World Day of Migrants and Refugees to bring people together IMAGE Your Diocese

World Day of Migrants and Refugees to bring people together

June 21, 2022 Elizabeth Symington

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees calls on Catholics to come together and share the load in building a future that embraces God’s plan, leaving no one behind.

World Youth Day 2023 Lisbon IMAGE Your Diocese

World Youth Day 2023 Lisbon

June 10, 2022 Brooke Cross

Lisbon, Portugal has been chosen to host the 2023 World Youth Day. World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from across the Globe with the Pope.

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Framework for Motions

June 07, 2022 Alyson Segrott

The Framework for Motions for the second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has been published. It emerges from more than four years of listening, dialogue, discernment, reflection and prayer within the Catholic Church in Australia.

The spirit of Taizé returns to Newcastle IMAGE Your Diocese

The spirit of Taizé returns to Newcastle

May 31, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

An ecumenical prayer service in the spirit of Taizé will commence at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Tighes Hill this Sunday.

Australia has voted IMAGE Your Diocese

Australia has voted

May 23, 2022 Fr Greg Barker

Today the Hon Anthony Albanese was sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia together with his interim Cabinet by the Governor-General of Australia, General David Hurley.  I note that each oath was taken holding a bible.

2022 TWEC Dinner IMAGE Your Diocese

2022 TWEC Dinner

May 23, 2022 Tim Bowd

From 22-26 June our church celebrates the World Meeting of Families, which is a time to gather with loved ones. Please join us in gathering as a family of friends at the 2022 TWEC Dinner held on Friday 24 June. The theme for this dinner is ‘Honouring the Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar’. 

Diocesan leader shares fears now voluntary assisted dying becomes legal in NSW IMAGE Your Diocese

Diocesan leader shares fears now voluntary assisted dying becomes legal in NSW

May 20, 2022 Fr Greg Barker

Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan Administrator, Fr Greg Barker, has shared his fears and sadness that the ‘sanctity of life is being diminished’. His statements come on the back of the NSW Parliament passing legislation overnight, which legalises voluntary assisted dying.

“It is a terrible day for our State,” Fr Barker said.  

 

 

Volunteer Week movie night IMAGE Your Diocese

Volunteer Week movie night

May 20, 2022 Tim Bowd

Our Diocese deeply values the significant contribution volunteers make to our various committees, schools, parishes, and social services. Our volunteers enrich the quality of life for the people we support through their good deeds. Without them, some of our important programs and services would not be able to operate across the communities we serve.