After Hours Emergency Number - St Anthony's Parish - 0420 549 186



Saturday Vigil at 6.30pm

Sunday at 8.30am & 10.30am

South Sudanese Sunday Mass at 2.30pm


Tuesday - Mass at 9.30am

Wednesday - Communion Service at 9.30am

Thursday - Mass at 9.30am

Friday - Communion Service at 9.30am


1st & 3rd Saturday’s of the month: 10am

Vatican II (60 year anniversary) and John XXIII

Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. His “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities. In the five years of his pontificate he appeared to the world as an authentic image of the Good Shepherd. Meek and gentle, resourceful and courageous, simple and ever active.

Saint Pope John XXIII was the 260th successor of St. Peter, serving as pope from October 1958 to June 1963. He is best known for convening the Second Vatican Council.

1962: opens the first session of the Second Vatican Council, which began major reforms of the church, its structure, liturgy and relations with other Christians and other religions.

At his address at the opening of the Second Vatican Council, he criticized the “prophets of doom” who “in these modern times see nothing but prevarication and ruin.” He said, “The Church has always opposed... errors. Nowadays, however, the Spouse of Christ prefers to make use of the medicine of mercy rather than that of severity.”

1963: social encyclical, "Pacem in Terris" ("Peace on Earth"), teaching that true peace must be built on the pillars of truth, justice, love and freedom.

1963: June 3, dies of cancer. On his deathbed he said: “It is not that the gospel has changed; it is that we have begun to understand it better. Those who have lived as long as I have…were enabled to compare different cultures and traditions, and know that the moment has come to discern the signs of the times, to seize the opportunity and to look far ahead.”

2014: Pope Francis canonized him.

The relic of Saint Pope John XXIII

What is a relic?

A relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved as a tangible memorial. A first-class relic (part of the saint's body) of Saint Pope John XXIII has been placed in the altar stone of Resurrection's more recently built church. Resurrection parish was established in the early years following Vatican II. Our original Church (the “Little Chapel”) was one of the first Churches built in Australia after Vatican II, reflecting the liturgical direction emerging from Vatican II. Pope John XXIII was nominated by us as significant to our community due to the model of leadership he lived as Shepherd of the Church during his Papacy and because of his links with Vatican II.

For many years, St Anthony's have had a relic of St Anthony of Padua honouring our parish patron and the qualities that are credited to him. The relic has been placed in a frame at the parish office foyer. We celebrate St Anthony's feast day on June 13th.

May we, here at Resurrection and St Anthony's, continue to be inspired by the model of church embodied in the leadership of Saint Pope John XXIII, St Anthony of Padua and Vatican II.

Have a good week

Vicki, Brian and Neil


This year at St Anthony's we are creating a new book to honour the names of our loved ones who have died. This will become a permanent November book for our Church. We are now asking for each Parishioner to please include the name and month of your loved one/s who have died.

Please fill in our new November form at each door of our Church, or fill in the electronic form with the link below.

As we will be receiving many names, we need them at your earliest convenience. This will be a big task getting this new book ready before November. Please start submitting your loved ones to us now. Thank You.


As VCE exams will be commencing soon. If you would like to be prayed for or you know of a student who is studying VCE this year, then we ask that you complete a VCE Prayer slip OR complete the online Google Form on our parishes website. To save postage, it is preferable that we send VCE letters via email, however a postal option is also available online. Note that in sending letters via email, please ensure you obtain the student's permission.


Novena to Perpetual Succour will begin on 7 September 2022 and continue

every Wednesday at 7pm in the McKillop Chapel.

All are invited to this devotion to our Blessed Mother.


If you would like to receive a stall, please use this link -

If you would like to help on the day please use this link to register -

Our Lady of Fatima Statue

The Legion of Mary would like to offer families the opportunity to take Our Lady of Fatima statue home for a week.

If interested, please call Diana on 8511 4741 after 12.00 noon.