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 second book of the Kings 2 Kgs 5: 14-17
Naaman the leper went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do. And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child. Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and stood before him. ‘Now I know’ he said, ‘that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. Now, please, accept a present from your servant.’ But Elisha replied, ‘As the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will accept nothing.’ Naaman pressed him to accept, but he refused. Then Naaman said, ‘Since your answer is “No,”allow your servant to be given as much earth as two mules may carry, because your servant will no longer offer holocaust or sacrifice to any god except the Lord.’
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy 2 Tm 2: 8-13
Remember the Good News that I carry. ‘Jesus Christ risen from the dead, sprung from the race of David’; it is on account ofthis that I have my own hardships to bear, even to being chained like a criminal – but they cannot chain up God’s news.So I bear it all for the sake of those who are chosen, so that in the end they may have the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and the eternal glory that comes with it.
Here is a saying that you can rely on:
If we have died with him, then we shall live with him. If we hold firm, then we shall reign with him.
If we disown him, then he will disown us.
We may be unfaithful, but he is always faithful,
for he cannot disown his own self.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Lk 17: 11-19
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now asthey were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.The man was a Samaritan. This made Jesus say, ‘Were not allten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this for-eigner.’ And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’
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