Holy Family Church Kalamunda

Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

New Directives for Churches - Phase 2 of Western Australia’s COVID-19 Roadmap

Dear Parishioner,

Thank you all for your patience while we work out how to re-open the church while meeting all the current restrictions. At this stage we must consider the health and safety of all our parishioners, and therefore it has been decided by the Parish Pastoral Council (21/05/2020) that the church will remain closed for both weekend and weekday masses. Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are possible but with restrictions

  • The celebration of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation remains temporarily suspended.

Contact details (name, phone number, address and/or email address) of each person entering the church must be recorded. Please record your details in the register at the entrance of the Church if you are attending a Baptism or Funeral at Holy Family Church Kalamunda.

Please contact the office if you have any questions.

With thoughts and prayers,

Louisa Sizer

Parish Secretary

P.S. Fr Suresh will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday 26th May.

Sunday 24th May - the ascension of the lord Year A

Entrance Antiphon

Acts 1: 11

Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens?

This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven

will return as you saw him go, alleluia.

First reading

Acts 1:1-11

In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. When he had been at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’ he had said ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.’

As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly two men in white were standing near them and they said, ‘Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.’

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 46:2-3,6-9

God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

All peoples, clap your hands,

cry to God with shouts of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear,

great king over all the earth. R.

God goes up with shouts of joy;

the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

Sing praise for God, sing praise,

sing praise to our king, sing praise. R.

God is king of all the earth,

sing praise with all your skill.

God is king over the nations;

God reigns on his holy throne. R.

Second reading

Ephesians 1:17-23

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you, what rich glories he has promised the saints will inherit and how infinitely great is the power that he has exercised for us believers. This you can tell from the strength of his power at work in Christ, when he used it to raise him from the dead and to make him sit at his right hand, in heaven, far above every Sovereignty, Authority, Power, or Domination, or any other name that can be named not only in this age but also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet and made him, as the ruler of everything, the head of the Church; which is his body, the fullness of him who fills the whole creation.

Gospel Acclamation

Matthew 28:19. 20

Alleluia, alleluia!

Go and teach all people my gospel.

I am with you always, until the end of the world.



Matthew 28:16-20

The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’

Communion Antiphon

Matthew 28: 20

Behold, I am with you always,

even to the end of the age, 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.

Prayer Reflection on The Ascension of the Lord

Five Finger Prayer - If you are worried about the world and want to do something –you can, you can praywith your friends.

Our Lady, Mary Help of Christians

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Recently Deceased

Jim Smith

Margaret McPherson

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord

and may Perpetual Light shine upon them

We ask that you remember both families in your prayers.


Caroline Lane 1965, Charles McKersie 1982, Jim Faranda 2011, Walter George 1993, Dennis Coates 2013, Margaret Morris 1971, John Franz Vogel 1977, Maude Dunne 2002, Godelieve (Matilda) Olsen 2017, Joan Morris 1990, Alfonso Verbeken 1994, Nancy Neubronner 2012, Aileen Dorethea Hickey 2009, Agostino Parravicini 1988, Simon Squarey 1998,


Parkes Family, 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

If you can, 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
and for 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