Commissions and Committees

Committee for Family and For Life

Assists local bishops, liaises with and supports relevant organisations, and implements initiatives supporting family life,marriage and pro-life issues.

Chairperson:  Derek Boylen
 
Project Officer: Sue Goh
LJ Goody Bioethics Centre, 39 Jugan Street, Mt Hawthorn WA 6016
Tel: +61 (08) 9242 4066
Fax: +61 (08) 9242 4067
Email: familylife@perthcatholic.org.au
 

Archdiocesan Ecumenical Affairs Committee

Fosters education and formation in ecumenism among Catholics, and develops liaison with other Christian Churches.

Chairperson: Fr Peter Porteous OSM

60 Osborne Street, Joondanna WA  6060
Telephone: +61 (08) 9242 2812
Fax: +61 (08) 9242 2010
 
 

Pastoral Data Project

Gathers statistical data for the Archdiocese (Mass counts, census information, Baptisms, Confirmations, First Communions).

Coordinator: (Position Vacant)

40A Mary Street, Highgate WA 6003
Telephone: +61 (08) 9422 7923
Fax: +61 (08) 9328 2833
Email: padperth@highgate-perthcatholic.org.au

 

 

Archdiocesan Historical Commission

The Commission is responsible for the collection of oral histories, text publication on the Archdiocese's early history, providing conservation advice on cultural heritage matters such as historic buildings, creation of heritage signage, and identifying and celebrating historical events.

The Commission is responsible for the collection of oral histories, text publication on the Archdiocese's early history, providing conservation advice on cultural heritage matters such as historic buildings, creation of heritage signage, and identifying and celebrating historical events.

From its inception in 2007, the Archdiocesan Historical Commission focused its work on the collection of oral histories and the publication of works which tell the story of the Archdiocese’s early history and founders.  Over time it has expanded its purview to include professional conservation advice on built and movable cultural heritage such as historic buildings, identifying and celebrating historical events and creating heritage signage.

The Archdiocesan Historical Commission was initiated by decree of the Most Reverend Barry James Hickey, Archbishop of Perth, on 14 August 2007.  The central responsibility of the Commission was the ‘gathering, recording, storing and publishing’ of the history of the Archdiocese. 

The inaugural members of the Commission were: Rev Fr Brian O’Loughlin VG (Chair), Rev Fr Patrick Cunningham STL, Rev Dr Kevin Long, Professor Paul Skerritt, Dr Shane Burke, and Sr Frances Stibi (Archdiocesan Archivist – ex officio member).  Within the next three years Justice Kevin Hammond, Mrs Ruth Marchant James, Fr Robert Cross and Mr Odhran O’Brien (Secretary) were also invited to become members. The Commission meets quarterly and as required.

During 2015 the Commission's first historical works will be published and launched.  If you are interested in purchasing either the biography of Archbishop Patrick Clune CSsR, the first Archbishop of Perth, or Bishop Martin Griver, the second Bishop of Perth, please use the email address below.

Chairman: Rev Mgr Brian O'Loughlin PhD

If you wish to contact the Commission, please email the Secretary, Odhran O'Brien

Email: odhran.obrien@perthcatholic.org.au
Telephone: 0415 104 889