The Feast of the Assumption - Mary overflowing with joy IMAGE Your Diocese

The Feast of the Assumption - Mary overflowing with joy

August 14, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Wednesday 15 August.

The Future of Faith: Challenges and Possibilities IMAGE Your Diocese

The Future of Faith: Challenges and Possibilities

August 10, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle recently welcomed Fr Richard Lennan home from USA for a seminar held on 7 August about The Future of Faith: Challenges and Possibilities. Fr Richard is Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College - School of Theology and Ministry.

An invitation to become a Spiritual Director IMAGE Your Diocese

An invitation to become a Spiritual Director

August 07, 2018 John Cavenagh

Christian Spiritual Direction is defined as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God's personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship. The focus of this type of Spiritual Direction is on experience, i.e., any experience of the mysterious Other whom we call God. Moreover, this experience is viewed, not as an isolated event, but as an expression of the ongoing personal relationship God has established with each one of us.” (William A. Barry & William J. Connelly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction, 1992).

Mary MacKillop’s feast day honours an amazing Australian woman IMAGE Your Diocese

Mary MacKillop’s feast day honours an amazing Australian woman

August 07, 2018 Brooke Robinson

Mary MacKillop was the first Australian to be canonised as a saint - St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.  She was canonised on 17 October, 2010 - just over 100 years after her death on 8 August 1909. Since then the day of her death has become her feast day and each year there are celebrations.

The influence of mindset and coping on psychological attributes in athletes  IMAGE Your Diocese

The influence of mindset and coping on psychological attributes in athletes

August 07, 2018 Sallie Scoggin

I’m member of the Diocese of Maitland’s Human Resources team and when I first started in HR, I experienced performance anxiety when speaking in public or doing training workshops – this is because I am a natural introvert.

Children can teach us about God IMAGE Your Diocese

Children can teach us about God

August 01, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle was privileged to have Rev James McEvoy, priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, as theologian-in-residence. Fr James is a passionate speaker and very obviously loves what he does.

Interfaith Dialogue - What Mary means to Christians and Muslims IMAGE Your Diocese

Interfaith Dialogue - What Mary means to Christians and Muslims

July 26, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Council welcomed over 60 people to the Interfaith Dialogue at St Mary’s Campus Maitland to discuss what Mary, the mother of Jesus, means to each faith.

Christian Formation Course 2018 – individual unit delivery IMAGE Your Diocese

Christian Formation Course 2018 – individual unit delivery

July 19, 2018 Sharon Murphy

The Christian Formation Course is a great way for individuals to explore their faith or prepare for ministry. The 2018 course is underway, made up of eight units introducing participants to our Catholic tradition.