Aboriginal Catholic Ministry

What is the ACM?

The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry is a non-profit organisation, of the Archdiocese of Perth founded in 1975 to meet the spiritual needs of Aboriginal people within the Perth metro and surrounding areas. We promote the spiritual, cultural and social development of people of Aboriginal descent

What inspires us?

Inspired by the words of JP II “And the Church herself in Australia will not be fully the Church that Jesus wants her to be until you have made your contribution to her life and until that contribution has been joyfully received by others.” When we work with community we bring the 7 Messages of ACM which are Reconciliation, Healing, Growing in Gospel Faith, Living God’s Mercy and Justice, Inculturation of Gospel and Culture and Our Community, Our Story and Leadership and Gifts.

What we do?

Home Visitation

We visit the Aboriginal Community in their homes to connect with them pastorally and spiritually, to support families to be strong and deadly. People can contact us for a visit or we take referrals.


Hospital Visitation

The ACM team visits Aboriginal patients at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital as well as at Aboriginal Hostels and homes, and we are available to visit other patients in other hospitals upon request.


Sacramental Preparation

Sr Frances Wilson who has years of experience working with Aboriginal families and teaching students is able to work with any families who have members who wish to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion & Confirmation.

Prayer, Services, Bible Reflections & Social Gatherings

Every Sunday we have an Aboriginal Mass at 11am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8 Burnett St Embleton followed by morning tea. During the warmer months we host an Outdoor Masses on the 1st Sunday of the month at 11am at various locations across Perth followed by a Picnic.
Throughout the year we host various, faith discussions and community days. We also celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, the first Sunday in July.

Prayer, Services, Bible Reflections & Social Gatherings

The ACM team can support families through the process of accessing funds for funerals and the logistics of organising the funeral. We can also provide pastoral and spiritual support if required as well as our Chaplain Father Joseph who can celebrate the Mass or Funeral Service. We also provide bereavement packs to families who have recently lost someone. Please contact the office to see how we can help.

Join us as we Celebrate Mass

8 Burnett St, Embleton WA 6062

If you need help with transport to Church please contact us.