Archbishop has reminded a crowded cathedral in the heart of Perth that "in the resurrection of Jesus" we come to see, touch and love the God whom we otherwise could never have seen, never have touched, and never have truly loved.
The Sunday Times approached Archbishop Costelloe's office wishing to know the steps he had taken to make the Catholic Church a safer place for children since issuing a letter of apology in December 2013. A full transcript of the comment is here.
Fewer seasons in the Church's calendar bring together a tidal wave of clergy and laity of any town and city like Easter. Perth is no different with the cathedral and parishes overflowing as we remember Jesus' passion, death and resurrection.
As the 2014 Paschal Triduum begins, Archbishop Costelloe reflects on what Christ's life, death and resurrection mean for Catholics and Perth society at this time in history.
Following a guilty plea delivered by Fr Patrick Holmes OSCam at Perth Magistrates Court this morning, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe made the following public statement...
Nic Naitanui joined church leaders, school students and a whole host of sports-loving individuals at a celebration of God's Gift of Sport at St George's Anglican Cathedral on Sunday 6th April.
on 21st March, Crispin Witika was ordained priest in St Mary's Cathedral by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe before a crowd of great witnesses.
Several hundred people gathered in Westminster to hear Archbishop Costelloe, leaders in theology and catechesis and experts in education present the official Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Perth.
St Mary's Cathedral was ablaze with song and expectation as over 200 people presented themselves before Archbishop Costelloe to be accepted into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Election.
The Benedictine monks of New Norcia left their rural monastery to chant vespers within the heart of our city with great simplicity and flair to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of their founder, Dom Rosendo Salvado.
After 19 years of service to two Archbishops, Jane Pilkington waves goodbye to the important role she has played as Archbishop's Secretary and embraces retirement to a flurry of gratitude and honours.
Priests, religious, agency directors and friends gathered in Leederville earlier this week for a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration in gratitude for Sr Philomena Burrell's great leadership as Director of The Maranatha Centre.
Archbishop Costelloe awarded the 2013 BJ Hickey 2013 Biblical Scholarships to some of the recipients at a morning tea in the Cathedral Presbytery on Friday 20 December in the presence of Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey and other guests.
Read or watch Archbishop Costelloe's Christmas Message to the Catholic community of Perth in which he speaks of our call to help to "heal wounds" and to "warm hearts"...
Discover where Carol Services and Masses are taking place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.
As the Royal Commission focusses on the Catholic Church's role in dealing with child sexual abuse, Archbishop Costelloe writes to the Catholic community and society at large about failures and the future.
On behalf of the entire Catholic community, the Truth Justice Healing Council has released a COMMITMENT STATEMENT outlining the Catholic Church's commitment to repair past wrongs, to listen to victims, put their needs first, and ensure a safer future for
Praying the Scriptures in Advent! Popular Lectio Divina reflections released as App by the Broken Bay Diocese
Bishop Don Sproxton recently addressed the 28th International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (Health Care Pastoral) in Rome which examined the theme “The Church at the service of sick elderly people: care for people with neur
"Reaching out to people in need in practical and life-changing ways is an essential part of our Christian faith" said Archbishop Costelloe SDB at the official launch of the 2013 Christimas Appeal for LifeLink.
The Christmas Season came early to St Mary's Cathedral with the singing of the Messiah on the eve of All Saints.
Excusing himself of the pun, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB observed that the retiring Editor of The Record, Mr Peter Rosengren, was leaving the paper with an "extraordinary record!"
Deacon Brennan Sia was Ordained to the Priesthood on Friday 27 September by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe concludes 2013's lecture series on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II
Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune CSsR DD, following the exhumation of his mortal remains from Karrakatta Cemetery in May this year, was reinterred last night in the crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, Perth.
Archbishop Costelloe has invited the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Perth to join in solidarity with Pope Francis by participating in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the whole world this coming Saturday, 7 September
Perth Archdiocesan priest, Fr Jim Petry MBE, celebrated his 90th Birthday with a special Morning Tea at the Archbishop's House.
Extending Sunday trading might seem harmless but could reap destructive long-term effects on society
Sr Dolores Coffey RSM has called it a day as she steps down as Director of Daydawn
The 2013 Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges was launched at Mass in St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 25 July. Click here to see photos
Archbishop Costelloe commissioned 72 pilgrims at the 11am Cathedral Mass on Sunday 7 July, sending them out like the 72 disciples spoken of in the Gospel reading of the day, the 14th Sunday of Ordinary time!
Archbishop Costelloe has announced the appointment of Mr James Parker to the position of Archdiocesan Communications and Media Manager
By keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus he will draw us closer together. This was the message of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at Choral Evensong in St George's Anglican Cathedral, Perth, last Sunday evening.
50 Years after Vatican II commenced, Pope Francis asks: "Have we done everything that the Holy Spirit has asked us to do during the Council?" The Archdiocese is holding four public lectures and discussions on the four key Constitutions of Vatican II
Archbishop's Easter Message on Youtube
"We, the bishops and priests, must have the courage and the humility to put aside, once and for all, any pretensions to superiority, any arrogance and hard-heartedness, any mean-spiritedness or lack of forgiveness, any self-centredness or selfishness."
