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Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
Feast

Wednesday 29th September 2021

St. Luke's Memorial Gardens

Today's Food For Thought

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58
Gospel Reflections

We must find ways of opening our hearts and the hearts of the unforgiving in our world to God’s action of seeking and saving the lost, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.

The parables are prefaced by an account of the criticism Jesus endured for hosting “the lost” of the human community, namely the toll collectors and those who were categorized as “sinners”. The critics in the story are those who consider themselves “righteous”. They have no room in their hearts for compassion or forgiveness on the one hand, and no capacity on the other to accept the goodness of a prophet who acts in ways that cut across their expectations.

As the story unfolds, the lost sheep is sought and found and ultimately embraced by the community. The celebration that ensues is likened to the heavenly banquet of God’s reign where there is more joy over one who repents than over those who have no need of repentance.

The drachma, representing a day’s wages, is lost, sought and found, and the community rejoices. Now and then in the biblical tradition, as here, God is imaged as a woman, the diligent female householder who seeks and saves what is lost. No single image can contain the compassionate, loving God presented in these parables. The invitation to the believing community is to find ways of opening our hearts and the hearts of the unforgiving in our world to God’s action of seeking and saving the lost - here and now, not simply in the afterlife.

www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org.au/index.php/resources/gospel-reflections/item/2276-loss-and-rejoicing

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
Email:
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri.
9:30am - 3:30pm
School Principal
Tel: 9801-6917
Kathryn Murphy

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.