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.
Christmas Mass times:
Tuesday 24th December 6pm (English)
Tuesday 24th December 9pm (中文)
MIDNIGHT MASS—12am (English)
Wednesday 25th December 9am (English)
Wednesday 25th December 1130am (中文)
NO EVENING MASS
Masses After Christmas Day:
- 26th December (Thursday) Feast of St Stephen 9.15 am Mass (English)
- 27th December (Friday) Feast of St John the Evangelist9.15 am Mass (English) (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to 10.45 am)
- 28th December (Saturday) Feast of the Holy Innocents 9.15 am Mass (English)
- 1st January 2020 (Wednesday) Solemnity of the Mother of God 9.15 am Mass (English)
A reading from the prophet Isaiah Is 35: 1-6, 10
Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom,
let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil,
let it rejoice and sing for joy.
The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it, the splendour of Carmel and Sharon; they shall see the glory of the Lord, the splendour of our God.
Strengthen all weary hands, steady all trembling knees and say to all faint hearts, ‘Courage! Do not be afraid.
‘Look, your God is coming, vengeance is coming,
the retribution of God;
he is coming to save you.’
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed,
then the lame shall leap like a deer
and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy,
for those the Lord has ransomed shall return.
They will come to Zion shouting for joy, everlasting joy on their faces;
joy and gladness will go with them and sorrow and lament be ended.
A reading from the letter of St James Jas 5: 7-10
Be patient, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. Think of a farmer: how patiently he waits for the precious fruit of the ground until it has had the autumn rains and the spring rains! You too have to be patient; do not lose heart, because the Lord’s coming will be soon. Do not make complaints against one another, brothers, so as not to be brought to judgement yourselves; the Judge is already to be seen waiting at the gates. For your ex- ample, brothers, in submitting with patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew Mt 11: 2-11
John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised to life and the Good News is proclaimed to the poor; and happy is the man who does not lose faith in me.’
As the messengers were leaving, Jesus began to talk to the people about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the breeze? No? Then what did you go out to see? A man wearing fine clothes? Oh no, those who wear fine clothes are to be found in palaces. Then what did you go out for? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet: he is the one of whom scripture says: Look, I am going to send my messenger before you; he will prepare your way before you. I tell you solemnly, of all the children born of women, a greater than John the Baptist has never been seen; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he is.’
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