Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Applecross, we are a vibrant faithful and welcoming community. Visitors and new parishioners are always welcome to join us in celebrating the Eucharist. Our hope is that together we can continue to build the Kingdom of God, not only within our Parish community but within our society. We also hope that you will find information and resources that will help you personally and enable you to play a part in making Jesus real, loved and followed in whatever corner of the world you happen to be.
Hopefully together we will be able to walk the path that Christ calls us to and so fulfill the essence of the Rule of St Benedict, “The Love of Christ must come before all else”.
We hope you find our website helpful. We are open to any comments you would like to offer, that will help us more fully live out the mission of Christ in this part of the world.
'Rule of St Benedict - The Love of Christ, must come before all else'
Parish Priest: Father Nelson Po
Admin Officer: Stefani Chen
Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Address: 115 Ardross St, ARDROSS WA 6153
Postal Address: PO Box 1831, APPLECROSS, WA 6953
Telephone: 9364 1120
Parish Safeguarding Officers:
Phil Trueman, Marina Ciccarelli, Frances Meyerkort
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated rosters for altar servers, commentators, readers & EMOHC are available here
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT, YR B (25th February, 2023)
Reflection by Dianne Bergant CSA
We all have dreams for the future, dreams about success and well-being. We all want a better world for our children and grandchildren. Our religious tradition sets before us aspirations that call for personal transformation. However, sometimes when we follow the inspiration of our most devout aspirations, obstacles are thrown in our path preventing us from following our dreams. Still, God does not call us out of our dreams into a vacuum. If we are asked to relinquish a possible future, it is only to be offered God’s future. Our aspirations may be noble, but the possibilities that God offers will outstrip them in excellence. Abraham was promised an heir; he relinquished his hold on his heir, and he was granted heirs beyond counting. Jesus came as a Rabbi; he allowed himself to be handed over to death, and he was revealed as the beloved Son of God.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent @ 7pm.
Faith Formation Update
For the past two years or so, there have been significant initiatives within our local church, in our Archdiocese and of the universal church. We participated actively in the Plenary Council (PC) of Australia and in the Diocesan Assembly which is a follow up to the PC and had its opening session in September 2023. Our Parish Priest Fr Nelson & Anushia Suppiah are our participants and delegates to the Assembly. The second and final session is set on 13 July 2024.
Alpha is a tool we use at St Benedict’s Parish to explore life’s BIG questions in a fun, safe, welcoming space.
Next course begins 8th February 2024
Public Holidays: Mon/Wed/Fri, will be celebrated at 7.30am
Reconciliation: Sat: 4.30PM-5.30PM
Rosary: Tue: 9.30am, Wed/Fri: 7.30am
Cenacle: Thurs: 9.30am
Adoration Chapel Changes
The Regina Coeli Chapel Adoration times are now reduced to the following days:
We need at least one or more volunteer Adorers to commit to an hour of Adoration in the chapel for the designated times above. If you are able to commit, please register your name and contact details in the sign-up sheets at the entrance of the church.
Mary Mother of Sorrows: Meetings on Thursdays @ 1.00pm
Baptisms: Sundays @ 11.30am by appointment.
Weddings: By appointment.