alt 1984-1991

Bishop Barry James Hickey, the seventh bishop was the first to be born in the Geraldton Diocese, at Leonora.‚‚  The second to be consecrated in Geraldton Cathedral, he was 48 years of age and had been a Perth priest for 26 years.‚‚  His seven years in charge of Geraldton Diocese saw the completion of the Cathedral Presbytery,‚‚  the construction of the adjacent cathedral centre the final consecration of the cathedral.‚‚  The sudden death, in Perth, of his predecessor resulted in him being called also to head to Perth Arch-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)