September Visit

posted 15 Oct 2018, 17:27 by Ave Maria   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 17:29 ]

During September in the silent darkness of an early morning Sr Maria and Br Michael Palma and Sr. Sue Hyde drove to the airport to commence our visitation of legionaries in the beautiful cities of Adelaide and Perth.  The long distance travelled from Melbourne to Adelaide to Perth in one day was surprisingly easy and most enjoyable.  We wish to thank the Comitia in Adelaide and Perth and the Mater Christi Praesidium, Fremantle, for their warm welcome and hospitality and especially to Sr Joan Cahill in Adelaide and Srs Rosemary Bennett and Moya Bruce in Perth for looking after us.  The work being done in both States is substantial and both are faced with challenges we are all familiar with.  One of those challenges is just as Jesus said to his disciples "The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few … (Luke 10:1-2). We must all work harder to recruit new members.  

written By Sr.Sue Hyde in the 1810 Senatus Bulletin for full story and pictures see attached bulletin

13th Oct Australia Needs Fatima

posted 15 Oct 2018, 17:17 by Ave Maria   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 17:34 ]

on the 13th Oct several groups around Perth joined together to pray the Rosary for Australia Needs Fatima 

Mother Mary's Birthday mass 8th September 2018

posted 13 Sep 2018, 21:20 by Ave Maria

“The Legion of Mary was mainly organising the Mass and presentation of the Rosary Scroll,” Ms Bennett said.

“We were delighted, and so with the permission of Monsignor McDonald this was included in our day.”

“This is the 30th anniversary of the 48-hour Rosary Bouquet. For Legionaries and those individuals and parishes who commit their Rosary to Our Lady for her use, it seems to be a highlight in their year,” Ms Bennett explained.

The celebration started with a welcoming procession where attendees went around the area of St Joachim’s Church while praying the Rosary, led by Brother Simon from the Alliance of the Holy Family International.

for more see attachment

Memorial Mass for Father Eugene McGrath

posted 24 Aug 2018, 18:34 by Ave Maria

the memorial Mass with Rosary and Legion Prayers will be held AT Notre Dame Chruch. Wright Rd Cloverdale 
on Tuesday 11th September 2018 with Rosary at 5pm and Mass at 5.30pm
followed by fellowship
all are welcomed to attend.  Please invite friends of Father McGrath to join us.

48 hour Rosary Bouquet for Our Ladies Birthday

posted 20 Aug 2018, 06:10 by Ave Maria   [ updated 13 Sep 2018, 21:14 ]

48 hour Rosary Bouquet 5th -7th September

It is with great pleasure that we tell you that the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be with us at the Rosary Bouquet Mass on September  8th.

Our Lady will arrive at ST Joachim’s Church at 10am and depart at 4pm.

We will process around the church carpark praying the Rosary before entering the church at 10.45am.

Please join us and make a PUBIC STATEMENT by joining in the Rosary.  Please preview the events of the day on the attached posters.

Father Eugene McGrath

posted 6 Aug 2018, 18:46 by Ave Maria   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 16:32 ]

Dear Legionaries and Friends,


The funeral arrangements for Fr Eugene McGrath are as follows. I encourage you all to attend either or both liturgies.  

Vigil Rosary and Mass in St Pius X Paterson St Manning at 6.45 Rosary. 7pm Mass Wednesday 8th August 2018

Funeral Mass in the Redemptorist Monastery Vincent St North Perth at 1.00 Thursday 9th August 2018 

Our much loved Fr Eugene McGrath was peacefully taken into his heavenly reward on Thursday 2nd August, at his home at the Little Sister's of the Poor in Glendalough. Fr Gene, as he was known to many, was a very faithful Spiritual Director to several Praesidia. He was also Spiritual Director of the Perth Senatus, travelling to the monthly meeting from Merredin only retiring from this position because his hearing was failing. Father continued with his support of the Legion by attending our Annual Retreat and many of our Annual Masses. Although his hearing made it difficult to hear he would quietly sit with us and offer prayers for the success of the event. Although his gentle guidance will be missed by many I am sure he will be watching over us all. 

Rest in peace dear Fr McGrath and may we all reassemble when the battle of life is over. Legionaries of Mary

The Legion will hold a memorial Mass with full Legion of Mary prayers in about a month as our tribute to him and his love of Our Blessed Mother and her Legion.  More information on this will be sent out at a later date.


Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

posted 1 Aug 2018, 01:39 by Ave Maria   [ updated 24 Aug 2018, 18:37 ]

the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is visiting Perth WA

She will be at St. Bernadette Catholic Church 49 Jugan St., Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016 August 3-4, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
other places to visit her are 

Donovan Nursing Home 138 Lewis Rd, Forrestfield, WA 6058 Thursday, August 16, 2018 9.30am to 11.30

Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School 30 Munday Road, High Wycombe WA 6057 Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:00pm  to 2.40

St Francis Xavier Lillian Rd Maida Vale on 16th August from 3pm to 9pm. Holy Mass at 7pm

St Emilie DeVailar Catholic Church Amherst Rd Canning Vale 10th August 12.30pm to 6.30pm Holy Mass at 6pm

Notre Dame Church Wright St Cloverdale on 29th August  1.30pm to 7pm Mass at 5.30pm Program attached 

St Patricks Basilica remntle 30th August 

for information see attched flyer.

annual retreat 2018

posted 27 May 2018, 18:30 by Ave Maria   [ updated 7 Jun 2018, 01:16 ]

we had a very uplifting retreat on Satruday the 26th May 2018 

the Comitium  thank Archbishop Costelloe for his uplifting and inspiring talk on St John Bosco and celebrating Mass for us.  talk can be seen at  

We also like to thank Anna Krohn for coming to Perth and giving us a great talk on Venerable Edel Quinn.

We thank all those who worked to make this retreat great. Leo for his lovely soup,

Judy and the wonderful ladies of Northern DistrictsCuria who work tirelessly in the kitchen supplying Morning tea and Lunch.

To Keith Collins and Thea Hanson a huge Than You for providing our music.

To Fr Doug Harris, Parish Priest of Glendalough, Bishop Justin Biancchini and Fr Demetri Roh  Priests who assisted us during the day.

The two Acolytes, Michael Soh and Adolf D'Souza who assisted at Mass and Benediction.

I also want to thank Rosemary for all her hard work in arranging the retreat.


Flores De Mayo - Hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish Maida Vale

posted 22 Apr 2018, 20:45 by Ave Maria   [ updated 22 Apr 2018, 20:54 ]

Flores de Mayo  (Flowers of May Festival)

5 May 2018 [Saturday] starting at 2pm

St Francis of Assisi Parish

Maida Vale




2.00 PM      Assembly Time

2.15 PM      Live Angelus

                     Rosary and Procession

3.00 PM      Holy Mass

4.00 PM      Fellowship and Entertainment

                     (Please bring a plate to share.)


Rosary Making

posted 16 Apr 2018, 18:10 by Ave Maria

when  2nd Saturday of every Month

where The Venerable Edel Quinn Centre, 36 Windsor Street Perth.

come along and learn how to make Rosary's enjoy a shared morning tea and Lunch 

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