St John of God

St John of God "Who is my neighbour?"

"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.

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Ninth Archbishop of Sydney announced

Ninth Archbishop of Sydney announced

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has welcomed the news of the appointment of the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Catholic Archbishop of Sydney.

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Ukrainian Patriarch’s National Visit to start in Perth

Ukrainian Patriarch’s National Visit to start in Perth

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.

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Child Protection Expert Appointed by Archbishop

Child Protection Expert Appointed by Archbishop

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.

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Archbishop welcomes Royal Commission extension

Archbishop welcomes Royal Commission extension

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.

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Silver Jubilee of Notre Dame

Silver Jubilee of Notre Dame

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.

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Diaconate of Marlon, Alexis and Noe

Diaconate of Marlon, Alexis and Noe

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.

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Courageous victim achieves justice

Courageous victim achieves justice

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.

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Pray and fast for Iraq, says Archbishop

Pray and fast for Iraq, says Archbishop

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.

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Distaste for disabilities

Distaste for disabilities

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.

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National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning

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.

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We'll take families out of detention

We'll take families out of detention

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.

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Two new priests for Perth

Two new priests for Perth

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".

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Cardinal Emeritus Edward Clancy R.I.P.

Cardinal Emeritus Edward Clancy R.I.P.

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.

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Memorial Mass for victims of Flight MH17

Memorial Mass for victims of Flight MH17

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

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Archbishop's Sermon for Flight MH17

Archbishop's Sermon for Flight MH17

"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.

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Hold firm to faith in God’s goodness

Hold firm to faith in God’s goodness

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".

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Sentencing of Fr Patrick Holmes

Sentencing of Fr Patrick Holmes

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.

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Memorial Mass for victims of flight MH17

Memorial Mass for victims of flight MH17

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.

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Icon Display adorns St Mary's Cathedral

Icon Display adorns St Mary's Cathedral

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.

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Tragedy of Flight MH17

Tragedy of Flight MH17

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.

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Perth Cathedral hosts choristers' 40th anniversary

Perth Cathedral hosts choristers' 40th anniversary

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.

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Archbishop reflects on Voluntary Euthanasia

Archbishop reflects on Voluntary Euthanasia

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.

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Good Friday AFL Games

Good Friday AFL Games

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.

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Profound mercy, compassion and understanding

Profound mercy, compassion and understanding

Archbishop Costelloe speaks to Catholics across Australia about Pope Francis and the way he models the ministry of St Peter in our contemporary world .

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LifeLink Launch 2014

LifeLink Launch 2014

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.

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St Michael's Bassendean Centenary

St Michael's Bassendean Centenary

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.

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Priestly Ordination of Renald Anthony

Priestly Ordination of Renald Anthony

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.

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Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick

Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick

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.

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Archbishop: we have failed terribly

Archbishop: we have failed terribly

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.

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Christ is risen - Alleluia!

Christ is risen - Alleluia!

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.

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Comment on Child Protection to the Sunday Times

Comment on Child Protection to the Sunday Times

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.

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Easter in Perth 2014

Easter in Perth 2014

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.

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The Triduum begins

The Triduum begins

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.

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Perth celebrates the Chrism Mass

Perth celebrates the Chrism Mass

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.

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Statement from Archbishop Costelloe regarding Fr Patrick Holmes

Statement from Archbishop Costelloe regarding Fr Patrick Holmes

Following a guilty plea delivered by Fr Patrick Holmes OSCam at Perth Magistrates Court this morning, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe made the following public statement...

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Perth United for Sports Celebration

Perth United for Sports Celebration

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.

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Prayer Focus for Flight MH370

Prayer Focus for Flight MH370

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.

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Fr Crispin Witika ordained priest

Fr Crispin Witika ordained priest

on 21st March, Crispin Witika was ordained priest in St Mary's Cathedral by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe before a crowd of great witnesses.

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Launch of Archdiocesan Sacramental Policy

Launch of Archdiocesan Sacramental Policy

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.

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2014 celebrations of St Patrick

2014 celebrations of St Patrick

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.

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Rite of Election of Catechumens & Formal Recognition of Candidates

Rite of Election of Catechumens & Formal Recognition of Candidates

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.

