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.
As one of Western Australia’s leading agencies supporting people with a disability and their families, identitywa is committed to supporting people with a disability to lead a fulfilling life.
In a time when it’s becoming increasingly difficult to sustain local youth groups, Ignite Youth has lit a new flame in the Archdiocese of Perth offering a night that included everything from explosive music to quiet prayer.
When now Emeritus Archbishop Hickey celebrated the marriage of Vincenzo and Catena Giglia in1963, he had no idea he would also preside over the weddings of the next two generations of their family.
First year Exercise and Sport Science student, Will Mackay from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus, is part of a 13-man squad to represent Australia in water polo at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
As Pope Francis launches his encyclical, Laudato Sii, which addresses our duty and care towards the created world, Archbishop Costelloe comments on the common responsibility we all have towards the environment.
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.
Gosnells’ parish is trying to give away its church – but not its new one! The 98-year-old church structure that used to serve the parish is currently sitting on the grounds of St Munchin’s Primary School in Gosnells and is free to the first taker.
Simulation exercises were used recently at an Archdiocesan professional development one-day workshop conducted by the Emmanuel Centre, with the aim of demonstrating how to make events more accessible in the Archdiocese and beyond.
The broad outreach of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Western WA indicates they are still being guided by one of the favourite sayings of their founder, Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, “There, where you are, you will find God".
As the debate about ‘same-sex marriage’ grows, the Australian Catholic Bishops believe it is important to highlight the meaning of marriage. They have issued a pastoral letter to the Catholic community highlighting the meaning of marriage.
The Archbishop of Melbourne and President of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Most Rev Denis Hart, has responded to media criticism of Cardinal George Pell in the light of the recent hearing of the Royal Commission into abuse at Ballarat.
In a moving homily, Perth's Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Rev Don Sproxton, speaks to four men being ordained to the diaconate about service to the Church and how all are called to love which is kind and patient and without limits.
Western Australia’s largest and most trusted emergency relief provider, the St Vincent de Paul Society, has launched its 2015 Winter Appeal, and is asking the community to support Vinnies in its efforts to Rebuild Lives this winter.
Hundreds of people made a stand against abortion at the annual Walk and Rally for Life at Parliament organised by the Coalition of the Defence of Human Life, marking 17 years since abortion was legalised by the Western Australian Government.
Filipino-born Mayumi Morales, 19, has passed the first audition for the popular X Factor talent show and will soon hear if she has passed the second audition to go onto participating in the next series.
‘Getting the recipe right’ was the key message of former West Australian cricket player Justin Langer who addressed around 450 people at the second annual ecumenical celebration of sport.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has voted to divide the capacity of the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Life by establishing a new commission for family, youth and life during their plenary meeting this week.
On Sunday, 17 May Catholic parishes across Australia celebrate World Communications Day, an annual celebration promoted by the Vatican. This year's theme is Communicating the Family: A privileged place of encounter with the gift of love.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has appointed new membership to each of its commissions at its plenary meeting at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney with bishops have electing a new chairman to each commission.
At a Mass for Healing, Archbishop Costelloe invited those suffering with serious ill health to have courage and to turn again in faith and in total abandonment to Christ, the source of all peace and hope.
During the Year of Consecrated Life, Perth Carmelite, Sr Margaret Mary, provides an insight into contemplative life in this year dedicated to consecrated life from the Carmelite Monastery in Nedlands, Perth
Students from eight Perth schools gathered at Aranmore Catholic College with teachers and special guests, to listen to Archbishop Costelloe speak about Lifelink's theme for 2015 - Seeing the face of Jesus in others.
Archbishop Costelloe asks that the Catholic community across the Archdiocese of Perth offers prayers for, and joins their thoughts with, the communities in Nepal, and neighbouring countries, devastated by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015.
On Good Shepherd Sunday, Archbishop Costelloe explained that the call upon all our lives is the same - to return our lives to Christ and to return Christ to the centre of our lives, following his example in laying down our lives for others.
In a challenging address to Religious during the Year of Consecrated Life, Archbishop Costelloe delivered a keynote address inviting Religious to wake up the world through a three-fold fidelity to theology and to life.
Leader and pioneer in child protection, Andrea Musulin, talks of dramatic changes taking place in the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth to face abuse head on and to minimise future opportunities of its reoccurence.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe is to be featured as one of the most influential 100 West Australians. Here, he gives a brief interview to the West Australian newspaper about his perspective on his role as Catholic Archbishop of Perth.
