Message from Bishop
The Catholic Diocese of Bunbury welcomes you. This website serves as a means of communication for our parishes, scattered across the South-Western portion of the State of Western Australia.
Ours is one of the most rapidly growing dioceses in the country. It includes some of the most rapidly increasing population centres in Australia.
I hope this website will be of service to all outside the Diocese who seek to learn something of our Catholic life.
The Most Reverend Gerard Holohan
Bishop of Bunbury
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Latest News & Events
Manjimup Parish Christmas Hamper Drive
The people of St Joseph’s Parish in Manjimup opened their hearts and their wallets for those in need by making donations to the Parish Hamper Drive in the lead up to Christmas. The generosity of […]
Love for our gay brothers and sisters
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Sadly, in the recent debate about gay marriage, many gay people – along with their parents, family members and friends – have been hurt by what they have been […]
An open letter to Parishioners and Parents of Catholic school students
Dear Parishioners and Parents of Catholic school students I am writing this letter because I am concerned about some confusion in relation to possible consequences for Catholic schools of a YES vote in the current […]
Why is Marriage between a man and a woman different?
For Catholics, marriage between a man and a woman is different from any other relationship. Therefore, the word ‘marriage’ should not be used for any other relationship. The reasons for saying that marriage is a […]
Questioning “Same Sex Marriage Slogans”
The decision of the Commonwealth Government to put to a referendum or plebiscite the question whether the word ‘marriage’ (currently a relationship between a man and a woman) should be used also for a biologically […]
St Mary’s Parish, Boyup Brook – First Holy Communion
On Sunday 18 June, Baden Crapella, Jack Girando, Luke Hallett, Jack Lee Steere and Imogen Mead received their First Holy Communion. Thank you to Fr Roshan, parishioners, teachers and parents, who worked together to make […]
Did you know...
Catholics across the Diocese
Saint Vincent de Paul conferences helping
people across the region each year
Hospital beds where
people receive medical services every year
students across the diocese