The Parish Pastoral Council comes together with the parish priest to share responsibility for the development of our parish community of faith and respond to the pastoral needs of all the people of the parish family.

Current members are: Peter Cleary (Liturgy), Michael Green (School), Lourdes O'Keefe (Social), Michael Van Wanrooy (Welfare), Brian Coleborne (Ecumenism - Deputy Chair),  Bob Nash (Maintenance), Annabelle O'Connell (Youth), Sarah Johnston (Social Justice - Chair), Genevieve Colbert (Education), (Ex Officio) Fr Peter My

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The Finance Committee helps the Parish Priest in the administration of the parish finances. Our main source of income is the Planned Giving Program. 

Current Members are Paul O'Mara (Chair),  David Garland, Fr Mick Burke, Stan Waldren, Trish Gibbs, Mark Valencic, Irene Carr


Mount Carmel School is a co-educational K-6 school. Every student is encouraged to pursue high standards, to become involved in the wider community, and to give living witness to Catholic values.

Mount Carmel Community Council

The Community Council supports the Principal and Staff in the development of policies, selection of new staff, as well as providing advice on the financial and building management of the school.

Mount Carmel P&F Association

The P&F is a body of parents and friends who actively promote the aims of Catholic education within the school community.


The parish has a diverse range of ministries and new members are always welcome. Please contact the Parish Secretary to be put in touch with a group that matches your talents and interests.

Liturgy Roster

The Liturgy roster consists of parishioners willing to participate in commentary, reading or the offertory procession.

Acolyte Ministry

The responsibility of an Acolyte is firstly to assist the priest in all Liturgical Rites, but also plays a key role in preparations before, during and after these celebrations. They may also conduct Liturgies of the Word with Holy Communion.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at weekend Masses and take communion to those who cannot attend, thus enabling them to participate in the Sunday Liturgy.

Altar Servers

Any child who has made his or her First Holy Communion is invited to become an Altar Server. It is a wonderful way for children to be involved in our Parish by participating in the Mass, and they can continue to serve as long as they choose. The duties involve assisting the Priest during Mass doing a number of supporting roles e.g. ring bells, carry candles, hold the book.

Hospitality Group

The Hospitality Group welcomes people to our weekend celebration of the Mass.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The RCIA is a process designed to develop an individual's relationship with God and explain Catholic doctrine and practices to people in the community who think the Catholic faith might have something to offer them. It is also appropriate for Catholics who would like to know more about their own faith.

State School Catechists

Catechists are a group of parishioners who participate in seminars once a term in the State Primary Schools. Training, lessons and materials are supplied by the parish.

Flower Group

This group keeps the flowers fresh and tidy in the church.

Church & Altar Cleaners

These groups maintain our church in a clean and tidy state. Rosters are located at the back of the church.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry comprises musicians and singers who provide and lead music and singing at weekend Masses and other special occasions. Practice in Yass is at 5pm at the church; in Murrumbateman it is at 4pm on Saturdays.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The main activity of the Society in Yass is to assist those in need in the local community. The Society also runs the Vinnies Shop in Meehan Street. Members meet at 3pm on Mondays. Click here for more information.

Care Group

This group of parishioners goes out to visit, provide support and comfort for the housebound, sick, lonely and bereaved .