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Ecumenical Vespers recall Salvado's mission

Ecumenical Vespers recall Salvado's mission

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.

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Caritas seeks support for Project Compassion

Caritas seeks support for Project Compassion

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.

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Jane Pilkington says goodbye after 19 years

Jane Pilkington says goodbye after 19 years

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.

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Farewell Mass for Maranatha Director

Farewell Mass for Maranatha Director

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.

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The 2013 BJ Hickey Biblical Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The 2013 BJ Hickey Biblical Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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.

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Archbishop's 2013 Christmas Message to fellow Catholics

Archbishop's 2013 Christmas Message to fellow Catholics

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"...

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Perth's Christmas Masses

Perth's Christmas Masses

Discover where Carol Services and Masses are taking place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.

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Archdiocese Celebrates Centenary

Archdiocese Celebrates Centenary

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.

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Archbishop's Letter speaks of The Royal Commission

Archbishop's Letter speaks of The Royal Commission

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.

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Commitment Statement by the Catholic community to be read in all Perth parishes

Commitment Statement by the Catholic community to be read in all Perth parishes

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

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Centenary Novena Commences in Cathedral

Centenary Novena Commences in Cathedral

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.

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Advent Lectio Divina App Available

Advent Lectio Divina App Available

Praying the Scriptures in Advent! Popular Lectio Divina reflections released as App by the Broken Bay Diocese

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Supporting Sick Elderly People

Supporting Sick Elderly People

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

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Jubilarians Honoured

Jubilarians Honoured

The jubilees of nine priests serving in Western Australia were celebrated at the annual St Charles Day Clergy Mass and Dinner on 4 November.

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Archbishop Launches 2013 LifeLink Appeal

Archbishop Launches 2013 LifeLink Appeal

"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.

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Cathedral Reverberates to the Singing of The Messiah

Cathedral Reverberates to the Singing of The Messiah

The Christmas Season came early to St Mary's Cathedral with the singing of the Messiah on the eve of All Saints.

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Record Editor Resigns to Become Editor of The Catholic Weekly

Record Editor Resigns to Become Editor of The Catholic Weekly

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!"

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Ordination of Fr Brennan Sia

Ordination of Fr Brennan Sia

Deacon Brennan Sia was Ordained to the Priesthood on Friday 27 September by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.

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Encountering Christ 50 years after Vatican II

Encountering Christ 50 years after Vatican II

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe concludes 2013's lecture series on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II

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Archbishop Clune CSsR Reinterred in St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop Clune CSsR Reinterred in St Mary's Cathedral

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.

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Pope Calls for Day of Prayer & Fasting this Saturday, 7th September

Pope Calls for Day of Prayer & Fasting this Saturday, 7th September

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

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Fr Jim Petry Celebrates 90th Birthday

Fr Jim Petry Celebrates 90th Birthday

Perth Archdiocesan priest, Fr Jim Petry MBE, celebrated his 90th Birthday with a special Morning Tea at the Archbishop's House.

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Crowds Flock to Pilgrim Statue of Fatima

Crowds Flock to Pilgrim Statue of Fatima

Last Thursday, large crowds filled St Mary's Cathedral to pray before the the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima.

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Comment on proposal to extend Sunday trading hours

Comment on proposal to extend Sunday trading hours

Extending Sunday trading might seem harmless but could reap destructive long-term effects on society

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Daydawn Director Calls it a Day!

Daydawn Director Calls it a Day!

Sr Dolores Coffey RSM has called it a day as she steps down as Director of Daydawn

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Give Jesus a Strong, Clear and Loud

Give Jesus a Strong, Clear and Loud "YES"!

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"

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Photo Collage of Performing Arts Opening Mass

Photo Collage of Performing Arts Opening Mass

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

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World Youth Day Commissioning Mass

World Youth Day Commissioning Mass

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!

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Archbishop Announces Appointment of Archdiocesan Communications and Media Manager

Archbishop Announces Appointment of Archdiocesan Communications and Media Manager

Archbishop Costelloe has announced the appointment of Mr James Parker to the position of Archdiocesan Communications and Media Manager

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Archbishop Costelloe Delivers Address at Choral Evensong for Christian Unity Week

Archbishop Costelloe Delivers Address at Choral Evensong for Christian Unity Week

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.

