PARISH MINISTRIES

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 have 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)

Liturgy Group

  • 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.

Prayer Groups

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.

  • 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
    Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3458047301?pwd=OHZVQnlzTkpka0FqVjVHOFUrUU9jQT09
    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

Service Ministries

Funerals

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

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.

Outreach

This group’s aim is to ‘reach out’ through hospitality, a warm welcome, comfort and practical support to families with a member who has special needs, those grieving for the loss of a loved one, people challenged by grave sickness and their carers and those who are simply feeling lonely and need someone to talk to and mix with.

Kateri Group

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.

Uganda Partnership

An international missionary outreach based on friendship and partnership with Fr Nestus and the parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima Parish Buyaga.

Social Ministries

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.

Play Group

A fun and relaxing session for both the parent/guardian and the children.

The session is run fortnightly on a Thursday between 9.15am and 10.30am.

We begin with an opening prayer, followed by various activities and free time. We also spend a few moments on Time With Jesus which is a short story from the Bible. Singing Nursery Rhymes is always a favorite and then we end with a prayer and a good-bye song.

Each fortnight there is a different theme.  Eg.  Teddy Bears Picnic, Wear your favorite color.

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. 

Men's Group

A group of men who meet every second Thursday at 10am for friendship, activities, information (e.g. health issues). The gathering concludes with lunch.

55 Plus

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.

Resurrection Parish
51 Gum Road, Kings Park VIC 3021
Tel: (03)-7064-3920  Email: kingspark@cam.org.au