Access to a good education is an important factor in the success of the resettlement of young refugees arriving in Australia. However, many of these young people are subject to educational disadvantage, due to the poverty and distress they suffer.
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle deeply values the significant contribution volunteers make to our various committees, schools, parishes and social services. Through their good deeds our volunteers enrich the quality of life for the people we support and create a better society for everyone.
From visiting fellow parishioners in their time of need, to providing informed advice on topics that matter; our volunteers’ efforts are always appreciated. From reading books to students, to teaching English to new migrants; their time is of such value. From cooking meals for the vulnerable, to providing a shoulder to cry on; their care inspires hope.
In the lead up to National Volunteers Week, 16-22 May 2022, Aurora will be sharing stories of volunteers who are lending a hand to help others.
“Sowing goodness for the benefit of others frees us from narrow self-interest, infuses our actions with gratuitousness, and makes us part of the magnificent horizon of God’s benevolent plan,” an excerpt from Pope Francis’ 2022 Lenten message.
The Diocesan Administrator in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Fr Greg Barker, has echoed calls from Pope Francis for Christians worldwide to unite in fasting and prayer, focused on peace, this Ash Wednesday.
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ) Mass will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tighes Hill at 6.00pm on Friday 4 March 2022.