• 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

secretary 2Office Closed 19 Dec 2022 to 2 Jan 2023, Re-opens Tues 3rd Jan 2023
Open in January on Tuesdays & Thursdays only from 9.30am - 12.30pm
For urgent matters please leave a message for the priests on 9344 7066
We wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas! 

 

advent wreathAdvent is a time of preparation, waiting and hope for the coming of Jesus into the world and our lives and hearts. All of us are encouraged to put aside some quiet time every day during Advent to reflect on this great mystery of our faith. An Advent publication named Incarnate Advent and Christmas Daily Reflections 2022 is now available from the Piety Shop for $5.00. Please purchase before they run out. This is a great gift for family and friends too!

Christ the King

Feast of Christ the King Celebration and Procession
Sunday 20th November

All parishioners are invited to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. To mark the occasion in a special way we will have a procession on Sunday 20th November at 2.30pm from St Lawrence Church. The procession through the streets of Balcatta will be followed by a Homily and Benediction. This is a great way to demonstrate our faith in public by walking with the Blessed Sacrament, praying and singing together. Join us afterwards for refreshments in the hall. Please bring a plate of food to share.

 


melbourne cupParish Melborne Cup Lunch - Tuesday 1st November 11am
Come along and watch the race live, enjoy great food, dancing and the hat parade.  
Tickets $40 for a catered lunch! All parishioners are encouraged to support this special parish fundraiser!  
Last day to buy tickets is Wednesday 26th October. Contact the Parish Office on 3944 7066. Don’t miss out!

 

 

Our Lady of Lourdes 2Torchlight Procession—Friday 28th October at 7pm

In honour of Our Lady of Lourdes with Rosary and hymns. Congregating at the gazebo near Powis St. For those unable to walk please bring a chair so that you can pray the Rosary in an area near the starting point.  Please bring a torch as candles are not permitted.

 

 

Fathers Day God bless

 Happy Fathers Day
This weekend 3rd/4th September
We Celebrate Fatherhood!
There will be a special blessing for Fathers at all Masses!

 

 

 priest 2Fr Irek's Silver Jubilee celebration at St Lawrence Sunday 11th September

We warmly welcome back FR IREK who will be celebrating the 10am Italian Mass on this day followed by morning tea to celebrate his Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood. Please bring a plate to share and join us for this very special occasion!

 

 

birthday cakeFr Emil’s 60th Birthday and Sts Cosma & Damian Celebrations on Sunday 25th September

cosmos and damianFr Emil’s 60th birthday celebration will start with a Multicultural Mass at 9.30am commemorating the Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian followed by a procession through the streets of Balcatta. After the procession at around 11am, everyone is invited for a light shared lunch in the parish hall. Please bring a plate of food to share from your country! The festivities will conclude with Fr Emil’s birthday cake and tea/coffee. We look forward to everyone joining us for this special combined milestone birthday and feast day celebration.

Scripture and Morality: Living Life to the Full According to God’s Word

ON: Tuesdays 8th—29th November
FROM: 7.30pm—8.30pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Mr Joe Tedesco
AT: St Lawrence Church, Balcatta
Suggested donation: $5 per session

The Catholic Church’s teachings on morality suggest that God wants us to lead a life that is good. But what does a ‘good life’ look like and what role has Scripture played in the development of this teaching? This course focuses on the changing role of Scripture in the moral teaching of the Church and explores how moral thinking developed in the early Church. Using passages such as The Sermon on the Mount and Jesus’ Great Commandment of loving one’s neighbour as oneself, we will explore just how relevant and urgent these teachings are in our changing world today.

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Mass Times

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

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

CHILDREN’S/YOUTH MASS
Every 4th Sunday of the month at 5:00pm

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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