• 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

All Saints Day was instituted to honour all the saints, known and unknown, and, according to Pope Urban IV(c.1195-1264), to make up for any deficiencies in the faithful’s celebration of saints’ feast days during the year.

All Souls Day commemorates the faithful   departed, those baptized Christians believed to be in purgatory. Purgatory is ‘the state of those who die in God’s friendship, assured of their eternal salvation, but who still have need of purification to enter into the happiness of heaven’. The day purposely follows All Saints Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory.

It is good to know that a plenary indulgence may be gained for the dead, once only, by visiting a church on Wednesday 2nd November and praying the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed. Three conditions are required  for gaining the indulgence: sacramental confession (if you need to reconciled with God), Holy Communion and prayer for the Pope’s intentions. We encourage you to visit cemetery too.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let  perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Dear Parishioners and guests, you are invited to participate in Melbourne Cup Luncheon and support our parish community. Please call the parish office for more info about tickets. Luncheon will be held at the Alverna Hall, Balcatta.

Learn how to nurture faith in children within the context of family life; what teachable faith moments are and when they arise; how to help children to discover God's gifts. Come along and share your experiences and find our more about imparting the Catholic Faith in children!

Workshop will be held at St Lawrence Primary School Hall. All welcome! :-)

Please come to St. Lawrence's church and spend an hour adoring Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament after 6.00pm Mass.

You may wish to pray in silence or sing with us beautiful canons and reflect on short readings. All welcome! :-)

We are reflecting on Theology of the Body. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. All welcome :-)

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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