YOUR DIOCESE

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright: Volume IV of the Cunneen Commission IMAGE Your Diocese

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright: Volume IV of the Cunneen Commission

September 13, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

When first asked about the calls for a Royal Commission into the history of Child Sexual Abuse in this diocese, I said that I would welcome a public inquiry.

LITURGY MATTERS

LITURGY MATTERS: Perpetual Day of Remembrance review - An opportunity to provide feedback on what you did IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Perpetual Day of Remembrance review - An opportunity to provide feedback on what you did

September 17, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

It is important that we take time to review our experience of how as a Church, we marked the Perpetual Day of Remembrance. We have already received some helpful feedback and some people have sent in ideas and resources for next year. If you used any of the resources, including those for individuals and households, we would like to hear your reflections. Please click here to complete a simple evaluation by September 27. Thank you in advance.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Don't give up! IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Don't give up!

September 17, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Once again it is Sunday evening and I have returned home from Mass at the Cathedral where we prayed the prayers of the Perpetual Day of Remembrance. I hope these prayers were prayed in every Mass across the Diocese over the weekend. If you missed them please go to The Office of Safeguarding website, where you will find a very short but powerful YouTube video, along with the resources that were produced for this day, September 15. The theme chosen for this year’s Perpetual Day of Remembrance was Shine the Light of Christ, with the strong message of, 'together, we can shine the light of Christ, a light of solidarity and hope.'

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Child Protection Week across the Diocese IMAGE Catholic Schools

Child Protection Week across the Diocese

September 17, 2019 Amy Theodore

There was a sea of white across the Diocese as schools commemorated Child Protection Week.

LATEST IN EARLY EDUCATION

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle continues to expand its education network  IMAGE Early Education

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle continues to expand its education network

July 03, 2019 Elizabeth Snedden

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is expanding its education network, with the official launch today of St Nicholas Pathways.

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, CEO, Sean Scanlon, said the initiative was established to create meaningful pathways to employment and in particular, support the growing demand for early childhood educators.  

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

Restoration projects benefit from research IMAGE Social Services

Restoration projects benefit from research

August 05, 2019 Darrell Croker

A compelling documentary explicitly exposing the angst and aspirations of birth parents whose children are in foster care debunks the stereotypes attached to such situations. But it also implicitly begs questions around the pressure of those taking on the responsibility.  

LATEST IN DARA

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen IMAGE DARA

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen

September 04, 2019 Alexander Foster

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – these are the words echoing in the minds of students and teachers who had the pleasure of witnessing John Sandy’s presentation at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen at their recent Community Day.

MN YOUTH

Bishop’s Award winner feels blessed IMAGE MN Youth

Bishop’s Award winner feels blessed

July 23, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Edward Dolstra is 13 years old and attends Hunter River High School. He was a recipient last year of a Bishop’s Award after being nominated for his commitment to the life of his parish.

AURORA

As the warmth returns IMAGE Aurora

As the warmth returns

September 06, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

September is a great month. Shivering in single digit temperatures and blustery winds in August, I found myself several times assuring newcomers to the country that ‘It won’t last much longer’.

LATEST IN CHURCH

Pope Francis condemns prostitution as the torture of defenceless women IMAGE Church

Pope Francis condemns prostitution as the torture of defenceless women

August 02, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Pope Francis has labelled prostitution a ‘disgusting vice’ that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of their clients.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Lochinvar’s award-winning architecture  IMAGE Year in Review

Lochinvar’s award-winning architecture

April 10, 2019 SHAC Architects, Amy Theodore

SHAC, the Newcastle architecture design studio based in Islington, NSW, has won the Prestigious Blacket Prize and the NSW Education Award at this year’s NSW Institute of Architecture Awards for Stage One of St Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar.