St Vincent De Paul

As part of the makeup of our large parish family at St Augustine's, we are very fortunate to have the following groups and organisations providing their valuable services and ministries to not only the parish members, but to the wider community as well. The contact point or phone number for the groups is normally through the Parish Office, unless otherwise shown.











Advent and Lenten

Weekly reflection and discussion programs.
Contact: Parish Office



Series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian Faith through discussion, food and videos.
Contact: Parish Office

Altar Cloths, Vestments and Robes

Laundering of altar clothes, vestments and robes.
Contact: Parish Office

Altar Servers

Support your children who are interested in Altar Serving. New Altar Servers are trained annually.
Contact: Parish Office


Assist with children at events such as Baptism Preparation and Playgroup.
Contact: Parish Office

Baptism Preparation "Belonging"

A new Sacramental Program to prepare parents in rising their child in the Catholic Faith. Saturday afternoons, once per month.
For more information contact: Parish Office

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Catechists for Sacramental Programs

Catechists assist to prepare children attending Catholic and non-Catholic schools for the reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Penance/Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
For more information, please contact Parish Office

Catholic Goods Shop

Religious items, including a selection of rosaries, jewellery, cards, medals and gifts. Open after weekend Masses at St Augustine's & St Francis Xavier Churches.

Chapel - Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Monday 23 March 2020 Coronavirus Update: Our Chapel is closed until further notice
Our Parish is blessed to have a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel 24hours from 6am Mondays to 11am Saturdays. Chapel Guardians join a roster for one hour per week. Temporary guardians are always needed to fill in the vacancies when guardians are away. Please contact Parish Office

Children's Liturgy

Leading worship and prayer of the Liturgy of the Word for primary school age children. During Sunday morning 8am St Augustine's Church Mass & 9am St Francis Xavier Church.
For further details contact the Parish Office

Choirs and Music

There are 3 choirs for St Augustine's Church, Coffs Harbour, and 1 choir for St Francis Xavier Church, Woolgoolga. Practice times are before the Mass for which they are responsible.
For further details contact the Parish Office

Church Cleaning

Make our church shine! Meet last Friday morning of the month after morning Mass at St Augustine's Church.
Contact: Parish Office

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Church Linen Washing

Laundering of church linen used for Mass.
Contact: Parish Office

Church Liturgy

Proclaim the scriptures and the various liturgical actions. Readers, Commentators and bringing up the Gifts. 6 monthly roster.
Contact: Parish Office

Church Morning Tea

Preparation and set up of morning tea after Sunday morning Mass.
Contact: Parish Office

Church Welcomers

Welcome and greet parishioners and visitors on arrival at Mass.
Contact: Parish Office

Council of Churches

Ecumenical initiative of the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches of the City of Coffs Harbour.
Contact: Parish Office

Extraordinary Ministers

Assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Training is provided.
Contact: Parish Office

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Faith Formation Groups

Sharing together faith formation DVD's, CD's, books and other catholic resources.
Contact: Parish Office

Family Groups

To build and focus on relationships with other members of the community via social events.
Contact: Parish Office

Finance Council

The Council oversights the temporal goods of the Parish ensuring decisions that are made to do with those goods are made on sound principles. Also assures the assets of the Parish are protected and maintained, and those assets are used for the benefit of the Parish community. Contact: Parish Office

Gardening and Lawn Mowing

Keep our gardens blooming.
Contact: Parish Office

Home Communion

Ministers taking Holy Communion to the sick and elderly who are unable to attend Mass. Training is provided.
Contact: Parish Office

Hospital Visitations

Visitation of the patients in Coffs Harbour Health Campus and Baringa Private Hospital.
For more information or to organise a visit, please contact: Parish Office

Latin Mass

Missa Canta Sung Latin Mass. Learn Gregorian chant, male Altar Servers wanting to be trained to serve in the Latin Mass and morning tea helpers.
Contact: Parish Office

Made With Love - Cooking

Prepare home cooked meals for parish programs.
Contact: Parish Office

Men's Retreat

To bring men together, to renew their faith in God and encourage friendship.
Contact: Parish Office

Parish Holy Hour

The Blessed Sacrament moves to the church for a special Parish Holy Hour, uplifting music and testimonies.
Contact: Parish Office

Pastoral Care

Supporting those going through difficult times.
Contact: Parish Office

Pencil Sharpening

Yes, lots of pencils to keep sharp for our various children's programs.
Contact: Parish Office

Playgroup - Augusti

Monday 23 March 2020 Coronavirus Update: Playgroup is cancelled until further notice

Our St Augustineís Parish Playgroup runs weekly on Tuesdays (during school terms) at the Curran Centre between 9:30am - 11:30am.
We invite children from babies to preschool age.
It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with other parents and carers,  make friends, play, have fun all while learning important social skills in relaxing and supportive environment. It allows time for parents & guardians to share their experiences, faith, ideas and to support one another as well as foster community spirit and assists social networks. Our playgroup offers a happy place for the families where they could feel welcome and engaged.
This is an exciting venture so please come and have fun with your child!

If you require more information contact: Parish Office

Plenary Council 2020

In preparation for this event there will be a number of opportunities to meet & share your views.
Contact: Parish Office

PopUp Library and Book Shop

A varied selection of faith formation CD's, DVD's, books for loan or to buy from back of church.
Contact: Parish Office

Prayer Groups

Pray the Rosary (Saturdays after morning Mass)
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Wednesdays 2pm)
Contact: Parish Office

 Pregnancy Care and Support

Pregnancy Support provide assistance for anyone experiencing problems before, during and after pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy Help Line: 1300 792 798
  • Counselling, phone: (02) 6658 1994
  • Administration, phone: (02) 6658 1040


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Initiation for adults into the Catholic community through a program enabling growth in personal faith. Annual program September- April (school term). Contact: Parish Office

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth (RCIY)

Initiation for youth. Tenagers who are interested in becoming Catholic or to complete their Sacraments. Annual program (school term). Contact: Parish Office

Shearwater Lodge Group

Providing and serving morning tea to cancer patients and families.
Contact: Parish Office

St Vincent De Paul Society

Main centres:

  • 6 Scarba Street, Coffs Harbour
    Phone: 6652 3003 or 6652 7142

  • 15 Market Street, Woolgoolga
    Phone: 6654 1762
For more details contact: Parish Office


Assist with transportation to Mass of elderly and those unable to travel by public transport.
Contact: Parish Office


Wedding Preparation - Smart Loving

Marriage formation program for couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church.
Contact: Parish Office

Women's Retreat

A biannual weekend of faith enrichment, fellowship and food.
Contact: Parish Office

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Young Adults

Welcome to SUMMIT - our St Augustine's Parish young adult (18-35) group. Connect with other young adults from the Coffs Harbour area as we experience life together and learn more about our faith. We offer everything from prayer opportunities and faith formation to exploring our beautiful coastal region and local restaurants. Join us and meet other young adults to journey with. 

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Contact: Parish Office

Youth Group - BasicGift

BasicGift is short for Brothers and Sisters in Christ growing In Faith Together. It is also the name for our exciting and dynamic youth group. Students and young people from across the Coffs region join us on Sunday nights for food, games, talks, activities, prayer and discussion. If you want to learn more about your faith while having fun and making new friends - then join us. 

BasicGift meets after the St Augustine's Parish Sunday 5:30PM Mass during the school term. 

Access the BasicGift - YOUTH GROUP Registration Form

Contact: Parish Office

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