Timeline: 1960-1969


Date Event
September 13th, 1969 Ordination of Fr Hugh Galloway in Albany
August 27th, 1969 Episcopal ordination of Mst Rev Peter Quinn as Auxillary Bishop of Perth
May 1969 New ‘High School’ classroom added to St Joseph’s Waroona
May 28th, 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

April 26th, 1969 Opening by Hon D H O’Neil and blessing by Bishop McKeon of the Star of the Sea Lodge at Esperance
January 1st, 1969 New church of Our Lady’s Assumption – blessed and opened by Archbishop Goody
December 21st, 1968 Enthronement of L J Goody as Archbishop of Perth
October 18th, 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 Roade enabled by Mr Biagio Paganoni
June 28th, 1968 Death of Archbishop Prendiville of Perth
May 26th, 1968 Blessing and opening of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Condingup
May 19th, 1968 Blessing and opening of the Church of the Holy Family, Coombalbidgup
February 12th, 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 29th, 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 10th, 1966 First Mass, St Joseph’s Church Albany
July 9th, 1966 Ordinations of Fr Russell Hardiman and Fr Paul Merks, Centennial Oval Hall, Albany
July 10th, 1965 Ordination in Katanning parish school of Fr John Bonato SM
1964 Opening of St Vincent’s Hospital Bunbury for the chronic sick, operated by the Daughters of Charity
June 27th, 1964 Ordination of Fr Leon Russell at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth by Bishop Goody for Bunbury Diocese
May 26th, 1963 Official Blessing and Opening of Our Lady of the Way
March 31st, 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 12th, 1962 Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Myles McKeon as Auxillary Bishop of Perth
August 10th, 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 Campo
July 15th, 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
November 22nd, 1960 Canonical Erection of the Parish of Esperance by Bishop Goody
October 1st, 1960 Franciscan Friars take pastoral care of the Parish of Collie, until 2000
September 1960 Opening of Star of the Sea Church, Esperance
1960 Parish of Boyup Brook established from Bridgetown parish, Fr W Costello PP