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Archdiocese Presents Vatican II 50th Anniversary Talks and Discussions for the Public

Archdiocese Presents Vatican II 50th Anniversary Talks and Discussions for the Public

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

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Easter Message of the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth

Easter Message of the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth

Archbishop's Easter Message on Youtube

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Go and Rebuild My Church

Go and Rebuild My Church

"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."

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Crest and Motto of Pope Francis

Crest and Motto of Pope Francis

Explanation of the Crest and Motto of Pope Francis

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Habemun Papam! Pope Francis

Habemun Papam! Pope Francis

Habemus Papam! Pope Francis

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Archbishop Costelloe Ordains Fr Victor Manuel Lujano to the Priesthood

Archbishop Costelloe Ordains Fr Victor Manuel Lujano to the Priesthood

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.

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Archbishop Thanks Sr Frances Stibi

Archbishop Thanks Sr Frances Stibi

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.

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Archbishop's Lenten Message

Archbishop's Lenten Message

Achbishop Costelloe invites us to reflect on the relationship between faith and love as we begin our Lenten journey.

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Archbishop Costelloe Comments On Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Archbishop Costelloe Comments On Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

It was with great surprise and sadness that I heard the news on Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to resign

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Chrismas Message from Archbishop Costelloe

Chrismas Message from Archbishop Costelloe

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”.

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Archbishop Costelloe Supports a Royal Commission

Archbishop Costelloe Supports a Royal Commission

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.

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Jubilarians Honoured at St Charles' Day Celebrations

Jubilarians Honoured at St Charles' Day Celebrations

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.

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The Journey So Far - A Letter to the People of the Archdiocese of Perth from Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB

The Journey So Far - A Letter to the People of the Archdiocese of Perth from Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB

"As the new Archbishop of Perth I have started a journey of faith, together with you all, into a future which only God knows."

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Archbishop Costelloe Addresses Synod

Archbishop Costelloe Addresses Synod

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."

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Knights of the Southern Cross Fulfil Pledge to Cathedral Restoration and Completion

Knights of the Southern Cross Fulfil Pledge to Cathedral Restoration and Completion

When men and women of Faith work together, there is nothing that cannot be achieved.

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Archbishop Costelloe on “same-sex marriage

Archbishop Costelloe on “same-sex marriage"

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.

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Relic of St Francis Xavier Coming to Perth

Relic of St Francis Xavier Coming to Perth

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.

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The Biblical Foundation Launched by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey

The Biblical Foundation Launched by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey

Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey, together with Archbishop Costelloe launch The Biblical Foundation

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Fr Cyril Axelrod CSsR Visits Perth

Fr Cyril Axelrod CSsR Visits Perth

Deaf and blind priest, Fr Cyril Axelrod CSsR is in Perth sharing his special journey.

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Mandorla Art Award 2012

Mandorla Art Award 2012

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.” Galatians 4:4

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The Angelico Exhibition 2012

The Angelico Exhibition 2012

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB presents Year of Grace art award as part of the Angelico Exhibition

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Historic Graduation Ceremony Held at St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle

Historic Graduation Ceremony Held at St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle

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

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A Tribute to Fr Joseph Kelly OCD

A Tribute to Fr Joseph Kelly OCD

MorLey Carmelite, Fr Tadgh Tierney OCD, pays tribute to Fr Joseph Kelly OCD who passed away on 13 July 2012

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Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey Pays Tribute to Fr Gaetano Nanni OMI

Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey Pays Tribute to Fr Gaetano Nanni OMI

Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey says Fr Gaetano Nanni will be long remebered and loved.

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Archbishop Costelloe Speaks about the Significance of the Pallium

Archbishop Costelloe Speaks about the Significance of the Pallium

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.

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Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB Receives Pallium from Pope Benedict

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB Receives Pallium from Pope Benedict

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

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Ordination of the Very Reverend Fr Harry Entwistle

Ordination of the Very Reverend Fr Harry Entwistle

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

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The Importance of Christian Marriage and the Futility of Alternatives to Marriage

The Importance of Christian Marriage and the Futility of Alternatives to Marriage

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.

