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Welcome to St Monica's Parish North Parramatta

WELCOME

St Monica’s Catholic Parish Not Parramatta is home to the local Catholic faith community in North Parramatta, as well as the Chinese Chaplaincy in Parramatta. Our mission at St Monica's North Parramatta is to build up an active parish community with the Eucharist as the centre, foster deeper prayer and spirituality and reach out as a witnessing community.

Whether you're new to the area, interested in finding out more about our faith, or already a member of our parish community, we welcome you, and invite you to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

SUNDAY READINGS

FIRST READING

A reading from the prophet Malachi Mal 3: 19-20
The day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, leaving them neither root nor stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.

SECOND READING

A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians 2 The 3:7-12
You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we ever have our meals at anyone’s table without paying for them; no, we worked night and day, slaving and straining, so as not to be a burden on any of you. This was not because we had no right to be, but in order to make ourselves an example for you to follow.
We gave you a rule when we were with you: not to let anyone have any food if he refused to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else’s. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we order and call on people of this kind to go on quietly working and earning the food that they eat.

GOSPEL

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Lk 21: 5-19
When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, ‘All these things you are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed.’ And they put to him this question: ‘Master,’ they said, ‘when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that this is about to take place?’
‘Take care not to be deceived,’ he said, ‘because many will come using my name and saying, “I am he” and, “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not soon.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
‘But before all this happens, men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.'

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MASS TIMES

Sunday Masses
Saturday 5.00pm (Vigil)
Sunday 9.00am
Sunday 11.30am (Chinese Mass)
Sunday 6:00pm

Weekday Masses
Tuesday - Friday: 9:15am

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LATEST NEWS

17 November 2019, Catholic Women’s League — Next meeting will be on the 25 November at 10.30 am St Monica’s ...
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Children’s Choir for children aged between 6 and 12 Commencement: 21 July to 22 Sept 2019 (10 sessions from Term ...
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St. Monica’s Youth Camp (9th to 12th July) The theme for this year’s St Monica’s Youth Camp is ‘Heaven’s Kitchen’ and ...
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WHERE WE ARE

Cnr Church St & North Rocks Rd
North Parramatta