Corio/Lara Parish
St Francis Xavier & St. Anthony of Padua
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St Francis Xavier- 143 Bacchus Marsh Road, Corio, Vic 3214
St Anthony's -90 Kees Road, Lara, Vic 3212
Fr. Pius Kodakkathanath
(03) 5275 4120
Mon- Fri (9:00 AM- 2:00 PM)

Parish Groups

Parish Caring Services

St Vincent de Paul
Margaret and Brian Lee
Marlo Drake
Teresa and Ben Bekema
Theresa McManus
Meets 1st Monday each month (Corio) at 7:00pm in Ron Lowe room.
Meets 3rd Monday each month (Lara) at 7:00pm in St. Anthony’s
Parish Seniors Group
Marie Titford
Meets on 4th Friday each month at 11:30 am Mass, Lara followed by shared lunch
Visitation & Care Group
Pam Fitzgerald
If you would like a carer to visit please ring Parish Office
Men's Group
Frank Brennan
Meets on last Monday night each month at 6:30pm- 8:30pm. Alternates between Corio and Lara. New members are welcome. Bring your favourite tipple and enjoy a meal together.
Craft Group
Lynda Taylor
Meets on first Monday each month at 12:00pm- 3:00pm in Ron Lowe room, Corio
 

Church and Grounds Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Team
Kevin
Marina
Ian
Vicky
Nick
Sandra
Grenville
Mary
Larry
Carolyn
Frank Brennan
 

Sacraments

Baptism Formation
Paul Breed
Baptism preparation class happens every third Tuesday of the month 7:30 PM at Ron Lowe Room. For any baptism bookings please call Parish Office
Sacramental Program
Lorraine Kulic
Lani Victoria
Sacramental program are conducted for Parish children who are in non catholic schools. Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are the sacraments they are prepared for. If you have children attending non-Catholic schools, or know of anyone who does, who are eligible for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation, please be advised that enrollments are now open. The children need to have been Baptized and are in at least grade 3. First session for Reconciliation will commence on 3rd Feb 2019, Lara. For more information, please contact Parish Office.
 

Fundraising Activities

Bingo
Bill Geerts, Sue Grootveld and Kathy James
Happens every Friday night at 7:30pm in Xavier’s Centre, Corio
 

Parish Ministries

Parish Pastoral Council
Adela Buaya
Audra Mee
Diane Saliba
Fernando Victoria
Kath Andrews
Larry Pankhurst
Lorraine Kulic
Michael Neri
Theresa McManus
The eyes and ears of the Parish, Listening to the needs of the Parish members and groups- serving the community
Parish Liturgy Committee
Ann Randall
Marie Titford
Angela Pearson
Diane Saliba
Val Brennan
Francine Geerts
Adela Buaya
Irene Moloney
Liturgy committees exist principally to enhance the living experience of the people of God as they come together in yearning to sustain the vision of a kingdom come in Jesus Christ.
Parish Finance Committee

Frank Moloney
Jim Forssman
Toni Reivers
Parish Finance Council assists in the administration of parish temporal matters promoting the financial health of a parish
 

Social Activities

Legion of Mary
Parish Youth
 
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