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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.

The one thing necessary PDF Print E-mail

Sunday 21 July 2019: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Martha took up the duties in the house. Mary chose the better part

Jesus, Martha and Mary.  Image courtesy of Hermano Leon Clipart.We know from John's gospel that Martha and Mary were friends of Jesus, and that he was frequently in their home. Luke tells us nothing of this; perhaps it was not in the material available to him. However, he immortalises this incident that took place during one of Jesus' visits, because he sees it as having a lesson for us all. Busy preparing special dishes for their guest, Martha feels left out. Jesus tells her not to go to so much trouble: one dish will be plenty. He then goes beyond this homely advice to remind Martha and those present that the 'one thing necessary' in life is finding the truth he is bringing them. Mary does not need to be reminded of this; she shows herself to be a true 'disciple'...

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series | Image courtesy of Hermano Leon Clipart

Celebrating the Feast of St James

St James the apostle is one of the patron saints of our parish. We will celebrate his feast day at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 28 July 2019 at at St James' Church, followed by lunch.
All being well we will also take this opportunity to celebrate Fr Ferruccio's 90th birthday. Everyone is welcome to join us on this special day. Should you wish, contributions to the celebration are most welcome.

 

 
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