YOUR DIOCESE

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Sea Sunday 2020

June 29, 2020 Apostleship of the Sea, Australia

The Theme for this year’s Sea Sunday is “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11: 28)

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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St Paul’s shoots for the stars

July 03, 2020 Suzanne Hatfield-Smith

The English faculty at St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul, is once again putting its intuitive mind to work, creating experiential, interactive learning opportunities.

LITURGY MATTERS

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LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! Part 3: The preparation of the gifts

June 30, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Today we continue our reflection on what we think we are doing in the ‘Liturgy of the Eucharist’. We are driven by the question emerging in our COVID-19 experience: are we celebrants or consumers? So gather in your reflections from the first and second articles in this series and let us proceed, focusing today on the first of the four-part eucharistic action: the preparation of the gifts.

FAITH MATTERS

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Centrality of silence

June 30, 2020 Rosemary McAllister

On Sunday May 24, a group of people gathered in their gardens to pray and reflect on the 5th anniversary of Laudato si. Sophia and Matthew Lamont (parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Tighes Hill Church) joined the group. At the conclusion of the Zoom Matthew emailed through an image of an artwork that he had recently completed and gifted to a Quaker Elder.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

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TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Hospitality

June 30, 2020 Teresa Brierley

For me, the readings for Mass on the weekend (the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) were about hospitality. In the reading from the Book of Kings (4:8-11, 14-16) we have a woman who recognises the prophet Elisha as a holy man, as she and her husband invite and welcome him to stay with them, as he travels past their home each year. In the Gospel from Matthew (10:37-42), Jesus is instructing on welcoming.

AURORA

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Lives that mattered

July 04, 2020 Bishop Bill Wright

As we come up to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday this year, issues of race, discrimination and reconciliation are very much on the public agenda around the world.

LATEST IN CHURCH

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Local and international stars serenade in song for Project Compassion

June 19, 2020 Emily Bradstreet

Shortly after the commencement of Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal Project Compassion, the coronavirus pandemic struck the country, closing schools, workplaces and churches and leaving the nation largely confined to our homes. With the growing need for Caritas Australia to help protect vulnerable communities globally from the virus, singer Gary Pinto and his band of star-studded collaborators stepped in to raise spirits and much needed funds.

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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CatholicCare’s Winter Appeal 2020

June 26, 2020 Gary Christensen

This year, the most vulnerable people across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are struggling more than ever. The onset of winter, coupled with the impact that COVID-19 has had on people’s lives including record high unemployment rates means people need help and they need it now.

MN YOUTH

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A life-changing experience

June 02, 2020 Rose-Marie Mahoney

It was late at night on the day the Pastoral Placement Program application was to close that I decided to apply for the position.

LATEST IN DARA

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This one’s from the heart

June 18, 2020 Brooke Robinson

A collaboration between the diocesan Development and Relief Agency (DARA), Soul Café, and Collective Heart initiative resulted in the making of a tasty meal for families the agency supports including asylum seekers, refugees and those struggling to provide food for their families due to COVID-19 job losses.

LATEST IN EARLY EDUCATION

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Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle continues to expand its education network

July 03, 2019 Elizabeth Snedden

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is expanding its education network, with the official launch today of St Nicholas Pathways.

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, CEO, Sean Scanlon, said the initiative was established to create meaningful pathways to employment and in particular, support the growing demand for early childhood educators.  

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Partnership puts belief in leadership

December 12, 2019 Dermot Nestor

In an effort to develop leadership through the prism of theology, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is partnering with Australian Catholic University to offer a Graduate Certificate in Mission and Culture (GCMC) in 2020.