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 15 minutes prior to any Mass. Fr Chris 0439 604 459 frchriswebbmail@gmail.com

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. Jul, 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

My Dear Brothers and Sisters
Catholic Churches across Australia celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on the first weekend of July each year, usually coinciding with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day of Action (NAIDOC) Week activities across the nation (8th-15th of July).

This year's NAIDOC theme is Because of Her, We Can. Women form the backbone of many communities across Australia. This is particularly true for Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Ministries. Women are at the forefront of these community driven organizations designed to meet the spiritual and physical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. As a Catholic community, Mary has a special place within our hearts and I hope that this Aboriginal Sunday we can pray for the mothers in all our communities especially Aboriginal women.

For our Catholic Community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday is a day for us to acknowledge the stewardship that Aboriginal people have had for this land for thousands of years. It is also an opportunity to celebrate their contribution to the life of our Church and community, as well as reflect on our relationship with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters, praying for the ongoing flourishing of their culture and our reconciliation as one people in Christ.

I look forward to seeing and hearing about how Parishes across Perth celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Sunday in 2018.

Yours sincerely in Christ
Most Rev Donald Sproxton VG
Auxiliary Bishop

24. Jun, 2018

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

John spent his time in the desert, an ascetic. He began to announce the coming of the Kingdom, and to call everyone to a fundamental reformation of life. His purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus. His baptism, he said, was for repentance. But one would come who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. John was not worthy even to untie his sandals. His attitude toward Jesus was: “He must increase; I must decrease” (John 3:30).

John was humbled to find among the crowd of sinners who came to be baptized the one whom he already knew to be the Messiah. “I need to be baptized by you” (Matthew 3:14b). But Jesus insisted, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15b). Jesus, true and humble human as well as eternal God, was eager to do what was required of any good Jew. Jesus thus publicly entered the community of those awaiting the Messiah. But making himself part of that community, he made it truly messianic. https://www.franciscanmedia.org/solemnity-of-the-nativity-of-saint-john-the-baptist/

17. Jun, 2018

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel for today, Mark 4:26-34, features two of Jesus’ parables concerning what the “Kingdom of God” is “like.” The Kingdom is an elusive concept, but we know that it is in opposition to the rule of Satan that it is displacing.

The world had fallen into a state of alienation from God where humanity is subject to demonic rule—resulting in all kinds of evil; moral degeneration, violence, dehumanization etc. But happily, the intervention of Jesus has broken the grip of the demonic in human affairs. Now the reign of the demonic is being replaced by the liberating reign of God – the seed of which is our faith.

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?

3. Feb, 2018

Special Calendar Events

Moora
• Mary MacKillop Wednesday 8th August @9 am
• Assumption 15th Wednesday August @9 am
• First Holy Communion Sunday 26th August @10.30 am
• All Saints Thursday 1st November @9 am
• First Reconciliation Wednesday 21st November @9 am

Fr Chris Annual Leave 1-29 September
Fr Chris retreat July 16-20

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: parishhouse@bigpond.com
Parish Phone: 08-9651 1054
Jurien Bay: 77 Bashford Street , Phone: 08-965216522


January 2018
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