Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will launch the Archdiocese's Safeguarding Project at St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth today as a bold response to protect children and prevent further abuse, the first project of its kind in Australia’s 28 Catholic dioceses.
This weekend, new ground will be established for the Australian Catholic Church as the first ever launch of an Archdiocesan-wide Safeguarding Project is presented across the parishes of the Archdiocese of Perth.
In a challenging pastoral letter to the Catholic community across Perth, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB speaks into the debate about same-sex marriage, recognising that many views exist on such a complex issue.
Here is the full text of Archbishop Costelloe's Pastoral Letter to the Catholic community across the Archdiocese of Perth in which he discusses the nature of marriage and family life in the 'same-sex marriage' debate.
Catholics across Australia are being urged to learn more about euthanasia and the dangers it poses to society, with the launch of a new pamphlet which offers the alternative to euthanasia and explores the truth and the myths of this debate.
A simple plan to help Perth's homeless , which includes providing packs containing toiletries and necessary items, that was successfully devised by a 10-year-old Whitford Catholic Primary School student is once again under way for the third year in a row.
WA's State Library has recently displayed the Rosendo Salvado Exhibition featuring a rare collection 19th-century photographs and artefacts about Dom Rosendo Salvado, offering an invaluable and unique insight into Western Australia during this era
For the first time in nearly three decades the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, will visit Ukrainian Catholics in Australia commencing his tour in Perth on Wednesday 17th September.
The Western Australian Branch of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) chose St Mary's Cathedral as the venue in which to perform the final service of the 2014 State-wide Choristers’ Camp which this year celebrates its fortieth anniversary.
The Sunday Times approached Archbishop Costelloe's office wishing to know the steps he had taken to make the Catholic Church a safer place for children since issuing a letter of apology in December 2013. A full transcript of the comment is here.
Following a guilty plea delivered by Fr Patrick Holmes OSCam at Perth Magistrates Court this morning, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe made the following public statement...
St Mary's Cathedral was ablaze with song and expectation as over 200 people presented themselves before Archbishop Costelloe to be accepted into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Election.
Archbishop Costelloe awarded the 2013 BJ Hickey 2013 Biblical Scholarships to some of the recipients at a morning tea in the Cathedral Presbytery on Friday 20 December in the presence of Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey and other guests.
Read or watch Archbishop Costelloe's Christmas Message to the Catholic community of Perth in which he speaks of our call to help to "heal wounds" and to "warm hearts"...
As the Royal Commission focusses on the Catholic Church's role in dealing with child sexual abuse, Archbishop Costelloe writes to the Catholic community and society at large about failures and the future.
On behalf of the entire Catholic community, the Truth Justice Healing Council has released a COMMITMENT STATEMENT outlining the Catholic Church's commitment to repair past wrongs, to listen to victims, put their needs first, and ensure a safer future for
The Christmas Season came early to St Mary's Cathedral with the singing of the Messiah on the eve of All Saints.
Excusing himself of the pun, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB observed that the retiring Editor of The Record, Mr Peter Rosengren, was leaving the paper with an "extraordinary record!"
Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune CSsR DD, following the exhumation of his mortal remains from Karrakatta Cemetery in May this year, was reinterred last night in the crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, Perth.
Archbishop Costelloe has invited the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Perth to join in solidarity with Pope Francis by participating in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the whole world this coming Saturday, 7 September
Extending Sunday trading might seem harmless but could reap destructive long-term effects on society
Archbishop Costelloe has announced the appointment of Mr James Parker to the position of Archdiocesan Communications and Media Manager
By keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus he will draw us closer together. This was the message of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at Choral Evensong in St George's Anglican Cathedral, Perth, last Sunday evening.
50 Years after Vatican II commenced, Pope Francis asks: "Have we done everything that the Holy Spirit has asked us to do during the Council?" The Archdiocese is holding four public lectures and discussions on the four key Constitutions of Vatican II
Archbishop's Easter Message on Youtube
Rev Victor Manuel Lujano was ordained a Priest for the Archdiocese of Perth by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at St Mary's Cathedral Perth on Friday 8 March.
It was with great surprise and sadness that I heard the news on Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to resign
Around 150 bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians celebrated the feast of St Charles Borromeo at St Charles' Seminary on 5 November and honoured jubilarians amongst their ranks.
"As the new Archbishop of Perth I have started a journey of faith, together with you all, into a future which only God knows."
When men and women of Faith work together, there is nothing that cannot be achieved.
Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey, together with Archbishop Costelloe launch The Biblical Foundation
On Sunday 22 July 2012, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB joined the University of Notre Dame Australia community for the first Graduation Mass held by the University in St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle
Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey says Fr Gaetano Nanni will be long remebered and loved.
On Sunday 8 July, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB spoke at the 11am Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth about the significance of the Pallium.
On the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth, was honoured to be vested with the Pallium by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
On Friday 15 June, the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe SDB ordained to the Priesthood the Very Reverend Fr Harry Entwistle and announced his appointment by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI as Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
The Archbishop Emeritus of Perth, Western Australia, the Most Rev Barry James Hickey, addresses the Fiftieth Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, Ireland, on The Importance of Christian Marriage and the Futility of Alternatives to Marriage.
