Welcome to St. Luke's Parish

Third Sunday Of Easter

Sunday 14th April 2024

St. Luke's Memorial Gardens

Today's Food For Thought

"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8:31-32
Squeezing the Marrow Can See Other Stuff Squeezed Out As Well.

The Gospels often refer to Jesus' going to quiet places in order to pray - and this is a habit that he obviously wishes to inculcate in his disciples. They are sent out to preach and to heal - but in order to sustain that, they need themselves to be refreshed and, where necessary, healed. They are called to an active - apostolic - ministry but Jesus shows that they also need a contemplative dimension in their lives. It is the harmonisation of "Martha" and "Mary" - not as opposite but as complementary aspects of being fully human.

Some people thrive on busy-ness - but it can also be a way of avoiding oneself. If we are "doing this", "keeping that appointment", "juggling this with that", there is little time to address what may be a growing emptiness. As the outer world gets more and more cluttered, the inner reserves are gradually depleted. People become exhausted, suffer burn-out or fall prey to breakdown and psychiatric illness.

We are created in the image and likeness of a God who took time off. We are taught by Jesus who, as in today's Gospel, encourages his followers to rest and be renewed. We are inspired by a Spirit who bears fruits of gentleness, kindness and patience in our lives - qualities that being overly busy can squeeze out.

From a reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn Turner

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 Belinda Liew
Catechists: Maria Bonato
Address: 1 Ipswich Court,
Wantirna VIC 3152
Telephone: 9801-8411
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri.
9:30am - 3:30pm
** N.B. ** The Parish Office will be closed
from 26 Dec 2023 to
29 Dec 2023 inclusive.

There will be no Masses from 26-29 December inclusive.

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.