Welcome message from Fr Renald

I am very grateful to God for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve the Parish Community of Moora and its surrounding communities. A special thanks to Fr Chris Webb for his six years ministry at Moora Parish and for his guidance and support to me as I am settlng in the Parish.

I look forward to working with all the people at Moora Parish. I thank you all for the warm welcome. I am a young priest, ordained on May 23, 2014 at St Mary’s Cathedral Perth. I have been an Assistant Priest at Whitfords Parish and Kalgoorlie-Boulder Parish. In less than 6 years, I have learnt so much through the help of so many people. I look forward to learn for you too. I would be keen to knowing your names, your families and visit your homes. If ever you would like to talk to me please give me a ring or visit the presbytery. With the help and grace of God let us build our Parish together! God bless you all.

Fr Renald Anthony


PS. 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 Renald 0406 557 320 moora@perthcatholic.org.au



The Catholic Parish of Moora would like to acknowledge the Yuat people - the traditional custodians - 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.



2. Feb, 2020

The Presentation of the Lord

“This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel”
The Gospel is the fulfilment of the prophecy of Malachi that the Lord would suddenly enter His temple. The prophecy goes on to explain the that through ‘this appearing’ of the Lord God’s people would be purified and then their offering would be acceptable to God.

This unfolds through the presentation of the baby Jesus where God returned to His Temple in human form. It was God’s plan to send his Son — the Word made flesh — to a humanity broken and wounded by sin, to enfold us once again in grace through the admirable exchange of natures, and to restore us to true life in God.

Because of sin something had to give for this restoration and exchange to occur. And this is what Luke anticipates when he tells the story of Jesus’ infant presentation in parallel with the prophecy of the last moments in Jesus’ life. It is on the Cross that He will once again be presented to God https://medium.com/@frchriswebbmail/the-presentation-of-the-lord-6293f1da4ad3

31. Jan, 2020

Upcoming Events

Arrival of Fr Renald to Moora Parish. May the Lord bless your new ministry in abundance!


26. Jan, 2020

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, C

"The people living in darkness have seen a great light"

The Gospel is from St. Matthew 4:12-23. The prophet Isaiah announced a future of liberation and great joy for all of Galilee, through the image of light that dispels the darkness in which the people walk. The Gospel, quoting verbatim the same passage of the prophet Isaiah, presents Jesus as the Light thus fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy. He is the light that was promised to dispel the darkness of sin and to free man from the obscurity in which he is enclosed https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-01-26

19. Jan, 2020

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, C

"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

With the feast of the Baptism of the Lord we have entered into the liturgical time that we call “ordinary.” On this second Sunday, the Gospel presents to us the scene of the meeting between Jesus and John the Baptist at the Jordan River. The narrator is the eyewitness, John the Evangelist, who, before he was a disciple of Jesus was a disciple of the Baptist, together with his brother James, with Simon and Andrew, all are from Galilee, all are fisherman. So, John the Baptist sees Jesus, who steps forward from the crowd and, inspired from above, sees in Jesus the one sent by God. For this reason, he points him out with these words: “Behold the lamb of God, he who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).

The word that is translated with “take away” literally means “to relieve,” “to take upon onself.” https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-01-19

12. Jan, 2020

The Baptism of the Lord

“This is my beloved Son”

The Lords’ Baptism is a sign given that we recognise the One to Whom we must follow in faith. But, above all, it was a sign of Jesus’ love, and His complete dedication of His life to the human state. The eternal Lord Who was with God in the beginning, consented to spend the rest of His eternity a human being.

This feast also then, speaks to the dignity of human nature; of what it is to be born a male or female, after the image of God. If you are ever feeling down and sorry for yourself think of this dignity and the destiny to which we are called because of Jesus’ willingness to give Himself completely to us on the day of his Baptism.

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

Rural Region of Moora, Miling, Badgingarra & Dandaragan
Coastal Region of Jurien Bay and Cervantes (see slideshow below)


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 2020
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!


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