As the Media focus on the Royal Commission’s hearing in Ballarat, a glimmer of hope is rising in Perth as the Archdiocese’s Safeguarding Project Coordinator launches a pilot recruitment drive to secure volunteer safeguarding officers.
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.
Margaret Bowen has organised Cenacles, regular prayer evenings, Holy Hours, Rosary bouquets, Eucharistic Adoration and the Novena for priests. She attributes the success to the intercession of Mary.
‘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.
Cricket’s Justin Langer, Eagles’ Nic Naitanui, and Wildcats’ Shawn Redhage and managing director Nick Marvin will join Christians from across churches in Perth for a joint celebration of sport in St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral.
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 Council for Employment Relations (ACCER) has published a handbook for Catholic employers and employees, entitled Good Works: the Catholic Church as an employer in Australia.
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.
MercyCare has officially opened its new offices in Cannington, paving the way for new support services for individuals and families living in Perth’s south-east metropolitan ar
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.
The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart, has expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of Andrew Chan and Myurun Sukumaran following their executions in Indonesia last night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over several days in late April, St Mary's Cathedral will play host to some world class music as it hosts the new Director of the Royal School of Church Music and through a carefully chosen repertoire to honour our nations diggers on Anzac Day.
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.
In a joyous ceremony that moved from complete darkness and silence into floods of light and celebration, Archbishop Costelloe received numerous people into the Catholic Church reminding believers that with Jesus we do not need to be afraid.
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...
In his Easter message, Archbishop Costelloe speaks of how Jesus offers us an extraordinary gift - his peace. This gift, says the Archbishop, is offered to the Lord’s first disciples, and continues to be offered to all of us today.
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.
Why not consider joining us to celebrate the Easter Triduum at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Perth? Some of the highlights of the music to be featured includes section from Handel's 'Messiah' and Mozart's 'Exultate Jubilate'.
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.
Thousands of Catholic school teachers and staff across WA gathered recently over a three-day period to celebrate the new school year, to renew their commitment to Catholic education and to welcome new staff members.
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).
The Emmanuel Centre for people with disabilities and their families ran a course recently that looked at Mental Health Issues that was facilitated by Tasha Broomhall from Blooming Minds.
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.
The Catholic News Service offers a review of Disney's latest version of Cinderella which it believes injects vibrant new life into the venerable fairy tale. The result is an exuberant live-action retelling of the oft-filmed fable.
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.
Pope Francis has this week encouraged laypeople immersed in the world to engage in earthly realities to serve the good of man.
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.
Two Perth women are part of a larger group made up of 14 women from across Australia taking part in the Young Catholic Women’s Interfaith Fellowship.
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.
Pope Francis has again encouraged Catholics worldwide to spend 24-hours reflecting on the mercy of God. Archbishop Costelloe has taken up the challenge and compiled a suggested set of new mysteries for the Rosary - the Merciful Mysteries.
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.
Archbishop Tim Costelloe SDB has presided over the liturgy of the Rite of Election of Catechumens and Formal Recognition of Candidates at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth encouraging over 150 individuals to come towards Jesus with hearts full of gratitude.
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.
In his Lenten Message for 2015, Archbishop Costelloe invites the Catholic community to reflect upon the message of Jesus where He calls His followers to repent and believe the Good News.
This week, Archbishop Costelloe celebrated Mass with the Emmaus Community on the fifth anniversary of the creation of their community chapel.
Archbishop Costelloe to launch Project Compassion, one of Australia’s largest humanitarian fundraising and awareness-raising campaigns which brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world’s poor.
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.
Pope Francis is encouraging all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Perth to take part in a global survey in the lead up to a meeting of bishops in the Vatican in October 2015 that will address matters relating to marriage and the family.
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.
In an Opinion piece that appears in today's edition of The West Australian, Archbishop Costelloe of Perth challenges the simplistic attitudes of some who blame child sexual abuse solely on celibacy.
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.
From dawn to dusk, people flocked to St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, one of the principal feast days for the Archdiocese and for the cathedral.
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
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.
Families, couples and single people of all ages gathered in St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate and thank God for the gift of life. In a moving homily, Archbishop Costelloe spoke a moving experience when he personally came to understand that life is
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Fr Pat Cunningham earlier today at Royal Perth Hospital.
In a moving ceremony, hundreds of worshippers accompanied clergy to fill St Mary's Cathedral in order to witness six young men being ordained to the diaconate for the Archdiocese of Perth.
