Holy Family Church Kalamunda

Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

Happy Mother's Day

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A message from Fr Suresh

Mothers’ Day

I believe in love at the first sight

for you are the first person I saw

when I opened my eyes

and have loved you since that day dear mum.

Celebrate Mother’s Day by greeting her, and making her feel how important she is. Send her your warmest Mother’s Day wishes and greetings and make your loving mom, grandma, wife or friend feel special on Mother’s Day.

Mothers are always mothers; what job can lead that sort of deal? No not a single job can replace it. If anyone present in this world who can handle the rise of children starting with the morning feed, giving naps to them, teaching the way to read, other life skills is only mother.

Anyone can be pregnant or adopt child but it takes a real time hard work and commitment to be a mother. Mothers are the homemaker who led a noblest and greatest work that a woman can do. Without mother our life will be full of dark and out of track, so we all must respect and love our mother.

God bless you!

Fr Antony Suresh

Stay Home & Pray

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.

The Centre for Faith Enrichment have a range of online courses coming up. The Centre for Faith Enrichment is the official adult faith formation agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth. They are currently offering online courses on a wide range of topics. These include theology, Church history, spirituality, the Sacraments, Christian living, scripture and much more.


The next Miracle Prayers healing service will be on Wednesday 13 May as a Zoom Meeting from 7.30pm and Live Streamed on YouTube. The opportunity to receive prayer individually with an experienced prayer team will be available via Zoom Breakout rooms. Reg Firth, leader of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community in WA will be speaking on "Trust in the Lord." Join Zoom Meeting on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85921472246?pwd=RWgxb094Tml0eXRBeERNZ2t4aVpndz09. Meeting ID: 859 2147 2246. Password: 888798. YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zc7ucuJ7uRw. Futher info: visit the Miracle Prayers Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/miracleprayersperth, or 0404 028 298

Sunday 10 May 2020 - 5th Sunday of Easter

Entrance Antiphon

Psalm 97: 1-2

O sing a new song to the Lord,

for he has worked wonders;

in the sight of the nations

he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.

First reading

Acts 6:1-7

About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked. So the Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food; you, brothers, must select from among yourselves seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom; we will hand over this duty to them, and continue to devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the word.’ The whole assembly approved of this proposal and elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

The word of the Lord continued to spread: the number of disciples in Jerusalem was greatly increased, and a large group of priests made their submission to the faith.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 32:1-2,4-5,18-19

R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;

for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.

Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,

with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs. R.

For the word of the Lord is faithful

and all his works to be trusted.

The Lord loves justice and right

and fills the earth with his love. R.

The Lord looks on those who revere him,

on those who hope in his love,

to rescue their souls from death,

to keep them alive in famine. R.

Second reading

1 Peter 2:4-9

The Lord is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house. As scripture says: See how I lay in Zion a precious cornerstone that I have chosen and the man who rests his trust on it will not be disappointed. That means that for you who are believers, it is precious; but for unbelievers, the stone rejected by the builders has proved to be the keystone, a stone to stumble over, a rock to bring men down. They stumble over it because they do not believe in the word; it was the fate in store for them.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Gospel Acclamation

John 14:6

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord;

no one comes to the Father, except through me.



John 14:1-12

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Trust in God still, and trust in me.

There are many rooms in my Father’s house;

if there were not, I should have told you.

I am going now to prepare a place for you,

and after I have gone and prepared you a place,

I shall return to take you with me;

so that where I am

you may be too.

You know the way to the place where I am going.’

Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said:

‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

No one can come to the Father except through me.

If you know me, you know my Father too.

From this moment you know him and have seen him.’

Philip said, ‘Lord, let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’ ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip,’ said Jesus to him ‘and you still do not know me?

‘To have seen me is to have seen the Father,

so how can you say, “Let us see the Father”?

Do you not believe

that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?

The words I say to you I do not speak as from myself:

it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work.

You must believe me when I say

that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;

believe it on the evidence of this work, if for no other reason.

I tell you most solemnly,

whoever believes in me

will perform the same works as I do myself,

he will perform even greater works,

because I am going to the Father.’

Communion Antiphon

John 15: 1, 5

I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the Lord.

Whoever remains in me, and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia.


Paul Neesham 1997, Cyril Phillips 2000, Arcangela Vocisano 2000, Mick Brajkovich 2000, Colleen Armitage 2017, Angela Fleming 1994, Larry Paparo 1980, Shae Louise Milthorpe 2006, Fr John Cranley 2015, Fr John Cranley OMI 2015, William Lowery 1993, Blanch Brachi 1979, Peter Meiser 1998.


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

Five Great Loves - Sacramentum Young Adults Online Conference 15th - 17th May (CYM Perth)


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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