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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 Jeremiah
The king’s leading men spoke to the king. ‘Let Jeremiahbe put to death: he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city, and all the people too, by talking like this. The fellow does not have the welfare ofthis people at heart so much as its ruin.’ ‘He is in your hands as you know,’ King Zedekiah answered ‘for the king is powerless against you.’ So they took Jeremiahand threw him into the well of Prince Malchiah in the Court of the Guard, letting him down with ropes. There was no water in the well, only mud, and into the mud Jeremiah sank. Ebed-melech came out from the palace and spoke to the king. ‘My lord king,’ he said, ‘these men have done awicked thing by treating the prophet Jeremiah like this:they have thrown him into the well where he will die.’ Atthis the king gave Ebed-melech the Cushite the followingorder: ‘Take three men with you from here and pull the prophet Jeremiah out of the well before he dies.’

SECOND READING

A reading from the letter to the Hebrews Heb 12: 1-4

With so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us, we too, then, should throw off everything that hinders us, especially the sin that clings so easily, and keep running steadily in the race we have started. Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection: for the sake of the joy which was still in the future, he endured the cross, disregarding the shamefulness of it, and from now on has taken his place at the right of God’s throne. Think of the way he stood such opposition from sinners and then you will not give up for want of courage. In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death.

GOSPEL

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke Lk 12: 49-53
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire tothe earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth?No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

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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

18 August 2019, Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation Registration will take place on the 24th/25th August after 5pm and 9am Mass ...
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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