Historic Moment for the Perth Archdiocese
Article: B Spinks; Photo: Supplied
The Solemn Mass and Reception for Archbishop-designate Timothy Costelloe SDB will take place on 21 March at 6.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral and parishioners across the Archdiocese of Perth are invited to attend.
Archbishop Barry Hickey will officially hand the Archdiocese of Perth to his successor at this historic Liturgy.
Archbishop Costelloe, a member of the Salesian order, holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology. He comes to Perth from Melbourne, but has four years experience in this Archdiocese. He was based here in the mid-late 1990s at St Joachim’s in Victoria Park and at the University of Notre Dame, Australia, as a lecturer.
Seating inside the Cathedral has been allocated to 1000 formally invited guests including Apostolic Nuncio Giuseppe Lazzarotto, several Australian Archbishops and Bishops, all Archdiocesan priests, deacons and seminarians.
However all the faithful who would like to attend are most welcome to watch the Liturgical proceedings from big TV screens, which will be set up in the piazza areas of the Cathedral grounds.
All those welcomed in the piazza areas will be able to fully participate in the Mass and receive Holy Communion if they wish.
All guests are encouraged to arrive and be seated by 610 as the Liturgy will commence promptly at 6.30pm.
After Mass, a refreshing tea, coffee and shortbread will be served to all guests gathered in the grounds, on the Victoria Avenue side of the Cathedral.
Parking on the Cathedral grounds will not be available on this occasion and guests are encouraged to park in nearby public carparks if needs be.