LITURGY MATTERS

LITURGY MATTERS: Easter Mystagogy IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Easter Mystagogy

April 23, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Well here we are on the other side of Easter and just beginning the 50 day Easter Season which concludes with Pentecost. It is a 50 day party, so I hope Lent has made you fit! The Easter Season is like an ‘Intensive’ on how we are meant to engage with the liturgy and live from it every Sunday. If your parish hosts the RCIA you will know that this ‘intensive’ is called mystagogy. Easter mystagogy is important, not just for the newly baptised, but for all of us as we seek to deepen our understanding of the meaning and implications of the Easter mystery we have just celebrated. 

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter with the Mystery IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter with the Mystery

April 23, 2019 Teresa Brierley

What a week it has been for those of us immersed in the many ceremonies that make up our Holy Week. Just over a week ago, my family welcomed Rowan Samuel into the family of the Catholic Church at his Baptism. It was a lovely celebration with the priest being attentive to Rowan and sharing in the joy of this sacrament. As he offered Rowan the candle with the words, “Receive the light of Christ”, Rowan reached out with enthusiasm, bringing great joy to those gathered to celebrate. I hope he always walks as a child of the Light.

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Joanne Crellin receives Emmaus Award for School Support IMAGE Catholic Schools

Joanne Crellin receives Emmaus Award for School Support

April 23, 2019 Amy Theodore

Joanne Crellin, the Learning Support Assistant at St Joseph’s Primary School, Taree has proven to be a rock in the school community providing constant and selfless service to her colleagues and the students of the school, receiving the Emmaus Award for School Support.

LATEST IN DARA

‘It’s a hand-up, not a handout’: DARA at Woodberry IMAGE DARA

‘It’s a hand-up, not a handout’: DARA at Woodberry

March 26, 2019 Alexander Foster

DARA’s Van now operates a service in Woodberry service after Tracy Iles, Auxiliary Lieutenant of The Salvation Army Centre Raymond Terrace, approached the Van’s Coordinator, Baden Ellis about entering into a partnership.

MN YOUTH

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Sacred@Seven is under new management

April 17, 2019 Brooke Robinson

A room filled with young people is not usually silent. However, at Sacred@Seven (S@S), this is what sets it apart. Young people are sitting or kneeling; eyes closed in reflection and prayer. Soft music fills the church, and the centre point is a monstrance holding the most precious thing to a Catholic: The Blessed Sacrament.    

AURORA

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Former classmates a great network

April 15, 2019 Brittany Gonzalez

Justin Hales’ success story began when nostalgia for the family holidays of his youth in Kurri Kurri drove him to create an Airbnb-style online disruptor for the caravan holiday market. The idea came to him after he decided that buying a caravan to relive his family holidays was not a viable option.

LATEST IN CHURCH

Pope Francis approves new law to protect minors and vulnerable adults IMAGE Church

Pope Francis approves new law to protect minors and vulnerable adults

April 02, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Pope Francis has approved a new law to make it compulsory to report sexual abuse allegations in the Vatican and its diplomatic missions around the world. The safeguarding guidelines for the Vatican and Roman Curia aim to protect minors and vulnerable adults.

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Lochinvar’s award-winning architecture

April 10, 2019 SHAC Architects, Amy Theodore

SHAC, the Newcastle architecture design studio based in Islington, NSW, has won the Prestigious Blacket Prize and the NSW Education Award at this year’s NSW Institute of Architecture Awards for Stage One of St Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar.