EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop Costelloe to join Pope Francis in consecrating Ukraine, Russia
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will this weekend Sunday 27 March join Ukrainian Catholic Church Eparch Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR in celebrating a Divine Liturgy at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Archbishop Costelloe, together with Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton and priests from across the Archdiocese, will concelebrate the liturgical service with Bishop Mykola, with leaders from all faiths in Perth also invited to attend to join in prayer for those suffering and affected by the war in the Ukraine.
Ukrainian Catholic Church Eparch Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR at his enthronement in July 2021. Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will this weekend Sunday 27 March join Bishop Bychok in celebrating a Divine Liturgy at St Mary’s Cathedral. Photo: Caras Moravski.
With COVID-19 restrictions limiting the maximum number able to be present to 150 people, the service will be livestreamed from St Mary’s Cathedral’s YouTube and Facebook.
Watch the service by Clicking Here
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe invited the whole Archdiocese of Perth and local community to pray that the God of compassion will inspire compassion in all of us, especially for the people of Ukraine at this time.
“Shaping and moulding us into people whose hearts are moved by the sufferings of others and who try our best to do whatever we can to help,” Archbishop Costelloe said.
“The need for generous, large-hearted compassion will always be present in our broken and fragile world,” he said
Pope Francis last week announced that on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on Friday, 25 March 2022, he will formally consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Archbishop Costelloe has this week released a video making an Act of Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in communion with Pope Francis.
Archbishop Costelloe will repeat the Act of Consecration at St Mary’s Cathedral, Friday 25 March at the 8am Mass.
The words of Pope Francis’ Act of Consecration are available by Clicking Here.