"I came to serve not to be served" (Matthew 20:28).
The path of charity is love of God and neighbour…. Charity inspires a life of self-giving - Catechism of the Catholic Church no.1899.
"There is a diversity of service but always to the same Lord"(1 Cor 12:5).
Each of us has gifts of time and talent. You are invited to visit the various ministries and see if there is a way you can share your gifts for the betterment of the parish. If you are able to assist, please contact the parish office.
Liturgy and Prayer Ministries
Do this in memory of me (Luke 22:19).
It is the mystery of Christ that the church proclaims and celebrates in the liturgy so that the faithful may live from it and bear witness to it in the world -Catechism of the Catholic Church no.1068.
The liturgy involves a conscious, active and fruitful participation of everyone -Catechism of the Catholic Church no.1071.
(see link to the ministries)
This group assists with the preparation of the Liturgies especially the Easter and Christmas celebrations.
Liturgical ministries - assistance with particular ministries within the Sunday Mass. A comprehensive list is attached in the link.
Lord teach us to pray (Luke 11:1).
The church exhorts all Christians to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ by the frequent reading of sacred scriptures -Catechism of the Catholic Church no. 2653.
Prayer is nothing more than a close sharing between friends. It means taking time frequently to be with the Lord who loves us – St Teresa of Jesus.
Gospel Reflection Group: This group reflects and discussing the upcoming Sunday readings and meets every second Saturday morning in the parish office during the school term.
Divine Office: A public prayer of the Church with a focus of praying the psalms. We pray the Divine Office before every weekday Mass.
Christian Mediation: Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). The practice of Christian Meditation at Resurrection Parish is the ancient Christian Mantra based style rediscovered by Fr John Main. The focus of the meditation is to still the mind and the body, so as to better listen to the promptings of God in our life. Meditation takes place 15 minutes before the weekday Masses.
For more information, please visit: https://wccmaustralia.org.au/
Divine Mercy: The Divine mercy group is a platform GOD has given us through his servant St Faustina, in which we are called to draw from the Mercy of GOD, and in turn be ambassadors of that mercy in our world which is need of such mercy. At Resurrection Parish in Kings Park, we meet the following times: every Tuesday on Zoom: Meeting ID 3458047301 Passcode: 5CH7Bl
Every Thursday in person after the 6:30pm Mass.
For more information about the Divine Mercy, feel free to click on the following link: https://www.divinemercy.com.au/
Rosary: All generations will call me blessed it (Luke 1:48). The Church believes that the Holy mother of God, the new eve, mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of Christ – Catechism of the Catholic Church no.975.
Jesus wept at the depth of Lazarus (John 11:35).
Look for the Resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come
-Catechism of the Catholic Church no. 1680.
The death of a family member or friend is a difficult event for all concerned. At Resurrection we work closely with the funeral directors to do our best to ensure that they funeral service is a celebration of the deceased person’s life and an appropriate opportunity to ritualise grief.
Resurrection Catholic Parish Primary School
Train up a child in the way they should go, even when they are old they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
The Catholic school is an aid to the fulfillment of the mission of the People of God - Gravissimum educationis, no. 8.
Resurrection Catholic Parish Primary School plays an important role in the life of the parish. They are inspired by their vision: "At Resurrection, we aim to be a positive, creative, hope-filled learning community where Catholic values and spirit are shared and the sacred dignity of each person is nurtured."
The school's motto is "We Care."
If you wish to know more, please visit https://rskingspark.catholic.edu.au/
St. Vincent de Paul
Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality (Romans 12:13).
Volunteers become visible instruments of the Lord's love in the world. - Pope Benedict XVI.
St Vincent de Paul Society - Vision – “The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society”. Our Kings Park conference of St Vincent de Paul aspires to this vision in the local community by visiting families who are in need. Also, during Lent there is a collection of non-perishable food items and during Advent, there is a collection of toys to be distributed to those in need. They meet every first Monday of the month in the parish office.
If you want to know more about St. Vincent de Paul Society and the work they do, please visit https://www.vinnies.org.au/
Health & Wellbeing
"Jesus saw the crowd and he had compassion on them and he healed their sick" (Matt 14:14)
"The care of the sick is a demand of the Gospel" - Commonwealth for the Common Good - Australian Bishops' Statement 1992
Your health is your wealth. We live in a time where there is much dis-ease of body mind and spirit. At Resurrection Parish our Pastoral Outreach to those who are sick is through Masses of anointing, communion to the sick, etc.
Also, many good people and organisations offer a variety of modalities of health care.
CatholicCare : Is a Catholic organisation that provides a variety of services including counseling.
Other organisations that provide health care services healthcare resources.
Our local area coordinators to assist in planning NDIS support https://ndis.bsl.org.au/
Other disabilities advocates https://providers.dffh.vic.gov.au/disability-advocacy-agencies-and-self-advocacy-groups
Community Centre's offer many social & communal activities.
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Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
God saw all that He had made and indeed it was very good (Genesis 1:31).
“Let us walk together taking care of each other and of Creation, our common home.” - Pope Francis
The Kateri group aims to assist the school and parish community on their journey to making small changes that help look after our natural resources so that future generations will be able to enjoy them.
The group is involved in promoting practical measures such as obtaining a reusable party kit and waste-free lunchboxes for parishioners so as to help create a brighter, greener future for all. We are also engaged in education and advocacy on environmental matters.
Lord, when did we see you hungry, thirsty...and come to your aid...when you did to the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it to me (Matthew 25:40-45).
No human reality is foreign to the concern of the disciples of Jesus in their mission. -Pope Francis
An international missionary outreach based on friendship and partnership with Fr Nestus and the parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima Parish Buyaga.
How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity (Psalm 133:1)!
Friendship is a generous, self-giving love, which leads us to seek the true good of our friend -Christus Vivit, no. 151.
Social Events Group
An events management group that plans, supports and organises events for the parish. The focus is to help build strong relationships between members of the parish community, old and new.
Resurrection Young Adults
Post-secondary young adults who meet for friendship and support in their faith life as well as assisting the Parish with their involvement in such things as Children’s Liturgy and the Good Friday Stations of the Cross.
Women of Word (WOW)
The members of the Outreach WOW Group, invite Women of Faith to come together
for a cuppa and a chat and join in the various activities such as Prayer and meditation,
simple exercise and games to name a few.
This group is for adult women of any age.
The group runs once a month on a Saturday from 10am-12noon.
A group of men who meet every second Thursday at 10am for friendship, activities, information (e.g. health issues). The gathering concludes with lunch.
This is a group for young at heart. The purpose is to provide spiritual and social activities for those over 55 years of age. There is a wide variety of activities that we engaged in. You can simply come to the events and/or be part of the organising committee.