It was in the late 70s right through to the early 90’s that thousands of Vietnamese people – many of them refugees who had risked their lives to flee the country by boat – commenced arriving in Perth, Western Australia.
Many of the refugees were housed by the Government at Graylands Hostel for a short period, in the meantime learning English in addition as how to adapt to a new society and culture.
Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion launched annually on Ash Wednesday, helps over 1.8 million people in Australia and overseas every year - walking together with those in crisis. By The Record.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have gathered information on the theological foundations for diocesan pastoral councils and their history in Australia, as part of its response to The Light from the Southern Cross, a national review of diocesan and parish governance and management.
The Archdiocese of Perth has released a book titled St Mary’s Cathedral ‘A History in Photographs’ in celebration of their rich history and culture since 1865.
Christmas celebrations at Ocean Reef parish commenced with a well-rehearsed Nativity Play, enthusiastically presented by younger members of the Parish.
Perth’s annual youth conference Embrace the Grace held from the 8 to 12 December 2021 was inspired by the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, called Amoris Laeticia, inspired the theme of “Real Love”, where young people were invited to rejoice in the joy of love in the family. By Nessya Santoso.
Father Daniel Chama was installed as parish priest at Saint Gerard Majella Church at a Mass held on 12 December 2021. Mass celebrant Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton spoke about his hopes for the community, and their mission to ‘announce the Good News.’ By Amanda Murthy.
John Paul College students participated in the 2021 St Barbara’s Festival, hosted by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder from 2 to 5 December from 11am to 7pm. Starting with the Miners Memorial Service, family members, mine management, mine rescue personnel, and the broader community gathered in reflection and remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the mining industry. By Amanda Murthy.
Bishop Delegate for Disability and Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has this week said International Day of People with Disability on 3 December is a chance for Catholic communities to celebrate the lives, achievements and contributions of 4.4 million Australians with a disability.
Catholic Mission is partnering with Catholic Religious Australia to present 30 diverse range of international and local speakers at the Mission: one heart many voices conference, scheduled to be held online from 1 to 3 September, with an additional day of creativity shaped by young people on 4 September.