The BJ Hickey Scholarship is back in full swing doing what it does best – equipping students to travel interstate and around the world in their pursuit of the study of Word of God.
This year, scholarship recipients were invited to St Mary’s Cathedral grounds on 17 February, to receive their certificates, listen to past experiences of students who had travelled to study Scripture and network with each other.
The Ordine della Stella d’Italia is an annual distinction bestowed by the President of Italy, in recognition of the merits acquired in the promotion of the friendship between Italy and foreign countries – Perth Catholic Archdiocese Emeritus Archbishop Hickey was this year a recipient in Western Australia.
The Centre for Faith Enrichment (CFE) has renewed its call for applications for BJ Hickey Scholarships for the year 2023, offered to lay people from the Archdiocese of Perth.
Perth priest Fr Milton Arias was recently farewelled during a funeral service in his home Diocese of Valledupar, Columbia. Fr Milton passed away on 8 August 2022.
In an interview with The Record for his ordination to the priesthood in 2003, Fr Milton said he felt very privileged that God has called him.
It was in the late 70s right through to the early 90’s that thousands of Vietnamese people – many of them refugees who had risked their lives to flee the country by boat – commenced arriving in Perth, Western Australia.
Many of the refugees were housed by the Government at Graylands Hostel for a short period, in the meantime learning English in addition as how to adapt to a new society and culture.
Below is the transcribed homily of Perth Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey, on the occasion of Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton’s Episcopal Ordination, Thursday 21 February 2002, at St Mary’s Cathedral.
With the theme of Victory, this year’s Flame Ministries International encouraged those present
to always be mindful of Jesus’ victory in our lives with hope and joy.
More than 175 priests, deacons and seminarians from across the Archdiocese last month gathered at Aquinas College for the annual Clergy Mass and Dinner.