Holy Family Church Kalamunda

Catholic Archdiocese of Perth


We received positive news from the Prime Minister last Friday and again from Premier Mark McGowan on Sunday in relation to the easing of restrictions. Whilst we are all keen to get back to Church we must be patient as we work out how we will manage physical distancing and cleaning requirements when the church eventually re-opens.

We have been advised that the Office of the Archbishop is preparing guidelines to be sent out to Parishes in regard to weddings, funerals and religious services.

Fr Suresh and I will keep you informed of any changes to the current situation as these guidelines become available. Please also check our website for updates.

Louisa Sizer

Parish Secretary

Sunday 17th May - Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A

Entrance Antiphon

Isaiah 48: 20

Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard;

proclaim to the ends of the earth:

The Lord has freed his people, alleluia.

First reading

Acts 8:5-8,14-17

Philip went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them. The people united in welcoming the message Philip preached, either because they had heard of the miracles he worked or because they saw them for themselves. There were, for example, unclean spirits that came shrieking out of many who were possessed, and several paralytics and cripples were cured. As a result there was great rejoicing in that town.

When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, and they went down there, and prayed for the Samaritans to receive the Holy Spirit, for as yet he had not come down on any of them: they had only been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 65:1-7,16,20

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

Cry out with joy to God all the earth,

O sing to the glory of his name.

O render him glorious praise.

Say to God: ‘How tremendous your deeds! R.

‘Before you all the earth shall bow;

shall sing to you, sing to your name!’

Come and see the works of God,

tremendous his deeds among men. R.

He turned the sea into dry land,

they passed through the river dry-shod.

Let our joy then be in him;

he rules for ever by his might. R.

Come and hear, all who fear God.

I will tell what he did for my soul:

Blessed be God who did not reject my prayer

nor withhold his love from me. R.

Second reading

1 Peter 3:15-18

Reverence the Lord Christ in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have. But give it with courtesy and respect and with a clear conscience, so that those who slander you when you are living a good life in Christ may be proved wrong in the accusations that they bring. And if it is the will of God that you should suffer, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.

Why, Christ himself, innocent though he was, had died once for sins, died for the guilty, to lead us to God. In the body he was put to death, in the spirit he was raised to life.

Gospel Acclamation

John 14:23

Alleluia, alleluia!

All who love me will keep my words,

and my Father will love them and we will come to them.



John 14:15-21

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘If you love me you will keep my commandments.

I shall ask the Father,

and he will give you another Advocate

to be with you for ever,

that Spirit of truth

whom the world can never receive

since it neither sees nor knows him;

but you know him,

because he is with you, he is in you.

I will not leave you orphans;

I will come back to you.

In a short time the world will no longer see me;

but you will see me,

because I live and you will live.

On that day you will understand that I am in my Father

and you in me and I in you.

Anybody who receives my commandments and keeps them

will be one who loves me;

and anybody who loves me will be loved by my Father,

and I shall love him and show myself to him.’

Communion Antiphon

John 14: 15-16

If you love me, keep my commandments, says the Lord,

and I will ask the Father and he will send you another Paraclete,

to abide with you for ever, alleluia.

Prayer at Home

May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary are held in the Catholic Church during the month of May, honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May". Marian devotions, such as the rosary, may take place within the family around this altar consisting of a table with a Marian picture, candles, and decorated with many May flowers. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.

All praise and thanksgiving be to the
ever-blessed Trinity, Who hath shown unto us Mary,
ever-Virgin, clothed with the sun,
with the moon beneath Her feet, and on
Her head a mystic crown of twelve stars.

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Brother “Cas” 1996, Grazia Scolaro 2017, Angelo Della Pona 1955, Richard Lord Trembath 1977, Alexander O’Connor 1978, Emilia Romeo 1996, Irene O’Reilly 2002, James Fleming 1991, Miro Broz 1975, Joseph Fisher 1993, Jessie Molloy 2000, Joseph Salata 2005, Dorothy Tyrant 1952, Rev. Kevin Middleton CSsR 1953, William Hedland 1958, Robert Brander 1971.


Fay Murray, Brian Phillips, Linley Davey, Bill Chapley, Shirley Hay, Beula Barratt, Shane, Shona Kozma, Stuart Sheldon, Fr Blasco Fonseca, Mrs Steele, Paul Lee, Eamon McInerney, Cathy Murray, Humphrey Park, Jim Paparo, John d'Adhemar, Kathy Young, Lawrence, Bernadette Corges, Bernadette Josling, Fred Neubronner, Patrick Armstrong, Greg O’Connor, Alexandra Cregan, Lyn Brown, Gai Smith, Mr Doherty, Eileen Bresland, Danielle Killmurray, Rosa Santos, Victor Silva, Francis Corges, Mary Watson, Anne Park, Lisa Stewart, Terry Page, Flynn Winter, Tony Mondello, Carolyn Tupling, Corrie Van De Putri, Anna Furfaro, Trevor & Madaleine Thomas, Sheila Nolan-Neylan, Naranda & Nathan Schultz, Maria Nordhoff, Courtney, Dorothy Oliver, Mary Brandis, Mike Steward, Paul Watson, Murphy, Margaret Jones, Sue Sondalini, Christine Ferguson, Will Spirker, Dom Michael Tunney, June Winter, Anne-Marie Sternheim.

Planned Giving Contributions

Please continue making contributions to assist us in the continued running of our parish.

PLEASE contribute via Bank Transfer.

BSB: 016 341

Account: 424276107

Account name: Kalamunda Parish

Please nominate 2nd Collection and use your Surname as the reference eg 2nd Smith

To contribute money to Father Suresh directly do the same transfer but nominate 1st Collection eg 1st Smith


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Contact Us

Fr Antony Suresh

Tel: 0412 842 380

Email: pp.kalamunda@perthcatholic.org.au

Parish Office - Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Tel: 9293 1646

Email: kalamunda@perthcatholic.org.au

phone Louisa on 0412 197 837 if unattended.

Safeguarding Officers

Lourdes Benedictos - 0416 826 133

Paul Hansen - 0417 956 603