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. 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.

25. Dec, 2017

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

24. Dec, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent

This Sunday we reflect on Archbishop Costelloe's Christmas message...

After four weeks of Advent, preparing to greet the joyful season of Christmas, we now turn our attention to welcoming the birth of Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary.

Apart from Jesus himself of course, the two central figures of the Christmas story are Mary and Joseph. Many other people have a part in the story – there is Mary’s cousin Elizabeth, her husband Zachariah and their newborn son, John. There are the shepherds and the Wise Men who come to Bethlehem to see Mary’s baby. There is King Herod and the inn-keeper in Bethlehem, who could find no room for the young couple in need. And of course, there are the angels who appear to the shepherds, to Joseph, and most significantly to Mary.

The story of the birth of Jesus is first told in the Gospels. It has been retold in story and in song for more than two thousand years. And it has been depicted for us in beautiful, masterful works of art.

It is interesting to note that several icons of the 16th century depict Joseph as brooding, puzzled and perplexed, as he struggles to come to terms with a situation which initially makes no sense to him. The many representations of the Annunciation on the other hand, often show Mary kneeling in prayer before the angel, who brings the news of the conception and birth of Jesus to her. Mary is rightly presented as a woman of extraordinary faith and total openness to God’s will for her.

And yet the puzzlement and confusion of Joseph were present in Mary too, as the Gospel account of the Annunciation makes clear. When the angel appeared to Mary, we are told that she was at first greatly disturbed and then confused. How, she asked, could what the angel was telling her, possibly come true?

Equally, the deep faith and openness to God which marked Mary’s response to the angel, were also present in Joseph. He is presented in the Gospel stories as a man of courage and compassion, ready to respond to God’s call, even if he doesn’t fully understand it.

This call to faith in the midst of confusion, to courage in the midst of uncertainty and fear, and to trust in God in the midst of adversity and difficulty, is one which we all face in the circumstances of our own lives. God’s ways and God’s call are not always easy, comfortable or welcome. And yet Joseph, once he understood what God was asking of him, responded with determination and courage.

Mary too, once she realised that the Lord would support her in all that he was asking of her, gave her unconditional “yes”. Mary and Joseph therefore become for us, models of what faith looks like in daily life. In the end, the depth of our faith is revealed by the measure of our trust in God’s fidelity to his promises: to be with us always, to lead us along the paths of life, and to draw us into the mystery of his saving presence in our world.

Because Mary and Joseph were people of such deep and trusting faith, “the Word became flesh and lived among us”. May we too allow the Lord this Christmas to develop in us a deeper and more trusting faith, so that through us, he might come into the lives of all those we meet.

I wish you and all those you love and care for, a very happy and holy Christmas.

3. Dec, 2017

Year of Youth

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The Year of Youth begins 1st Sunday of Advent
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The Year of Youth aims:
• prayerfully discern the Australian Bishops vision for ministry with young people, Anointed and Sent;
• authentic and personal engagement by Church leaders in the challenges and success in young people’s lives;
• acknowledging the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of young people, and young people acting upon the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church; and
• upholding the dignity of young people, ensuring a safe environment from physical, emotional and spiritual harm.

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 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.

Recently, our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, repeated this precept in his apostolic letter Dies Domini (Observing and Celebrating the Day of the Lord, #47, 1998).

http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/is-missing-mass-a-mortal-sin.html

17. Oct, 2017

Preparing for Confession

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

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


January 2017
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!

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