• St Lawrence & Mary Immacualate, Balcatta   ||   St Theresa, Gwelup
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Prayer for Parish

Christ Jesus,

You who love us and deepen in us the knowledge of Your name and Your love, open all doors and make known the way of salvation, You call us to take time and to be with You in prayer, to draw close to You and to seek Your Will.

You desire to purify our hearts and to lead us to repentance draw us together as a community and help us to open our hearts to appreciate the gift of each other.

Bless our Parish Community and all those we love. May your grace lead us to a new Pentecost in our lives to go and proclaim the Good News to all and a deeper desire to live the mission of the Church.

AMEN

Year of Grace

Jesus,
as I contemplate your face,
let me experience your great love for me.

Reveal your saving grace
and give me a grateful heart.

Heal me of my weaknesses and sin
and fill me with compassion
for others.

Gift me with the wisdom of the Spirit
and encourage me to be
a faithful witness to the Gospel.

RCIA - Mystagogy

The final period of Christian initiation is called "Mystagogy" (from Greek, meaning "interpretation of mystery"). It continues through the Easter season, up until Pentecost. During this period, the new Catholics, or "neophytes," are "deepening their grasp of the paschal mystery and . . .Making it part of their lives through meditation on the Gospel, sharing in the Eucharist and doing the works of charity" (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, no. 244).

Throughout the RCIA, the support and witness of the entire parish has been important. That role continues during Mystagogy as the parish welcomes the neophytes and continues to offer them encouragement on their journey with us toward Christ.

Some parishes may continue some sort of formal catechesis during this time, but the focus of Mystagogy is the Sunday Eucharistic liturgy at which the neophytes, their sponsors and the entire supporting parish community hear the words of Scripture that focus on the life of the early Christians and are nourished and unified in their new and growing faith by sharing the Body and Blood of Christ.

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Four stages in the RCIA:

- the Precatechumenate, or period of inquiry and evangelization;

- the Catechumenate, which is a time of serious and dedicated formation;

- the Period of Purification and Enlightenment, which coincides with Lent;

- and Mystagogy (Greek, meaning "interpretation of mystery") which lasts from Easter to Pentecost.

Mass Times

WEEKDAY MASSES
Mon - Sat 9:00am & Fri 7:30pm
Wed 10:30am at Gwelup

WEEKEND MASSES
6:00pm (Vigil)
8:30am, 10:00am (Italian), 12noon (Croatian), 5:30pm
11:30am at Gwelup

YOUTH MASS
Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5:30pm

CHILDREN’S/YOUTH MASS
Every 4th Sunday of the month at 5:30pm

Reconciliations

BALCATTA
Reconciliation is available every morning during the week
before 9am Mass in St Lawrence church.

Fri 8:30am - 8:55am
1st Fri 8:30am - 8:55am & 7:00pm - 7:25pm
Sat 5:15pm - 5:55pm or by appointment.
(during Advent and Lent 15 minutes before 9:00am Mass)

GWELUP
Sun after 11:30am Mass or by appointment.

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