Nominations open for Magdalene Award

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Mary Magdalene Award!

Established in 2015, the award aims to celebrate and honour local women who demonstrate exceptional leadership within our Diocese and embody the spirit of Mary Magdalene. 

This Award is being relaunched this year, after last being presented in 2020, to coincide with the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene.

Mary Magdalene is a symbol of courage, strength, resilience, empowerment, and leadership, and inspires us to recognise and uplift the remarkable women among us.

Nominations can be made by filling in this form and emailing it to

Important dares to take note of are:

Monday 3 June – Nominations close

Sunday 28 July - 9:30 am Mass and Awards Presentation with Bishop Michael Kennedy, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newcastle. The official award presentation will follow in the Toohey Room with morning tea in the Davis Courtyard.

For more information visit the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle website.

Diocesan employees are eligible if they have an active voluntary role in their parishes or the 
diocesan community. Their paid work is not eligible for consideration for this award.


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