Meet your spiritual leaders
Fr Carlo Adams
087 806 3304
Fr Chris Ovies
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Dcn Gary Lawrence
083 693 3214
What we expect from the Parish
The Parish of the Resurrection is a Catholic Christian community of disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that everyone is called to be on a spiritual journey and what matters is not where a person is on that journey, but that they are actually on the journey itself.
Therefore, we seek to welcome all people regardless of the stage of their spiritual life, their struggles and failures. We are a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for Saints. We simply ask that you walk with us and be Open to what God is calling you too.
To be a member of this parish is to enter into relationships with other members of the parish, who are also on this spiritual journey. We do this together. Clear expectation are at the heart of every healthy relationship.
- Dynamic and uplifting liturgies
- A place where you will experience transformation to become more amore the person God created you to be.
- A place where you will be valued and recognised as having unique gifts and talents for the service of God.
- A place where you will be given the opportunity to put your God-given talents to help others and to make the world a better place.
- A place where you will be loved and supported in your spiritual journey regardless of the messiness and struggles of your life.
- A place where your needs will be listened to and addressed.
- A place where your input is valued.
- A place where your financial contributions will be honoured and put to work for the building up of the Kingdom of God with transparency and accountability.
What we expect from our Parishoners
We gather to celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday (The Lord’s Day). We expect all members of the parish to gather for Sunday worship unless they are unable to do so because of illness or travel. It is when we gather on the Lord’s Day to be nourished by Word and Sacrament that we remember who we are and are given food for the journey. In this task we fulfill our call to worship the God who create us and are given the grace we need to continue to love God and one another.
Jesus said, “the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45). The essence of the Christian life is to serve God and one another. The Church is not healthy when if forgets the truth. We are called not just to serve individually, but to do so corporately as a Church. This way we give witness to the fact that the Church is the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. We also believe that every parishioner, without exception, has something to offer, something they do well and can do for the sake the Kingdom of God. We expect every parishioner to serve the parish by being involved and in at least one ministry each year.
To become a follower of Jesus Christ is to be his disciple. Jesus said, “This is the will of my Father, that you should become disciples” (John 15:8) A disciple literally means “one who is learning”. We believe that learning and growing are lifelong tasks. When we cease to learn and grow, we cease to be disciples and will experience stagnation in our spiritual lives. We expect every member of the Parish of the Resurrection to commit to at least one programme of faith formation each year. We need to remember that our commitment to growth helps those around us to fulfill their own commitment. In this way our Church becomes healthy.
The Church is a community of believers and not simply a collection of individuals who gather for one hour a week. Christian community is one in which we are truly accountable to one another and accountable for one. This task needs to be taken up with due diligence as the size of our parish makes it a real challenge. We expect every parishioner to contribute to the task of building community by seeing themselves as an integral part of the life of this parish and being intentional about reaching out and connecting with others.
We expect all parishioners to give generously of their financial resources in proportion to what they have received. We give not to just meet needs or to pay the cost of maintaining the Church building and a few staff. We give out of gratitude to God, and the more the parish receives, the more we can do for the building of God’s Kingdom, the more we can help the poor, the more programmes we can run to help others grow. No One is excluded from this. If someone has less, they give less. If someone has more, they give more. This offering, we make at the Sunday Eucharist , is a key part of our worship