1981-1990

  • November 8, 1990
    11

    First meeting of the Inaugural Board of Mandurah Catholic College.

  • June 23, 1990
    06

    Opening

    Consecration and First Mass at Holy Family Church Albany, by Bishop Peter Quinn.

  • April 1, 1990
    04

    Commissioning of Diocesan Outreach Mission Team by Bishop Quinn at 10am Mass at St Thomas More Church, Margaret River

  • February 1990
    02

    Opening

    Esperance Catholic Primary School commenced thus resuming Catholic school after Coolgardie nuns withdrew in Depression years

  • 1989
    01

    Proposals to initiate a diocesan based Mission team for the Decade of Evangelism.

  • 1989

    Release of the document “Priests and Presbyteries” on the policies, customs, practices in the management of parishes and the diocese of Bunbury, prepared by Fr R. Hardiman

  • July 1988
    07

    Bishop Quinn chairs the Catholic Education Review Committee.

  • July 1988

    Interdiocesan Committee on Teacher Housing recommends parish/school boards apply for State Government Low-Interest-Loan-Scheme.

  • July 1988

    RIP Fr Kenny

    Death of Fr Ned Kenny, former Vicar General

  • Marian Year 1988

    Visit to Diocese from the Catholic Enquiry Centre, Sydney.

  • Marian Year 1988

    Pastoral formation Programme begins with an Easter discussion group shared by 125 enrolments. It was initiated by Majellan Brothers under Br John Flazon and Br Terence O’Loughlin

  • November 1987
    11

    Ordination

    Pastoral formation programme coordinated by Majellan Brothers.

  • September 7, 1987
    09

    Faculty for Communion under both kinds to be available in parishes as opportune.

  • September 7, 1987

    Dardanup Convent designated as Dardanup Prayer House.

  • August 11, 1987
    08

    First meeting of Steering Committee of Mandurah Catholic College

  • May 1-8, 1987
    05

    Visit from Sr Veronica Goodwin RSM to work with local youth leaders

  • May 1987

    Parish renewal programmes conducted by Movement for a Better World team in Donnybrook, Pinjarra and Collie Parishes.

  • March 1987
    03

    Charismatic retreats and missions offered by Fr Jack Soulsby SM in various parishes

  • November 10-11, 1986
    11

    Celebrations for Albany’s 125th Anniversary

  • November 10-11, 1986

    Visit of Pope John Paul II to Australia, including Mass at Belmont Park

  • October 18, 1986
    10

    Erection of a Diocesan Liturgy Commission with Fr R. Hardiman, Chair

  • June 1986
    06

    Opening

    Dedication and opening of Lumen Christi Church, Augusta

  • August-September 1986
    08

    Confirmation from Rome of approval for distribution of communion under both kinds at all Sunday Masses

  • April 6-10, 1986
    04

    Advisory body formed for cohesiveness with Charismatic Renewal.

  • March 23, 1986
    03

    Opening

    Opening and blessing of Leschenault Catholic Primary School (70 pupils)

  • March 9, 1986

    Inaugural Mass for Commencement of School Year with Principals from regional Catholic schools

  • March 9, 1986

    Ordination

    Ordination of Fr Michael Slattery in St Patrick’s Cathedral

  • November 11, 1985
    11

    Appointment of Dr John Goodfellow, first lay principal of St Joseph’s College, Albany

  • November 2, 1985

    Music and liturgy conference at Bridgetown with Sr Deirdre Brown IBVM

  • November 1985

    Establishment of the South West Office of the Catholic Education Office at the Bunbury Diocesan Centre. Brother A. Dally cfc Regional Administration Officer

  • November 1985

    Closure of Tintinara Hostel for Aborigines in Albany

  • April 15-18, 1985
    04

    Clergy Conference at Redemptorist Retreat House dealing with Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Marriage tribunal operations; Deaneries; the role of the priest in a school; provision for Diocese to take over the Money Street flats, and an annual sum to be allocated to Sick Priests’ Fund; the Orange People or Rajneesh; and ARCIC Conferences.

  • First Training Programme for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults conducted at Donnybrook with participation from Manjimup, Collie and Donnybrook. Enquiry nights conducted in Manjimup.

  • Est

    Creation of the new Leschenault Church as a formal parish

  • January 27, 1985
    01

    Opening

    Dedication of the site of Lumen Christi Church, Augusta

  • Canonical erection of a new parish of Eaton, Australind and Clifton Park

  • Contract let for the building of a Catholic school at Australind

  • Parish programmes conducted on “Travelling Together”, on the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission’s Agreed Statements

  • Visit of Bede Griffiths OSB promoted by Fr Doug Conlan involving lectures, interviews and a televised TV Mass of the Indian liturgy

  • November 13-18, 1984
    11

    The annual national Canon Law Conference held in Perth with keynote speaker Ladislas Orzy SJ and gave priests an opportunity to update on the mentality of the new Code (novus habitas mentis)

  • July 1984
    07

    Deacon Paul Gee appointed Chancellor of Bunbury Diocese in accord with new provisions in Code of Canon Law.

