Every Easter is a celebration of why Jesus came. If you ask people today why Jesus came, there will be many answers. Some will say, for example, ‘To teach us to love’; for others, the […]
The Catholic Diocese of Bunbury is seeking an enthusiastic staff member (0.5 full time equivalent offering flexible working hours) to be responsible for the overall accounting and financial reporting function of the Diocese and its […]
The Bunbury Diocese began the New Year with a new Diocesan Director for both Caritas and Catholic Mission. Ms Deborah Robertson was appointed to the position of Diocesan Director of Catholic Mission in November 2016. […]
This week, we welcomed Derek Boyle, Director of Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services in the Perth Archdiocese, to Bunbury. Derek spent two days training a group of couples and priests as FOCCUS facilitators. FOCCUS is […]
My dear people Who could not be shocked, horrified and disgusted to learn this past week of the scale of allegations of child abuse against priests, made by survivors who came forward to the Royal […]
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I write to you as the final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse commences on February 6, 2017. For the victims and […]
The Parish Liturgy Committee recently organised a special Mass to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Thank you to Robyn Cartell, who teaches at Busselton High School, for approaching some Wardandi Elders who work at the School to […]
St Patrick’s Katanning parishioners joined the Filipino community in celebrating their Independence Day on Sunday June 12th 2016. The day began with Holy Mass at 10.30am and was followed by lunch, entertainment, presentation of Philippine […]
A strategic partnership has been entered into between the Bunbury CDF and the CDF partnership of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Diocese of Sale. The partnership will deliver improved outcomes that will enhance the mission […]
Last year CatholicCare was very pleased to be able to provide a distribution of funds to the Albany Apostleship of the Sea. This significant donation, together with other donations from the Australian Mariners Welfare Society […]
The Parish of Christ the Living Vine celebrated The Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians in a very special way for the Year of Mercy. The parishioners joined the children from Leschenault Catholic Primary […]
St Patrick’s Cathedral is a significant building for the parish, for the Catholic Diocese of Bunbury, for the City of Bunbury, and for the communities of the southern portion of Western Australia. For the parish, […]
In the last Grapevine we published a picture of the new portico in progress. We are delighted to present our “new look” church. Originally built 60 years ago the small portico didn’t protect our parishioners […]
Bishop Holohan confirmed twelve young people at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Esperance on Sunday 29 May. The twelve young people, Caitlin Brown, Jordan Cole, Grace Davey, Tayla Docherty, Sean Fowler, Shelby Kennedy, Cassandra […]
On Sunday 29 May, fourteen students in our Parish received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time. After Mass, they cut the celebration cake with Fr Wayne. The week before, in preparation, the students […]
On Sunday 29 May, Lauren Hester and Rosie Guazzelli-Page received the Sacrament of the First Eucharist. Fr Wally made the receiving of this sacrament extra special through his thoughtful words and prayers. It was lovely […]
On 22nd May 2016 during the family Mass, Fr Tony Chiera, our Vicar General officially opened the Door of Mercy of Our Lady’s Assumption Church Mandurah as a Pilgrim Centre for the Jubilee Year of […]
On Friday 20 May, we celebrated St Mary’s Feast Day with a beautiful Mass led by Fr Wally and our Year 5/6 students. Cake was enjoyed by all and the students loved the old school […]
Students at Our Lady of the Cape Primary School have been hosting Family Masses at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish in Dunsborough on a monthly basis. In an initiative to build school and […]
Past and present students, staff, clergy, parents and community members recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Our Lady of the Cape Primary School in Dunsborough. In a Mass that was concelebrated by current Parish Priest […]
On her 89th birthday, parishioners at St Thomas More Church Margaret River thanked inspired organist Betty Peaker for her life long contribution to many music ministries in various churches. Betty was also honoured for her […]
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy St Joseph’s Parish in Manjimup is one of the Pilgrimage Churches, designated by Bishop Gerard in the Bunbury Diocese. The faithful are able to gain an indulgence by entering […]
The Year 4 Students of Mandurah Catholic College had their First Holy Communion on 15 May 2016. We sincerely thank all the teachers and families who supported these students through this wonderful journey.