Rev Victor Manuel Lujano was ordained a Priest for the Archdiocese of Perth by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at St Mary's Cathedral Perth on Friday 8 March.
Archbishop Costelloe hosted a morning-tea in the dining room of the Archbishop's House on Thursday 7 March to thank Sr Frances Stibi PBVM for her many years of dedicated and professional service to the Archdiocesan Archives.
It was with great surprise and sadness that I heard the news on Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to resign
When the angels appear to the shepherds to tell them of the birth of Christ the angel’s first words are “do not be afraid”.
Around 150 bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians celebrated the feast of St Charles Borromeo at St Charles' Seminary on 5 November and honoured jubilarians amongst their ranks.
"As the new Archbishop of Perth I have started a journey of faith, together with you all, into a future which only God knows."
When men and women of Faith work together, there is nothing that cannot be achieved.
Archbishop Costelloe says that it is because the Church is ". . . for marriage, for the family and for the rights of children . . ." that it will stand so firmly against any attempt to legislate to change the nature of marriage.
Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey, together with Archbishop Costelloe launch The Biblical Foundation
Deaf and blind priest, Fr Cyril Axelrod CSsR is in Perth sharing his special journey.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB presents Year of Grace art award as part of the Angelico Exhibition
On Sunday 22 July 2012, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB joined the University of Notre Dame Australia community for the first Graduation Mass held by the University in St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle
Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey says Fr Gaetano Nanni will be long remebered and loved.
On Sunday 8 July, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB spoke at the 11am Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth about the significance of the Pallium.
On the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth, was honoured to be vested with the Pallium by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
On Friday 15 June, the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe SDB ordained to the Priesthood the Very Reverend Fr Harry Entwistle and announced his appointment by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI as Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
The Archbishop Emeritus of Perth, Western Australia, the Most Rev Barry James Hickey, addresses the Fiftieth Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, Ireland, on The Importance of Christian Marriage and the Futility of Alternatives to Marriage.
On Thursday 7 June, family, friends and Rockingham parishioners joined with Archbishop Costelloe, Emeritus Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton and many clergy of the Archdiocese to farewell Fr Henry Finbarr Walsh
Parish representatives from throughout the Archdiocese of Perth joined His Grace, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, at the Sunday evening Youth Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth on 27 May, to launch The Year of Grace
The Provincial of the Vincentians, Fr George Arackal VC, pays a coutesy visit to Archbishop Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Costelloe SDB has released a video message in time for A Year of Grace which commences on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May.
A Year of Grace will be launched in Perth with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB of Perth at 5pm on 27 May at St Mary’s Cathedral. All welcome.
On Monday 14 May, the clergy of Perth and beyond gathered for a day of golf, tennis, soccer and fraternity followed by a prize giving dinner in the evening.
President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Most Rev Dennis Hart, has announced the forthcoming establishment in Australia by Pope Benedict XVI of a Personal Ordinariate for former Anglicans.
The Archdiocese of Perth is mourning the passing of two well known and respected priests, Fr Brian Harris and Fr Daniel Foley
A morning tea was held on Tuesday 4 May to say "thank you and farewell" to the Cathedral Presybtery cook Mrs Chris Doyle.
Malankara Syrian Orthodox Bishop, His Grace Paulose Mor Ireneous, paid a courtesy visit to the Archbishop of Perth, His Grace Timothy Costelloe, on Monday 16 April.
Good Friday Commenced at St Mary's Cathedral with Stations of the Cross in the Morning and the Lord's Passion celebrated at 3pm.
A near full Cathedral celebrated the Lord's Supper with Archbishop Costelloe and clergy.
Nearly 200 hundred priests renewed their commitment to the priesthood before Archbishop Costelloe at the annual Chrism Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth on Holy Tuesday evening.
Follow the link to view the homily given by the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB at his Installation Mass as the 6th Archbishop of Perth
Follow the link to see the highlights of the Installation of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, 9th Bishop and 6th Archbishop of Perth
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth says, "The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to return Christ to the Church and to return the Church to Christ."
The Solemn Mass & Reception for Archbishop-designate Timothy Costelloe SDB will take place on 21 March at 6.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Archbishop Hickey who says he’ll continue to respond to the call to follow Christ in sacred orders while in retirement
Archbishop Hickey releases his seventh episode - Jesus is Real - in the A Word for Today's World series.
Breaking news: Melbourne Bishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to succeed Archbishop Hickey as Archbishop of Perth
The 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.
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 newly appointed Consul of Italy to Western Australia came to visit Archbishop Barry Hickey on 14 December
A significant collection of architectural plans of Catholic and civic buildings in WA dating back 100 years donated to the Archives
Archbishop Hickey visited Sonshine radio studios to pre-record a radio series on the good news of Jesus
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).
