• 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

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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 and participating in the beautiful devotion of the Stations of the Cross. 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.

We encourage everyone to prepare for Easter by joining one of the 5 sharing groups below who will be meeting during Lent. If you are interested please add your name to one of the lists at the back of the church. 
 

 1. Group Commencing Tuesday 1st March at 9.30am in the Alverna meeting room, Balcatta 
 2. Group Commencing Wednesday 2nd March at 9am in the Community Centre, Gwelup
 3. Group Commencing Wednesday 2nd March 7.30pm in the Alverna Centre, Balcatta
 4Group Commencing Wednesday 2nd March 7.30pm at parishioner's home, Stirling
 5. Group Commencing Thursday 3rd March at 7.30pm at parishioner's home, Balcatta

Christ the King

Feast of Christ the King—Celebration and Procession Sunday 21st November

To mark the occasion in a special way we will have a procession on Sunday 21st November at 2.30pm from St Lawrence Church. The procession through the streets of Balcatta will be followed by a Homily and Benediction. This is a great way to demonstrate our faith in public by walking with the Blessed Sacrament, praying and singing together. Please join us for refreshments in the hall after the procession.

 

Padre Pio Feast Day—Sunday 28th November

Padre Pio 2Beginning with Triduum Prayer Evenings on Tues 23, Wed 24 and Thurs 25 November at 7pm with Rosary, Confession and Holy Mass.

The Feast Day celebrations on Sunday 28th November begin with Italian Mass at 10am followed by a procession and benediction. Afterwards there will be refreshments in the hall, please bring a plate to share. All welcome!

Please joius for an hour of music, short readings and intercession prayers at St Lawrence Church. 
The theme will be ‘Remembering Our Loved Ones’.

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During November we pray for the deceased by offering a Mass every day. If you would like to include your loved ones, please write the names of the deceased on the November Mass Offering envelopes available in the church foyer and place in the basket near the altar. An offering is welcome.

 

Part 4 Discovering Catholic Values: An Introduction to the Basics of our Faith

An informational and enriching introduction to the Catholic faith, this course will explore who is the Trinitarian God we believe in, who is Christ as our Saviour, what is the Church, and how do we respond to evil and suffering. These questions will be addressed in the context of living the call to holiness in the grace of God with a life of Christian love and virtue. The course will acknowledge our Catholic tradition and heritage whilst recognising that we need to live our faith in the reality of a changing world. This course is the last part of this year’s 4-part series on Scripture, Prayer and Sacraments, Christian Anthropology and Catholic Values.

Dates: Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th November
From: 7.30pm-8.30pm (3 Sessions)
Presenter: Mr Joe Tedesco
At: Balcatta Parish, 392 Albert St, Balcatta
Suggested donation: $5 per session

For further information or to register, please call Balcatta parish office on 9344 7066, Nollamara parish office on 9345 5541 or the Centre for Faith Enrichment on 9241 5221.

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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