Originally from County Cavan, Ireland, Fr Stephen was ordained at Holy Trinity Abbey, Kilnacrott, on 2 July 1955, before being invited four years later by then Archbishop Redmond Prendiville to work in the growing Archdiocese of Perth.
A few months after his retirement, Father Henry became a helper to Father Ken Keating at Our Lady of Grace North Beach and celebrated his 50th Anniversary of priesthood at this parish in June 2006.
The Archdiocese this week pays tribute to former Abortion Trauma Australia Director Julie Cook who passed away 28 September 2021.
ATA Operations Manager Mary Boston shares her Obituary, highlighting that Julie’s holistic achievements over the years increasingly attracted the support of health and community service professionals creating unprecedented opportunities to promote understanding of abortion trauma.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President and Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says Pope Benedict XVI will long be remembered fondly in Australia as the Pontiff who led young people from around the globe in prayer at World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008.
Australian Cardinal George Pell passed away Tuesday 10 January, aged 81.
Sources close to Cardinal Pell told The Record that he had been talking with the anaesthetist in hospital following the procedure when he suddenly went into cardiac arrest, at Salvator Mundi hospital in Rome and passed away shortly before 9 pm local time.
Cardinal Pell’s niece Juliette Pell has this week shared her fond memories of growing up with “Uncle George” to The Record, emphasising the impact of his devotion to the church on her own faith and that of her family.
In a special obituary written by Fr Maurice Toop himself, Perth Catholics gain a special insight in the life of the Perth priest who will be remembered fondly for his dedication to the ministry to indigenous people and love for the many people to whom he ministered in Northbridge, Highgate, Maylands, Northam, Osborne Park and the Diocese of Geraldton. He passed away peacefully on 13 August 2022.
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.
Ordained 4 September 1984 by then Archbishop William Foley, Fr Francis Ly Van Ca will be remembered for his dedication to the Vietnamese Community, in addition to his numerous roles across the Archdiocese of Perth. He passed away 26 July 2022.