The Record Magazine – Issue 42 [December 2023]

01 Dec 2023

By Jamie O'Brien

Welcome to Issue 42 of The Record Magazine.

On our front cover, we feature the liturgical display created by the Centre for Liturgy for the Archdiocesan Assembly Formation Day, held Saturday 23 September at Newman College.

Don’t miss Archbishop Costelloe’s 2023 Christmas Message where he highlights, that Jesus is God among us and that we can know him, and grow in our knowledge of him – just as we can come to know each other.

Bishop Sproxton tells of his experience at the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal. He highlights that in returning from a WYD experience, we understand better the call to be missionary disciples and the desire to hold out faith to others as a true alternative, having found Jesus to be understanding and merciful.

We also report on the Archdiocesan Assembly Formation Day, where Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB asked delegates how we can, as the Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Perth, strengthen and deepen our identity as first of all, a Christian community.

With thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Education Western Australia Ltd, for their valued support.

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