Within hours of Pope Francis proclaiming a Jubilee Year of Mercy throughout the world, Archbishop Costelloe celebrated Mass on the Feast of the Divine Mercy in St Mary's Cathedral. Read the text and summary of the Jubilee here.
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.
The full comment submitted by Archbishop Costelloe to the Sunday Times newspaper relating to the non-denominational prayer space planned for Perth Children's hospital can be found here.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe shares the deep desire in each one of us for life and for love, for integrity and wholeness suggesting that we mirror Jesus daily, ready to surrender control, to let go and allow God to be the main actor in our lives.
Archbishop Costelloe speaks of Jesus being a man not demanding deference, honours, or respect for his exalted position but knows that the most human and divine thing we can do for each other is to serve each other in love. Read more here...
Clergy from across the entire Archdiocese of Perth assembled together in St Mary's Cathedral to renew their priestly promises and for the blessing of the Oils of Catechumens and of the Sick, and the consecrating of the Oil of Chrism.
This week we will hear of the lives of people who do in fact change because they have opened themselves to God's love, says Archbishop Costelloe in his Palm Sunday homily following a procession into St Mary's Cathedral with palm branches. Read more here.
Both the emeritus and present Archbishops of Perth gathered people around the banqueting table of the Lord to celebrate Mass and to offer healing for all those who have lost children in the womb.
Four new priests have been ordained for the Archdiocese of Perth by Archbishop Costelloe in a rousing ceremony of great joy and hope in St Mary's Cathedral.
West Coast Eagles’ ruckman Scott Lycett joined a “bigger team” this week when he was baptised into the Christian community at Our Lady of the Mission Catholic Church in Whitford.
Young people are invited to write a story about someone inspiring in their community for the 2015 Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award. The award is open to students in Years 5 and 6 (Junior Section) and Years 7 to 9 (Intermediate section).
Pope Francis has written to Nigerian bishops assuring them of his prayers and solidarity with the African nation as it suffers from violent attacks by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Past and present members of Kalamunda parish gathered recently to celebrate its 60th anniversary with the Diamond Jubilee occasion beginning with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Tim Costelloe SDB.
NSW State Opposition Leader Luke Foley has spoken about his Catholic values, saying that his mother instilled in him as a child faith in three institutions: the Labor Party, the Catholic Church and the Eastern Suburbs RLFC.
Counselling graduate, George Prince, has recently secured a position with Western Australian drug and alcohol support provider Holyoake which arose after completing his degree at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.
Cristian, a 33-year-old farmer, who lives in a remote Andean village in Peru, speaks about how young, mountain farmers are working together to grow and harvest a wide variety of sustainable crops, a Rural Development Program run by Caritas Australia.
Community members of St Norbert’s College Queens Park were last week honoured with the visit of the International Abbott General of the Norbertine Order, Abbot Thomas Anton Handgrätinger O Praem.
UK performers, The Sixteen, who are recognised globally as one of the world’s greatest ensembles, recently performed in St Mary's Cathedral during the Perth International Arts Festival.
A whole host of people gathered in St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the Annual St Patrick's Day Mass on what is Ireland's National Day and the feast of the nation's patron saint.
Archbishop Tim Costelloe has blessed and official opened the new, architecturally stunning St John Bosco College, in Piara Waters, Perth in the presence of students, teachers, parents and dignitaries.
At the first of six special evenings planned for young people in Perth, cricketing hero Jason Behrendorff made a special guest appearance encouraging those present at Ignite Youth Perth to follow God's plan and to trust in him.
A 400-strong crowd were present at the Banksia Grove Catholic Primary School recently as priest-in-charge Father Vinh Dong unveiled two foundational stones personally blessed by Pope Francis.
Services at St Mary's Cathedral were extended to cater for those needing to attend Ash Wednesday Mass. In his homily, Archbishop Costelloe suggested that Catholics call upon the Lord's help to see and judge life through his eyes.
At a Solemn Mass, in the company of Perth's Lord Mayor and its Italian twin city Mayor, Archbishop Costelloe launched 2015's Project Compassion which takes the theme of Food For Life.
This week, Archbishop Costelloe celebrated Mass with the Emmaus Community on the fifth anniversary of the creation of their community chapel.
St Mary's Cathedral hosted a great celebration to inaugurate the Year of Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese of Perth as Archbishop Costelloe addressed 44 religious congregations and institutes present as "friends of God and prophets".
