Timeline: 2010 – Today

2010 – Today

Date Event
December 11th 2011 Blessing of St Patrick’s Cathedral Bells
2011 Construction of new parish centre Our Lady’s Assumption Catholic Parish
2011 Dawesville established as a new parish, with the construction and dedication of the New St Damien’s Church.
2011 Construction begins on new parish hall Harvey Parish
2011 Restructuring of the Diocesan Pastoral Office and appointment of Rebecca Ward as Faith Manager
2011 Ordination of Frs Rochan and Francis for the Dioceses of Bunbury
2011 Opening of new ,Diocesan Office and Catholic Education Office
2011 Closure of St Mary’s and St Thomas’s churches Bunbury
March 17 2011 Dedication of St Patricks Cathedral & Cathedral Precinct
2005 – 2011 Planning and construction of the new St Patricks Cathedral

  • September 7, 2023

    Pastoral Letter from The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB DD Apostolic Administrator

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil 1:2) I hope you will forgive me for the formal greeting which opens this […]
  • July 3, 2023

    Message from the Bishop

    As you will have heard, last Friday night Western Australian time, Pope Francis accepted my resignation as Bishop of Bunbury, which was submitted nearly ten months ago. As parishioners 76 years old or older will appreciate, I have neither the health nor the energy to continue to be responsible for a Diocese that is more than half the size of Victoria.
  • June 28, 2023

    Let us love both mother and unborn child

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,Legislation was introduced into the Western Australian parliament this last week to make access to abortion easier. The aim is to facilitate the abortion of more unborn human beings than current legislation […]
  • June 14, 2023

    How can we make the mass relevant?

    There are many reasons why Catholics say that they have given up going to Mass. The two most consistent seem to be that 'the Mass is boring' and 'the Mass is irrelevant to my life […]
  • June 14, 2020

    Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord

    Reflections for a Time of Pandemic‘Do we really need the Eucharist?’Many over the past century have questioned: ‘Why do I need to go to Mass?’ They ask questions such as ‘Can’t I be a good […]
  • June 7, 2020

    Trinity Sunday 2020

    – Reflections for a Time of Pandemic – Trinity Sunday * ‘When Am I Truly Human?’ *   Our enforced life style changes over nearly three months have caused many to pause, to be less […]
  • May 31, 2020

    Pentecost Sunday 2020

    – Reflections for a Time of Pandemic – * ‘Am I struggling right now without the Holy Spirit?’ * In these uncertain times, people are affected in many ways.  Currently, there are programmes such as […]
  • May 22, 2020

    Seventh Sunday of Easter 2020

    Reflections for a Time of PandemicAm I truly at peace within? I doubt that anyone could claim these days that over recent decades, there has not been a decline both in religious practice, and a decline […]
  • May 17, 2020

    Sixth Sunday of Easter 2020

    - Reflections for a Time of Pandemic –Would our parishioners be arrested? In 250 AD, the Roman Emperor Decius instituted a persecution which caused considerable suffering to Christians.  They were given the choice between worshipping Roman […]
  • May 10, 2020

    Fifth Sunday of Easter 2020

    - Reflections for a Time of Pandemic – Do We Seek Christ in Times of Loneliness?   We are hearing of surveys which show there has been a rapid increase in loneliness and anxiety in […]