A collection of winning Mandorla Art Award works are on display in The Faith Centre this week, which Archbishop Hickey launched on 11 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.
The Queen made an official visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College, and Mgr Keating blessed Ngulla Mia.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI will officially open Australia's first pilgrim centre in Rome today 19 October at 5.30pm ROME TIME.
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.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations met in Perth on the 16th and 17th of August.
Perth's first Bishop John Brady was laid to rest in St Mary's Cathedral crypt on 2 August.
Bishop Brady's great great grandniece Lorna Lavelle described as "surreal" the experience of being in Perth for the Reinterment of Bishop John Brady
Mr Odhran O'Brien, who recently submitted his Master's Thesis on the life of Bishop Griver will soon commence work in a State Government department.
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
A selection of photos taken during the Chrism Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton and the clergy of the archdiocese. The faithful packed the Cathedral supporting the work of their priests.
The Military Hospitaller order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem held its annual national Chapter in Perth on 8 - 11 April.
Earlier this month, Archbsihop Hickey met with Madeleine Clear, an entrant in the Mandorla Art Prize 2010.
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.
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.
The evening of 4 March saw a packed Cathedral for the ordination of five deacons to the priesthood by Archbishop Hickey.
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.
On Tuesday, February 22, Ivan Dragicevic, one of the six visionaries of the alleged apparitions of Medjugorje was in St Mary’s Cathedral to address a packed Cathedral and pray together to Mary.
A memorial Ecumenical Service took place in St Mary's Cathedral on 12 February at 10am to commemmorate the recent victims of a Church massacre in Egypt.
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 book "Our Cathedral", authored by Cathedral parishioner John Winship, was launched recently by Archbishop Hickey.
120 bishops, priests and seminarians gathered at St Charles' Seminary Guildford on Monday 8 November for the annual clergy and seminarian celebration of St Charles' Day. The Seminary Rector, Monsignor Kevin Long took the opportunity to announce the long a
Archbishop Hickey hosted an historic meeting of the Council of Priests in the recently refurbished Chapter Hall of the Cathedral Presbytery
St Mary's Cathedral's season of Choral and Organ Music continued on Sunday 30 October with the choice of music both reflecting the sombre nature of the Church's rememberance of the dead in November and the joy of All Saints on the first of November.
Bishop Sproxton, together with Mr Brett Mendez, launched the LifeLink Christmas Appeal at St Mary's Cathedral on Tuesday 19 October.
Fr Pat Byrne SVD, former Secretary General of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood, is visiting Perth to thank the people of the Archdiocese for their generous support of the Missions.
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.
Death of Fr Thomas (Tom) Columba Gaine. May He Rest in Peace.
Archbishop Hickey ordained to the Diaconate five seminarians from St Charles' Seminary on Friday 20 August at Blessed Mary MacKillop Parish Church, Ballajura.
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.
On 20 July 2010, Archbishop Hickey celebrated the Requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin.
Mr Risfat Odeh Kassis, a guest of Act for Peace, visits Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton
Archbishop Hickey met with around 60 people at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 24 June to outline his vision for the establishment of a Centre to promote Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Perth.
On Sunday 30 May 2010, a special organ recital was given by Ms Jacinta Jakovcevic in St Mary's Cathedral, Perth, to mark the 100th anniversary of installation of the Dodd Organ.
The State President of the Knights of the Southern Cross, Mr Peter Murray, the State Executive Officer, Mr Geoff McKebery . . .
Around 60 students from Trinity College were the first group to be confirmed by Archbishop Hickey in St Mary's Cathedral on 3 June 2010.
At the Mass of the Chrism on Holy Tuesday, Archbishop Hickey gave an impassioned homily to his priests.
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.
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 met with the Archdiocesan College of Consultors on Wednesday 24 February 2010 to discuss future directions of the Archdiocese.
Archbishop Hickey has extended to the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart sincere congratulations on the announcement of the date for the canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop.
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.
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.
Seen in the grounds of St Mary's Cathedral on Friday 22 January 2010, was this small orphaned joey from Shark Bay.
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.
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.
Archbishop Hickey was joined by a capacity congregation on Sunday 20 December 2009 to celebrate his 50th anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood and 25th anniversary of his Consecration as a Bishop.
The attribution of a second miracle to the intercession of Blessed Mary MacKillop has opened the way for her canonisation as Australia's first saint sometime in 2010.
The final Liturgy of Blessing associated with the re-opening of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated on 17 December 2009 . . .
Archbishop Hickey was joined by many Noongar people and other guests for the Liturgy of Blessing of the Aboriginal Pathway and Cermonial Fire on Tueday 15 December 2009 at St Mary's Cathedral.
On Thursday evening 10 December 2009 the refurbished Dodd and Hobday Organs were blessed by Bishop Donald Sproxton...
Archbishop Barry James Hickey officially opened and re-dedicated St Mary's Cathedral on 8 December 2009.
You can now view our special footage from Channel 7 News on St Mary's Cathdral...
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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