As the longest serving Bishop in Australia, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has last week highlighted that he has been inspired by the priests, especially those ministering in more distant and isolated parishes, and also grateful for their welcome. Pope Francis has officially accepted his resignation as the fourth Bishop of Bunbury, announcing Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has Apostolic Administrator.
In his 2023 Easter Message, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton says that to lose hope altogether, and to give up on life, is surely one of the saddest fates than can befall any human being.
“And yet, it seems, there is a spreading hopelessness, an emptiness, in our society which should concern us.”
29-year-old Nathan Barrie has been ordained a Deacon at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Bunbury with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerard Holohan and clergy from both the Bunbury Diocese and Archdiocese of Perth.
In his 2021 Easter message, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan speaks about the need to nurture ‘to the full’, the peace only Christ can give, the path to accepting Christ’s peace, and how Christians can renew our efforts.