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Kinder surprise

February 08, 2021 Liz Baker

Tessa Evans is as excited as every other child starting Kindergarten at St John Vianney, Morisset, but her life experiences aren’t those of your average five-year-old.

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Secondary concerns addressed

February 09, 2021 Scott Donohoe

Access to Catholic secondary education on the Port Stephens peninsula is now a reality, with Catherine McAuley Catholic College this week opening its doors to almost 300 eager students. 

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Data and Analytics Transforms the Diocese

February 10, 2021 Zanné Van Wyk

As parents, we are our children’s biggest cheerleaders. We want them to reach their highest potential in the classroom by encouraging them to do their best, and also willing to accept that their best might not always translate into an A . . . and that’s okay. Imagine being able to tell them they can are achieving their goals, and they not only hear it but believe it?

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Accepting the constancy of change

February 11, 2021 Brittany Gonzalez

Fr Matthew Muller has a long and distinguished history serving parishioners in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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New beginnings

February 09, 2021 Bishop Bill Wright

Let us be frank: many people who know me, including friends and family, can get a little bemused or even concerned when my head seems to be stuck more in the sixth century (or the 14th or 19th or any other really) than by what “everyone thinks” now or by the latest research out of America says.

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Perfect time to seek our truth

February 09, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

It seems only fitting that Bishop Bill formally convoked the Diocesan Synod of Maitland Newcastle on the feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. One of the well-known sayings from Australia’s first saint is “Never see a need without doing something about it”.

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Highest honour awarded to local parishioner

February 09, 2021 Ashleigh Banks

St Brigid’s at Raymond Terrace was the venue for a significant event in December last year. Local parishioner Lidy Waanders received a special award from Pope Francis – the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for Church and Pope).

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Dancing to change

February 10, 2021 Alexander Foster

It has been estimated the average person will change the course of their career seven times during their lifetime, with any number of reasons inspiring each change – money, differing circumstances, boredom – the list goes on.

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Have your say about Aurora

February 11, 2021 Ashleigh Banks

Our monthly magazine, Aurora is an important tool to share the good news of the Church in the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle.

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Patience proves a virtue

February 12, 2021 Elizabeth Snedden

Each Saturday in Aberdeen, masses of people come together. They unite in worship. They stand in solidarity. Countless sing in unison and observe age-old traditions.  

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Inmates upskill for re-entry to society

February 12, 2021 Darrell Croker

Transitioning from incarceration to the community is not always easy. Finding employment is a challenge for many in mainstream society, and this is often exacerbated for those with a criminal record.

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Comes a time

February 12, 2021 Felicity Lee

The first book of the Hebrew scriptures and the last gospel of the Christian scriptures both open with the same phrase, "In the beginning". Both scriptures imply there was nothing before the “beginning” they go on to describe. For us, as humans, it is very difficult to conceive or imagine nothingness. We are made of flesh and we live in a world of matter.

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Consolidated body takes safeguarding lead

February 10, 2021 Sean Tynan

Taken in all, 2021 truly promises to be the beginning of a new phase in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s ongoing journey in demonstrating that we are a “safeguarding Church”.

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