We wish all Mothers,
a very Happy Mother’s Day.
May Our Lady keep you in her loving embrace.
Relationship with God: Prayer and Sacraments
ON: Tuesdays, 1 June – 15 June
FROM: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Sr Margaret Scharf OP and Fr Vincent Glynn
AT: Balcatta Parish - 392 Albert Street
COST: Suggested donation, $15
The Catechism of the Catholic Church emphasises the importance of Prayer and The Sacraments in the life of a Christian. It refers to prayer as the means through which we celebrate our faith in God and enter into a personal relationship with Him (2558). As we do this, the Sacraments mark all the important stages of our Christian life and sustain us in our sense of mission as Christians (1210). Join us as we explore what prayer is, the difference between saying prayers and praying, and how the seven Sacraments can deepen and give meaning to our unique relationship with God. This course belongs to a 4-part series on Scripture, Prayer and Sacraments, Christian Anthropology and Catholic Values.
Updates to COVID Safety Plans
Post-lockdown transition: The easing of restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May, 2021 to 12.01 am Saturday 15 May 2021 will be in place as follows:
• places of worship can reopen to 100% capacity;
Places of worship are now exempt from the 2 square metre rule and are able to operate at 100 per cent capacity of a space being used for formal worship.
The faithful are dispensed from the usual Sunday obligation.
Churches, chapels and Mass centres are required to keep Contact Registers as part of their COVID Safety Plans. This is mandatory.
Any person aged 16 years and over who attends a place of worship, including patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors will be required to register their contact details. The details required for the contact register include: name, contact number, date and arrival time at the venue.
Records are not required to be collected for children under 16 years.
Persons who feel unwell, who have flu/respiratory symptoms, elevated body temperatures or who have been in contact in the previous fourteen (14) days with persons suspected to have COVID-19, who have been tested for COVID - 19 and are awaiting results, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, who have travelled Overseas or Interstate in the last 14 days and should be self-isolating,
are not permitted to enter churches.
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, 8 May: Vigil Mass at 6pm*
Sunday, 9 May: Mass at 9am *
•places of worship can reopen to 100% capacity;
*Any person aged 16 years and over will need to register their attendance through the SafeWA app or using the paper register.
Father Francis Jordan was born on 16 June 1848 in Gurtweil, a small town in the archdiocese of Freiburg (Germany). After ordination to the priesthood on 21 July 1878, he was sent to Rome, where he spent most part of his life. Motivated by the apostolic zeal and desire to make Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, known and loved by all people, everywhere, he founded the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) in 1881 and the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Sisters) in 1888. He also organized groups of lay people to take part in the Church´s mission of evangelization using all ways and means. He died on 8 September 1918 in Tafers in Switzerland.
His Beatification will be held on 15 May 2021 at Basilica of St. John Lateran at 4:30pm WA time. Live streaming: https://telepacenews.it/diretta/
Link to a Movie about Fr Francis Jordan: Become Great Before God - The Life of Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMxIEe88GUw&t=171s
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After School Religious Education Classes
are held on Fridays at 4.00pm.
Supporting our parish financially
during COVID 19 restrictions
Parish Planned Giving Program
Direct Debit or EFT
Please contact parish office for details
or please arrange to deliver your planned giving envelopes
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The Seal of Confession:
Keeping you in my prayers during COVID 19
The Sunday Obligation for the faithful does not apply during this time of emergency.
‘Mass on Demand’ (Online) and ‘Mass for You at Home’ (Television)
Online: ‘Mass on Demand’, a daily service of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and CathNews can be accessed online at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYRq7AjVimr-hcHFJD_HVaQ
Mass at Home for those Without the Internet Access
Free-to-air Television: ‘Mass for You at Home’ is shown at 6.00am every Sunday morning on Channel 10
(including readings, and family prayer)
Pope Francis gives Urbi et Orbi blessing 27/03/20 www.vaticannews.va
The Safeguarding Program is responsible for promoting the safety of children and young people within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth. It aims to educate the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours. Under its initial title, the ‘Safeguarding Project’, the Program was launched
Adult Faith Education – Nollamara and Balcatta Parishes
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