YOUR DIOCESE

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On a path to making a difference

October 21, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Almost 23 per cent of Australia’s population identified as Catholics in the 2016 census. There are about 1.3 billion Catholics in the world. So, would your coming to the Diocesan Synod on Saturday, 23 November really make any difference to how we live our lives in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle as Catholics, and would that make a difference to our local communities, the life of Australians or indeed the global community?

LITURGY MATTERS

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Liturgy Matters: October 19 - What a wonderful day! Fanning the Flame of RCIA Workshop Day

October 22, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Well here we are on the other side of Saturday October 19, our RCIA workshop day with Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal. About 75 people participated from across the diocese and from a range of ministries concerned with Initiation. What a wonderful day we had. It feels like a watershed moment that has indeed contributed to fanning the flame of RCIA in our Church of Maitland-Newcastle. What follows are some beginning reflections.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

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TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Our life is a mission

October 22, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Once again I write this message on a Sunday evening and I am conscious that on this, the 20th Day of October, it is World Mission Day in this Extraordinary Mission Month, which was proclaimed by Pope Francis for the centenary of the promulgation of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud by Pope Benedict XV, on the activity of missionaries in the world.

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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Musical talent reaches national level

October 24, 2019 Mark Toohey

Music can communicate a heartfelt message in a way that nothing else can! This is especially so for young people wanting to express their thoughts and feelings to their peers.

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.  

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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Back from the edge

September 30, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

In 2005 there was a period when you couldn’t open a newspaper or turn on a television without hearing the name John Brogden. At only 36 he was the leader of the NSW Liberal Party and widely expected to become the next premier of NSW.

LATEST IN DARA

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‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen

September 04, 2019 Alexander Foster

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – these are the words echoing in the minds of students and teachers who had the pleasure of witnessing John Sandy’s presentation at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen at their recent Community Day.

MN YOUTH

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Fr Rob Galea releases ACYF theme song

October 01, 2019 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The theme song for the largest gathering of young Catholics in Australia – the Australian Catholic Youth Festival – has just been released.

AURORA

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Saintly scholar

October 04, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

In Rome on October 13, Pope Francis will canonise John Henry Newman, the great 19th-century English scholar, writer and preacher. I should like to be there, because Newman has been a significant religious influence in my life but, as I will have just returned from the diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, it would be a bit rich to shoot off overseas again, even for JHN.

Flying into first place THUMB

Flying into first place

October 04, 2019

Creative concepts on canvas THUMB

Creative concepts on canvas

October 04, 2019

Keeping up appearances THUMB

Keeping up appearances

October 04, 2019

Religious freedom THUMB

Religious freedom

October 04, 2019

Teens and their screens THUMB

Teens and their screens

October 04, 2019

Hear, hear to recognition THUMB

Hear, hear to recognition

October 04, 2019

LATEST IN CHURCH

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Catholic Church announces national drought prayer campaign

October 23, 2019 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions and to pray for the gift of rain.

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.