Bishop Richard Ryan the second Bishop, occupies barely two of the next eight years of the Geraldton diocese's history 1922-1930. An Irish-born Vincentian priest from Melbourne, he was 42 years of age and a priest for 16 years at the time, with a reputation for parish mission preaching. But he found the outback conditions too much of a challenge before returning to Victoria's Sale diocese.

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.

Catholic Diocese

7 Maitland Street
PO Box 46
Geraldton WA 6531

Chancery Ph: +61 8 9921 3221

Cathedral Parish Ph: +61 8 9964 1608 (diverts a/hrs)