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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

5th Sunday of Easter - Ministry

Buzzword - Ministry
In recent years, "ministry" in the Church has been given a broader understanding than it had previo

 
Feast of the Holy Family - Family

Buzzword - Family
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28th Sunday in OT - Be Happy

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

 

Random Homilies: Year B

5th Sunday in OT - Healing

Buzzword - Healing
The word "healing" in today's usage goes beyond recovering from medical illness; it also covers situ

 
3rd Sunday of Easter - Think Positive

Buzzword - "Think Positive"
I recall the lyrics of a song written years ago urging us "to accentuate the positive; elim

 
Christmas - Survival

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

 

Random Homilies: Year C

21st Sunday in OT - Complacency

Buzzword - Complacency
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Mary, Mother of God - New Beginnings

Buzz-word "New Beginnings"

Numbers 6: 22-27 - Traditional Jewish blessing

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31st Sunday in OT - Final Values

Buzzword - Final Values
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