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Wedding Anniversary Joy 2018

On Sunday 22 July 2018, John Paul church held a special Mass for 14 couples in our parish who are celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries this year. Joining them in marking a special anniversary was a priest familiar to us all – Fr Greg Carroll – who is celebrating his 50th year of priesthood.

Fr Greg is pictured here with the 14 happy couples. Standing at the front with Fr Thai is our most senior couple, Eithne and David Rath, who will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on 6 Aug.

In his homily, Fr Thai congratulated the anniversary couples and commended them for being an inspiration and a good role model for the community, especially the younger generation. Together this year’s anniversary couples chalk up a total of 528 years of marriage. Among them are 9 couples marking 25 – 40 years, 4 marking 50 years and the Raths, at 62 years.

– Su Goh.

Fr. Christian Irdi Farewell

The parishioners gathered together in the farewell dinner held on Sunday 1 July 2018 as we said farewell to our much loved Assistant Priest, Fr Christian Irdi. We congratulated him on his new journey for further study at Rome. In this event, Fr Thai and the parishioners also said thank you to Fr Christian who has shared his amazing knowledge with us. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless him abundantly as he continues on the next leg of his journey.


First Holy Communion 2018

Congratulations to our First Holy Communion candidates. The children behaved so reverently and participated fully during the Masses with their responses, prayers and singing. Special thanks to Father Christian and Father Thai for the beautiful Masses. We would like to thank the teachers and Catechists for their dedication and thorough preparation of their students. Thank you to Christine Walsh and Emma Bell for their support.

There is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes. We would like to thank the Acolytes, flower ladies and the choirs for their contributions. Thank you to Helen and Audrey for the banner in the Hall. May God especially bless the parents of these children that they continue to guide their children in the Catholic faith. Congratulations parents on preparing  your children so well.



20th Anniversary Celebration of Personal Advocacy Service (PAS)

Thank you Sr. Veronica, all our friends, advocates, leaders, and family members from Personal Advocacy Service, would like to thank Fr. Christian, Fr. Jim Corcoran, Readers, Acolytes, Parish Admin staff and volunteers, musicians, choir members and parishioners of Sts. John and Paul Parish Willetton who all contributed towards making our 20th Anniversary celebration of the Adapted Liturgy on Saturday 16th June 2018, 6.30 pm mass so meaningful.
Making all people welcome is a 2 way process and we are very blessed that the Community of Sts. John and Paul Parish is so welcoming and inclusive.
A special thanks to Graham Hodge who does so much behind the scenes. We couldn’t have done it without the help from everyone.

PAS is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth and provides support for people with varying degrees of intellectual disability to enable them to live more fully as active members of their local community. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome and share in their gifts and talents. If you would like to know more about this ministry please do not hesitate to give Andrea Carlos a call on 92755388 (Tuesday – Friday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm) to have a chat. Email Visit our website to know more about us.

T4C (Teens 4 Christ) – Saints and Relics


T4C (Teens 4 Christ) – A Ministry for high school aged teens.
Theme: Saints and Relics

Date/Time: Sat 12 May 2018, 4pm – 6pm

Saints were ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives in this world. In this session the teens had researched and made a presentation of the Life of Saints. A few of the twenty saints that were discussed were St Augustine, St Paul, St Peter, St Cecelia, St Benedict. The second part of this session was the display of Relics of the Saints by our very own Fr Christian Irdi.

Thank you very much to Fr Christian Irdi who has led this session for the teens to know more about Saints in the Catholic Church and allowed the teens to touch the authentic relics of the Saints.

Easter 2018 Busy Bee

A very Big Big THANK YOU for all who came along to help clean and tidy up our church in preparation for Easter 2018.

Christmas Eve Children Mass 2017

Another BIG THANK YOU for all the children who performed the Christmas Nativity Play beautifully for the Christmas Eve Children mass. Also for the Children Choir who played the music and sang for the mass magnificently. And the Children Choir performed a lovely movement while they sang Feliz Navidad at the end of the mass.

The Nativity Play

The Children Choir

The Christmas Eve Mass

Busy Bee 2017

A very big THANK YOU for all who helped out in our Parish Busy Bee on 09 December 2017.

PREP 2017 Concert

The PREP finished the year with a concert which showcased the wonderful children of PREP and their talents. We had a lovely afternoon of singing ,drama and dancing followed by a shared afternoon tea. Thank you Father Thai, Father Christian and all our Catechists for guiding the faith journey of our students. Thank you to the children who faithfully come to learn after a school day and put so much effort to learn. God bless you all.

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PREP Mass 2017

On Sunday the 12th November the children from PREP celebrated Mass together. The children participated in a liturgical movement before Mass commenced to encourage the congregation to pray with them. The children were lead through this movement by Carol O’Keeffe and they worked very hard during rehearsals. The children also proclaimed the readings, responsorial psalm and the prayers of the faithful. The readers proclaimed exceptionally well. This was a wonderful celebration of the Eucharist to see the future of our church so active in the John and Paul community. God bless the parents for guiding their children’s faith development. Thank you all the Catechists for preparing the children so well.

Magdalene Heldt