The parishioners of St Joseph’s Church Bassendean have last weekend celebrated the long awaited return and blessing of their parish bell on Sunday, 23 June, before reclaiming their suburb with a Eucharistic procession through the streets.
Looking back over some 60 years, Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey has nothing but fond memories and formative experiences to reflect on as a priest, including as Bishop of Geraldton and later Archbishop of Perth. The Emeritus Archbishop shared some of the most formative experiences of his vocation, highlighting memorable moments in an exclusive interview with The Record.
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem gathered last weekend at St Mary’s Cathedral Perth for the appointment of a new lieutenant to head the Order’s WA chapter.
Chaplain for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Perth Archdiocese, Fr Michael Rowe, this week celebrated his Silver Jubilee, marking 25 years since his ordination to the priesthood.
It was the sheer generosity, determination, and vision of long-time parishioner Doug King that planted the seed to build, that grew to become the new St Joseph Pignatelli Church in Attadale.
Western Australia’s goldfields resonates as a rough and tumble environment for boys, especially in the 1950’s and 60’s, and the shared experience of schooling formed strong bonds that have withstood the test of time – more than 100 former Goldfields Christian Brothers College (CBC) students reunited in Perth to recall their school days on 3 March, 2019.
Good Shepherd Church, Lockridge Parish, came alive with reverent rejoicing during a special Sunday evening Mass on 3 March to celebrate a truly remarkable achievement, the 100th birthday of Adriana Olinda “Olive” Carvalho.
Parishes are the special presence of the Church, the presence of God in an area that they seek to open their hands, to draw people in, and everywhere they can, so that people come to know and love Christ our Saviour, said Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the opening and blessing of St Simon Peter Church, Ocean Reef Parish.
There could not have been a better writer taking on the brief biography of ANZAC Catholic Army Chaplain Fr John Fahey than leading Western Australian historian, author and researcher Ruth Marchant-James.