St Mary's Cathedral in Perth was consecrated on 29 January, 1865. Archbishop Tim Costelloe SDB celebrated a Mass in thanksgiving to God for all those who have helped to build and develop the cathedral over the past 150 years.
Looking for a local Christmas Mass or carols? Or maybe you're considering coming back to church this Christmas? Whatever your choice, you will be most welcome among us! This page lists details of Masses and services across Perth over Christmas.
Perth's Catholic Archbishop, the Most Rev Tim Costelloe, reflects this Christmas on the actions of diggers 100 years ago who laid down their weapons and chose peace over conflict and violence. He encourages us to seek out peace wherever possible.
The Australian Catholic Bishops extend the deepest sympathy and prayers of the Catholic Church in Australia to all people affected by the siege in Martin Place, Sydney which resulted in the loss of three lives earlier today.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has responded positively to the recent release of the Truth Justice healing Council's Activity Report which describes the Council's activities driving the Church’s reform agenda in its response to the Royal Commission.
St Mary's Cathedral overflowed with staff, students and their loved ones from the University of Notre Dame, Australia in attendance at the university's annual Graduation Mass.
At the blessing of refurbished premises that house the Catholic Church’s Professional Standards offices for Western Australia, Archbishop Costelloe said that dealing with child sexual abuse is the core business of the Church.
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
The Annual Christmas Helpline run by St Kieran’s Parish Priest Fr Michael Gatt is heading for its 23rd year of service as tallies over the past two years’ festive seasons topped 100 calls.
In a homily to celebrate principals from across Catholic primary and secondary schools in Western Australia, Archbishop Costelloe speaks of realization, response and fulfillment of God's presence in our lives.
In a powerful homily at the Requiem Mass for Fr Pat Cunningham, Archbishop Costelloe reminded those present that "for Fr Pat life is now changed not ended".
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Fr Pat Cunningham earlier today at Royal Perth Hospital.
In a homily given at St Mary's Cathedral on the Feast of All Souls, Archbishop Costelloe spoke of how we are encouraged by the faith of the Church to pray with great hope, confidence and trust, for those who have died.
St Mary's Cathedral hosted priests, parish representatives, agency directors and generous contributors who attended a Liturgical Service of Thanksgiving for the part they play in supporting the work of LifeLink across the Archdiocese of Perth.
In his Sunday homily, Archbishop Costelloe speaks about seeing the world with God's eyes, not with a logic of strict justice as humans might, but through the lens of a God who is generous, compassionate and forgiving.
"Who is my neighbour? Everyone is." says Archbishop Costelloe in his homily to a packed cathedral on the twenty-fifth anniversary of St John of God's presence in Western Australia.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe has announced that Andrea Musulin, an expert in protective behaviours and a serving police officer, will take up the role of Safeguardian Project Coordinator for the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.
As principal celebrant at the University of Notre Dame's Silver Jubilee Anniversary Mass, Archbishop Costelloe spoke in his homily of how we are each to rely on Jesus and it is to him we owe our praise and gratitude.
At a moving ceremony where three men were ordained to the Diaconate, Archbishop Costelloe shared how we are all called into the Church not just for our own sakes but for the sake of others, stating that the whole world is our neighbour.
Archbishop Costelloe is inviting “Catholics, fellow Christian brothers and sisters, and all those who believe in God” to pray to God “to bring about a satisfactory intervention” to the escalating crisis in Iraq.
Dr Joe Parkinson, bioethicist for the Archdiocese of Perth, reflects on the situation arising from the surrogacy agreement between an Australian couple and the Thai surrogate that has left a twin boy and girl separated from each other.
Archbishop Costelloe has added his voice to those of other church leaders and leading non-government care organisations in Western Australia with the offer of support and housing in the community for families with infants being held in offshore detention.
The long-awaited ordinations to the priesthood of Christian Irdi and Mark Baumgarten took place with great celebration in St Mary's Cathedral. Archbishop Costelloe spoke of their lives being "very counter-cultural".
Today in St Mary’s Cathedral Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe , will celebrate a Mass to remember the lives of all those that recently lost their lives aboard flight MH17, remembering in particular
"The courage and dignity shown by the families of those who died in this atrocity is also a source of hope for all of us," says Archbishop Costelloe in his sermon at a Mass in memory of those who lost their lives on tragic flight MH17.
The Archdiocese of Perth has released a statement following the sentencing of Fr Patrick Holmes in Perth District Court which speaks of the courage of the two women who came forward to police to tell their stories.
