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Bp William Foley


Bishop William Foley, the sixth Bishop was 50 years of age and a Perth priest for 27 years when he became the first Bishop ever to be Consecrated in Geraldton's St Francis Xavier Cathedral.ƒ‚‚‚  He had scarcely got to know his diocese when 2 years later he was chosen to be Arch Bishop of Perth before his departure he had set up the plans for the construction of a new cathedral residence.




Vision Statement

We are:

* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity
This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation.
It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ.
In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

Random Homilies: Year A

30th Sunday in OT - Equality

Buzzword  -  Equality
"All animals are equal! But some are more equal than others", the original words of George Orwe

19th Sunday in OT - Trust

Buzzword -Trust
A common complaint heard these days is that it is not possible to be as trusting as in times gone by. H

16th Sunday in OT - Divine Tolerance

Buzzword - Divine Tolerance
How often do we hear the warning - "That's enough! You have gone far enough"! Today's theme


Random Homilies: Year B

Palm Sunday - Homily Notes

(1) All four Gospels tell of the life of Christ differently. But in telling the story of the Passion, the

Feast of the Holy Family - Family

Buzzword - Family
"Happy are they who dwell in Your house, O Lord" focuses our thoughts on what the Judaic-Christian tr

18th Sunday in OT - The Great Let-Down

Buzzword - "The Great Let-Down"
It is hard to escape the fact that all is not well in society - corruption is found at


Random Homilies: Year C

Pentecost Sunday - Transformation

Buzzword - Transformation
The Community of Church came about as a result of the transformation of the Apostles with the

2nd Sunday of Advent - Expectations

Buzzword - Expectations
Charles Dickens wrote of "Great Expectations"; Alexander Pope wrote "Blessed is he who expects

3rd Sunday of Easter - Making Up

Buzzword - "Making Up"
Because we are not perfect, arguments and disagreements are part of life- at work, at recreation