• St Lawrence & Mary Immacualate, Balcatta   ||   St Theresa, Gwelup
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Gwelup - Retirement Village

For parisioners, family members and other interested parties, the following services are also available within the parish

Mount La Verna Retirement Village (Inc.) located at 678 North Beach Road, Gwelup is a Catholic non-profit organisation incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act. The Village was established to provide an exclusive residential development for Senior Citizens offering Companionship, Security, Quality of Life, Pastoral Care and Peace of mind. The complex consists of St Francis Hostel, a 41 bed low care residential aged care facility, a resident’s community centre and 33 independent living villas with a choice of three bedroom and two bedroom villas. The Village is set in a pleasant landscaped environment surrounding the Church of St Theresa. There is an internal access road allowing visitor parking and easy access for service providers.

Independent Living Villas:
Expressions of interest are welcome for entry into one of the independent living units. It should be noted that there is currently an extensive waiting list for entry to the Villas with approximately a six year waiting time. If you are planning your entry into the future this would be ideal for you and it should be noted that no registration fee is required and there is no obligation to accept a Villa once it is offered.

St Francis Hostel:
Entry to St Francis Hostel is subject to assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and prospective residents are welcome to place their names on our waiting list once they have been issued with the assessment record by the ACAT.

Further details can be obtained by contacting Reception on 9445 7030,
or by email to the CEO, Mr. Lee Hare at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or the Care Manager, Ms. Brenda Hughes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or in writing to 678 North Beach Road, Gwelup WA 6018.



Mass Times

Mon - Sat 9:00am & 1st Fri of the month 7:30pm
Wed 10:30am at Gwelup

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

Every 4th Sunday of the month at 5:00pm


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)

Sun after 11:30am Mass or by appointment.

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