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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.

We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.

May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

Coming up in December / January

Nativity sceneDates and times for upcoming events and Christmas/New Year Masses are available on our current parish bulletin and Calendar.  Our revised 2014 Christmas and New Year Masses Schedule can also be downloaded from our Mass Times page.  Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and the coming new year.

Richmond Catholic Parish wishes you a Joyous Christmas! Thanks deeply for your generous support and love to our community.

Christmas Closure - Parish Office

Office Closes: FRIDAY 19 Dec 2014 (5pm)
Office Re-opens: MONDAY 5 Jan 2015 (9am)

Christmas Closure - Food Centre

Centre Closes: FRIDAY 19 Dec 2014 (2pm)
Centre Re-opens: MONDAY 12 Jan 2015 (9am)

Nothing is impossible to God PDF Print E-mail

21 December 2014: Fourth Sunday of Advent

You will conceive and bear a son

Fourth candle of the advent wreath is lit

Light of nations, Alleluia,
Light in darkness. Maranatha!
Risen Saviour, Alleluia,
Lord of glory, Maranatha!
You we long for, Alleluia,
You we thirst for, Maranatha!
Here among us, Alleluia,
Living in us, Marantha!!

Advent Wreath Prayer

Come, wisdom of the Most high God,
guiding creation with power and love.

Teach us to walk in the paths of knowledge.

Come, Leader of ancient Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai.

Rescue the world with your mighty power.

Come, radiant Dawn,
Splendour of Eternal Light, Son of Justice.

Shine on those lost in the darkness of death.

Come Emmanuel, God’s presence among us,
our King, Our Judge.

Save us, Lord, our God.

During the Advent season may
Almighty God let the light of His son shine upon us.
May he fill our hearts with joy at his coming
and lead us to life everlasting.

Amen.

 
The Lord is near - rejoice! PDF Print E-mail

14 December 2014: Third Sunday of Advent

There stands among you, unknown to you, the one who is coming after me

Third candle of the advent wreath is lit

Word we long for, Alleluia,
Word we thirst for. Maranatha!
Key of David, Alleluia,
Son of Mary, Maranatha!
Promised Saviour, Alleluia,
True Messiah, Maranatha!
Cry of prophets, Alleluia,
Hope of ages, Marantha!

Advent Wreath Prayer

Son of the Most high,
whose coming the angel
announced to Mary.

Come and reign over your people.

Holy One of God,
the Baptist greeted You
by leaping in Elizabeth’s womb.

Come and give the joy of salvation to the world.

Jesus, Saviour,
whose name was announced
to Joseph by an angel.

Come and save your people from their sins.

Light from uncreated light,
be present to all gathered in your name.

Let us rejoice at your coming now
and at the hour of our death.


During the Advent season may Almighty God
let the light of His son shine upon us.

May he fill our hearts with joy at his coming
and lead us to life everlasting.


Amen.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:00
 
Prepare the way of the Lord! PDF Print E-mail

07 December 2014: Second Sunday of Advent

Make straight the paths of the Lord

Second candle of the advent wreath is lit

Word of healing, Alleluia,
Heal our sorrow. Maranatha!
Word of comfort, Alleluia,
Bring us hope now. Maranatha!
Word of gladness, Alleluia,
Fill our hearts now. Maranatha!
Word of wisdom, Alleluia,
Come renew us. Marantha!

Advent Wreath Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Saviour of the world.

We ask you to bless all who gather around this wreath
which we honour as reminders
of your first coming at Bethlehem
and your final coming in glory.

Strengthen our hearts
with the example of your love
that we may receive you with joy and gladness
on the day of our redemption
when you will come to reign as King forever.

Amen.

Children Wanted!

Nativity scenePlay parts in the Nativity
Family Mass – 24 December 2014, St Ignatius' Church

We are searching for children to play parts in the Nativity for the Family Mass on Christmas Eve, 6:00pm.

Please contact our Organist, Nancy, on 0401 050 679 for further information. Alternatively, you can meet Nancy after the Sunday 9:30am Mass.

A big thank you!


Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014 22:22
 
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