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Pontifical Requiem Mass Celebrated for the Repose of the Soul of Fr Finbarr Walsh

Pontifical Requiem Mass Celebrated for the Repose of the Soul of Fr Finbarr Walsh

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

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Year of Grace Launched by Archbishop

Year of Grace Launched by Archbishop

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

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Vincentian Provincial Visits Archbishop

Vincentian Provincial Visits Archbishop

The Provincial of the Vincentians, Fr George Arackal VC, pays a coutesy visit to Archbishop Costelloe SDB.

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Get to know Jesus, Archbishop says in Year of Grace launch

Get to know Jesus, Archbishop says in Year of Grace launch

Archbishop Costelloe SDB has released a video message in time for A Year of Grace which commences on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May.

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Invitation to Perth launch of A Year of Grace

Invitation to Perth launch of A Year of Grace

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.

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Clergy Gather for Day of Recreation

Clergy Gather for Day of Recreation

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.

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Personal Ordinariate for Former Anglicans to Commence on 15th June 2012

Personal Ordinariate for Former Anglicans to Commence on 15th June 2012

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.

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Farewell to Cathedral Presbytery Cook

Farewell to Cathedral Presbytery Cook

A morning tea was held on Tuesday 4 May to say "thank you and farewell" to the Cathedral Presybtery cook Mrs Chris Doyle.

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US Sailors Help Paint St Mary's Cathedral Fence

US Sailors Help Paint St Mary's Cathedral Fence

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.

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service

ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Photos taken at ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Perth, 25 April 2012

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Visit of Malankara Syrian Orthodox Bishop

Visit of Malankara Syrian Orthodox Bishop

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.

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Good Friday Stations of the Cross and the Lord's Passion

Good Friday Stations of the Cross and the Lord's Passion

Good Friday Commenced at St Mary's Cathedral with Stations of the Cross in the Morning and the Lord's Passion celebrated at 3pm.

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Cathedral Triduum Commences with the the Lord's Supper

Cathedral Triduum Commences with the the Lord's Supper

A near full Cathedral celebrated the Lord's Supper with Archbishop Costelloe and clergy.

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Archbishop Costelloe Celebrates First Chrism Mass as Archbishop

Archbishop Costelloe Celebrates First Chrism Mass as Archbishop

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.

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Installation Homily of The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB

Installation Homily of The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB

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

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Video Highlights of Installation of Archbishop Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth

Video Highlights of Installation of Archbishop Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth

Follow the link to see the highlights of the Installation of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, 9th Bishop and 6th Archbishop of Perth

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New Archbishop of Perth's first homily

New Archbishop of Perth's first homily

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."

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Archbishop Costelloe talks about Faith

Archbishop Costelloe talks about Faith

The Faith Centre in Perth released video footage of an interview Archbishop Costelloe gave about faith.

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Historic Moment for the Perth Archdiocese

Historic Moment for the Perth Archdiocese

The Solemn Mass & Reception for Archbishop-designate Timothy Costelloe SDB will take place on 21 March at 6.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral.

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Perth flocks to farewell its shepherd

Perth flocks to farewell its shepherd

Hundreds farewell Archbishop Hickey who says he’ll continue to respond to the call to follow Christ in sacred orders while in retirement

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160 plus on the road to becoming Catholic

160 plus on the road to becoming Catholic

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.

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Speak to Jesus, and discover him for yourself, Archbishop says

Speak to Jesus, and discover him for yourself, Archbishop says

Archbishop Hickey releases his seventh episode - Jesus is Real - in the A Word for Today's World series.

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The New Archbishop of Perth is Announced

The New Archbishop of Perth is Announced

Breaking news: Melbourne Bishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to succeed Archbishop Hickey as Archbishop of Perth

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Midland Patrist's sudden death

Midland Patrist's sudden death

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.

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Advice from the Vatican

Advice from the Vatican

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith

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A Word for Today's World with Archbishop Barry Hickey

A Word for Today's World with Archbishop Barry Hickey

Archbishop Hickey to give an online video series of good news talks that will be available from 22 January via The Faith Centre website.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Hickey

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Hickey

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.

