The courage of candidates who receive the rite of election, is a reminder of the wonderful gift of faith which we, as Catholics can often take for granted, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at a Rite of Election celebration held on Thursday, 10 March at St Mary’s Cathedral Perth. This year, 48 catechumens and 39 candidates across 21 parishes will receive the Rite of Election over two celebrations at St Mary’s Cathedral. By Amanda Murthy.
Sofia McDonnel, Jennifer Fazzari, Judy Castello, Lucy Louise Harris, Gabriel MacFarlane and Patsy Wilson received an opportunity to further their studies in religious studies, thanks to the annual BJ Hickey Scholarship program, presented by the Archdiocese of Perth. By Amanda Murthy.
A collaborative effort by the Archdiocese of Perth Centre for Faith Enrichment and University of Notre Dame Fremantle campus has led to the official launch of a Pathway Program Towards Formal Recognition of Theological Studies on 28 February. By Amanda Murthy.
Armadale Parish Priest Fr Mark Baumgarten, known to many as the ‘Piano Priest’, has released his first album titled Now and Not Yet – which takes listeners on a journey from his younger years to his priestly ministry. By Amanda Murthy.
The St Mary’s Cathedral musicians and choir have been keeping busy, as they continue to inspire young people to serve within the community and beyond. The group have recently participated in several events including Dante 700 at Boola Bardip Museum, Geraldton Blessing of the Fleet and held its’ latest Young Organist camp. By Amanda Murthy.
With a history dating back to 1963, expressions of interest for the sale of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Yuna and associated 1.2ha land are now being sought from the public. By Amanda Murthy.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB was at All Saints Church on Friday 18 February to officially bless and open the new Greenwood parish centre, which has been ten years in the making.
Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Brian Peter Landers AFSM OAM said that coming from a large family, and his faith upbringing naturally drew him to ‘lend a hand’, wherever he saw the opportunity to. By Amanda Murthy.
The 25th anniversary of the establishment of the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life was celebrated by religious in the Archdiocese of Perth on Wednesday, 2 February at St Michael the Archangel Chapel. By Amanda Murthy.
The annual Salesian Camp, first held in 1989, saw over 106 participants between the ages of 12 to 15, indulge in a four-day spiritual experience at Nanga Bush Camp in Dwellingup from 10 to 14 January. By Amanda Murthy.