Holy Family Church Kalamunda

Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

Festa di San Leone

This weekend we would normally see the Church grounds coloured with red, white and green as the San Leone Association celebrate the Festa di San Leone. With the Church closure and social distancing restrictions in place the association has had to cancel this year’s festivities.

San Leone is the patron Saint of Sinagra in Sicily, his feast day falls on 8th May. The San Leone Association of Western Australia was established to provide a spiritual connection for migrants in Perth to celebrate the life and ministries of San Leone.

This weekend would also see the hills come alive as the annual Bickley Harvest Festival celebrates the completion of Harvest, showcasing all of the delicious foods, fine wines and ciders the region has to offer. The festival has been postponed to October 2020

Fr Suresh

Dear Parishioners,

I am glad to meet you once again through this E bulletin. How are you all?

Anxiety, worry, fret, distress, agitation, tension, irritability. Words that describe a feeling of an inner turmoil that result in a feeling of outward uneasiness. The words describe a common feeling among humans as we consider what the future may bring to us personally and to the ones we love.

Let’s face it, this emotion is used to motivate us to do all sorts of things. The Jeep commercials that paint a picture of some sort of bad storm and your child is sick and must get to the doctor. Don’t you want to have a vehicle that is “safe and reliable?”

Politicians also use this emotion to motivate you. How many political campaigns centre on mudslinging? The basic presentation is that “the future is uncertain, you have reason to worry if the other guy is elected, but elect me and I will make the future better so that you do not have to worry.”

Jesus does not want us to be anxious and full of worry. He wants us to live life in a different manner. He does not want us making decisions based on a fear of the future. He wants the direction of our lives established on eternal truths rather than temporal things of earth and the hollow promises of man.

I wish to assure you dear parishioners that we will continue to respond promptly to any further requests from the Archbishop in collaboration with government and health officials concerning the coronavirus. Let us not forget to pray for those who are sick and have died, those wonderful health care workers who are caring for the sick, those who are striving to overcome the virus, and for those who are experiencing fear and anxiety at this time.

When mind is weak, the situation becomes a problem.

When mind is balanced, the situation becomes a challenge.

When mind is strong, the situation becomes an opportunity.


God bless you!

Fr Antony Suresh

Sunday 3 May 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Easter - Year A

Entrance Antiphon

Psalm 32: 5-6

The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth;

by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia.

First reading

Acts 2:14,36-41

On the day of Pentecost Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed the crowd in a loud voice: ‘The whole House of Israel can be certain that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ.’

Hearing this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the apostles, ‘What must we do, brothers?’ ‘You must repent,’ Peter answered ‘and every one of you must be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise that was made is for you and your children, and for all those who are far away, for all those whom the Lord our God will call to himself.’ He spoke to them for a long time using many arguments, and he urged them, ‘Save yourselves from this perverse generation.’ They were convinced by his arguments, and they accepted what he said and were baptised. That very day about three thousand were added to their number.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 22

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures

where he gives me repose.

Near restful waters he leads me,

to revive my drooping spirit. R.

He guides me along the right path;

he is true to his name.

If I should walk in the valley of darkness

no evil would I fear.

You are there with your crook and your staff;

with these you give me comfort. R.

You have prepared a banquet for me

in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;

my cup is overflowing. R.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me

all the days of my life.

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell

for ever and ever. R.

Second reading

1 Peter 2:20-25

The merit, in the sight of God, is in bearing punishment patiently when you are punished after doing your duty.

This, in fact, is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and left an example for you to follow the way he took. He had not done anything wrong, and there had been no perjury in his mouth. He was insulted and did not retaliate with insults; when he was tortured he made no threats but he put his trust in the righteous judge. He was bearing our faults in his own body on the cross, so that we might die to our faults and live for holiness; through his wounds you have been healed. You had gone astray like sheep but now you have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Gospel Acclamation

John 10:14

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;

I know my sheep, and mine know me.



John 10:1-10

Jesus said:

‘I tell you most solemnly, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but gets in some other way is a thief and a brigand. The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out. When he has brought out his flock, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice. They never follow a stranger but run away from him: they do not recognise the voice of strangers.’

Jesus told them this parable but they failed to understand what he meant by telling it to them.

So Jesus spoke to them again:

‘I tell you most solemnly,

I am the gate of the sheepfold.

All others who have come

are thieves and brigands;

but the sheep took no notice of them.

I am the gate.

Anyone who enters through me will be safe:

he will go freely in and out

and be sure of finding pasture.

The thief comes

only to steal and kill and destroy.

I have come

so that they may have life and have it to the full.’

Communion Antiphon

The Good Shepherd has risen,

who laid down his life for his sheep

and willingly died for his flock, alleluia.


Helen Marie Sydow 2011, Gladys Kempton 2017, Henry John Konrath 1991, Frank Broz 1999, Basilio Carameli 2007, Janusz Konstanty Zejdler 2011, Sheila Tracey 2018, Lourens West 2010, Michael Bottomley 2012, Paul Fitzgerald 1976, Peter Walker 2003, Paul Moore 2004, Rose Giumelli 2019 Herman Henderson 1962, Antonio Barone 1978.

Recently deceased

The eldest daughter of Anne and Tony Kell, former parishioners and parish councillors, passed away on Thursday 23rd April at Joondalup Hospital, after a short illness. Louise was aged 45, she leaves behind 2 daughters and a son.

We ask that you remember her in your prayers.


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

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 in May & June. 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.

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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