Facilitated by Justice, Ecology and Development Office Director Carol Mitchell, the Perth Launch opened to an emotive vision of ‘You’re the Voice’ at the Newman Siena Centre in Doubleview, with a Welcome to Country provided by New Norcia born Benedictine Sr Veronica Willaway OSB.
Continuing a tradition from previous World Youth Days, an Australian gathering was held on Tuesday to celebrate the pilgrims’ faith and their homeland.
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.
Speaking Sunday 21 May at the installation of Fr Alexis Vega Osorio as Parish Priest of Baldivis, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Sproxton reminded those present that we are working with Christ, especially when we are able to look beyond our own needs and wants, to that work of evangelisation of bringing Christ into the lives of others.
The celebration of Easter touches something very deep in most human beings, both those who are not especially religious and those who are. It is the hope that joy is more enduring than sorrow, that love is stronger than hatred, and that life is more powerful than death.
Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Priest Fr Ihor Holovko explained to The Record that for him the past 12 months have been a very defined mission of helping the community every way he can.
“It has motivated, all of us, I think, to do what we can when we have seen people in need – a bit like the words of St Mary McKillop,” Fr Ihor explained.
Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has last week Tuesday 7 February 2023 celebrated a milestone 70th birthday.
Bishop Sproxton was elected by Pope John Paul II to the episcopacy in December 2001 and ordained a bishop on 21 February 2002 at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Issue 37 of The Record Magazine features Archbishop Costelloe’s Plenary Council Pastoral Letter, published 27 July, as well as the Concluding Statement.