The Knights of the Southern Cross Western Australia commemorated their Centennial Mass and celebration on Saturday 12 February 2022, at St Mary’s Cathedral, looking back over a century of achievement promoting the interests of the Catholic community and Church.
The Record spoke with Emmanuel Centre employee and volunteer of more than 30 years, Geoffrey Scott, to find out how COVID-19 has been affecting daily life for members of the deaf and hard of hearing community here in the Archdiocese of Perth, and how Australian’s increasing exposure to AUSLAN is a source of hope for the future.
Two ancient traditions from two different cultures were celebrated at Manning Parish on Sunday 6 February, with some 150 parishioners and members of Perth’s Chinese community gathering, first for the blessing and opening of the new Columbarium at St Pius X Church by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, followed by a special Mass to mark the Chinese New Year.
Manning’s parish priest, Fr Patrick Lim, has been a driving force behind the new Columbarium, both as an organiser and artist, and is also Chaplain to the Chinese Community. “I wear two hats,” laughed Fr Patrick.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB reminded us this Christmas that the cultural ‘joy’ of the festive season does not always match the reality of the situation experienced by many, and that God’s hospitality is not given to those whose hearts are already too full to make room for Him.
For 7.6 million Australians, Christmas is the most stressful time of year – an experience that they share with Mary and Joseph, living through the myriad challenges of the first Christmas.
Eric Martin speaks with Vicar General Fr Peter Whitely, about his experience of Assembly 1 of the Fifth Plenary Council; the highlights; what he found personally challenging during the sessions; and how we can effectively engage with the wider Catholic community.
The Record Journalist Eric Martin caught up with Perth Plenary Member, Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame, to explore some of the practical elements of the Council.
Perth Members Dr Angela McCarthy and Gemma Thomson spoke with The Record Journalist Eric Martin about the difference between mission and ministry, about we need to live the Gospel truth, as well as their overall experiences of the Plenary Council Assembly One process so far.
Perth Members Marco Ceccarelli and Eva Skira AO spoke with The Record Journalist Eric Martin about three key issues facing Australian Catholics in today’s society, giving them the opportunity to explain their experiences and insights.
The Record journalist Eric Martins speaks to Perth Plenary Council Members about their thoughts, ideas and experiences of Day one of the First Assembly for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia.