A rigorous safeguarding audit of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has assessed a 98 per cent compliance with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS) according to the audit report published by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd (ACSL) today.
In October 2022, the Diocesan Trustees authorised a review of the Religious Education & Spirituality Team supporting schools, and the Diocesan Pastoral Ministries team. This review was conducted by Dr Dan White in 2023, with the report received and accepted by the Bishop in November 2023.
Easter is a significant period of time on the Catholic calendar, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. In the lead-up to Easter, Christians also acknowledge Lent - a time that helps Christians prepare to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter.
To find out more about the significance of Lent and its customs, Fiona Duque, Pastoral Ministries Officer of Worship and Prayer has answered the following questions for us.
Sacred Heart Cathedral was at capacity today as hundreds of people attended the launch of Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion.
Late last year, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle said goodbye to one of its longest-running groups – the Diocesan Association of Pastoral Ministers.
At the end of last year, the General Secretariat of the Synod published a document Towards October 2024 containing guidelines for local church consultations to be held in 2024 to reflect on the Synthesis Report from the First Assembly and prepare for the Second Assembly. The plans for the Australian consultation have now been finalised and they are outlined in this email. All bishops have been notified, and dioceses have been requested to begin planning these consultations, which will take place from 1 February to 30 March 2024.
Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Harrington celebrated its 70th anniversary on Sunday.