Welcome to St Monica's Parish North Parramatta
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.
A reading from the book of Genesis Gen 14: 18-20
Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine;
he was a priest of God Most High.
He pronounced this blessing:
‘Blessed be Abraham by God Most High,
creator of heaven and earth,
and blessed be God Most High
for handing over your enemies to you.’
And Abraham gave him a tithe of everything.
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians 1 Cor 11:23-26
This is what I received from the Lord, and in turn passed on to you: that on the same night that he was betrayed,
the Lord Jesus took some bread, and thanked God for it and broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for
you; do this as a memorial of me.’ In the same way he took the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new
covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’ Until the Lord comes, therefore, every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are proclaiming to his death.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Lk 9: 11-17
Jesus made the crowds welcome and talked to them about the kingdom of God; and he cured those who were
in need of healing. It was late afternoon when the Twelve came to him and said, ‘Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about to find lodging and food; for we are in a lonely place here.’ He replied, ‘Give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they said, ‘We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people.’ For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, ‘Get them to sit down in parties of about fifty.’ They did so and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven, and said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd. They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected they filled twelve baskets.
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