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  • December 1970


    Closure of St Joseph\’s Convent School Margaret River

  • November 1970

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

  • September 13, 1969


    Ordination of Fr Hugh Galloway in Albany

  • August 27, 1969


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

  • May 28, 1969

    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


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

  • January 1, 1969


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

  • December 21, 1968

    Enthronement of L J Goody as Archbishop of Perth

  • October 18, 1968

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

  • September 1968

    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

    RIP Archbishop Prendiville

    Death of Archbishop Prendiville of Perth

  • May 26, 1968


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

  • May 19, 1968


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

  • February 12, 1967


    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


    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


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

  • July 10, 1965


    Ordination in Katanning parish school of Fr John Bonato SM

  • June 27, 1964


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

  • 1964


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

  • May 26, 1963


    Official Blessing and Opening of Our Lady of the Way

  • March 31, 1963


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

  • February 1963

    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

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

  • September 12, 1962


    Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Myles McKeon as Auxiliary Bishop of Perth

  • August 10, 1962

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

  • December 1961

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

  • August 1961

     First Bushies Schools in Esperance at Fresh Air League Camp

  • July 15, 1961


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

  • February 1961


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