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.
Service in the Church was the principal reason for hundreds of Acolytes gathering in St Mary's Cathedral for a Mass to commission acolytes in the company of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe.
"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.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has welcomed the news of the appointment of the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Catholic Archbishop of Sydney.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe has spoken of the invaluable work of the Royal Commission and his desire that the extension given to the Commission help to end the scourge of abuse that has destroyed the lives of so many people.
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.
Fr Glenn Humphreys, a member of the Vincentian Order who served as a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Perth during the 1980s, found guilty of four counts of unlawful and indecent assault dating back more than thirty years ago.
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.
St Mary’s Cathedral, the mother church of Perth’s Catholic community, will tomorrow (Thursday 7 August) honour the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 during what Prime Minster Tony Abbott has recently declared as a National Day of Mourning.
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".
On the news of the death earlier today of His Eminence Cardinal Edward Clancy OAC, AM, Archbishop Costelloe made the following comment on behalf of the Archdiocese of Perth.
"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.
About 700 people attended a special Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in memory of the 298 lives lost in the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe told those present to "hold firm to God's goodness".
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.
Michael Galovic trained in Europe and is today one of Australia's leading iconographers. A beautiful display of his icons is presently on show daily at St Mary's Cathedral.
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.
On the news that a federal parliamentary group is to be launched to promote cross-party support for a private member's Bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia, Archbishop Costelloe calls on society to reflect carefully.
Archbishop Costelloe speaks to Catholics across Australia about Pope Francis and the way he models the ministry of St Peter in our contemporary world .
Nearly a thousand pupils from schools across Perth gathered at Irene McCormack Catholic College with Archbishop Costelloe, Bishop Sproxton and other dignitaries for the launch of the 2014 LifeLink appeal.
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.
People recently assembled from far and wide in St Mary's Cathedral for a Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick led by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, and organised by the Order or Malta.
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.
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.
St Mary's Cathedral was standing-room only again as the Catholic community gathered to celebrate the annual Mass of Chrism. The main theme of Archbishop Costelloe's homily was that Jesus cannot and does not fail those of us who fail Him.
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.
With much attention on Perth regarding the search of missing Malaysian Airways flight MH370, St Mary's Cathedral has provided a place for the general public to come to pray and reflect for all involved in this recent tragedy.
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.
Members and friends of the Irish community in Perth gathered to fill St Mary's Cathedral for the annual celebration of the life and witness of St Patrick.
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.
Project Compassion 2014 was launched by Bishop Sproxton at a Mass on Sunday 2nd March, with Archdiocesan staff and friends flipping pancakes to raise vital funds for global projects that help those most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe SDB was joined by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Bishop Sproxton and about 100 clergy and over a thousand religious and laity in St Mary's Cathedral on Monday 9 December to celebrate the Archdiocese's Centenary.
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
Archbishop Costelloe presided at the start of the Novena to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday evening.
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
The jubilees of nine priests serving in Western Australia were celebrated at the annual St Charles Day Clergy Mass and Dinner on 4 November.
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 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.
Last Thursday, large crowds filled St Mary's Cathedral to pray before the the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima.
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
In front of 1600 Aussie Youth attending the "Aussie Gathering" in Rio de Janiero on Wednesday afternoon, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB called them to give Jesus their "Yes"
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
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.
Achbishop Costelloe invites us to reflect on the relationship between faith and love as we begin our Lenten journey.
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”.
Archbishop Costelloe welcomes the statement by the Prime Minister announcing the establishment of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in religious and other institutions.
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."
In addressing the Synod on New Evangelisation, Archbishop Costelloe said, "The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to return the Church to Christ and to return Christ to the Church."
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.
St Francis Xavier was first sent to mission to the Portuguese in India. Through inculturation he immersed himself in the culture of Goa and south India, extending his evangelisation to Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and to China.
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.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.” Galatians 4:4
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
MorLey Carmelite, Fr Tadgh Tierney OCD, pays tribute to Fr Joseph Kelly OCD who passed away on 13 July 2012
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
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.
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 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.
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
The Faith Centre in Perth released video footage of an interview Archbishop Costelloe gave about faith.
The Solemn Mass & Reception for Archbishop-designate Timothy Costelloe SDB will take place on 21 March at 6.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral.
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.
