
There are two active groups in the Tongan Community developing our children and young adults.
The ECL meets every Sunday before 10:00am Mass and have a total of 9 teachers and 45 students.
The Lataki is very active in both our Parish and the Tongan Chaplaincy and has grown in numbers from the previous year.