On Thursday 7 June, family, friends and Rockingham parishioners joined with Archbishop Costelloe, Emeritus Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton and many clergy of the Archdiocese to farewell Fr Henry Finbarr Walsh
Archbishop Costelloe SDB has released a video message in time for A Year of Grace which commences on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May.
President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Most Rev Dennis Hart, has announced the forthcoming establishment in Australia by Pope Benedict XVI of a Personal Ordinariate for former Anglicans.
Good Friday Commenced at St Mary's Cathedral with Stations of the Cross in the Morning and the Lord's Passion celebrated at 3pm.
A near full Cathedral celebrated the Lord's Supper with Archbishop Costelloe and clergy.
Nearly 200 hundred priests renewed their commitment to the priesthood before Archbishop Costelloe at the annual Chrism Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth on Holy Tuesday evening.
Follow the link to view the homily given by the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB at his Installation Mass as the 6th Archbishop of Perth
Follow the link to see the highlights of the Installation of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, 9th Bishop and 6th Archbishop of Perth
Archbishop Hickey releases his seventh episode - Jesus is Real - in the A Word for Today's World series.
Archbishop Hickey to give an online video series of good news talks that will be available from 22 January via The Faith Centre website.
Archbishop Barry James Hickey, freshly arrived from his ad limina visit to Rome, joined the people of Fremantle for the 63rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday 30 October 2011.
Archbishop Hickey welcomes the New Translation of the Mass. He announces the introduction of the Peoples' Responses this weekend in the Archdiocese.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations met in Perth on the 16th and 17th of August.
Mr Odhran O'Brien, who recently submitted his Master's Thesis on the life of Bishop Griver will soon commence work in a State Government department.
Archbishop Hickey had great pleasure in welcoming Romanian Orthodox Bishop for Australia, His Grace Bishop Mihail, to Perth on Saturday 18 June and escorted him on a tour of St Mary's Cathedral.
Archbishop Hickey has issued a Pastoral Letter calling the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Perth to urgently proclaim Jesus as Lord and Saviour to a world burdened and bound by sin and violence.
HOLY THURSDAY - CATHEDRAL MASS OF THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER - PHOTO GALLERY
The Military Hospitaller order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem held its annual national Chapter in Perth on 8 - 11 April.
A memorial Ecumenical Service took place in St Mary's Cathedral on 12 February at 10am to commemmorate the recent victims of a Church massacre in Egypt.
120 bishops, priests and seminarians gathered at St Charles' Seminary Guildford on Monday 8 November for the annual clergy and seminarian celebration of St Charles' Day. The Seminary Rector, Monsignor Kevin Long took the opportunity to announce the long a
St Mary's Cathedral's season of Choral and Organ Music continued on Sunday 30 October with the choice of music both reflecting the sombre nature of the Church's rememberance of the dead in November and the joy of All Saints on the first of November.
Bishop Sproxton, together with Mr Brett Mendez, launched the LifeLink Christmas Appeal at St Mary's Cathedral on Tuesday 19 October.
Archdiocese of Perth set to celebrate the canonization of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
The First Ordinations in St Mary's Cathedral since its completion in December 2009 were celebrated by Archbishop Hickey on the Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August 2010. Those ordained were Fr Benny Calanza and Fr Rodrigo Tomala.
The Australian Ambassador to the Holy See today called on Archbishop Hickey to update His Grace on the preparations in Rome for the canonization of Blessed Mary MacKillop
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The Dean of St Mary's Cathedral, Monsignor Michael Keating, celebrated the Performing Arts Festival Opening Mass at St Mary Cathedral on Friday 23 July 2010.
Students and staff from Prendiville College visit St Mary's Cathedral
Fr Lai and Sr Anna recently in Perth from Vietnam to commence theological studies this semester at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Mr Risfat Odeh Kassis, a guest of Act for Peace, visits Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton
On Sunday 30 May 2010, a special organ recital was given by Ms Jacinta Jakovcevic in St Mary's Cathedral, Perth, to mark the 100th anniversary of installation of the Dodd Organ.
The State President of the Knights of the Southern Cross, Mr Peter Murray, the State Executive Officer, Mr Geoff McKebery . . .
Archbishop Hickey has extended to the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart sincere congratulations on the announcement of the date for the canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop.
Fr Quang Van Nguyen from the Diocese of Xuan Loc, Vietnam, arrived in Perth last week.
The National Liturgical Council Annual Conference was hosted by the Archdiocese of Perth through the auspices of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Office and its director Sr Kerry Wilison RSM.
The attribution of a second miracle to the intercession of Blessed Mary MacKillop has opened the way for her canonisation as Australia's first saint sometime in 2010.
The final Liturgy of Blessing associated with the re-opening of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated on 17 December 2009 . . .
Archbishop Hickey was joined by many Noongar people and other guests for the Liturgy of Blessing of the Aboriginal Pathway and Cermonial Fire on Tueday 15 December 2009 at St Mary's Cathedral.
You can now view our special footage from Channel 7 News on St Mary's Cathdral...