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Week 2

  • New scholarship fund to provide education for underprivileged

    More than 80 people gathered at Han’s Café in Joondalup at the end of last month for the launch of a scholarship fund which is aimed at sustaining the development and growth of St Vincent College of Education in Yendi, Ghana.

  • Take hold of life and make the best decisions

    Archbishop Timothy Costelloe celebrated the 50th anniversary Mass for the St Norbert College Community last week, encouraging them to take hold of their life and make the best decisions they can, rather than just going along with what everyone else is doing.

  • Theologian explores the role of the laity in modern Catholic Church

    Internationally renowned theologian and Dean of Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Professor Tracey Rowland recently gave an illuminating talk on post-Vatican II Catholicism and its relationship with the laity.

  • Caritas lecture seeks to raise awareness of homelessness

    There have been multiple studies and great expense injected into the growing social issue of youth homelessness in Australia, according to the Hon Wayne Martin AC, but the first step to tackling this growing problem may be as simple as providing more accommodation.

  • Perth Catholics reminded of urgent need to show love this Winter

    Winter is upon us. And, as the weather gets colder, members of the Perth Catholic community and beyond are being reminded of the urgent need to show love to those in need. That is the message of Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe for his 2015 LifeLink Winter Appeal.

  • Parish’s Sacramental program has everybody smiling

    Almost 1,000 students over the past three years, including a growing number attending State schools, have participated in the Sacramental program at St Kieran’s in Osborne Park and parish priest, Father Michael Gatt, couldn’t be happier.

  • St Mary’s Cathedral Mater Ecclesiae Concert a resounding success

    More than 100 people were treated to a soul-stirring musical performance, of the Cathedral choir and the mesmerising solos of Carly Power, within the walls of St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday evening, 24 May.

  • Show respect when upholding marriage, says Archbishop

    In a challenging pastoral letter to the Catholic community across Perth, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB speaks into the debate about same-sex marriage, recognising that many views exist on such a complex issue.

  • Archbishop's Pastoral Letter on 'Same-Sex Marriage' Debate

    Here is the full text of Archbishop Costelloe's Pastoral Letter to the Catholic community across the Archdiocese of Perth in which he discusses the nature of marriage and family life in the 'same-sex marriage' debate.

  • Rottnest Mass Centre celebrates 40 years

    A large crowd has gathered for the 40th anniversary of the Holy Trinity Mass Centre on Rottnest Island. Archbishop Hickey celebrated Mass in memory of Monsignor Sean O’Shea, who served the Catholic population for over 50 years.

  • Josephite Sisters still seeing the need

    The broad outreach of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Western WA indicates they are still being guided by one of the favourite sayings of their founder, Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, “There, where you are, you will find God".

  • Archbishops endorse Cardinal Pell

    The Archbishops of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Canberra-Goulburn, joined by the Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and the Bishop of Broken Bay, have release a statement regarding Cardinal George Pell.

  • Don't mess with marriage, say bishops

    As the debate about ‘same-sex marriage’ grows, the Australian Catholic Bishops believe it is important to highlight the meaning of marriage. They have issued a pastoral letter to the Catholic community highlighting the meaning of marriage.  

  • Archbishop responds to Pell criticism

    The Archbishop of Melbourne and President of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Most Rev Denis Hart, has responded to media criticism of Cardinal George Pell in the light of the recent hearing of the Royal Commission into abuse at Ballarat.

  • Become the best ministers of charity

    In a moving homily, Perth's Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Rev Don Sproxton, speaks to four men being ordained to the diaconate about service to the Church and how all are called to love which is kind and patient and without limits.

  • The time is right to safeguard children

    As the Media focus on the Royal Commission’s hearing in Ballarat, a glimmer of hope is rising in Perth as the Archdiocese’s Safeguarding Project Coordinator launches a pilot recruitment drive to secure volunteer safeguarding officers.