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.

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/

21. Jul, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday, C

“Mary has chosen the better part”

The Gospel recounts the familiar story of Martha and Mary. St Augustine comments on this scene as follows: "Martha, who was arranging and preparing the Lord's meal, was busy doing many things, whereas Mary preferred to find her meal in what the Lord was saying. In a way she deserted her sister, who was very busy, and sat herself down at Jesus' feet and just listened to his words. She was faithfully obeying what the Psalm said: 'Be still and know that I am God' (Ps 46:10). Martha was getting annoyed, Mary was feasting; the former coping with many things, the latter concentrating on one. Both occupations were good" (Sermon 103).

Martha has come to be the symbol of the active life, and Mary that of the contemplative life. However, for most Christians, called as they are to sanctify themselves in the middle of the world, action and contemplation cannot be regarded as two opposite ways of practicing the Christian faith: an active life forgetful of union with God is useless and barren; but an apparent life of prayer which shows no concern for apostolate and the sanctification of ordinary things also fails to please God. The key lies in being able to combine these two lives, without either harming the other. https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-07-21

14. Jul, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday, C

The parable of the Good Samaritan

Jesus has demolished all boundary expectations. It is not social definitions such as class, religion, gender, or ethnicity that determines who is our neighbour. A neighbour is a person who acts with compassion toward another. The point becomes not who deserves to be loved as I love myself, but that I become a person who treats everyone with compassion.

When Jesus asks the lawyer, who was the neighbour in the story, the lawyer can't bring himself to say it was the Samaritan. All he says is that it was “the one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus' response was similar to that of the first discussion: “Go and do likewise.” The lawyer, and we, know what is right. The key is to do it. https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/15th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-c-sunday-connection

8. Feb, 2019

Special Calendar Events

Moora
• Mary McKillop Mass 9am Thursday 8th August
• Assumption Mass 9am Thursday 15th August
• School Reconciliation 9am Tuesday 20 August
• 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 retreat 29th July – 2nd August 2019
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