The 2021 completion of a $5 million upgrade underscores the dedication of the St John of God Murdoch Hospice to providing exceptional facilities and high standards of care.
The centenary Mass marked the anniversary of the first chapel in Australia to be dedicated to St Therese of Lisieux and part of the Convent for the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, now known as the Catholic Pastoral Centre.
Ordained in 1998, Fr Paul has this month celebrated his 25th anniversary to the priesthood, following four years of study in Rome, having also built two Churches in the parish of Gingin-Chittering.
Fellow clergy, parishioners young and old, friends and community members gathered in May to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and farewell of former Palmyra Parish Priest Fr Francis Ughanze, in which he spoke about the God’s love for each of us, and the role of the priest.
Those present enjoyed a varied day of musical recitals, lectures on the history and special features of the instrument, and a fine lunch in New Norcia’s St Ildephonsus’ College.
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.
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Sacred Heart Church, Mundaring Parish, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB explained that a priestly people will be a group of people who are prepared and willing and doing their very best to offer themselves for the sake of others.
“We’re all called to do that,” Archbishop Costelloe said.
Speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Our Lady of the Rosary Church of Doubleview Parish, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB explained that the parish, under the care of the Dominican friars, has been striving to live in communion with the Lord and His Church, and was coming together to celebrate all the ways in which the community has been faithful to this call.
Among the sisters celebrating their anniversaries was WA Sister Dora Maguire, a former teacher and representative for Good Grief, an organisation that works with children and young people who were struggling with experiences of change, loss and grief.
Members of Perth’s school and parish communities, especially any who have a past association with Doubleview, are warmly invited to attend any of the upcoming as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.