Welcome to St Mary’s Cathedral
The Cathedral parish acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of reconciliation.
We are a community of believers, part of the Catholic communion, which responds to the invitation of the Lord to believe in him and to know the gentleness of his heart. We are also a people which opens our arms and invites all to join us on the journey.
You are welcome to our beautiful Cathedral home wherever you are on the journey of life. We are called by Christ to welcome all and we seek to be, in the words of Pope Francis, ‘a field hospital’:
The thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds.
Come for a brief visit or to join us on the journey. As Pope Francis says: ‘The doors of the church are open to everyone, everyone, everyone!’
Very Rev. Dr Sean Fernandez
Dean and Administrator
St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth