• 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.


The Feast of St Lawrence is a very special occasion in the life of our parish community.

Beginning with a Multicultural Mass at 9.30am (instead of the 3 regular Sunday morning Masses) followed by a Eucharistic procession around the church grounds and finishing with a light shared lunch at about 11am in the Alverna hall. We welcome everyone to come along and bring a plate to share if you can. You are most welcome to bring some traditional food from your country of origin.

We are a vibrant multicultural family. We warmly invite everyone to join us for this very special parish celebration.

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

At this time we celebrate with joy and ponder upon the wonderous Easter story. Our wish for you and ourselves is to open our hearts and receive the gift of renewed hope and promise of the resurrection glory from our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.

 Fr Emil, Fr Leonard and Parish Secretaries



HOLY THURSDAY—29th March (No Mass at 9am)              

The Lord’s Supper 7.30pm at St Lawrence followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight

GOOD FRIDAY—30th March (No Mass at 9am or 7.30pm)

Stations of the Cross 10am at St Lawrence and St Theresa

The Lord’s Passion 3pm at St Lawrence and St Theresa

Via Crucis (Italian) 7.30pm at St Lawrence

HOLY SATURDAY—31st March (No Mass at 9am)

 Blessing of Easter Food 12noon at St Lawrence

Easter Vigil 7.00pm at St Lawrence

EASTER SUNDAY—1st April (No Mass at 5.30pm)

 St Lawrence Masses7am8.30am, 10.30am (Italian), 12noon (Croatian)

St Theresa Mass11am

 HEALING MASSES There will be morning tea after both Masses.

St Lawrence: Tue 20th Mar 10am (No Mass at 9am) with Reconciliation at 9.30am.

St Theresa: Wed 21st Mar 10.30am with Reconciliation at 10am. 


PARISH RECONCILATION (II Rite) on Wednesday 21st March at 7.30pm at St Lawrence

(Croatian Reconciliation with Fr Cabraja on Wednesday 28th March 7.00pm at St Lawrence)


PALM SUNDAY—25th March (No Croatian Mass)

 St Lawrence Masses: Saturday Vigil: 6pm Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am (Italian) and 5.30pm

St Theresa Mass: 11.30am


HOLY THURSDAY—29th March (No Mass at 9am)              

The Lord’s Supper 7.30pm at St Lawrence followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight


GOOD FRIDAY—30th March (No Mass at 9am or 7.30pm)

Stations of the Cross 10am at St Lawrence and St Theresa

The Lord’s Passion 3pm at St Lawrence and St Theresa

Via Crucis (Italian) 7.30pm at St Lawrence


HOLY SATURDAY—31st March (No Mass at 9am)

 Blessing of Easter Food 12noon at St Lawrence

Easter Vigil 7.00pm at St Lawrence


EASTER SUNDAY—1st April (No Mass at 5.30pm)

 St Lawrence Masses: 7am, 8.30am, 10.30am (Italian), 12noon (Croatian)

St Theresa Mass: 11am

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, which is the greatest feast day on our Christian calendar. We can prepare for it by spending more time on prayer, participating in the beautiful devotion of the Stations of the Cross and being part of a Lenten Reflection Group. All these activities give us an opportunity to renew our relationship with God and one another and to grow in our understanding and appreciation of the beauty of our Catholic faith.


Stations of the Cross

Friday 4pm - At St Theresa Church followed by Communion Service.

Friday 7pm - At St Lawrence Church followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 7pm - In Italian at St Lawrence Church.


Parish Lenten Groups

Get more out of Lent with reflections on the Sunday readings.

Daytime Group: Wednesday at 9am at Mt La Verna Retirement Village Centre, Gwelup.

Evening Group: Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Parish Alverna Centre.

 Please bring a Missal or Bible. Please call the Parish Office 93447066 with any queries.

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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