2016 WORLD YOUTH DAY: Experience of faith may lead others to Christ – Bishop Don Sproxton celebrates Mass with WYD pilgrims
Perth pilgrims on their way to World Youth Day had the privilege of celebrating the feast with a Mass celebrated by Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton.
At the threshold of World Youth Day and the meeting with Pope Francis, Perth pilgrims could not have received better words of encouragement than those recently spoken by Archbishop Costelloe at Our Lady of Mercy Parafia Rzymskokatolicka NMP Matki Miłosierdzia in Warsaw on Friday, 22 July.
PERMANENT DEACONS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY: A decade on, diaconal role continues to inspire in different settings
Permanent Deacons are men – married or single – who are called to be ordained ministers of the Church, undertaking a spiritual role in the Archdiocese at a specific parish or location. Deacons can preach, celebrate baptisms, marriages, conduct Communion Services and other liturgical celebrations such as funeral services but are unable to celebrate Mass, anoint the sick or give absolution.
Southern Cross Care has been likened to a light in the darkness by Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey during a Mass to celebrate the aged-care organisation’s 50th anniversary.