Our Community Groups
The Rosary Group began 41 years ago (1981) in the Catholic Church on Bartley Terrace at West Lakes Shore (later it became the Uniting Church).
Parishioners started meeting on Monday mornings to pray the Rosary, followed by morning tea and a chat and this has continued to this day, which is a great achievement.
Currently, a group of about 12 to 15 Parishioners (both male & female)
meet at the West Lakes Uniting Church.
Rosary will resume back on 6th February, 2023
This is a special time as a community get-together and a lovely way to start the day.
The group is very welcoming,
with a friendly community atmosphere
which is very important in our daily lives.
All are welcome to attend the Rosary,
so please come along and join us.
Thanks to Lena, Rosa and Allison for their leadership of the group and to all who join in this Rosary Prayer time.
If you would like further information,
please contact the Parish Office.
Our Parish shares morning tea together
each month and this is a great way
to meet fellow parishioners and visitors
in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere.
Morning Teas are held as follows:-
1st Sunday of each month after the 9am Mass at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, Taperoo
(in the OLV School’s Veritas Centre next to the Church)
Next Morning Tea will be on Sunday 5th February
3rd Sunday of each month after the 11am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Semaphore
(in the Parish Meeting Rooms adjacent to the Church)
Next Morning Tea will be on Sunday 19th February
Please stay on after Mass on these Sundays and join us for a cuppa, biscuits & a chat.
Parish Social Club
The Parish Social Club Committee was formed
in 2015 by a group of parishioner volunteers
when celebrations for the
100 year Anniversary of Sacred Heart Church
were being planned.
Since then, the Committee members have been organising various parish social events
with great success.
There are usually 2 Parish Lunches each year, consisting of a catered Sunday Roast meal with dessert. These lunches have been wonderful social gatherings for parishioners,
enjoying friendship and camaraderie.
Please check Parish Bulletins
for details of upcoming functions
[Pam Taylor, Bernice Watson, Joan White, Marie Vickers]
Ladies Flying Solo
All single ladies welcome to attend
the next get-together on
Friday 3rd February, 2023
For coffee/lunch at 12.30pm at
“Heart of Semaphore Café”
Please contact the Parish Office
for further information.
Men's Breakfast Group
The men's breakfast group is a Catholic group of men who meet each month for breakfast and usually reflect on the gospels.
Next Men's Breakfast will be
11th March, 2023 at 9.15am in the Parish Meeting Rooms.
Currently we have about 12 members who enjoy the get-together and there is a lot of
joy & camaraderie shared.
All men are welcome to attend and if you would like to join in, please contact the Parish Office before you first join us for catering purposes.
Do you enjoy reading?
What about joining our Parish Reading Circle?
The local library has a collection of book sets, so everyone gets a copy of the chosen book of the month.
The group read novels and memoirs
(nothing too heavy) and also share their own good reads.
It's great to compare each other’s views on the characters, their dilemmas, their relationships and their moral choices.
If you would like to join the group, or for further information, please contact the Parish Office.
Next Reading Circle will be on Thursday 16th February, 2023
Book is "Arcadia" by Di Morrisey
Parish Gardening Teams
The grounds of the Churches & Parish Office at Sacred Heart Church at Semaphore and
Our Lady of the Visitation Church at Taperoo
are being cared for by a dedicated group of parishioners on a regular basis.
Recently new irrigation was installed along the fence line on Victoria Road at OLV Church and hedging shrubs have been planted which, in time, will help reduce dust and perhaps some of the noise pollution as well as making the grounds attractive. A roster system is in place to turn on the sprinklers to water the plants.
New shrubs have recently been planted in the carpark area at Sacred Heart Church and the rose bushes & hedges are regularly maintained which make a beautiful entrance to
the Church & Office at Semaphore.
There are also occasional working bees at both sites to clean up the grounds.
Information regarding these is published in the Parish Bulletins.
If you are interested in joining the gardening teams, please contact the Parish Office.
[Joan & Michael Collins, Lucie Kennedy, Tomasz Mrozinski, Ros Braham, David Sandison, Chris White & Barry McGowan]
Stella Maris is the apostolic work of the
Catholic Church offering hospitality and
pastoral care to the People of the Sea.
The Stella Maris Port Adelaide Seafarers Centre
(Formerly Apostleship of the Sea)
is located at
441 Victoria Rd, Taperoo, South Australia.
(Next to Our Lady of the Visitation Church)
Stella Maris is a caring and Christian society made up of non-paid volunteers aligned to the
Catholic Church, offering pastoral care,
services and support for visiting seafarers irrespective of race, colour or creed.
For more information or to get involved,
please visit their website.
St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
The Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor, with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.
An Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice.
Our Local Conference
Our local volunteers support anyone in need with food, clothing, furniture and financial counselling. The area served by our local Conference covers Outer Harbour to Royal Park.
If you are in need of assistance, please call
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Parish Office.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated, thank you.