The centenary Mass marked the anniversary of the first chapel in Australia to be dedicated to St Therese of Lisieux and part of the Convent for the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, now known as the Catholic Pastoral Centre.
Fellow clergy, parishioners young and old, friends and community members gathered in May to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and farewell of former Palmyra Parish Priest Fr Francis Ughanze, in which he spoke about the God’s love for each of us, and the role of the priest.
More than 180 married couples and families gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 10 August for the annual Marriage Day Mass. The Mass reinforces that marriage is a journey worth celebrating and a commitment worth preserving.
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Sacred Heart Church, Mundaring Parish, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB explained that a priestly people will be a group of people who are prepared and willing and doing their very best to offer themselves for the sake of others.
“We’re all called to do that,” Archbishop Costelloe said.
Speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Our Lady of the Rosary Church of Doubleview Parish, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB explained that the parish, under the care of the Dominican friars, has been striving to live in communion with the Lord and His Church, and was coming together to celebrate all the ways in which the community has been faithful to this call.
Among the sisters celebrating their anniversaries was WA Sister Dora Maguire, a former teacher and representative for Good Grief, an organisation that works with children and young people who were struggling with experiences of change, loss and grief.
In celebrating 40 years of life as a priest and religious, Norbertine Fr Peter Joseph Stiglich O Praem says he drew his spiritual strength from having grown up in a faithful Catholic family.
“Giving our life to God can make us afraid, because it does require a faith and trust in God, it may bring uncertainty, take us on a journey or to live a life we do not expect or plan for ourselves,” said Episcopal Vicar for Education and Adult Faith Formation, the Very Rev Fr Vincent Glynn, on his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, Sunday 18 December.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has last week joined with the St Pat’s Community centre in celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.
The doors of St Charles Seminary were opened in 1942, following the purchase of block of land known as Garden Hill in Guildford.
The Seminary has this month celebrated it’s 80th anniversary, with past and present students, rectors, and special guests coming together to mark the occasion.