1961-1970

  • December 1970
    12

    Closure

    Closure of St Joseph’s Convent School Margaret River

  • November 1970
    11

    WA Conference of Bishops established a Catholic Institute Constitutive Committee to plan the needs of training of Catholics in WA

  • September 13, 1969
    09

    Ordination

    Ordination of Fr Hugh Galloway in Albany

  • August 27, 1969
    08

    Ordination

    Episcopal ordination of Most Rev Peter Quinn as Auxiliary Bishop of Perth

  • May 28, 1969
    05

    Myles McKeon enthroned as second Bishop of Bunbury

  • Bishop McKeon granted permission to other Christians to use Our Lady Help of Christians Church at Muradup (Kojonup parish) for their worship centre

  • May 1969

    New ‘High School’ classroom added to St Joseph’s Waroona

  • April 26, 1969
    04

    Opening

    Opening by Hon D H O’Neil and blessing by Bishop McKeon of the Star of the Sea Lodge at Esperance

  • January 1, 1969
    01

    Opening

    New church of Our Lady’s Assumption – blessed and opened by Archbishop Goody in Mandurah

  • December 21, 1968
    12

    Enthronement of L J Goody as Archbishop of Perth

  • October 18, 1968
    10

    Appointment of L J Goody as Archbishop of Perth to succeed Redmond Prendiville

  • September 1968
    09

    Work began on a new church in Mandurah, designed by Architect Anthony O’Hara, and a presbytery on Pinjarra Road enabled by Mr Biaggio Paganoni

  • June 28, 1968
    06

    RIP Archbishop Prendiville

    Death of Archbishop Prendiville of Perth

  • May 26, 1968
    05

    Opening

    Blessing and opening of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Condingup

  • May 19, 1968

    Opening

    Blessing and opening of the Church of the Holy Family, Coombalbidgup

  • February 12, 1967
    02

    Opening

    Official Opening and blessing of St Joseph’s Convent Esperance when Sr Carla and Sr Stephanie of the Brown Josephites take up residence

  • January 29, 1967
    01

    Opening

    Opening of Villa Maria Homes in Busselton by Bishop Goody, initiated by Jack and Maud Ray (formerly of Kalgarin) with Mons. C Cunningham

  • July 9, 1966
    07

    Ordination

    Ordinations of Fr Russell Hardiman and Fr Paul Merks, Centennial Oval Hall, Albany

  • July 10, 1965
    07

    Ordination

    Ordination in Katanning parish school of Fr John Bonato SM

  • June 27, 1964
    06

    Ordination

    Ordination of Fr Leon Russell at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth by Bishop Goody for Bunbury Diocese

  • 1964

    Opening

    Opening of St Vincent’s Hospital Bunbury for the chronically ill, operated by the Daughters of Charity

  • May 26, 1963
    05

    Opening

    Official Blessing and Opening of Our Lady of the Way

  • March 31, 1963
    03

    Opening

    Official Blessing and Opening of the Church of the Holy Cross, Salmon Gums

  • February 1963
    02

    Mandurah school moved from the church school to a cottage on the nuns’ holiday home site, lasting there until 1967 before closing

  • October - December 1962
    10

    Participation of Bishop Goody at the Second Council of the Vatican in Rome

  • September 12, 1962
    09

    Ordination

    Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Myles McKeon as Auxiliary Bishop of Perth

  • August 10, 1962
    08

    Bishop Goody consecrated St Patrick’s Church Katanning, first church in Bunbury Diocese and only second in all WA

  • December 1961
    12

    Sister of Mercy announce their withdrawal from Esperance. Parish undertook to buy the convent, and convert it into flats

  • August 1961
    08

     First Bushies Schools in Esperance at Fresh Air League Camp

  • July 15, 1961
    07

    Ordination

    Ordination of Fr Pat Rooney at St Joseph’s Church Manjimup by Bishop Goody

  • February 1961
    02

    Opening

    Presentation Sisters re opened the Mandurah school in the church with 40 pupils