  • Diocesan Finance Committee established in terms of provisions of Code of Canon Law (Frs G. Crocetti, K Johnston, R. Hardiman, Paul Gee and Mr P. Beeson)

  • World Premiere in Bunbury of the film The Scarlett and the Black” (the life of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty) promoted by Knights of the Southern Cross per courtesy of Robert Holmes a Court

  • Issue of Special Ministers of the Eucharist being considered in Diocese raised by Mr A. Stott OFM

  • Formal change of name of Senate of Priests to Bishop’s Council of Priests.

  • May 1, 1984
    05

    Ordination

    Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev Barry Hickey as Bishop of Geraldton

  • February 26-March 2, 1984
    02

    Annual Clergy Conference at Redemptorist Retreat House. Topics included the Guidelines for Religious Instruction and the new Code of Canon Law and the 6 year cycle of priests appointments.

  • New presbytery on Hesse Street Waroona built by local committee under Ray Vergone and Fr J.J. McGrath.

  • Salvatorian Fathers to take pastoral care also of Lake Grace – Wagin Parish

  • February 17, 1984
    02

    Ordination

    Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Denis Conlan

  • February 14, 1984

    Ordination

    Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Michael Flynn at St Bernard’s, Kojonup

  • February 12, 1984

    Ordination

    Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Paul Gee and Frank Nieman at St Patrick’s Cathedral Bunbury.

  • February 1984

    Ordination

    Ordinations to the Permanent Diaconate (Bunbury 12th), Albany (19th), Kojonup (14th), Mandurah (26th)

  • June 12, 1983
    06

    Bishop Quinn confirmed diocesan policy about fixed term appointments of parish priests (six years) as allowed for in new Code of Canon Law (C522) and policy of Australian Bishops’ Conference

  • June 1983

    Announcement of a new Carmelite Monastery to be constructed at Gelorup (Bunbury).

  • April 21, 1983
    04

    Opening

    Official opening of Assumption Catholic Primary School, Mandurah

  • April 11-15, 1983

    Clergy Conference at Redemptorist Retreat House. Topics included Marriage Annulment Process (H. O’Leary CSsR) and Paulian Solo Parents Association; Familaris Consorlio of John Paul II on family life; Antioch Youth Movement

  • January 31, 1983
    01

    Opening

    Official opening and blessing of St Thomas More Church, Margaret River

  • August 4, 1982
    08

    Formal installation of Peter Quinn as Bishop of Bunbury in St Patrick’s Cathedral and Reception at Italian Club

  • June 1982
    06

    Appointment of former auxiliary Bishop of Perth, Most Rev. Peter Quinn DCL. DD., as third Bishop of Bunbury

  • May 1982
    05

    Announcement of Rome’s acceptance of retirement of Bishop Myles McKeon on grounds of ill health

  • April 25, 1982
    04

    Opening

    Dedication and opening of Star of the Sea Church, Esperance

  • March 6, 1982

    Beginning of formal training for diaconate

  • February 16-19, 1982
    02

    Clergy Conference at Redemptorist Retreat House. Topics covered included the implication of the Nutt Report implemented in State Schools about accreditation of teachers for RE in State schools.

  • Majellan Brothers to offer training for lay catechists on regional basis and by correspondence; B. Hickey on Marriage Preparation; the training programme for deacons; the new lectionary 3 vols.

  • February 6, 1982

    Ordination

    Ordination of Fr Tony Chiera at Hull Contractors shed in Waroona, by Bishop R Healy

  • February 1982

    Opening

    Beginning of classes at Assumption Catholic Primary School, Gordon Road, Mandurah.

  • Establishment of first diaconate training programme in the Bunbury Diocese for  six candidates and their wives.

  • January 24, 1982
    01

    Blessing of the site for the new rammed earth church at Margaret River

  • July 1, 1981
    07

    Establishment of Diocesan Development Fund to provided funds for building of churches, schools and other facilities in the parishes of the Diocese through parishioners investment with Mr Paul Gee as manager.

  • March 1981
    03

    Visit of Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Barbarito to Bunbury Diocese.

  • Withdrawal of Blessed Sacrament Fathers from Bunbury Diocese.

  • February 23-28, 1981
    02

    Clergy Conference at Redemptorist Retreat House. First financial report in new format. Proposal to set up Diocesan Development Fund