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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

15th Sunday in OT - Hope

Buzzword - Hope
Pessimism and a sense of defeat are in vogue today. Concern over falling church attendance, abandonment

Feast of the Ascension - Get on with it

Buzzword - "Get on with it!"
Advice that many of us give to others, or receive, when the job in hand appears to be gett

2nd Sunday of Lent - Transformation

Buzzword - Transformation
The point of the Christian exercise is transformation - to find spiritual value in all that w


Random Homilies: Year B

Feast of the Epiphany - Discovery

Buzzword - Discovery
Solving a problem always gives satisfaction and can be exhilarating! The "discovery" of Christ by

6th Sunday in OT - Sin

Buzzword - SIN
- the prime cause of spiritual illness, and, therefore, the main objective for Christ's healing powers.<

Palm Sunday - Homily Notes

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


Random Homilies: Year C

14th Sunday in OT - Enthusiasm

Buzzword - Enthusiasm
Commitment is a word we often hear used in homilies and pep-talks and, invariably, we are encoura

3rd Sunday of Advent - Depression

Buzzword - Depression
Last week, our theme was "expectations" - what do we look for in Christ. But, as we well know, ex

20th Sunday in OT - For or Against

Buzzword - "For or Against"
How often have we found ourselves in situations where we have been advised -"You can't sit