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.
After a full year, the day finally arrived when we were to leave Australian soil and begin what most of us would call one of the best experiences of our lives. One of the group; […]
In March 2012, Chris Colman and Michael Philips were ordained as Deacons for the Bunbury Diocese. This represented the culmination of an extensive training program for the Diaconate, covering the areas of human, pastoral, theological and […]
“The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the damage inflicted upon the Cathedral in Bunbury by the recent tornado and he wishes to express his spiritual closeness to all who grieve over the loss […]
As an edifice of transcendent beauty, built to stand for 300 years, the Cathedral fulfils a diversity of needs for our Diocese, for Bunbury and the surrounding region. Further the places and requisites for worship […]
The annual celebration of Easter keeps before us the reality that Christian faith is, first and foremost, a personal relationship with the Risen Christ. Unless this relationship is growing, our faith is weakening. This is […]
Archdeacon Smyth’s Wonderful Work What was undoubtedly the culmination of a great endeavour in Church work was witnessed last Sunday by the people of the antique and pretty seaside town of Bunbury, when his Grace […]
The foundation stone of St Patrick’s was laid in 1919. Its doors were opened to the local community just two years later. Some of the older parishioners still recall how local limestone rocks were carried […]
In 1845, after being consecrated Bishop of Perth in Rome, the controversial Dr Brady recruited a number of missionaries from France, England, Italy and Ireland to assist in his new See. Among these were three priests (Frs Thevaux, Thierse and Bouchet) and two brothers (Brs Theodore and Vincent) of the French Order of the Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was intended that they should establish the Vicariate of King George Sound, Albany, and establish a mission to some of the two million natives Bishop Brady had claimed lived within the new diocese.