O depth of the riches

12th June, 2020 O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God !! So begins the short reading from 1st Vespers and the Epistle at Mass from antiquity ...

Happy 110th !!

29th May, 2020 And so, our Grand pipe organ - our grand old lady turns 110 !! On Sunday 29th May, 1910 at the Solemn High Mass she was solemnly blessed and ...

Star of the sea: pray for your children, pray for me

24th May, 2020 Hail Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star, guide of the wanderer...Save us from peril and from woe. Sometimes in our treasury of older hymns we find not only beautiful ...

So, what does the Mass mean to me?

May 22nd, 2020 Over this past period when public Masses have been suspended in many parts of the world, it has somehow promoted much prayer, introspection and thought. As a musician, what ...

A few thoughts about Holy Week

April 26th, 2020 It's probably almost an understatement to say that this year’s Holy Week and Easter celebrations have been so different for all of us not just here in Perth, ...

Exult !!

19th April, 2020 In the darkness, there shines a light - a light which the darkness can never extinguish...exult, let them exult... One of the features of the Easter Vigil is the ...

Recital THIS Sunday – Carly’s back !!

We are very excited to welcome back our very own Carly Power - our former Principal Cantor who is now studying in Germany. Carly is visiting us for 6 weeks ...

Advent – blink and you might just miss it !!

December 23rd, 2019 The season of Advent lasts for around four weeks - this rather short season (in comparison to Lent and Easter) leads into another even shorter season: Christmas - ...

Happy feast day !!

9th December, 2019 And so our Cathedral celebrates its Patronal feast - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Ever since its humble early days as the building we now refer to as ...

Bells

December 6th, 2019 Each Sunday before the 11am Solemn Sung Mass I hear our Cathedral bells chime - my mind is filled with many things in those final moments before Mass ...