• 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.


Christmas Message

"In your own heart"

Though Christ a thousand times

In Bethlehem be born,

If He’s not born in you

Your soul is still forlorn

The cross on Golgotha

Will never save your soul,

The cross in your own heart

Alone can make you whole.

Angelus Silesius


Our wishes for you and your loved ones are that Christ be born in your hearts

and you truly experience what Jesus has to offer us: peace, joy and happiness for the Christmas Season and the New Year.

Merry Christmas from all of us!

Fr Emil, Fr Adam and Secretaries: Arlene, Rosalia & Alice

The Parish Office is closed from Mon 23 Dec to Mon 6 Jan.

Open for the rest of January on Tue & Thurs only from 9.30am to 12.30pm beginning Tue 7 Jan.

For urgent matters please leave a message on the answering machine for the priests.


As part of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival held in Perth this year, St Lawrence Parish extends a warm welcome to all the young people who have travelled from the Diocese of Broken Bay, NSW to join us for the 6pm Vigil Mass this Saturday 7 December followed by an hour of Praise and Worship and then a sausage sizzle. All parishioners are invited to come and experience the youthfulness, enthusiasm and energy of the next generation of Catholics!

St Lawrence, Balcatta

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24 December

Children’s Nativity Vigil Mass - 6.00pm

Carols 11.30pm followed by Midnight Mass


Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December

7.00am & 8.30am Mass    English

10.30am Mass                   Italian

12 noon Mass                   Croatian

NO Evening Mass on Christmas Day


St Theresa, Gwelup

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24 December: Carols 6pm followed by Mass 6.30pm

Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December: 11am Mass 

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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