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  • Ratzinger prize awarded to Notre Dame Professor
    Ratzinger prize awarded to Notre Dame Professor
    19 Nov 2021

    University of Notre Dame Australia Professor Tracey Rowland is the first Australian to receive a prestigious Ratzinger Prize for 2020, which is described as the “Nobel Prize” in Theology. She received her award from Pope Francis in October 2021.

  • Perth priest recognised with highest honour for lifetime contribution to health and education
    Perth priest recognised with highest honour for lifetime contribution to health and education
    19 Nov 2021

    Perth priest Rev Dr Joe Parkinson has last week been awarded the Catholic Health Australia 2021 Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award.

    The award recognises Dr Parkinson’s work over the past 40 years, in particular his contributions to St John of God Health Care, one of Australia’s largest Catholic providers of health care services, and his impact on the community through a lifetime of bioethics writing, teaching and consultancy across health, aged care and education.

  • New catechists program completed; local parish catechists honoured at launch
    New catechists program completed; local parish catechists honoured at launch
    19 Nov 2021

    The new Parish Religious Education program, Gathered in My Name, developed by the Catholic Education Western Australia Catechist Service, is finally complete.

  • Youth camino, an encounter with Christ, says CYM Director
    Youth camino, an encounter with Christ, says CYM Director
    11 Nov 2021

    Catholic Youth Ministry Perth recently embarked on a mini camino with 17 participants on Saturday 23 October. The journey began with a Mass at Our Lady of the Revelation Shrine in Bullsbrook and ended at the newly completed Divine Mercy Church in Chittering – a gruelling 15km track up and down the rolling hills.

  • We need disciples who are faithful and faith-filled, says Archbishop Costelloe
    We need disciples who are faithful and faith-filled, says Archbishop Costelloe
    11 Nov 2021

    We need disciples who are faithful and faith-filled, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, at the liturgical launch of the 2021 LifeLink Christmas Appeal for Parish Priests and Parish Appeal representatives.

  • Catechists role as preachers should be modelled by Christ, says Bishop Don
    Catechists role as preachers should be modelled by Christ, says Bishop Don
    11 Nov 2021

    The Commissioning of 36 Catechists took place at St Michael the Archangel Chapel, Leederville on Thursday, 4 November, coinciding with the feast day of St Charles Borromeo, patron saint of Catechists.

  • Archdiocesan Parish Renewal program continues to empower lay church leaders
    Archdiocesan Parish Renewal program continues to empower lay church leaders
    11 Nov 2021

    Parish Pastoral Council members from across the Archdiocese have recently gathered for the second of a four-part Parish Renewal program, focussing on prayer, discernment and developing parish pastoral plans.

  • 2021 Abraham Day: Hope and faith of Abraham, a lesson for all, says Bishop Don
    2021 Abraham Day: Hope and faith of Abraham, a lesson for all, says Bishop Don
    4 Nov 2021

    Leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Judaism and Islam gathered at the University of Notre Dame on 26 October to dialogue and learn about each tradition. ‘Hope in Unsettling Times’ was the theme for the event.

  • Parishes called to the mission of being a people who are Christian
    Parishes called to the mission of being a people who are Christian
    4 Nov 2021

    Speaking to the parishioners of East Victoria Park, Sunday 31 October, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton said every parish has a mission to be a people who listen for the Spirit's voice and what the Spirit is asking of us as a community.

  • More aged care beds earmarked for Perth as Belmont project construction starts
    More aged care beds earmarked for Perth as Belmont project construction starts
    4 Nov 2021

    Values-based aged care provider Catholic Home has this week broken ground to mark the start of construction of a new 96-bed aged care residence in Belmont.

    Catholic Homes Chief Executive Paul Andrew said the vision for the service was to bring affordable and accessible care and accommodation choices to seniors.

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