Pentecost is a joyous occasion and once again the Parish celebrated with a Family Fun Day after the Sunday Mass. The Parish Youth team co-ordinated the event which was enjoyed by all. Red was the […]
Seventy-one Year 3 students from St Mary MacKillop College participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation over a week, followed by a Thanksgiving Mass held on Pentecost Sunday. Students attended the Mass with their families, and […]
On Pentecost Sunday, Fr Nick commissioned the Parish Pastoral Council to work with him to foster the mission of the Church in our Parish and Diocese, being conscious of the needs of parishioners. The PPC […]
On Sunday, 8 May (Mother’s Day) a morning tea was held to celebrate Mums, Nannas, Aunties and all mothering figures in our community.
On Thursday 5 May at Our Lady of Lourdes School we celebrated Mums, Nannas, Grans, Aunties and other mothering figures in our lives with a special Mothers’ Day Mass and Morning Tea.Artwork depicting our special […]
The Christ the Living Vine Social Group organised a morning tea on 3 May 2016. Apart from delicious eats and a good time to catch up with friends, those who attended were treated to a […]
To give support to our youth delegates who will be attending the World Youth Day in Poland, the Holy Family Youth Ministry – Albany, organised a “QUIZ NIGHT” in May at the ‘Stirling Club’. This […]
A short video of Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Spirit of the ANZACS’ followed by an invitation to attend the ANZAC Mass, was presented to Parishioners at weekend Masses preceding ANZAC Day. Numbers jumped from 44 last year […]
To celebrate the Year of Mercy our Parish formed a committee of eight parishioners to create a visual art piece so that, along with words, there would be a visual expression of the central point […]
What an awesome, active and exciting few months its been for young people in our Diocese!
On the 5th April 2016 Father Robert celebrated his 50th birthday. The parish couldn’t let this occasion go by without a celebration and gathered in the parish hall. A bring and share lunch, delicious cake […]
St Damien’s Sunday Lunch for Parishioners, Seniors, and those who have no-one to join for lunch is held a couple of times during the term, with two or three students from Mandurah Catholic College, joining […]
Mandurah Catholic College’s Early Childhood area was awash with hues of blue on Friday, 1 April in recognition of Autism Awareness Day. Students wore blue T-shirts to mark the day and decorated hands of friendship […]
Christ the Living Vine Parish, Leschenault held a Parish Lenten Retreat with Emeritus Archbishop Hickey
For the second year, Christ the Living Vine held a Parish Lenten retreat on Holy Monday. This was led by Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey. All who attended felt it was a beautiful way to enter […]
Jennifer Lee Deleo receiving the sacraments of initiation at the Easter vigil is pictured here with her family and Fr Jayan Johnson.
Some Parishioners of Our Lady’s Assumption Catholic Church gave a very moving presentation of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. This commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ was staged on Mandurah Eastern […]
The Youth Ministry of the Holy Family Parish has done a marvelous job in re-enacting the Stations of the Cross for Good Friday. More than three hundred people attended this event from Albany and surrounding […]
On 19th March 2016 we celebrated 150 years since the Sisters of St Joseph was founded by Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. The Celebrations this year began in Penola, […]
On the 6th December 2014 a group of 19 people embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. They were part of an initiative offered to the young people between the ages of […]
Compassion for the sick and suffering is something which unites us all. Many of us have accompanied friends or family as they face the fear and uncertainty of a serious illness. Our heart goes out […]
The final edition of The Record will not spell the end of local news and events coverage, says Archdiocese of Perth Communications & Media Manager, James Parker. From early September, a new e-newsletter, together with […]
RCIA STATE CONFERENCE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BUNBURY 12TH OCTOBER 2013
The 29th May marked the end of the first month of the Acculturation Program for priests.
This week, the first two sessions of a three month program on Acculturation for International Priests serving in the Bunbury Diocese began in Bunbury. The first session included a beautiful prayer ritual led by Fr […]
Over the past four months there have been 3 separate groups visit our projects on the island of Flores in Indonesia. In October a group of 9 young people from Dawesville Catholic Primary School and […]
Bishop Gerard was happy to experience firsthand the background the priests come from.
The year six classes had the opportunity to interview our new priest Father Jess. We learnt many interesting facts about him and his life and would like to share some of these with you.