St. Patrick’s Parish Pakenham is situated in the growth corridor on the east side of Greater Melbourne. With an ever growing membership and an increasingly multi national character we are aware of our responsibility to extend a warm and understanding welcome to all our new arrivals. Carefully planned pastoral activity and a new attractive parish community centre play a crucial role in our ongoing efforts.
For professional, Personal and Family Counselling contact Centacare Gippsland on 5622 1188 for appointments.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:
For emergency food assistance please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Society on 5995 0211. For other household goods contact 5996 3926. Pakenham St Vincent de Paul Store – Main Street Pakenham 5941 7982.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:
This group of parish volunteers visits the bereaved in the Parish. Co-ordinator: Sr Christina 5941 7315.
NEW ARRIVALS TO ST. PATRICK’S:
New Parishioners are invited to contact the Parish Centre on 5941 7315. We love to hear that you have arrived.
NEW ARRIVALS VISITING GROUP:
Parish Volunteers visit new arrivals to welcome them and inform them of parish life and life in Pakenham. Co-ordinator: Mrs Kathleen Reimert.
HOME SUPPORT GROUP:
A dedicated group of volunteers can help in an emergency situation with food, transport and home care. Contact: Mary Craven or Sr.Christina 5941 7315.
RCIA CO-ORDINATOR for people wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith - Mrs Kathleen Reimert