Archbishop Costelloe to celebrate a Mass in memory of all those that recently lost their lives on Flight MH17, remembering in particular the nine residents from Western Australia. All are welcome to attend this service.
The tragic global events of the past few days, including the loss of 298 innocent lives on MH17, are the focus of a reflective sermon from Archbishop Costelloe.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe comments on loving football and loving God as the AFL announces it will allow football games to be played on Good Friday for the first time.
Archbishop Costelloe speaks to Catholics across Australia about Pope Francis and the way he models the ministry of St Peter in our contemporary world .
Parishioners, priests, personnel and pupils both past and present gathered together on Saturday 24th May at St Michael's Catholic Parish in Bassendean to celebrate 100 years of Catholic worship and service in the local area.
St Mary's Cathedral overflowed with joy as Deacon Renald Anthony completed his ten-year spiritual journey to be ordained as a priest by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe in the presence of family and many friends.
In the lead up to the Royal Commission's two-week visit to Perth, Archbishop Costelloe has written to the entire Catholic community expressing profound sorrow for the past and a promise to make matters different in the future.
Archbishop has reminded a crowded cathedral in the heart of Perth that "in the resurrection of Jesus" we come to see, touch and love the God whom we otherwise could never have seen, never have touched, and never have truly loved.
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.
Fewer seasons in the Church's calendar bring together a tidal wave of clergy and laity of any town and city like Easter. Perth is no different with the cathedral and parishes overflowing as we remember Jesus' passion, death and resurrection.
As the 2014 Paschal Triduum begins, Archbishop Costelloe reflects on what Christ's life, death and resurrection mean for Catholics and Perth society at this time in history.
Following a guilty plea delivered by Fr Patrick Holmes OSCam at Perth Magistrates Court this morning, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe made the following public statement...
Nic Naitanui joined church leaders, school students and a whole host of sports-loving individuals at a celebration of God's Gift of Sport at St George's Anglican Cathedral on Sunday 6th April.
on 21st March, Crispin Witika was ordained priest in St Mary's Cathedral by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe before a crowd of great witnesses.
Several hundred people gathered in Westminster to hear Archbishop Costelloe, leaders in theology and catechesis and experts in education present the official Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Perth.
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.
The Benedictine monks of New Norcia left their rural monastery to chant vespers within the heart of our city with great simplicity and flair to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of their founder, Dom Rosendo Salvado.
After 19 years of service to two Archbishops, Jane Pilkington waves goodbye to the important role she has played as Archbishop's Secretary and embraces retirement to a flurry of gratitude and honours.
Priests, religious, agency directors and friends gathered in Leederville earlier this week for a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration in gratitude for Sr Philomena Burrell's great leadership as Director of The Maranatha Centre.
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"...
Discover where Carol Services and Masses are taking place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.
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
Praying the Scriptures in Advent! Popular Lectio Divina reflections released as App by the Broken Bay Diocese
Bishop Don Sproxton recently addressed the 28th International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (Health Care Pastoral) in Rome which examined the theme “The Church at the service of sick elderly people: care for people with neur
"Reaching out to people in need in practical and life-changing ways is an essential part of our Christian faith" said Archbishop Costelloe SDB at the official launch of the 2013 Christimas Appeal for LifeLink.
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!"
Deacon Brennan Sia was Ordained to the Priesthood on Friday 27 September by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe concludes 2013's lecture series on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II
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
Perth Archdiocesan priest, Fr Jim Petry MBE, celebrated his 90th Birthday with a special Morning Tea at the Archbishop's House.
Extending Sunday trading might seem harmless but could reap destructive long-term effects on society
Sr Dolores Coffey RSM has called it a day as she steps down as Director of Daydawn
The 2013 Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges was launched at Mass in St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 25 July. Click here to see photos
Archbishop Costelloe commissioned 72 pilgrims at the 11am Cathedral Mass on Sunday 7 July, sending them out like the 72 disciples spoken of in the Gospel reading of the day, the 14th Sunday of Ordinary time!
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
"We, the bishops and priests, must have the courage and the humility to put aside, once and for all, any pretensions to superiority, any arrogance and hard-heartedness, any mean-spiritedness or lack of forgiveness, any self-centredness or selfishness."
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.
Archbishop Costelloe hosted a morning-tea in the dining room of the Archbishop's House on Thursday 7 March to thank Sr Frances Stibi PBVM for her many years of dedicated and professional service to the Archdiocesan Archives.