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Griver Story Unveiled

Griver Story Unveiled

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.

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Archbishop meets WA Consul of Italy

Archbishop meets WA Consul of Italy

The newly appointed Consul of Italy to Western Australia came to visit Archbishop Barry Hickey on 14 December

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Archbishop ordains Redemptorist in Perth

Archbishop ordains Redemptorist in Perth

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.

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Archives receive Michael Broderick Collection

Archives receive Michael Broderick Collection

A significant collection of architectural plans of Catholic and civic buildings in WA dating back 100 years donated to the Archives

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Archbishop to feature on 98.5 Sonshine FM radio

Archbishop to feature on 98.5 Sonshine FM radio

Archbishop Hickey visited Sonshine radio studios to pre-record a radio series on the good news of Jesus

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Archbishop ordains three more priests

Archbishop ordains three more priests

Archbishop Barry James Hickey ordained three men to the priesthood for the Perth Archdiocese on 18 November in St Mary’s Cathedral.

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Perth gets ready for Rio WYD 2013

Perth gets ready for Rio WYD 2013

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).

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Mandorla Art Award Retrospective launched

Mandorla Art Award Retrospective launched

A collection of winning Mandorla Art Award works are on display in The Faith Centre this week, which Archbishop Hickey launched on 11 November.

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A Year of Grace to be a journey

A Year of Grace to be a journey

The Perth Archdiocese's coordinator for 'A Year of Grace' introduced the concept to Perth clergy on 10 November.

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LifeLink winners honoured

LifeLink winners honoured

Queen of the Apostles in Riverton was one of six Catholic schools in Perth to win this year's LifeLink 'Express Yourself' art competition.

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The Queen visits Clontarf Aboriginal College

The Queen visits Clontarf Aboriginal College

The Queen made an official visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College, and Mgr Keating blessed Ngulla Mia.

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Archbishop Hickey & Bishop Sproxton return

Archbishop Hickey & Bishop Sproxton return

Fresh from their trip to Rome for the “Ad Limina” visit to the Holy Father, Archbishop Hickey writes on what happened.

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Fremantle Celebrates the 63rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Fremantle Celebrates the 63rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet

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.

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Pastoral Letter on the New Translation of the Roman Missal

Pastoral Letter on the New Translation of the Roman Missal

Archbishop Hickey welcomes the New Translation of the Mass. He announces the introduction of the Peoples' Responses this weekend in the Archdiocese.

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Perth's Shepherd preaches in Rome

Perth's Shepherd preaches in Rome

Archbishop Hickey preached to the Australian Catholic Bishops on 20 October in Rome during the Ad Limina.

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Pope to Open Domus Australia today

Pope to Open Domus Australia today

Pope Benedict XVI will officially open Australia's first pilgrim centre in Rome today 19 October at 5.30pm ROME TIME.

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Letter from Rome

Letter from Rome

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.

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Mick Malthouse Comes for Morning Tea

Mick Malthouse Comes for Morning Tea

Top former AFL coach Mick Malthouse visited the Cathedral Presbytery for morning tea.

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Archbishop Opens Evangelisation Centre

Archbishop Opens Evangelisation Centre

Archbishop Opens Evangelisation Centre

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Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations Meets in Perth

Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations Meets in Perth

The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations met in Perth on the 16th and 17th of August.

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Three Priests Ordained for Perth

Three Priests Ordained for Perth

Archbishop Hickey ordained three men for the Archdiocese of Perth on Friday 12 August in a packed Cathedral.

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First Bishop of Perth Reinterred

First Bishop of Perth Reinterred

Perth's first Bishop John Brady was laid to rest in St Mary's Cathedral crypt on 2 August.

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A Surreal Experience!

A Surreal Experience!

Bishop Brady's great great grandniece Lorna Lavelle described as "surreal" the experience of being in Perth for the Reinterment of Bishop John Brady

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Bishop Griver Biographer to take up position with Landgate

Bishop Griver Biographer to take up position with Landgate

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.

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Cathedral Hosts NAIDOC Week Celebration

Cathedral Hosts NAIDOC Week Celebration

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.

