New and existing Parishioners
If you are new, we warmly welcome you to our Parish family! Please register by filling out our New Parishioner form, alternatively, these printed forms can be found in the foyer area of the church. One per family. Please complete a second form if insufficient space.
If you are an existing or returning Parishioner we also ask you to fill out our Parish Membership form so we can keep our records up to date.
Also, as part of the Baptism Preparation program, parents are required to fill in this form, to be returned at the scheduled meeting with the priest.
This information will be kept strictly confidential.
Please email or post your completed form to the Parish office.
RETURN ADDRESS: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, PO Box 156, Scarborough WA 6922
PARISH PRIVACY STATEMENT
The Parish collects personal information, including sensitive information about members of the faithful. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to administer the sacraments and pastoral care to the faithful and often to children of the faithful. Information may be required to allow the Parish to meet some of its legal obligations, provide care for children while under supervision and discharge its duty of care. If you reside in the Parish or otherwise continue to use its services, the information may be used to solicit donations and/or request your services as a volunteer from time to time.
If you are new...
Our welcome extends to all visitors and newcomers to our parish. There are many reasons you might find yourself here. Perhaps you have just moved into the area and Immaculate Heart of Mary is your new parish. You may be in Perth visiting family or friends. You may be exploring your faith in new ways, perhaps after leaving the Catholic Church for a period of time. Or you might be new to our Catholic faith entirely, having come from another Christian denomination or another religion, or you may be in a place of spiritual searching.
We encourage you to come along to Mass and hear God’s Word from Holy Scripture, then witness our worship of God in the second half of the Mass in the Liturgy of the Eucharist. You are very welcome to come to our monthly morning teas, held after the 9:30am Mass on the first Sunday of every month in our Parish Centre and meet some of the locals.
At Holy Communion, members of the congregation come up to the front of the Church to receive the Body and Blood of Christ from the priest and other ministers. Holy Communion is sacred and can only be received under certain conditions, particularly when a person is in full communion with the Catholic Church and is free from all serious sin. If you are of a different Christian denomination, or are not baptised, or have not been to church for a while, we ask that you please refrain from receiving the Host or drinking the Blood of Christ from the chalice. You are welcome to come up with everyone else at this time for a blessing instead. To indicate this, please cross your arms across your chest when you get to the minister or priest so that we know that you would like a blessing.
To learn more about our Catholic faith we recommend Call and Response: An Introduction to the Catholic Faith. This short book introduces all the various aspects of our faith, and is available for free from the Catholic Enquiry Centre.
You may also like to check out a few links to Catholic websites, including:
Aleteia - an easy read and interesting daily Catholic newsletter
Ascension Presents - for various Catholic podcasts and videos
Word on Fire - more Catholic podcasts, videos and reading
EWTN - A wealth of Catholic news, TV, devotions, formation and more
Catholic Answers - Answers to questions about our Catholic faith
The Record - Catholic news from our Perth Archdiocese
CathNews - for Catholic news from around Australia and the world
Perth Archdiocesan Website - for more information about our Archdiocese
Vatican Website - for news, information and Church teachings from Pope Francis and the universal Catholic Church.
If you are not doing so already, we encourage you to begin praying regularly and nurture your relationship with God. The Our Father and the Hail Mary prayers below are a good place to start. The Our Father is the model of all prayer, given to us by Jesus Christ himself. With the Hail Mary prayer, ask for our Heavenly Mother to help you in your search for the truth and to strengthen you in your faith.
The Our Father Prayer
who art in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Hail Mary Prayer
full of grace,
the Lord is with you,
blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of your womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.