Catherine McAuley, the visionary founder of the Sisters of Mercy, dedicated her life to serving the less fortunate, and her legacy of compassion lives on through the work of MercyCare.
The topic of faith and community were front and centre for some 40 young adults at a recent weekend retreat for Catholic Youth Ministry staff, volunteers and individuals from campus ministries, lay movements and ecclesial groups.
St Benedict’s Church celebrated its 70 years of rich history through a week of festivities and was encouraged by Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to look forward with hope of carrying out the Lord’s mission.
Italian Australians have celebrated the founding of the Italian Republic and the ongoing development of their community in Perth with a special Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.
With a history dating back to 1963, expressions of interest for the sale of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Yuna and associated 1.2ha land are now being sought from the public. By Amanda Murthy.
The Identitywa community gathered for their annual Christmas Mass for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and then on Tuesday, 20 January, the Archdiocesan agency also officially opened two new homes to meet the needs of the people they serve. By Amanda Murthy.
Staff and students at St Norbert College spent part of their year-end holidays bringing joy to Emmaus community residence for people living with mental illness. Seaton Catholic College practised their annual tradition with each student from Years 7 to 11 contributing the St Vinnies Christmas Hampers.
At the Opening Mass of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe emphasised that the Lord is inviting us to reflect deeply and courageously on how we can better, as individuals and as communities of faith, be this living image of the life-giving God who, in Christ, is always seeking to be present and active in our world.
The first “spiritual conversations” of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia covered a broad range of thoughts and topics from Baptism being the place for fundamental conversion to the need for the Church to tend to its past and current failures.
Applecross parishioner Giuseppe Cinanni was announced as one of 1190 Australians to receive a 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Australia. He was honoured for his involvement in Catholic-based and community support initiatives, where he co-ordinated, volunteered, and organised various fundraising projects through collaboration with strong networks, which he built over the years. By Amanda Murthy.