Established in 1923 by then Perth Bishop Matthew Gibney, the parish of Palmyra has last month celebrated its 100th anniversary, with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB encouraging parishioners to pray in remembrance and guidance for all those in the parish during the past 100 years who have strived to be faithful with mercy and compassion. By Jamie O’Brien.
Speaking at the National Volunteers Week Thanksgiving Mass, Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton retold how when he was in primary school at Bayswater and Bedford, schools depended on the parents, firstly, to build the school by self-help and then, continue to develop the amenities needed for a more complete education of their children.
Hailing from a family of seven children, newly appointed St Charles Seminary Rector Fr Francis Huy Nguyen speaks about his journey from a young boy in Vietnam to a new life in Perth.
Easter assures us that the Lord is alive today. He is risen from the dead and He stands before His Father praying for us. But, at the same time, He stands at the door of our lives and of our hearts and continues to knock, asking us to let Him in. He wants to make His home within us. Say “yes” to this gift. Accept this offer made in generosity and love. Begin to live your lives in Christ and allow Him to enrich the lives of all you love. Let your restless hearts be stilled by the power of His gift of Easter peace.