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May 2015

  • Vinnies asks for help to rebuild lives
    Vinnies asks for help to rebuild lives
    27 May 2015

    In the last three months, from the beginning of January to the end of March this year, the St Vincent de Paul Society received over 7,869 calls for assistance: that’s over 100 calls a day being received by volunteers in the Belmont Call Centre.

  • Hundreds voice pro-life message
    Hundreds voice pro-life message
    27 May 2015

    Around 850 people were on hand to make a stand against abortion at the annual Walk and Rally for Life at Parliament House last week, Tuesday, 12 May. Organised by the Coalition of the Defence of Human Life, the event marked 17 years since abortion was legalised by the WA Government.

  • Margaret’s spiritual health shines brightly
    Margaret’s spiritual health shines brightly
    25 May 2015

    As a child, Margaret Bowen remembers being in the choir, cleaning the silver at church, and always being aware that “Our Lady had her hands on me, the whole time”.

  • Mercy Health Assistant has X Factor
    Mercy Health Assistant has X Factor
    23 May 2015

    Australians may soon become aware of a well-kept secret that residents and staff at Claremont aged care home Mercy Place Mont Clare have been privy to for a while – their much-loved nursing assistant has the voice of an angel.

  • WA Stars to celebrate sport with Perth Christians
    WA Stars to celebrate sport with Perth Christians
    16 May 2015

    Cricket’s Justin Langer, Eagles’ footballer Nic Naitanui, and Wildcats’ basketball player Shawn Redhage and managing director Nick Marvin will join Christians from across churches in Perth for the second joint celebration of sport to take place tomorrow from 2.45pm in St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Victoria Square.

  • Bishops focus on family, youth and life
    Bishops focus on family, youth and life
    14 May 2015

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference voted to divide the capacity of the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Life by establishing a new commission for family, youth and life during their plenary meeting this week.

  • World Communications Day
    World Communications Day
    11 May 2015

    On Sunday 17 May parishes across Australia will celebrate World Communications Day, an annual celebration promoted by the Holy See.

  • New members to Bishops' Commissions
    New members to Bishops' Commissions
    11 May 2015

    he Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has appointed new membership to each of its commissions at its plenary meeting at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney. The bishops have elected a new chairman of each commission. Membership of the bishops’ Permanent Committee has also changed. The period of service for each of these commissions is three years, from 2015 to 2018.

  • MercyCare opens new Perth premises
    MercyCare opens new Perth premises
    4 May 2015

    MercyCare Cannington is now based at 6 Cecil Avenue in Cannington, directly opposite the Carousel shopping centre, and will initially be running two programs: the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS) and the Reconnect program.

  • Jesus in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
    Jesus in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
    4 May 2015

    Archbishop Costelloe spoke of how St Augustine’s famous words ‘You have made us for yourself O God and our hearts are restless until they rest in you’ helped him to understand the yearnings within for a “deeper sense of purpose and of peace” and guided him through “moments of confusion, doubt and fear”.

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