Holy Family Church Kalamunda

Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

Easter Sunday 2020

This year Easter will look and feel very different. May we be thankful that many of us are able to stay connected to our families and of course the Church because of modern technology.

The Archdiocese of Perth will be live-streaming Masses on their website, Facebook page and YouTube (please see the highlighted links below in the 'Stay Home & Pray' section).

If you have family members who don't have internet access please get in contact with them and let them know that Channel 7 will air the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord live from St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney on Friday at 1pm (AWST) and the Easter Sunday Mass on Sunday at 8.30am (AWST). Channel 10 will air Mass at 6am on Sunday morning.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter.

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A Word from Fr Suresh

Dear brothers and sisters,

Easter means time spent at church, or big family gatherings, trips to the beach. But this year, those events are largely off the table. Sadly this is no ordinary Easter.

Easter invites us to pause and reflect on the implications of this significant Christian celebration.

The Easter story is a story of overcoming darkness and despair, and finding new life and hope. Easter invites all of us to believe in the transforming power of love. At a time in our world, where fear is a natural response, the Easter season encourages us to look towards love and life.

The answer to this crisis lies in all of us and in our unity. As people around the world face Easter without the possibility of celebrating the Eucharist physically together, without the possibility of physical communion, we can reflect deeply on what “Body of Christ” means for each of us. In the darkness of this crisis, the light of Christ will shine. Jesus is truly risen! He will not die again. May Jesus rise for people around the world through our love!

We live and die; Christ died and lived!

Let us pray to find the deeper meaning of this challenge that is facing the whole of humanity and which is calling us to faith and to resurrection.

I wish you all an Easter of love and peace!

For your information:

St Vincent De Paul Society, Australia has now decided to close down temporarily its Sale depots and collection centres including the Collection bins and trucks. As the bin in our campus is now full, may I request you to kindly keep your materials at home, until further information.

Thank you

Fr Antony Suresh

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Sunday 12th April - Easter Sunday

Entrance Antiphon Psalm 138: 18, 5-6

I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia.

You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia.

Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia.

First reading Acts 10:34,37-43

Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead – and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’

Responsorial Psalm 117:1-2,16-17,22-23

R. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,

for his love has no end.

Let the sons of Israel say:

‘His love has no end.’ R

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;

his right hand raised me up.

I shall not die, I shall live

and recount his deeds. R

The stone which the builders rejected

has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord,

a marvel in our eyes. R

Second reading Colossians 3:1-4

Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.


Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer sacrifice and praise.

The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;

and Christ, the undefiled,

hath sinners to his Father reconciled.

Death with life contended: combat strangely ended!

Life’s own Champion, slain, yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary: say what thou didst see upon the way.

The tomb the Living did enclose;

I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!

The angels there attesting;

shroud with grave-clothes resting.

Christ, my hope, has risen: he goes before you into Galilee.

That Christ is truly risen from the dead we know.

Victorious king, thy mercy show!

Gospel Acclamation 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Alleluia, alleluia!

Christ has become our paschal sacrifice;

let us feast with joy in the Lord.


Gospel John 20:1-9

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Communion Antiphon 1 Cor 5: 7-8

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia;

therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread

of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia.

Planned Giving Contributions

Please continue making contributions to assist us in the continued running of our parish. The weekly collection is absolutely vital in the operation of our parish and without this taking place over the next few weeks(months) we will soon be in financial hardship unless we can receive your contributions. We still need to pay our insurance premiums (over $10,000), council and water rates, telephone, parish loan and many other items, even though the church itself is not open.

PLEASE contribute via Bank Transfer.

(If you are unsure how to do this please ask your children or grandchildren for help).

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


Milly Ghilarducci 1953, Leslie Atherden 1959, Biagio Rabbone 2005, Iolanda Soraci 1990, Michael O’Rourkes 1994, Lance Brachi 1963, Tony Travicich 1965, Wanda Meiser 1995, Stephen McMahon 1998, Helen Mary Tinney 2015, Charlotte Jansen 2001, Laurie Phillips 2009, Sydney Beeson 1974, Michelle Taylor 1980, Bob Henderson 2005.


Shirley Hay, Beula Barratt, Shane, Shona Kozma, Jo Tunney, 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, Trevor & Madaleine Thomas, Sheila Nolan-Neylan, Naranda & Nathan Schultz, Anna Furfaro, 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.

Stay at home & pray


Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper,

celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB,

will be streamed from 7pm, Thursday 9 April

Good Friday Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB

will be streamed at 3pm, Friday 10 April

Easter Vigil Mass
celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB

will be streamed 6pm, Saturday 11 April

Easter Sunday Mass

celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.

will be streamed 11am, Sunday 12 April

The Masses will be streamed to the Archdiocesan website, Facebook and YouTube.

Holy Week at the Vatican live-streamed:

Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 9 at 6.00 pm [Rome time]

The celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday, April 10, at 6 pm [Rome time]

Via Crucis will be done in front of St. Peter’s Square at 9 pm [Rome time]

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Project Compassion

Happy Easter from all at Caritas Australia!

Thank you for supporting us this year as we demonstrate how love and compassion for our global community can transform lives. You will be helping to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities to grow stronger and share their strengths with their communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

When we Go Further Together in love and compassion, the whole world thrives.

Thank you for supporting Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion 2020 Lenten appeal.

www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion #projectcompassion 1800 024 413
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Contact us

Fr Antony Suresh

Tel: 0412 842 380

Email: pp.kalamunda@perthcatholic.org.au

Parish Office - Fridays Only

Tel: 9293 1646

Email: kalamunda@perthcatholic.org.au

Tuesday & Wednesday - phone Louisa on 0412 197 837

Safeguarding Officers

Lourdes Benedictos - 0416 826 133

Paul Hansen - 0417 956 603