• 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.


Lent - Time for Spiritual Renewal

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. 

Fasting—means eating two small meals and one just to feel satiated. This applies to those who have completed their 18th year until the beginning of their 60th year.

Abstinence—from eating meat on the above days applies to those who are 14+ years.

During Lent we give more attention to prayer, self-denial, generosity towards others especially the needy, and meditating on the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, so as to become more committed to  loving Him and others.

Prayer: eg. extra Mass attendance, family prayer, visiting a Church,  reading the Bible, making the Stations of the Cross, praying the Rosary. 

Self-Denial: eg. fasting from food, forgoing some entertainment and  giving the money  instead to worthy causes.  Project Compassion is a  major means of expressing our self-denial and helping the poor of our own country and elsewhere.

Helping Others: includes the sick, the elderly, the lonely or the over-burdened etc.

Reminders: Catholics have a serious  obligation to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once a year between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday and to confess any serious sin(s) before doing so.

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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