A number of groups providing social outreach services to the wider community are run through the parish. These include:
Billings Ovulation Method ®
This method offers a natural and effective alternative to chemical or mechanical interventions in family planning, helping couples regulate fertility without drugs or devices. It teaches a woman to recognise healthy fertility and alerts her if any problem arises, whilst encouraging mutual respect within the relationship through deeper understanding and communication. This method can assist sub-fertile couples in becoming pregnant, whilst also being as effective as any artificial contraception in preventing pregnancy. Confidential teaching clinics are regularly conducted in Xavier House. To find out more, contact the parish office.
Knights of the Southern Cross
The Order of the Knights of the Southern Cross is an Australian organisation of Catholic laymen who operate with the support of the Australian Bishops. The Order is guided by the Catholic faith and the cardinal and chivalrous virtues of prudence, faith, justice, fortitude and temperance in all its charitable works. It strives to serve the wider community and support those in need. Members of the branch within our parish meet once per month to discuss and plan local projects, conduct focus sessions on Catholic issues of the day, and to socialise. The branch links with State and National projects where required. For more information please visit: kscwa.org.au.
St Vincent de Paul Society
Working in partnership with other groups and agencies, Vinnies can provide emergency food, payment of utility bills, clothing, furniture, financial counselling, etc., but more importantly they also offer a non-judgmental listening ear. The parish group meets every second Monday at 7pm.
Emergency help: Head Office Call Centre (Mon-Fri, 9am to 1pm): 1300 947 054
Collection of bulk items from Armadale & Byford (Thursdays): 6323 7520 (Canning Vale Depot)
Local Vinnies Shops:
40 Fourth Rd, Armadale – Ph: 9399 2106
9b Brewer Rd, Canning Vale – Ph: 6323 7569
Visiting Ministry to the Sick and Homebound
A faithful team of volunteers assists with visiting the sick and housebound, and with offering lifts to Mass.
This group of volunteers offers a service to the community when help is required, especially in times of emergency. Areas of help include: meals, transport, parent help, home duties, handyman work, visiting, babysitting, etc. Those in need of short-term help are encouraged to contact the parish office who will organise a volunteer to visit.