Baldivis parish is under the title of ‘Saint Teresa of Calcutta’ (or more simply known as ‘Mother Teresa’). Her spirit of simplicity, openness to the world and reaching out to Christ in the poor is the spirit we endeavour to develop in our parish.
Mother Teresa’s is a relatively new parish. The first Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve, 2010, at Settlers Primary School. For the next three years Mass was held in the Chapel at Tranby College. We moved to our own school when the first stage of Mother Teresa Catholic College was opened in 2014. The ‘undercover’ or assembly area has provided a very pleasant and functional home for our weekend Masses and some other activities. It has also engendered a close relationship between school and parish.
In June 2020 we moved into our own new church, a beautiful building that reflects the simplicity and dignity we see in the life of Mother Teresa.
We have a very mixed community, with a growing number of people from perhaps 60 different countries. We rejoice in the gifts that all bring to our community. We also have a good spread of ages, with lots of toddlers right up to the ‘older faithfuls’. But overall we feel a young community, with lots of joy and vitality.