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Fr Augustine sick, Mass relocated this weekend!

Sick person

Fr Augustine is ill, so Mass is relocated this weekend (9-10 July, 2016).

Mass is available at St Andrew’s Clarkson either on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 7.30 a.m., 9.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Gingin Mass is at St Catherine’s, Vincent St, at 6.00 p.m Saturday.

We wish Fr Augustine a speedy recovery!  We have done a ring-around to all parishioners who have given us their contact details.

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Marco_Palmezzano,_Crucifixion Uffizi

The Crucifixion, Marco Palmezzano, c. 1490, Uffizi, Florence.

Holy Thursday, Confession, 6 p.m. 24th March, Presbytery, 3 Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6.30 p.m. 24th March, 3 Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks

Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, 10 a.m. 25th March, 3 Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks

Good Friday, The Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m. 25th March, 3 Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks

Easter Vigil, 6.30 p.m. 26th March, Yanchep Community Centre, Lagoon Drive, Yanchep

Easter Sunday, 8.00 a.m. 27th March, Guilderton Community Hall, Wedge Street, Guilderton

Easter Sunday, 10.00 a.m., 27th March, 33 Gingin Road, Lancelin.

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Welcome to Bishop Don Sproxton!

Bishop Don Sproxton

Bishop Don Sproxton

Bishop Don Sproxton is visiting the Pastoral Area of Yanchep to Lancelin today (14 November) and tomorrow.  Please bring a plate (preferably with something on it) for supper / tea after Mass.

Welcome to any visitors who would like to join us!

Please note that the Lancelin Mass has been moved to 10.30 on 15th November (only).

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Our Church at Lancelin Makes Progress!

Church and Priest's House Lancelin

Demountable Catholic Church (right) and Priest’s House (Left), Lancelin.  These were delivered on about 1 October 2015.

Thank you to Margaret McCabe from our Lancelin Church for this update:

We were expecting Padraig Foley (our building supervisor) to return to Perth mid October. Unfortunately he has experienced serious health challenges as soon as he arrived in Ireland. Five bypasses later and he is begging for information of what is happening back here. He tells me that the doctors and his wife agree that receiving information may assist him with his recovery. He asked me to send him photos of work completed on the block at Lancelin. On Thursday I was in town and took some photos but wasn’t entirely happy with them so decided to go untidy and take some more. To my surprise there are now two buildings on the block. I took more photos. 

I have made do with the photos from Thursday of the completed earthworks and sent them along with a couple photos of the buildings to Padraig. Thought I would share the photos with you. 

Please would you all pray for Padraig’s continued and complete recovery – he has worked very hard on this project and on the repairs to Fr Augustine’s house in Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks.

Meanwhile, our Yanchep-Two Rocks members are praying novenas for us to acquire land for a church/school in the area.  Please join with us in this prayer:

Heavenly Father, we the people of Yanchep and Two Rocks know that where two or three are gathered in your name, there you are in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20).  We know that we are the living stones of your church and that you, Jesus Christ, are our foundation stone (1 Peter 2:5).  We know that “the God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not need to live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24).

Yet we still desire to have a visible, permanent, outward presence in the Yanchep-Two Rocks community.

We desire to have a public place where we can reserve your Precious Body and Blood and give you honour.

Lord, we ask that you help us to acquire the land and church building that will be a sign of your presence amongst us.

Lord, we ask that you break down any spiritual barriers that are preventing us from building a church.

Lord please bless and strengthen all those members of our Pastoral Area who have faithfully helped us in the time that they have lived here.  But Lord, we ask also that you send into our area people who will evangelise our community and boldly proclaim your wonderful plan for humanity.  Revitalise our pastoral area through the power of your Holy Spirit. 

We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.


Siteworks of the Lancelin Church block prior to 1 October 2015

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Mass Times and Venues for Holy Week, Yanchep to Lancelin

Christ Crucified, Diego Velazquez, 1632, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid

Christ Crucified, Diego Velazquez, 1632, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid

HOLY THURSDAY, 2 April: Confession 6 p.m. before Mass, Presbytery, 3 Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks.

MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER:   6.30 p.m., 2 April, Presbytery, 3 Blaxland Avenue,Two Rocks.

GOOD FRIDAY, 3 April:  STATIONS OF THE CROSS, 10 a.m., St James Church,  Lagoon Drive, Yanchep.

GOOD FRIDAY, 3 April: THE LORD’S PASSION, 3 p.m., St James Church, Yanchep

EASTER VIGIL:  YANCHEP: Saturday 4 April, 6.30 p.m., St James Church, Lagoon Drive.

EASTER SUNDAY: GUILDERTON:   Sunday, 5 April, 8 a.m., Guilderton Community Hall, Wedge Street.

EASTER SUNDAY: LANCELIN:   Sunday, 5 April,  10.00 a.m., 33 Gingin Road.

CONFESSIONS:       Please ask Fr Augustine before Mass.

Any questions?  Phone 9561 2172 or 0400 660 337.

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The Feast of the Epiphany | God reveals himself to the truth-seeking heart

Adoration of the Magi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1485-1488, Tempera on Panel, Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence.

Adoration of the Magi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1485-1488, Tempera on Panel, Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence.

Today’s readings are rich with meaning, and we have some snippets to help you reflect on what God has revealed about himself.  First, the Mass Readings for today:

Word format: Epiphany

Pdf format: Epiphany

The Epiphany is all about God’s revelation to the world.  But how does God reveal himself to you personally?  Fr Barron talks here about Oprah-style ‘spirituality’ versus God’s particular revelation of himself in Christ.



Want to do some quiet adoration?  Let God speak to your heart through the music and art in this video.

Finally, Fr John Speekman has some great insights on God’s plan here.

Here is a small distillation of his thought, but you need to read the whole article to get the explanation.

And so, from the Epiphany event we learn a few truths:

  • The Father is presenting the world with his only Son, born of the Virgin. He is indeed ‘King of the Jews’, as the wise men call him, but only when he is ‘exalted’ on the Cross will the title take on its most accurate meaning.
  • The Father has a plan to make his Son known to the world. It is a sovereign plan; which, despite all resistance, will be fulfilled. Herod may plot but God’s purpose will be accomplished– the wise men will simply return ‘by a different way’.
  • God sees the heart. The presence of God’s Son on earth will reveal what lies in the hearts of men. The Magi who travel to seek the divine child travel in a line as straight as their hearts; while Herod shows himself to be evil. He is the precursor of all those throughout history who will oppose Jesus in one way or another, trying to expunge him from the earth.
  • God has come for all men. The Magi were pagans, perhaps even astrologers, and were invited to find and worship the Lord of the Universe. He was revealed to them and before him they fell to their knees and ‘did him homage’.


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Christmas Mass Times

Nativity of Christ, Domenico Ghirlandaio, c. 1492, tempera on panel, Pinacoteca, Volterra, Italy.

Nativity of Christ, Domenico Ghirlandaio, c. 1492, tempera on panel, Pinacoteca, Volterra, Italy.

If you are new to our Pastoral Area, Christmas Mass times are as follows:

6 p.m. Christmas Eve, 24 December: Vigil, St James Church, 2 Lagoon Drive, Yanchep.

8 a.m. Christmas Day, 25 December: Guilderton Community Hall,  Wedge Street, Guilderton

10 a.m. Christmas Day, 25 December:  33 Gingin Road, Lancelin.

Confessions: before Mass on request