The Life of Our Parish

More than two dozen groups, activities and enterprises operate within Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, serving our own community while also reaching out to others. You are invited to discover and participate

The role of the music ministry is to encourage and lead the congregation in singing hymns and the liturgy and to provide appropriate music to support prayer and reflection.
A variety of musicians fill this role in our parish and lead the singing at the various Masses each weekend. Among them is the parish choir which has played a significant part in our liturgical life for more than 30 years. In addition to singers and organists, many other musicians have also contributed to the music ministry during that time.
The choir sings at the Christmas Eve Mass, Easter ceremonies and usually the 10am Mass each Sunday. Other talented instrumentalists and singers also contribute to the liturgy by providing music at other Masses.
We would welcome anyone who is interested in joining the music ministry as an instrumentalist or choir member.
To sign up for music duties, contact Judith Haldane on 9446 3491 and email or Julie Prior on 9446 4732 and email

The parish Memorial Wall provides a sacred place for the interment, following cremation, of the ashes of parishioners and/or their immediate family. Access to a niche and the affixing of a plaque relies solely on the authority of the parish priest. Initially the Parish Pastoral Assistant can field enquiries.
Contact Elle Aurora in the parish office on 9446 2055 or email for advice and information on the Memorial Wall.

Our parish is taking the historic step of establishing a foundation to handle bequests and significant donations for the long-term preservation and enhancement of its magnificent church.
The new Our Lady of the Rosary Foundation is a legally-constituted entity administered by a board of trustees appointed by the parish priest.
The church building, much admired over the four decades since its design and construction, will benefit from long-term income earned by the invested capital in the Foundation.
While the parish is dedicated to the moral and spiritual advancement of its people, the physical state of its principal place of worship needs protection and care for current and future generations.
In the coming months, the Foundation will be releasing detailed information on how it will accept funds and offer guidance on making provision in Wills for its stated purpose.
In the meantime, you can contact any of the directors, Stuart Smith on 0417 993 571, Kevin Susai on 9285 0298, Helen Murray on 9446 1389 or Damien Giumelli on 0418 938 574

At each weekend Mass, three or four people assist the priest and acolytes as Special Ministers of Holy Communion. Their sacred role is to help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during Masses and liturgical celebrations. It requires a dignified and respectful approach.
Some Special Ministers also distribute communion to the sick in the parish on Sundays. In this role, Ministers give additional time and need to be sensitive and understanding of individual situations.
For more information, contact Elle Aurora in the parish office on 9446 2055 or email

The St Vincent de Paul Society operates in sub-groupings known as conferences. It is 50 years since our parish conference was formed, initially with a focus on helping destitute men.
Today the Society helps the needy across a wide geographic and demographic range. While some need occurs in Doubleview and Woodlands, the bulk of our group’s assistance is directed towards more burdened parishes such as Girrawheen, Nollamara, Mirrabooka, Yokine and Osborne Park.
Each week our members deliver much needed support to individuals and families through home visitation. The society’s parish pantry accepts donations of emergency food from parishioners. Supermarket, clothing and furniture vouchers are also dispensed alongside financial counselling and assistance with utility bills through a depot in Osborne Park.
To assist in the work of the Society, contact Libby Dimmer 0401 730 153.