Western Australia’s most senior clerics gathered together at St Charles Seminary in Guildford to celebrate its Patronal Feast on November 5.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB was joined by Archbishop Emeritus Barry Hickey, Bishop Donald Sproxton, Bishop Gerard Holohan of Bunbury, Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome, Bishop Justin Bianchini of Geraldton and the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Mgr Harry Entwistle.
Around 150 priests joined future priests of the Archdiocese, St Charles seminarians, for the occasion.
Although the celebration took place on November 5, the saint’s actual feast day fell the day prior. St Charles Borromeo was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation, founding seminaries for priestly formation.
The celebration in honour of St Charles Borromeo wasn’t the only priestly milestone to have been marked recently.
Fr Richard Rutkauskas, Fr Greg D’Almedia, Fr Stanislaw Bendowski SDS and Fr Peter Farrant this year celebrated 25 years of priesthood.
Fr Peter Whitely, Fr Ian Johnson from the Bunbury diocese, Fr Reg Smith and Fr Leon Anderson OMI celebrated 40 years and Fr Milton Foster and Fr Des Murphy celebrated 50 years of priesthood.