St Monica’s Catholic Parish is home to the local Catholic faith community in North Parramatta, as well as the Chinese Chaplaincy in Parramatta. Our mission 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.
A reading from the book of Genesis 2: 18-24
The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the LordGod fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of heaven. These he brought to the man to see what he would call them, each one was to bear the name the man would give it. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild beasts. But no helpmate suitable for man was found for him. So the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. The Lord God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her tothe man. The man exclaimed: ‘This at last is bone from mybones,
and flesh from my flesh! This is to be called woman, for thiswas taken from man.’ This is why a man leaves his fatherand mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews 2: 9-11
We see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind. As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers.
A reading from the Gospel according to Mark 10: 2-6
Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ ‘Moses allowed us’ they said ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was becauseyou were so unteachable that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united,man must not divide.’ Back in the house the disciples questioned him again about this, and he said to them, ‘The manwho divorces his wife and marries another is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband andmarries another she is guilty of adultery too.’
People were bringing little children to him, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus sawthis he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little chil-dren come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like alittle child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms roundthem, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Saturday 5.00pm (Vigil)
Sunday 11.30am (Chinese Mass)
Tuesday - Friday: 9:15am
WHERE WE ARE
Cnr Church St & North Rocks Rd