Resurrection Catholic Parish
Resurrection is one of the great parishes in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The reason this claim can be made is simple; Resurrection parishioners make us so. We are a culturally diverse parish of all ages, united as members of the Body of Christ who gather around the Table of the Lord. As brothers and sisters in the Risen Jesus we rejoice in and share the GOOD NEWS of the Risen Lord.
Welcome to Resurrection
Our parish has 11 choirs, around 160 parishioners who attend the Parish Meeting Night (1st Wednesday of the month; the night all Parish Groups meet), and over 500 parishioners committed to at least one Parish Ministry. There are groups for seniors, youth, those in their twenties, grief, outreach, playgroup, St Vincent de Paul and many more. Please know you are welcome to pray, worship, join any of the groups and participate in the life of this great parish.
As Pope Francis says, “There is no such thing as a part time Christian.”
“ Holy Spirit, make my heart open to the word of God,
make my heart open to goodness,
make my heart open to the beauty of God every day.”
Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has declared this year to be an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. It is a time when he invites us to become pilgrims and contemplate Jesus Christ as the face of God’s mercy. The year got off to a great start with 150 parishioners walking from our church into St Patrick’s Cathedral and passing through the “Door of Mercy”, 24 Hours For The Lord and a Parish Mission every Friday in Lent on God’s mercy.
The official Web site for the “Year of Mercy” it iswww.im.va has the calendar of events.
Pope Francis - Daily Meditations
Do you know that the Vatican Press Office publishes a summary of Pope Francis’ daily homilies? The summary is less than an A4 size; but they are well worth reading.
Simply go to the Vatican site www.vatican.va and scroll onto “Daily Meditations”. Don’t forget to request the English translation.
Visit a Buddhist Temple
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis challenges us to leave
our comfort zones and go to the “peripheries”.
The data projection in the church has enhanced live-streaming enabled. This opens up all sorts of possibilities; for instance a funeral or a wedding could be transmitted live to say the Philippines or any other country. A guest speaker’s talk could have a much wider audience through this initiative.
Would you like to help with our data projection? Would you like to operate the camera during 10.30am Mass? You are invited to stay for a short time after our 10.30am Mass.
JOIN THE COMMS TEAM
Last weekend a video demonstrating some of the many ways the Comms Team help spread the Good News within and beyond our parish was shown at all Masses. This communication includes such things as Facebook, Web, photography, articles, bulletins just to name a few .
Love in the Family
Gospel Readings - Audio
Bring me closer to you. Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may re-discover the grace of a prayer-full life.
REFLECTIONS ON THE ROSARY
The Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation has produced an excellent resource for both individual and group reflection to help people during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
The resource “Hail Mary: Reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary” can be downloaded from our website.
This Tuesday 26 July the feast of Saints Joachim and Ann there will be a special Mass for all Grandparents at 9.15am. Following Mass grandparents are invited to tour the school followed by morning.
CELEBRATING THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT
Parishioners coming from or tracing their origins Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka intend to celebrate a special Mass on Sunday 28 August at 10.30am.
Mass will have a very sub continental flavour. Following Mass parishioners are invited to continue the celebration in the hall with food, dancing and fun.
For events on at Resurrection please visit
Readings & Reflections
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
Then he told them a parable.
“There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’
But God said to him,
‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.”
The Tablet UK Catholic Newspaper
Eureka Street Aus. Jesuit publication
America U.S.A. Jesuit magazine
Resurrection Catholic Parish, 51 Gum Road, Kings Park, Victoria 3021, Australia. Phone +613 9367 8177.