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Bp William Foley

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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.

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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

28th Sunday in OT - Be Happy

Buzzword - 'Be Happy'!
Legend has it that the early Christian martyrs astonished the Roman spectators by singing hymns

 
24th Sunday in OT - Forgiveness

Buzzword - Forgiveness
How seriously do I take the need to be reconciled? Do I allow grudges to drag on? Do I see a nee

 
9th Sunday of OT – Sheet-anchor

Buzzword - Sheet Anchor
With many of the highlights of the Liturgical Year – Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ascension, P

 

Random Homilies: Year B

15th Sunday in OT - Security

Buzzword - Security
We live in times when great store is set on material wealth as a guarantee of security. It is impor

 
Christmas - Survival

Buzzword‚‚  -‚‚  Survival
Whatever questions‚‚  may be asked‚‚  concerning the future of religion,‚‚  th

 
31st Sunday in OT - Motivation

Buzzword - Motivation
What motivates us? Money, Power, Security? Whatever intermediate force drives us, the experts tel

 

Random Homilies: Year C

1st Sunday of Advent - In the meantime

Buzzword - "In the meantime"
Remember the old jazz song - "In the meantime, in between times, aint we got fun!" It was

 
6th Sunday of Easter - Decisions

Buzzword - Decisions
One of the tough things in life is making decisions. The more complicated life gets, the more deci

 
27th Sunday in OT - Faith

Buzzword - Faith
Each Sunday in these reflections, I try to pinpoint a facet of a Christian response to life's situatio