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Archbishop Hickey Welcomes Romanian Orthodox Bishop Mihail to St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop Hickey Welcomes Romanian Orthodox Bishop Mihail to St Mary's Cathedral

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.

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Archbishop's Pastoral Letter  - Today's Missionary Challenge

Archbishop's Pastoral Letter - Today's Missionary Challenge

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.

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Archbishop Speaks Out

Archbishop Speaks Out

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.

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Death of Fr John Chokolich

Death of Fr John Chokolich

Death of Fr John Chokolich

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The Cradle of Several Perth Religious Orders

The Cradle of Several Perth Religious Orders

The Cradle of Several Perth Religious Orders

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Passing Away of Fr Gordon Bennett

Passing Away of Fr Gordon Bennett

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.

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EASTER VIGIL - PHOTO GALLERY

EASTER VIGIL - PHOTO GALLERY

EASTER VIGIL - PHOTO GALLERY

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GOOD FRIDAY 2011 - PHOTO GALLERY

GOOD FRIDAY 2011 - PHOTO GALLERY

GOOD FRIDAY 2011 - PHOTO GALLERY

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HOLY THURSDAY - CATHEDRAL MASS OF THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER - PHOTO GALLERY

HOLY THURSDAY - CATHEDRAL MASS OF THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER - PHOTO GALLERY

HOLY THURSDAY - CATHEDRAL MASS OF THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER - PHOTO GALLERY

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PHOTO GALLERY - CHRISM MASS

PHOTO GALLERY - CHRISM MASS

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.

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Military Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem

Military Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem

The Military Hospitaller order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem held its annual national Chapter in Perth on 8 - 11 April.

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Mandorla Art Prize 2010

Mandorla Art Prize 2010

Earlier this month, Archbsihop Hickey met with Madeleine Clear, an entrant in the Mandorla Art Prize 2010.

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Building a Civilisation of Love

Building a Civilisation of Love

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.

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Eureka! Bishop Found In France

Eureka! Bishop Found In France

A group of archaeological diggers led by Fr Robert Cross are in Southern France in search of the remains of Perth's first Bishop.

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Centenary Celebration for Archbishop Clune

Centenary Celebration for Archbishop Clune

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.

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Five More Labourers for the Lord’s Vineyard

Five More Labourers for the Lord’s Vineyard

The evening of 4 March saw a packed Cathedral for the ordination of five deacons to the priesthood by Archbishop Hickey.

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Festival in Perth for Anglican Ordinariate

Festival in Perth for Anglican Ordinariate

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.

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Christchurch Earthquake Victim Remembered

Christchurch Earthquake Victim Remembered

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.

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An Evening Praying with Ivan

An Evening Praying with Ivan

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.

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Ecumenical Prayer Service for the Martyrs of the Middle East

Ecumenical Prayer Service for the Martyrs of the Middle East

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.

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Perth’s Founding Bishop to come Home

Perth’s Founding Bishop to come Home

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.

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Book Launch of

Book Launch of "Our Cathedral"

The book "Our Cathedral", authored by Cathedral parishioner John Winship, was launched recently by Archbishop Hickey.

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First Anniversay of Cathedral Opening

First Anniversay of Cathedral Opening

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.

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New Chapel Site dedicated at St Charles' Day Celebration

New Chapel Site dedicated at St Charles' Day Celebration

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

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Historic Meeting of Council of Priests

Historic Meeting of Council of Priests

Archbishop Hickey hosted an historic meeting of the Council of Priests in the recently refurbished Chapter Hall of the Cathedral Presbytery

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Church Music Concert to Celebrate All Saints and All Souls

Church Music Concert to Celebrate All Saints and All Souls

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.

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Never See a Need Without Doing Something About It! - Launch of LifeLink Christmas Appeal

Never See a Need Without Doing Something About It! - Launch of LifeLink Christmas Appeal

Bishop Sproxton, together with Mr Brett Mendez, launched the LifeLink Christmas Appeal at St Mary's Cathedral on Tuesday 19 October.

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Former Vatican Missions Official Thanks Perth

Former Vatican Missions Official Thanks Perth

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.

