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Prayer for the gifts of Holy Spirit - Saint Alphonsus Liguori CSsR

28 July 2022

On Monday we celebrate the feast of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists. A gifted writer, he penned the following prayer during his extraordinary life.

Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son. I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and saints. I give You my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving for all the grace which You never cease to bestow on me.

O Giver of all supernatural gifts, who filled the soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with such immense favours, I beg You to visit me with Your grace and Your love and to grant me the gift of holy fear, so that it may act on me as a check to prevent me from falling back into my past sins, for which I beg pardon.

Grant me the gift of piety, so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervour, follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations, and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.

Grant me the gift of knowledge, so that I may know the things of God and, enlightened by Your holy teaching, may walk, without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.

Grant me the gift of fortitude, so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the devil, and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation of my soul.

Grant me the gift of counsel, so that I may choose what is more conducive to my spiritual advancement and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.

Grant me the gift of understanding, so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries and by contemplation of heavenly things detach my thoughts and affections from the vain things of this miserable world.

Grant me the gift of wisdom, so that I may rightly direct all my actions, referring them to God as my last end; so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life, I may have the happiness of possessing Him eternally in the next.


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Safeguarding Induction for all Church Workers

13 June 2022

Safeguarding Induction for All  Church Workers - Online We invite ALL church workers (volunteers or paid) to attend an online safeguarding induction. A church worker is anyone in the parish in any – paid or voluntary. The session will cover the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, the importance of  Safeguarding in the parish and the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

                     To register please visit: Or phone 9221 7762

The registration link is ONLINE – Safeguarding Induction for Church Workers – Safeguarding Office (

Available dates are:

  • Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 1 pm

  • Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 7 pm

  • Friday, 29 July 2022 at 10 am

  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 7      pm

  • Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 2      pm

  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022 at 7      pm

  • Wednesday, 28 September 2022 at      10 am

Pray for our Sisters and Brother in Ukraine

22 March 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have been watching the chaotic and devastatingly sad events that have taken place in Ukraine over the past couple of days.

I am sure that many prayers are being offered around Perth for the people of Ukraine and their families and friends here in Australia.

To help with your community pray for the people of Ukraine you may find the following resources helpful.

COVID-19, Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures for Western Australia


Pastoral Letter from
The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB

Catholic Archdiocese of Perth COVID-19, Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures for Western Australia

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