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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday 23rd December 2018

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Today's Food For Thought

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18


“Prayer has the power to awaken hope in men and women, even in the face of death and destruction,” Pope Francis said. People often feel unworthy to turn to God when they are in need as if it were a self-interested prayer and, thus, imperfect.

The Pope reflected on the prophet Jonah, a man who first tried to run away from God’s call and initially refused “to place himself at the service of the divine plan of salvation.”

Nevertheless, the story of Jonah is a great lesson about the mercy of God who forgives.

The instinctive horror of death awakens the need to hope in the God of life. People think, perhaps God will think of us and we will not perish. These are the words of hope that become a prayer, that plea full of anguish raised by the lips of man in front of an imminent danger of death.

The people of Ninevah, he added, also had the experience of facing death yet being saved in the end, which led them to know and experience the truth of God’s love.

This experience of God’s divine mercy is a reminder for all men and women to recognise the “surprising occasions of knowing hope and encountering God,” Pope Francis said.

“Prayer brings you to hope,” the Pope said. “And when things become dark, with more prayer there will be more hope.”


Welcome to St Luke's Catholic Church Wantirna.
Our parish priest and the parishioners wish you peace and every blessing.

St. Luke's Parish is a member of Knox Deanery.
Are you new to the parish and wondering how to make yourself known? If yes, please read the information below.

Our Mission Statement: We, the Parish of St. Luke, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are committed to continue building the Kingdom of God by being a Community of Disciples, living God's Word reaching out to all people.

Parish Priest.
Tel: 9801-8411
Fr. Joseph Amal sdb.
Parish Secretary Linda Kusumawati
Catechists: Maria Bonato
Address: 1 Ipswich Court,
Wantirna VIC 3152
Telephone: 9801-8411
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri.
9:30am - 3:30pm
Acting School Principal
Tel: 9801-6917
Carrie Rodda

Are you New to the Parish?

Are you new to St. Luke's Parish and wondering how to introduce yourself?

Firstly, Welcome! to St Luke Catholic Church Wantirna.

We hope you find our website helpful in us welcoming you. Our parish priest, Father Joseph Amal SDB, along with the parishioners wish you peace and every blessing. We welcome all who choose to belong to our community.

Visitors are always welcome to our services.

Please do one of the following:

  1. Introduce yourself to our parish priest after Mass.
  2. Fill in the New Parishioner Details and Census Forms and take them to our parish office during the week.
  3. Contact the Parish Office.

If there is any area in the life of the Parish which you would like to become involved in, please don't hesitate to enquire.