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.

1. Sep, 2019

Twenty-second Sunday, C

“Take the lowest place”

The Gospel today invites us to think about how we think and act in relationship to others. When we are in the company of others, do we put ourselves forward or do we stay in the background unless we are called forward? Perhaps even more importantly, how do we think of ourselves in relationship to others? We can stay in the background and still think of others as fools!

Jesus invites us to think of ourselves as always the last and the least. This is a difficult spiritual teaching, but one that needs to be heard at face value and not discussed away. We are invited to think of ourselves as less than others. This has nothing to do with poor self-image nor with psychological problems! Rather, this is an invitation to live in truth with others and to forge a new relationship with others by changing our way of thinking of them https://christdesert.org/2004/08/homily-for-22nd-sunday-of-ordinary-time-cycle-c/

25. Aug, 2019

Twenty-first Sunday, C

"Sir, will there be only a few saved?"

Today’s 1st reading presents us with the teaching that the salvation of God is extended to all the nations of the earth and it is our task to 'proclaim his glory,' (c.f., Is 66:19) inviting all to the Kingdom of God. And although salvation is offered for all, not all will succeed (c.f., Lk 13:24).

Often the hard sayings of Jesus are ignored. Although heaven is offered to all, Jesus’ Blood was poured out “for many, for the forgiveness of sins.” Of course these are the words of consecration, instructing us that those who do not receive forgiveness remain eternally separated from God.

Dear brothers and sisters, it is not God who holds back his unfathomable mercy, it is those who cannot understand their need of God’s mercy and reject it, who come to separate themselves from God. So, “Try your best to enter by the narrow door” (Lk 13:24) is the Lord’s exhortation to us.

18. Aug, 2019

Twentieth Sunday, C

“Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division”

When we follow the Lord, it often puts us at odds with others. Even within Christian communities we may find strong differences and sometimes outright conflicts. Sometimes such differences and conflicts are truly based on striving to do God’s will but generally they come about because we want to do things our way and are not willing to compromise.

To come to true and lasting peace, we must follow the Letter to the Hebrews and struggle with the sin that is within us. We must be willing to lay down our life for others. We must be willing to suffer for the sake of others. So much suffering is brought about by not be willing to give our lives for others. Instead, we insist on our rights and the obligations of others toward us. Jesus must be our leader and our model: willing to speak the truth and willing to give His life up so that others might have life. https://christdesert.org/2007/08/homily-for-20th-sunday-of-ordinary-time-2007-cycle-c/

11. Aug, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday, C

“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”

Jesus' instructions on how to be ready for the coming judgment continue in the stories and sayings found in today's Gospel. We are not to be like the greedy rich man in last Sunday's Gospel who planned to store his great harvest in barns rather than share it. Our treasure will be in heaven where it will not wear out or be destroyed.

The other major way to be ready for the coming judgment is to be watchful. We must be like servants waiting for the master's return from a wedding banquet. Peter asks if this parable is meant for the apostles or for the large crowd.

Without answering Peter's question, Jesus responds with another parable about servants awaiting the return of their master. “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?” This parable adds to the theme of watchfulness; it explains how to wait and reminds us of the reward for the faithful follower at the heavenly banquet after the judgment.

Watchfulness means living in such a consistently moral and obedient way that we are always ready to give an account to God of how we have lived. https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/19th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-c-sunday-connection

4. Aug, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday, C

“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Jesus tells the crowd a parable. A rich man's lands have yielded more crops than expected. His response is not to consider how he might share all the extra food with others but to wonder how he can possibly store it all. He has what he thinks is a brilliant idea: to tear down his present barns and build larger ones. Then he will have many things stored up for years of eating, drinking, and making merry.

“You fool” is God's response to this man because that very night his life will be taken away. To whom will everything belong then, God asks. The rich man's world is small, just him and his possessions, and now he learns that he is to lose his life. What good are his possessions now? Jesus states the moral of the story. This is how it will be for everyone who stores up treasure for himself or herself but is not rich in what matters to God.

28. Jul, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday C

“Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”

Today’s gospel tells us the two important conditions for answered prayers. It is relationship and persistence. This is clear in the statement by Jesus Christ: I tell you, if he does not get up to give the visitor the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence.

The first is presumed because our relationship with God is that of Father and son. The human person lives with this assurance. It is beyond moral probity because: What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? This explains why God allows the sun to shine on both the righteous and the unrighteous.

The second is the human effort at perseverance in prayer. This is a test of faith, especially when God wishes to teach us a lesson. The first reading showed and encounter between Abraham and God. God needed some level of fidelity in order to save Sodom and Gomorrah. God replied to Abraham, “For the sake of those ten, I will not destroy it.” Persistence in prayer comes with an effort at righteousness. The transforming power of prayer moulds the individual into a loving relationship with God. The delay is not out of hatred because the first condition nullifies it. Rather it is a test of our fidelity to God https://www.anthonyekpunobi.org/seventeenth-sunday-in-the-ordinary-time-year-c/

8. Feb, 2019

Special Calendar Events

Moora
• 1st Holy Communion Mass 10.30am Sunday 25th August
• All Saints Mass 9am Thursday 1st November
• School Reconciliation 9am Thursday 12 December
• School Mass 9am Friday 13th December

Fr Chris' annual holidays: 3rd September-3rd October 2019

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