• 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

This year is a very special one as Balcatta Parish celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The following events have been planned in honour of this milestone. Please mark your calendars, details to follow!

Friday 6th August the St Lawrence Dinner Dance will be held in the Alverna Hall at 7pm to celebrate both the Feast of St Lawrence and the 60th anniversary of the parish. Tickets are $45 per adult including wine and soft drinks. 

 Sunday 8th August for the Feast of St Lawrence there will be a Multicultural Mass at 9.30am followed by a Eucharistic Procession on the streets near the church. This is a great way to demonstrate our faith publicly by walking with the Blessed Sacrament, praying and singing together, finishing with a light shared lunch at about 11am in the Alverna hall. Everyone is welcome to come along and bring a plate of some traditional food from your country of origin to share, if you can.

Sunday 17th October for the 60th anniversary of the Parish there will be a Multicultural Mass at 10am followed by a picnic for all parishioners.

Please join us for these special events of thanksgiving for the whole parish community and contact the Parish office on 9344 7066 if you would like to purchase tickets for the St Lawrence Dinner Dance. 

Parish 60th imageThis year is a very special one as Balcatta Parish celebrates its 60th anniversary. 
In honour of this milestone on Sunday 17th October there will be a Multicultural Mass at 10am with Bishop Don Sproxton followed by a family picnic at Stirling Civic Gardens for all parishioners. 
Join us for this special event of thanksgiving for the whole parish.

 

Icecream image60TH ANNIVERSARY FAMILY PICNIC AT STIRLING CIVIC GARDENS
Join us for a family fun day after the Multicultrual Mass from 11.30am onwards at the Park.

Enjoy fresh coffee made to order from the Coffee Van! 
Choose your favourite flavour gelato from the Icecream Van!
Facepainting available for the kids!

Let’s come together as a parish community and celebrate the 60th anniversary of our church and school.

 

images/Fr_Jordan__Beatification_PortraitSt Mary’s Cathedral Thanksgiving Mass for Blessed Francis Jordan
Wed 8th September, 6pm
This event will be livestreamed via the following links www.youtube.com/stmarysperth and also www.facebook.com/stmarysperth

All parishioners are invited to join Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and the Salvatorian Fathers for a Thanksgiving Mass in celebration of the life and recent beatification of the Salvatorian founder, Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan. To be held at St Mary’s Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth on Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 6.00pm followed by light refreshments. For more information and to register for this event please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/BRUDP

 

Reflection Day - Jesus and the Women of the Gospel
Rescheduled to Saturday 11th September, 9am-3.30pm

Please join presenter Dr Pina Ford (CEWA) from 9am-3.30pm at the Salvatorian Spirituality Centre (2 Caledonia Ave, Currambine) for a day of reflection and contemplation on “Jesus and the Women of the Gospel—the presence of women among Jesus’ followers and His serious inclusion of them, breaking with the traditions of the time”. Cost $25 per person includes morning tea and lunch! For more information and to register for this event by Tues 3rd Aug visit: https://www.trybooking.com/BSIAO  

St Lawrence and St Theresa Churches welcome your donations to assist many people in our parish community, particularly during the cold months. A reminder to all parishioners that the St Vincent collection basket is located in the church foyers. Your weekly donations of non-perishable food such as pasta, cereal, longlife milk, canned goods etc are a vital contribution. Donations of clean/new blankets are also needed as part of the Winter Appeal. Blankets can be left in the church foyers. Your regular and generous donations are very much appreciated.

On Saturday 15th May Fr Francis Jordan will be beatified in Rome. This is the biggest event in the history of the Salvatorians. We will celebrate this special occasion at all Masses this weekend. As we can’t travel to Rome, we can watch the celebrations via live streaming on the internet at https://telepacenews.it/diretta/

First Part: Rite of Beatification at the Basilica of St John Lateran—Saturday 15th May at 4.30pm (Perth time).

Second Part: Mass of Thanksgiving for the new Blessed Francis Jordan at St Peter’s Basilica—Sunday 16th May at 9pm (Perth time).

To celebrate the occasion join us for morning tea after 8.30am Mass and 10am Italian Mass this Sunday 16th May.

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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