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Week 1

  • 140 years of Loreto in Australia

    This year, Loreto celebrates 140 years in Australia, thanks to our pioneering Loreto Sisters from Ireland. Travelling to an unknown and distant land from the comforts of her home in Ireland, Mother Gonzaga Barry stepped off the SS Somersetshire ship onto Australian soil on 19 July 1875.

  • Perth Catholics bridging the gap through Daydawn Advocacy Centre

    This week journalist Marco Ceccarelli has taken a closer look at Aboriginal advocacy agency, DayDawn, and spoken to its current director, Dr Mary McComish, about its aims, purposes and services.

  • Fr Gatt Retirement

    Anyone who has experienced the passionate energy of Father Michael Gatt would be hesitant to associate him with the word “retiring”, but that is exactly what occurred at St Kieran’s Parish, Osborne Park, last weekend, 28 June.

  • Fundraising concert to feature Perth musical artists

    Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) will next month be holding a fundraising concert featuring a number of musicians from across the Archdiocese.

  • Intergenerational partnership creating friendships at AGH

    An intergenerational partnership, between Trinity College students and residents at Catholic Homes’ Archbishop Goody Hostel in East Perth, is resulting in some unlikely friendships between students and residents who are bonding over technology and the mysterious ways of the iPad.

  • New Romanian Orthodox Church opens in Koondoola

    Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB passed on his congratulations and sincere greetings to the Romanian Orthodox community last month, wishing them God’s blessings on the occasion of the solemn consecration of their new church in Koondoola.

  • Research links preeclampsia and children’s development

    Award-winning research by The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research has revealed that hypertensive diseases during pregnancy, in particular preeclampsia, have long-term and possibly permanent consequences for the motor development in offspring.

  • Launch of Safeguardian Project

    This weekend, new ground will be established for the Australian Catholic Church as the first ever launch of an Archdiocesan-wide Safeguarding Project is presented across the parishes of the Archdiocese of Perth.

  • 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!