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Cathedral Canonization Celebration

Cathedral Canonization Celebration

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.

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MacKillop Image Projected onto Cathedral

MacKillop Image Projected onto Cathedral

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.

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Archdiocese set to Celebrate Canonization of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Archdiocese set to Celebrate Canonization of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Archdiocese of Perth set to celebrate the canonization of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

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Quinlan Crucifix

Quinlan Crucifix

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.

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Death of Fr Thomas Columba Gaine

Death of Fr Thomas Columba Gaine

Death of Fr Thomas (Tom) Columba Gaine. May He Rest in Peace.

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Archbishop Hickey Ordains Five Deacons

Archbishop Hickey Ordains Five Deacons

Archbishop Hickey ordained to the Diaconate five seminarians from St Charles' Seminary on Friday 20 August at Blessed Mary MacKillop Parish Church, Ballajura.

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Choral Bouquet for Our Lady

Choral Bouquet for Our Lady

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.

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Pearl of Great Price

Pearl of Great Price

Archbishop Barry James Hickey presents his pastoral letter in preparation and celebration of NATIONAL MARRIAGE DAY...

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First Priestly Ordinations in Completed St Mary's Cathedral

First Priestly Ordinations in Completed St Mary's Cathedral

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.

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Recent Events

Recent Events

* Visit of Fr Borys Gudziak * A Child of Our Time

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Archbishop Meets Prime Minister

Archbishop Meets Prime Minister

Archbishop Hickey today met with the Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard.

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Australian Ambassador to the Holy See Calls on Archbishop

Australian Ambassador to the Holy See Calls on Archbishop

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 Responds to Misleading West Australian Article

Archbishop Responds to Misleading West Australian Article

Election article response

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Archbishop Blesses Subiaco Parish Facility

Archbishop Blesses Subiaco Parish Facility

Archbishop Hickey blessed the Subiaco Parish Facility on 22 July in the presence of Parish Priest Fr Joseph Walsh and about fifty guests.

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Monsignor Keating Celebrates Performing Arts Festival Opening Mass

Monsignor Keating Celebrates Performing Arts Festival Opening Mass

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.

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Prendiville College Students Visit St Mary's Cathedral

Prendiville College Students Visit St Mary's Cathedral

Students and staff from Prendiville College visit St Mary's Cathedral

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Vietnamese Priest and Sister Arrive in Perth for Further Studies

Vietnamese Priest and Sister Arrive in Perth for Further Studies

Fr Lai and Sr Anna recently in Perth from Vietnam to commence theological studies this semester at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

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Funeral of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin

Funeral of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin

On 20 July 2010, Archbishop Hickey celebrated the Requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin.

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Death of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin PP

Death of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin PP

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.

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Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton Meet Mr Rifat Kassis

Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton Meet Mr Rifat Kassis

Mr Risfat Odeh Kassis, a guest of Act for Peace, visits Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton

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Evangelization Centre Proposed

Evangelization Centre Proposed

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.

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Organ Recital Marks 100th Anniversary of Cathedral Pipe Organ

Organ Recital Marks 100th Anniversary of Cathedral Pipe Organ

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.

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Knights of the Southern Cross Support Concluding Ceremony for Year for Priests

Knights of the Southern Cross Support Concluding Ceremony for Year for Priests

The State President of the Knights of the Southern Cross, Mr Peter Murray, the State Executive Officer, Mr Geoff McKebery . . .

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Trinity College Confirmation

Trinity College Confirmation

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.

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Trinity College Confirmation

Trinity College Confirmation

Trinity College Confirmation

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Bishop Peter Elliott

Bishop Peter Elliott

Bishop Elliott

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May News

May News

May News

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Collage of News

Collage of News

Year 6 Aquinas boys on tour at St Mary's ... Couples in love and faith ... Priests' Chapel blessings ...

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Archbishop Speaks to His Priests at Chrism Mass

Archbishop Speaks to His Priests at Chrism Mass

At the Mass of the Chrism on Holy Tuesday, Archbishop Hickey gave an impassioned homily to his priests.

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Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday

Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday

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.

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Archbishop's Easter Message 2010

Archbishop's Easter Message 2010

The Archbishop's 2010 Easter Message.

