Get praying! Mass every Saturday in Moora at 6.30pm except on the fourth Sunday of the month when we start at 10.30am on Sunday morning. Confession available prior to any Mass. Fr Chris 0439 604 459 moora@perthcatholic.org.au

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC PARISH
Rural Region of Moora, Miling, Badgingarra & Dandaragan
Coastal Region of Jurien Bay and Cervantes

 

 

The Catholic Parish of Moora acknowledge the Yuat people, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.

27. Oct, 2019

Thirtieth Sunday, Year C

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted”

Pride is the road to slavery to sin. According to St. Bernard of Clairvaux there are 12 steps up the ‘mountain of pride.’

“You have asked me, brother Godfrey, to expand and put in writing the substance of the addresses 'On the Degrees of Humility which I had delivered to the brethren. 1. Curiosity, when a man allows his sight and other senses to stray after things. which do not concern him. 2. An unbalanced state of mind, showing itself in talk unseasonably joyous and sad. 3. Silly merriment, exhibited in too frequent laughter. 4. Conceit, expressed in much talking. 5. Eccentricity – attaching exaggerated importance to one's own conduct. 6. Self-assertion – holding oneself to be more pious than others. 7. Presumption – readiness to undertake anything. 8. Defence of wrong doing. 9. Unreal confession – detected when severe penance is imposed. 10. Rebellion against the rules and the brethren. 11. Liberty to sin. 12. Habitual transgression” (Steps of Humility and Pride, St. Bernard of Clairvaux)

20. Oct, 2019

Twenty-ninth Sunday, Year C

“Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?”

Prayer is so woven into the fabric of what it is to live as a Christian that perhaps sometimes we forget to ask that simple question: “why do we pray?”

At a very simple level we pray because we recognise that by ourselves we are powerless. Moses recognises that the attack of the Amalekites is a real danger to the people of Israel ...[But his faith assured him] that Israel’s “help is in the name of the Lord” (Ps 120[121]:2) [so he prayed]. So too with the widow in the gospel: she has nobody to defend her rights; only by constant “prayer” – not in this case to God, but to the unjust judge – can she hope for justice.

It is right that we should, in humility, recognise our powerlessness and be constant in bringing our needs before the Lord. ...[In this way we learn that] prayer isn’t about persuading God to do what we want, however noble that may be; it is about inviting God to mould us in faith into what he wants for us https://www.english.op.org/torch/why-do-we-pray

13. Oct, 2019

Twenty-eighth Sunday, Year C

The Gospel is from St. Luke 17:11-19. The incident of the ten lepers happened as our Lord was on His way to Jerusalem, where He was to die on the cross so that we could live eternally. The Church brings it before our minds today, not so much to remind us of the mercy and kindness of Jesus to all classes, even the outcasts, as lepers were, as to make us see and be amazed at the depths of ingratitude to which men can sink.

This is but one of many such examples of ingratitude that occurred during Christ's public ministry, most of those He miraculously cured forget to thank Him. In today's incident there was one, and he was the one least expected to do so, who had the decency to return and thank his benefactor. This pleased our Lord and led Him to remark on the ingratitude of the others. "Were not all ten made whole, where are the other nine?"

....[For those nine], once they found their leprosy gone all they thought of was their own good fortune. Their Benefactor was quickly forgotten. The Samaritan's first thought, on the other hand, was of the one who had healed him. He was as delighted as the others with his cure but being generous and thoughtful for others, he felt it his bounden duty to return and thank the man who had done him this miraculous good turn https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-10-13

6. Oct, 2019

Twenty-seventh Sunday, C

“If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed”

The mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds. Jesus chooses this tiny seed to set up a contrast with the large sukamino tree—engaging in hyperbole to demonstrate the great power of even the smallest bit of faith. It is the same kind of exaggerated language that he will use later to describe a camel going through the eye of a needle (18:25).

Is Jesus suggesting that the disciples have the required faith or not? Some scholars believe that Jesus is affirming the disciples’ faith, while others believe that his words constitute a rebuke to disciples for their lack of faith. In the parallel story in Matthew’s Gospel, the disciples failed to heal an epileptic boy, and Jesus says that their failure was one of faith (Matthew 17:20). Since Luke leaves the matter of the disciples’ faith unsettled, we should probably let Matthew settle it for us. If we do that, Jesus means, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed—which you do not yet have….” The time will come, however—after the resurrection—when they do have such faith.

But the required faith is faith in God—not faith in self or money or weapons or raw power or people. The power behind the faith that Jesus mentions here is God’s power, and it is faith in God that allows us to appropriate that power https://www.sermonwriter.com/biblical-commentary/luke-175-10/

8. Feb, 2019

Special Calendar Events

Whole Parish
- 16/17 November - Launch of Archbishop's Christmas Appeal for Lifelink

Moora
• All Saints Mass 9am Thursday 1st November
• School Reconciliation 9am Thursday 12 December
• School Mass 9am Friday 13th December

23. Jul, 2018

Can Catholics Receive Communion If They Fail In Their Sunday Obligation?

3. Jun, 2018

Parish Launch of 2020 Plenary Council

19. Feb, 2018

Holy days of obligation

What are the Holy Days of obligation in Australia? Is missing Mass a sin?

