TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Learn Serve Belong IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Learn Serve Belong

March 05, 2019 Brian Lacey

In 2007 the Catholic Bishops of NSW and the ACT released a Pastoral Letter titled Catholic Schools at a Crossroads where they stated, “the Catholic school system is one of “the jewels in the crown” of the Catholic community in our region, with few parallels overseas”.  Twelve years on this Pastoral Letter still defines and guides our Catholic schools today.  

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Speaking the truth in love IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Speaking the truth in love

February 26, 2019 Tracey Edstein

At the front of a folder containing material relating to the Council for Australian Catholic Women I keep – protected by a plastic sleeve – a page called “Speaking the truth in love”.

Tuesdays With Teresa: A Message IMAGE Opinion & Comment

Tuesdays With Teresa: A Message

February 19, 2019 Teresa Brierley

What an amazing and awesome week of commitment in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: year of vision and hope IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: year of vision and hope

February 12, 2019 Teresa Brierley

The week ahead is going to be a busy one for many in the diocese, and if you check out the diocesan calendar, which now is a regular feature in Dio Update, you will see the following events:

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Post traumatic growth IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Post traumatic growth

February 05, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I have finally made it to my desk on this Sunday evening, partly due to my lack of motivation to do so, and also because of our viewing of the program on the ABC about ten years on from the Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria in 2009.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit

January 29, 2019 Teresa Brierley

On this very hot summer’s day which is known as Australia Day, I remain inside at my desk and begin the year with this first message to you. I do not wish to enter into the dialogue/debate around Australia Day but will share with you the reading from Isaiah (32:15-18), for this day. Each year when this is read I am touched by its beauty, relevance and meaning for us as a people of God in this place.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Rejoice IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Rejoice

October 09, 2018 Teresa Brierley

The following TUESDAYS WITH TERESA article is from the week of 18 December. Please disregard the date listed.

I don’t imagine there were too many priests in our diocese who wore rose coloured vestments on Sunday to mark the third Sunday of Advent or what we call Gaudete Sunday. The term Gaudete refers to the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, Rejoice – “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.” Rose vestments are worn to emphasise our joy that Christmas is near, and the rose candle on our Advent wreath is also lit.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The month of the Holy Souls IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The month of the Holy Souls

October 08, 2018 Teresa Brierley

The following TUESDAYS WITH TERESA article is from the week of 5 November. Please disregard the date listed.

The month of the Holy Souls has begun, a month in our liturgical year when we remember those who have gone before us.