The celebration of Easter touches something very deep in most human beings, both those who are not especially religious and those who are. It is the hope that joy is more enduring than sorrow, that love is stronger than hatred, and that life is more powerful than death.
Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has last week Tuesday 7 February 2023 celebrated a milestone 70th birthday.
Bishop Sproxton was elected by Pope John Paul II to the episcopacy in December 2001 and ordained a bishop on 21 February 2002 at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Speaking on the occasion of the 2023 Beginning of the Year Mass for Catholic Education, Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton told of the work of St John Bosco, highlighting that those present are called to help children of all abilities and backgrounds, to embark on the pathway of education, on the pathway to personal growth, to be equipped to take their place creatively in society.
Welcome to Issue 38 of The Record Magazine. Firstly, we feature a special interview with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and America Magazine journalist, Gerard O’Connell, who tells of Archbishop Costelloe’s words to Pope Francis, “The church in Australia is alive!”
Chaplains and Pastoral Carers came together on 18 September 2022 to reflect and give thanks to God for their ministries in an inaugural Service of Blessing organised by the WA Heads of Churches.
Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton represented the Archdiocese of Perth at a special commemoration service for the recently deceased Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has mirrored Pope Francis sentiment in relation to domestic violence, following the Perth launch of the 2022 Social Justice statement Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse.
“All over Western Australia, across many industries, there is a growing demand and opportunity for trained people to attend to the Spiritual Care needs of patients, clients, youth, students, employees, families and members of the public through offering compassion and support in a real and meaningful way,” Bishop Sproxton said.