11. Jul, 2017

Do you know the five precepts of the Catholic Church?

26. Jun, 2017

Is Missing Mass a Mortal Sin?

Given how precious the Mass is the Code of Canon Law (#1246) proscribes, "Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church." Moreover, "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass..." (#1247).

Therefore, the Catechism teaches, "Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit grave sin" (#2181), and grave sin is indeed mortal sin. http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/is-missing-mass-a-mortal-sin.html

17. Oct, 2017

Preparing for Confession

23. Feb, 2018

Teacher resources

Template for the Order of Mass

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC PARISH - KINTORE STREET, MOORA
Rural Region of Moora, Miling, Badgingarra & Dandaragan
Coastal Region of Jurien Bay and Cervantes (see slideshow below)

MASS TIMES

Moora: 1st 2nd 3rd and 5th Saturdays 6.30 pm
4th Sunday 10.30 am: Morning Tea follows.

Miling: 4th Sunday 8.00 am
Badgingarra: 1st and 3rd Sundays 8.00 am
Dandaragan: 2nd Sunday 8.00 am
Jurien Bay: 1st Sunday 10.30 am
3rd Sunday 10.30 am
4th Saturday 5.30 pm
5th Sunday (if any) Comm. Service 5.30 pm
Cervantes: 2nd Sunday 10.30 am St John Ambulance Centre, Weston St

NOTE: There may be changes on Special Days.

Weekday Mass at Moora: Wednesday 5.30pm & Friday 8.00am
Parish Priest: FR CHRIS WEBB, PO Box 168, Moora, WA 6510
Mobile: 0439 604 459
Parish Email: moora@perthcatholic.org.au
Parish Phone: 08-9651 1054
Jurien Bay: 77 Bashford Street , Phone: 08-965216522


January 2019
To mums and dads!
Moora, WA

Dear parents, if your children have not been baptised I invite you to have them baptised.

Would you like your children to experience the joy, the love and the peace of belonging to God’s family? In a few weeks we will celebrate the Presentation of the Lord known as “Candlesmass” because it recalls when Mary and Joseph brought their child into the Temple to proclaimed “light of the nations.” Would you like your child to be a light in Western Australia?

Why would the baby Jesus, who is not in a position to say yes or no, be baptised? If parents are supposed to provide their children with the basic necessities of life, what is more basic than one’s faith in God? Parents do not allow their children to decide whether they want to go to school, whether they want to eat the right foods or do chores at home. We make these decisions for them. Parents have a responsibility to initiate their children into their faith traditions.

When your child is baptised they become light for the world as they experience and learn to respond to God’s love. Baptism will introduce your child to a world of values and a new realm of freedom as children of God. Baptism is the doorway to a life of love and service unlocking your child’s potential to become that person you know they should be.

Getting your child baptised offers them way more than going to church or to getting them into Santa Maria or Mazenod. It introduces them to the life of God calling them to achieve their dreams and to live a life of fulfillment, joy and happiness.

I wholeheartedly invite you to bring your children to Jesus through baptism, to give them the gift of being sons and daughters of God, to introduce them to the values of the Gospel and have their sacraments recognized by any secondary catholic school that they may be fortunate enough to receive higher education! Please call to arrange the baptism of your child or children.

May God Bless You
Fr Chris Webb Phone: 9651 1054 Mobile: 0439 604 459
John the Baptist Church Moora

Artwork by Anne Drayton & year three at St Josephs!

Story of Our Lady of Fatima

Moore River & local agriculture

Farm machinery & local wildflowers

Native animals!

Our Lady of Fatima

Never done this before!

Gettin there!!!

Nearly done ...

Holy Mary mother of God, pray for us :)

At it again!

The year five through to seven children at St Joseph's made some amazing tiles and I wanted to honour their work

Here we go...much quicker than building the grotto

Next was to glue the tiles!

Then to grout them! The year seven class helped

And they got filthy! The grout remained in my finger nails for days.

These tiles are wonderful artwork

Now we offer the sacrifice of the Mass on them!! Well done St Joseph kids

Celebration of the Eucharist Moora style!

Badgingarra, Cnr North West Road & Brand Hwy

Miling: All Saints, Cnr Gt Northern Highway & Seymor St

From East to West Moora parish is vast and diverse!

Cervantes, Weston St

Jurien Bay! 77 Bashford St

St Anne's Crn Dandaragan Rd & Clark St, Dandaragan

The Anglican Church let us use St Annes

Easter 2018

Mrs Watson, you have done it again!

Happy Easter 2018

Candle Crew 2017

Unglaublich! ...as some would say

Nails and our Lord's precious Blood

The light of Christ. Thanks be to God!

Witnessing the Easter miracle in 2016

Death and . . .

Resurrection ...the tomb is empty!

Hallelujah!!!

The light of Christ, Jesus is Risen!

Thanks be to God!

Easter fire 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter Candle by Jasna

Easter Candle by Jasna

Easter Candle by Jasna

Easter Candle by Jasna

Easter Candle by Jasna

Easter fire 2016

Easter fire 2016

Easter fire 2016

Easter fire 2016

Easter fire 2016

Morning Adoration