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.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith
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 University of Notre Dame Australia hosted a morning tea for the presentation of Mr Odhran O'Brien's Masters thesis on Bishiop Martin Griver (1814 - 1886) on 15 December 2011.
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.
A significant collection of architectural plans of Catholic and civic buildings in WA dating back 100 years donated to the Archives
Archbishop Barry James Hickey ordained three men to the priesthood for the Perth Archdiocese on 18 November in St Mary’s Cathedral.
Archbishop Hickey gave a stirring address to the youth of Perth on the WYD theme for Rio in 2013, "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matt 28:19).
The Perth Archdiocese's coordinator for 'A Year of Grace' introduced the concept to Perth clergy on 10 November.
Queen of the Apostles in Riverton was one of six Catholic schools in Perth to win this year's LifeLink 'Express Yourself' art competition.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI will officially open Australia's first pilgrim centre in Rome today 19 October at 5.30pm ROME TIME.
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.
Perth's first Bishop John Brady was laid to rest in St Mary's Cathedral crypt on 2 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.
Aboriginal Elders, adults and students and staff from Catholic Schools gathered together with the Archbishop and Dean of St Mary's Cathedral, Monsignor Keating, on Wednesday morning 6 July to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
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.
In the second of the University of Notre Dame Australia's Bishops Speaking Out lecture series, Archbishop Hickey gave an address on the Church in the Modern World at University's Fremantle's campus on Tuesday 7 June 2011.
Archbishop Hickey and the clergy of the Archdiocese of Perth would like to pay tribute to the life and ministry of Father Gordon Herbert Bennett who passed away peacefully on Tuesday 10th May 2011 at Little Sisters of the Poor, Glendalough, aged 90 years.
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.
Earlier this month, Archbsihop Hickey met with Madeleine Clear, an entrant in the Mandorla Art Prize 2010.
A group of archaeological diggers led by Fr Robert Cross are in Southern France in search of the remains of Perth's first Bishop.
Last Thursday, the feast of St Patrick, marked the centenary of the Episcopal consecration of Patrick Joseph Clune CSsR as Bishop of Perth. A Mass in the Cathedral was held to commemorate the occasion.
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.
Neil Stocker, who worked for the organ company commissioned to dismantle and reinstall the organ in the renovated Cathedral of St Mary's in Perth, was among those who lost their lives in the recent Christchurch earthquake.
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.
Perth’s first Bishop is coming home, 140 years after he died in France. An exciting project is underway to recover the remains of Bishop Brady from a village cemetry in Southern France.
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
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.
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.
An image of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop is being projected onto the Ceremonial Entrance of St Mary's Cathedral Perth in anticipation of the canonization of Saint Mary MacKillop on Sunday 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.
Death of Fr Thomas (Tom) Columba Gaine. May He Rest in Peace.
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.
Archbishop Barry James Hickey presents his pastoral letter in preparation and celebration of NATIONAL MARRIAGE DAY...
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.
Archbishop Hickey today met with the Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard.
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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Archbishop Hickey blessed the Subiaco Parish Facility on 22 July in the presence of Parish Priest Fr Joseph Walsh and about fifty guests.
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.
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
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 . . .
Year 6 Aquinas boys on tour at St Mary's ... Couples in love and faith ... Priests' Chapel blessings ...
At the Mass of the Chrism on Holy Tuesday, Archbishop Hickey gave an impassioned homily to his priests.
St Mary’s Cathedral Perth was full to capacity today with over 1000 people gathering for the annual St Patrick’s Day Mass to celebrate Ireland’s National Day and the Feast Day of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
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.
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI announced on Friday evening, 19 February 2010, that Blessed Mary MacKillop would be canonosed a saint on
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.
Visiting the Archbishop on Friday 29 January 2010 were two Domincan Sisters
Seen in the grounds of St Mary's Cathedral on Friday 22 January 2010, was this small orphaned joey from Shark Bay.
On 8 January 2010, Archbishop Hickey, together with six concelebrants and family and friends, celebrated a Pontifical Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Rose Mary Narkle (nee Willoway), who died on 20 December 2009.
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 ...
On Thursday evening 10 December 2009 the refurbished Dodd and Hobday Organs were blessed by Bishop Donald Sproxton...
Archbishop expresses a tribute to the life and ministry of Father Brian Morrison...
You can now view our special footage from Channel 7 News on St Mary's Cathdral...
Archbishop Hickey announces the Appointment of Mgr Michael Keating as the new Dean of St Mary's Cathedral.
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