As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will this weekend join with with Bishops from across Australia in entrusting the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day.
The two assemblies for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will now take place in October 2021 and April 2022, following the disruption of the original schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sixth Sunday of Easter: ‘Have courage and embrace the gift of the Holy Spirit’, says Archbishop Costelloe
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has encouraged Perth Catholics across the Archdiocese to bravely follow the Lord’s commandments and welcome the gifts of the Holy Spirit during the Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
Homelessness has become a far more apparent issue during COVID-19: the virus has amplified existing issues and vulnerabilities and Daydawn Advocacy Centre, the Catholic agency that advocates in the area of indigenous housing, reports that the pandemic has resulted in an upsurge in demand for their services, especially in the area of temporary accommodation.