It was with great surprise and sadness that I heard the news on Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to resign
When the angels appear to the shepherds to tell them of the birth of Christ the angel’s first words are “do not be afraid”.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe says that it is because the Church is ". . . for marriage, for the family and for the rights of children . . ." that it will stand so firmly against any attempt to legislate to change the nature of marriage.
Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey, together with Archbishop Costelloe launch The Biblical Foundation
Deaf and blind priest, Fr Cyril Axelrod CSsR is in Perth sharing his special journey.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB presents Year of Grace art award as part of the Angelico Exhibition
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
Parish representatives from throughout the Archdiocese of Perth joined His Grace, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, at the Sunday evening Youth Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth on 27 May, to launch The Year of Grace
The Provincial of the Vincentians, Fr George Arackal VC, pays a coutesy visit to Archbishop Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Costelloe SDB has released a video message in time for A Year of Grace which commences on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May.
A Year of Grace will be launched in Perth with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB of Perth at 5pm on 27 May at St Mary’s Cathedral. All welcome.
On Monday 14 May, the clergy of Perth and beyond gathered for a day of golf, tennis, soccer and fraternity followed by a prize giving dinner in the evening.
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.
A morning tea was held on Tuesday 4 May to say "thank you and farewell" to the Cathedral Presybtery cook Mrs Chris Doyle.
A group of US Sailors, currently in Perth, volunteered their services for a day to help paint the wrought iron fence of St Mary's Cathedral.
Malankara Syrian Orthodox Bishop, His Grace Paulose Mor Ireneous, paid a courtesy visit to the Archbishop of Perth, His Grace Timothy Costelloe, on Monday 16 April.
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 Timothy Costelloe of Perth says, "The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to return Christ to the Church and to return the Church to Christ."
The Faith Centre in Perth released video footage of an interview Archbishop Costelloe gave about faith.
Hundreds farewell Archbishop Hickey who says he’ll continue to respond to the call to follow Christ in sacred orders while in retirement
The 'Rite of Election' held in St Mary's on 1 March brought together more than 90 catechumens and 60 candidates one step closer to being Catholic.
Archbishop Hickey releases his seventh episode - Jesus is Real - in the A Word for Today's World series.
Breaking news: Melbourne Bishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to succeed Archbishop Hickey as Archbishop of Perth
The founder of the Patrist Societies of the Sons and Daughters of God the Father, Fr Douglas Rowe SFP, died unexpectedly in the Philippines on 16 January.
Archbishop Hickey to give an online video series of good news talks that will be available from 22 January via The Faith Centre website.
In our daily lives, we are called to be like Christ, to offer His good news to the world around us, wherever we are, beginning first in our families and then bearing His light in our daily lives in the world, Archbishop Hickey says.
The newly appointed Consul of Italy to Western Australia came to visit Archbishop Barry Hickey on 14 December
The first Redemptorist to be ordained in Perth in 24 years took place on 3 December at North Perth monastery when Archbishop Hickey ordained Fr Joseph Anh Do CSsR to the priesthood.
Archbishop Hickey visited Sonshine radio studios to pre-record a radio series on the good news of Jesus
Archbishop Barry James Hickey ordained three men to the priesthood for the Perth Archdiocese on 18 November in St Mary’s Cathedral.
A collection of winning Mandorla Art Award works are on display in The Faith Centre this week, which Archbishop Hickey launched on 11 November.
The Perth Archdiocese's coordinator for 'A Year of Grace' introduced the concept to Perth clergy on 10 November.
The Queen made an official visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College, and Mgr Keating blessed Ngulla Mia.
Fresh from their trip to Rome for the “Ad Limina” visit to the Holy Father, Archbishop Hickey writes on what happened.
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.
Archbishop Hickey preached to the Australian Catholic Bishops on 20 October in Rome during the Ad Limina.
Archbishop Barry Hickey and Bishop Don Sproxton have sent a letter home about their time so far in Rome at the Ad Limina Apostolorum (To the Threshold of the Apostles) meeting of Australian Bishops.
Top former AFL coach Mick Malthouse visited the Cathedral Presbytery for morning tea.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations met in Perth on the 16th and 17th of August.
Archbishop Hickey ordained three men for the Archdiocese of Perth on Friday 12 August in a packed Cathedral.
Bishop Brady's great great grandniece Lorna Lavelle described as "surreal" the experience of being in Perth for the Reinterment of Bishop John Brady
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
A selection of photos taken during the Chrism Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton and the clergy of the archdiocese. The faithful packed the Cathedral supporting the work of their priests.
