Pauline Matthews - Rest In Peace 

We pray for the repose of the soul of Pauline Matthews, a long time, well loved and highly respected OLGC parishioner who recently died. Her funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday 19 October at St Denis’, Joondanna followed by a burial service at Pinnaroo. Deepest sympathy to all her loving family. 

Give Pauline eternal rest, O Lord, 

and may Your light shine upon her forever. Amen



After walking through the Holy Door of Mercy one must also:

1.  Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

2.  Receive Holy Communion at Mass

3.  Recite the Nicene or Apostle's Creed

4.  Pray for the pope's intentions (1 Our father, 1 Hail Mary)

5.  Reflect on Mercy.

For more details on receiving this amazing gift of God's grace please visit


Pilgrimage churches and shrines for the Archdiocese of Perth for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

  • St Mary’s Cathedral, 17 Victoria Square, Perth
  • St Patrick’s Basilica, 47 Adelaide Street, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
  • Holy Trinity Abbey, Great Eastern Hwy, New Norcia
  • St Mary’s Church, Brookman Street & Porter Street, Kalgoorlie
  • Our Lady of the Mission, 270 Camberwarra Drive, Craigie
  • Carmelite Monastery, Elizabeth Street & Thomas Street, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
  • Schoenstatt Shrine, 9 Talus Dr, Mt Richon
  • Redemptorist Monastry, 190 Vincent Street, North Perth WA 6006, Australia


Please pray for Jaquie Gates.........Who has recently returned home from hospital. 


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ferrinda and to Mr and Mrs Strijk

Sincere congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ferrinda and to Mr and Mrs Strijk on your marriages. God bless both of you wonderful couples abundantly on life's journey together.


Melbourne Cup Luncheon 

The parish Melbourne Cup lunch will be held on Tuesday 1 November at St Dominic's Parish Centre from 11.00 am. Prizes for the best decorated hat. Tickets on sale this weekend and next. $15 


Taize Prayer 

The next special night of meditative prayer in the style of Taize is Thursday 3 November at Our Lady of Grace church, 3 Kitchener Street, North Beach. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Info from Joan 9448 44457.


Busy Bee St Dominic’s

Saturday 12 November to coincide with local green waste collection. Details to follow.

Visit to subscribe to the Record online—erecord to stay connected with the Archdiocese of Perth.

St Vincent de Paul Thank you to those parishioners, families and children who regularly donate food, or contribute using the poor box and prayer candles. Your support is always appreciated.


Christmas Appeal

Volunteers will be needed for the Christmas Appeal to help set up and distribute baskets around mid December. Please watch this space for how you can help once the Christmas Appeal is launched. Enquiries welcome, phone Barbara 9446 5324. 


OLGC School News Shoe Boxes for Kids 

The Year Four students’ Evangelisation Project’ was Operation Christmas Child’. The children had to supply Christmas gifts and put them in shoe boxes for children in impoverished circumstances worldwide. Many shoe boxes were filled as a result of the generosity of our children and families. 50 boxes were recently delivered to the local distribution centre. This means that fifty children who are less fortunate than us will receive a present delivered from our school. It was an enriching project for students to see that some children in the world get little or nothing for Christmas. All these boxes have something special, something to love, something for school and something to wear in them.


All Soul's Day, Wednesday 2nd November

Throughout November the Church prays for all those who have died and all who are in Purgatory, waiting for the day when they will join the company of the saints in heaven. The celebration of Mass is the highest means the Church can provide for charity for those who have died, but we can also offer our own prayers, sufferings and penances for them. We can also help the Poor Souls to reach Heaven by praying and doing certain things which have indulgences attached to them.  The November mass stipend envelopes with the names of your deceased family & friends will be placed at the altar at all masses during the month. Please place the envelopes in the weekend collections or brought when you attend the All Soul’s Day mass.


Mass Times for All Soul's Day 

  • St Dominic's  - 9am
  • OLGC    -   9am
  • St Dominic's  - 7pm


Plenary indulgence on All Soul's Day, 2nd November

On All Soul's day you can obtain a plenary indulgence for a departed soul by:

  1. receiving the sacrament of reconciliation, either eight days before or after All Soul's Day
  2. receiving Holy Communion on all Soul's Day
  3. and reciting prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father (one Our Father and one Hail Mary and the Creed) All attachment to sin, even venial sin, must be absent. If one's disposition is less than perfect or if some of the above conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence becomes partial.

You can acquire only one plenary indulgence on all Soul's day.


Indulgenced Acts for the Poor Souls A partial indulgence can be obtained by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed, even if the prayer is only mental.

One can also gain a plenary indulgence visiting a cemetery each day between November 1 and November 8. These indulgences are applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory.

A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, can be obtained when the Eternal Rest is prayed.

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.