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St Patrick's Day Mass Returns to Cathedral

St Patrick's Day Mass Returns to Cathedral

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.

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Archbishop Meets with Consultors

Archbishop Meets with Consultors

Archbishop Hickey met with the Archdiocesan College of Consultors on Wednesday 24 February 2010 to discuss future directions of the Archdiocese.

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Archbishop Sends His Congratulations to Sisters of St Jospeh

Archbishop Sends His Congratulations to Sisters of St Jospeh

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.

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Blessed Mary MacKillop to be Canonised

Blessed Mary MacKillop to be Canonised

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI announced on Friday evening, 19 February 2010, that Blessed Mary MacKillop would be canonosed a saint on

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Archdiocese of Perth Sponsors Further Studies Programme for Vietnamese Clergy and Religious

Archdiocese of Perth Sponsors Further Studies Programme for Vietnamese Clergy and Religious

Fr Quang Van Nguyen from the Diocese of Xuan Loc, Vietnam, arrived in Perth last week.

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2010 Lenten Pastoral Letter - Archbishop Hickey

2010 Lenten Pastoral Letter - Archbishop Hickey

2010 Lenten Messsage - Archbishop Hickey

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National Liturgical Council Annual Conference held in Perth

National Liturgical Council Annual Conference held in Perth

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.

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New Dean Welcomed

New Dean Welcomed

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.

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Archbishop 'Reaches Out' to Vietnam

Archbishop 'Reaches Out' to Vietnam

Visiting the Archbishop on Friday 29 January 2010 were two Domincan Sisters

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Joey's walkabaout!

Joey's walkabaout!

Seen in the grounds of St Mary's Cathedral on Friday 22 January 2010, was this small orphaned joey from Shark Bay.

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Death of Dom Paulino OSB

Death of Dom Paulino OSB

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.

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Recent Happenings

Recent Happenings

Some recent happenings and photographs!

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Pontifical Requiem Mass for Rose Mary Narkle

Pontifical Requiem Mass for Rose Mary Narkle

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.

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Archbishop's Jubilee

Archbishop's Jubilee

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.

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Second Miracle Attributed to Blessed Mary MacKillop's Intercession - Way Opens for her Canonisation

Second Miracle Attributed to Blessed Mary MacKillop's Intercession - Way Opens for her Canonisation

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.

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Blessing of Cathedral Entrance and Baptismal Font and the Planting of the World Youth Day Olive Tree

Blessing of Cathedral Entrance and Baptismal Font and the Planting of the World Youth Day Olive Tree

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 . . .

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Blessing of Aboriginal Pathway and Ceremonial Fire at Cathedral

Blessing of Aboriginal Pathway and Ceremonial Fire at Cathedral

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.

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Pontifical Requiem Mass for Fr Brian Morrison

Pontifical Requiem Mass for Fr Brian Morrison

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 ...

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Organ Blessing

Organ Blessing

On Thursday evening 10 December 2009 the refurbished Dodd and Hobday Organs were blessed by Bishop Donald Sproxton...

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Opening and Re-dedication of St Mary's Cathedral

Opening and Re-dedication of St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop Barry James Hickey officially opened and re-dedicated St Mary's Cathedral on 8 December 2009.

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Death of Fr Brian Morrison - Funeral Arrangements

Death of Fr Brian Morrison - Funeral Arrangements

Archbishop expresses a tribute to the life and ministry of Father Brian Morrison...

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7 Perth todaytonight special footage on St Mary's Cathedral

7 Perth todaytonight special footage on St Mary's Cathedral

You can now view our special footage from Channel 7 News on St Mary's Cathdral...

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Bishops Laid to Rest

Bishops Laid to Rest

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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Re-opening of St Mary's Cathedral

Re-opening of St Mary's Cathedral

View for latest dates and details.

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New Dean for St Mary's Cathedral

New Dean for St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop Hickey announces the Appointment of Mgr Michael Keating as the new Dean of St Mary's Cathedral.

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It is a Suicide Bill says Bishop Sproxton

It is a Suicide Bill says Bishop Sproxton

Bishop Sproxton on the proposed Euthenasia Bill

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