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December 2014

  • Christmas Masses and services across Perth
    Christmas Masses and services across Perth
    17 Dec 2014

    Looking for a local Christmas Mass or carols? Or maybe you're considering coming back to church this Christmas? Whatever your choice, you will be most welcome among us! This page lists details of Masses and services across Perth over Christmas.

  • Archbishop Costelloe's 2014 Christmas Message
    Archbishop Costelloe's 2014 Christmas Message
    17 Dec 2014

    Perth's Catholic Archbishop, the Most Rev Tim Costelloe, reflects this Christmas on the actions of diggers 100 years ago who laid down their weapons and chose peace over conflict and violence. He encourages us to seek out peace wherever possible.

  • Sympathy and prayers for the Sydney siege
    Sympathy and prayers for the Sydney siege
    16 Dec 2014

    The Australian Catholic Bishops extend the deepest sympathy and prayers of the Catholic Church in Australia to all people affected by the siege in Martin Place, Sydney which resulted in the loss of three lives earlier today.

  • Blaming celibacy is simplistic
    Blaming celibacy is simplistic
    16 Dec 2014

    In an Opinion piece that appears in today's edition of The West Australian, Archbishop Costelloe of Perth challenges the simplistic attitudes of some who blame child sexual abuse solely on celibacy.

  • Truth Justice Healing Council Report
    Truth Justice Healing Council Report
    12 Dec 2014

    Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has responded positively to the recent release of the Truth Justice healing Council's Activity Report which describes the Council's activities driving the Church’s reform agenda in its response to the Royal Commission.

  • Notre Dame Graduation Mass 2014
    Notre Dame Graduation Mass 2014
    9 Dec 2014

    St Mary's Cathedral overflowed with staff, students and their loved ones from the University of Notre Dame, Australia in attendance at the university's annual Graduation Mass.

  • Mary's Yes to Jesus
    Mary's Yes to Jesus
    9 Dec 2014

    From dawn to dusk, people flocked to St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, one of the principal feast days for the Archdiocese and for the cathedral.

  • Dealing with abuse is Church's core business
    Dealing with abuse is Church's core business
    5 Dec 2014

    At the blessing of refurbished premises that house the Catholic Church’s Professional Standards offices for Western Australia, Archbishop Costelloe said that dealing with child sexual abuse is the core business of the Church.

  • Gattline heads for new record
    Gattline heads for new record
    1 Dec 2014

    The Annual Christmas Helpline run by St Kieran’s Parish Priest Fr Michael Gatt is heading for its 23rd year of service as tallies over the past two years’ festive seasons topped 100 calls.

  • 19th-century life through the eyes of Salvado
    19th-century life through the eyes of Salvado
    1 Dec 2014

    WA's State Library has recently displayed the Rosendo Salvado Exhibition featuring a rare collection 19th-century photographs and artefacts about Dom Rosendo Salvado, offering an invaluable and unique insight into Western Australia during this era