The Military Hospitaller order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem held its annual national Chapter in Perth on 8 - 11 April.
The 40 Days for Life campaign is currently underway in Perth. It's aim is simply to pray peacefully for an end to abortion. Read more to find out details of where it is happening and how to get involved.
A group of archaeological diggers led by Fr Robert Cross are in Southern France in search of the remains of Perth's first Bishop.
The evening of 4 March saw a packed Cathedral for the ordination of five deacons to the priesthood by Archbishop Hickey.
A festival took place in Perth to introduce people to the Anglican Ordinariate, set up by Pope Benedict XVI in response to Anglicans desiring to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
On Tuesday, February 22, Ivan Dragicevic, one of the six visionaries of the alleged apparitions of Medjugorje was in St Mary’s Cathedral to address a packed Cathedral and pray together to Mary.
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.
The book "Our Cathedral", authored by Cathedral parishioner John Winship, was launched recently by Archbishop Hickey.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary saw the Archbishop celebrate the first anniversary of the completion and dedication of St Mary's Cathedral.
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
Archbishop Hickey hosted an historic meeting of the Council of Priests in the recently refurbished Chapter Hall of the Cathedral Presbytery
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.
Fr Pat Byrne SVD, former Secretary General of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood, is visiting Perth to thank the people of the Archdiocese for their generous support of the Missions.
Over 1500 people packed St Mary's Cathedral Perth to celebrate the Canonization of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop in Rome on 17 October 2010.
Archdiocese of Perth set to celebrate the canonization of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
On 30 September 2010, Fr Michael Casey and Msgr Sean O'Shea presented the Quinlan Crucifix to Archbishop Barry James Hickey in memory of the Irish clergy and religious who have served in the Archdiocese of Perth.
Archbishop Hickey ordained to the Diaconate five seminarians from St Charles' Seminary on Friday 20 August at Blessed Mary MacKillop Parish Church, Ballajura.
The second of the St Mary's Cathedral inaugural Concert Series for 2010 was a Choral Bouquet for Our Lady on the Feast if the Assumption, 15 August.
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.
On 20 July 2010, Archbishop Hickey celebrated the Requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin.
It is with deep sorrow that we report the death of Rev Fr Stephen Edward Durkin, Parish Priest of St Francis of Assisi Parish, Maida Vale. Fr Durkin peacfully passed away around 3pm on Tuesday 13 July 2010, after a long battle with cancer.
Mr Risfat Odeh Kassis, a guest of Act for Peace, visits Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton
Archbishop Hickey met with around 60 people at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 24 June to outline his vision for the establishment of a Centre to promote Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Perth.
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 . . .
Around 60 students from Trinity College were the first group to be confirmed by Archbishop Hickey in St Mary's Cathedral on 3 June 2010.
Year 6 Aquinas boys on tour at St Mary's ... Couples in love and faith ... Priests' Chapel blessings ...
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary this year rang out with the Easter "Alleluia" for the first time in three years, having been officially reopened last December after closing for renovations and completion in 2006.
Archbishop Hickey met with the Archdiocesan College of Consultors on Wednesday 24 February 2010 to discuss future directions of the Archdiocese.
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.
At a morning tea held in Church Office on Wednesday 3 February, Archbishop Hickey farewelled the former Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Monsignor McDonald, and welcomed the incoming Dean, Monsignor Keating.
Visiting the Archbishop on Friday 29 January 2010 were two Domincan Sisters
The death this week of Dom Paulino Gutierrez OSB, aged 99 years, brings to an end a continuous line of Spanish born Benedictine monks in New Norcia dating back to the foundation of the Monastery in 1846 by Bishops Salvado and Serra.
Archbishop Hickey was joined by a capacity congregation on Sunday 20 December 2009 to celebrate his 50th anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood and 25th anniversary of his Consecration as a Bishop.
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.
A solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of the soul of Fr Brian Morrison by Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Gerard Holohan, Bishop Donald Sproxton and about thirty priests ...
Archbishop Barry James Hickey officially opened and re-dedicated St Mary's Cathedral on 8 December 2009.
Archbishop expresses a tribute to the life and ministry of Father Brian Morrison...
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The first ceremony in the now completed St Mary's Cathedral saw five former Bishops and Archbishops of Perth laid to rest in the new Cathedral Crypt.
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