YOUR DIOCESE

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Help to keep couples together

July 06, 2020 Rosemary McAllister

Relationships are not always easy, and there is always room for growth and improvement.

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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Reconnecting with friends and fun

July 09, 2020 Gerry Vandermaat

Coming out of lockdown and social distancing brought all the children back to school after being away from their friends for too long. Director of Schools, Gerard Mowbray, rightfully points out that during this time school should be a place of reconnection, safety and fun. So, at Our Lady of Victories, Shortland we decided to hold two events in the past month to reconnect, feel safe and have a bit of fun.

LITURGY MATTERS

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LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! Part 3: The preparation of the gifts

June 30, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Today we continue our reflection on what we think we are doing in the ‘Liturgy of the Eucharist’. We are driven by the question emerging in our COVID-19 experience: are we celebrants or consumers? So gather in your reflections from the first and second articles in this series and let us proceed, focusing today on the first of the four-part eucharistic action: the preparation of the gifts.

FAITH MATTERS

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A Catholic Calling

July 07, 2020 Jennie Nolan

I believe I have had a very lucky life. As a young child, I was encouraged to read the stories of Jesus and develop my faith by attending school scripture or what is known now as Special Religious Education (SRE).

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

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TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Freedom

July 07, 2020 Teresa Brierley

During the past week, I attended an online Refugee Rally to demand freedom from detention, an activity conducted by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). It was a powerful show of solidarity from across the nation with at least 900 log-in participants, meaning that more than 1000 people attended.

AURORA

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Recognition and support required

July 07, 2020 Gary Christensen

The disproportionate incarceration rates of Indigenous people in Australia is an issue that cannot be understated.

LATEST IN CHURCH

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Local and international stars serenade in song for Project Compassion

June 19, 2020 Emily Bradstreet

Shortly after the commencement of Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal Project Compassion, the coronavirus pandemic struck the country, closing schools, workplaces and churches and leaving the nation largely confined to our homes. With the growing need for Caritas Australia to help protect vulnerable communities globally from the virus, singer Gary Pinto and his band of star-studded collaborators stepped in to raise spirits and much needed funds.

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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CatholicCare’s Winter Appeal 2020

June 26, 2020 Gary Christensen

This year, the most vulnerable people across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are struggling more than ever. The onset of winter, coupled with the impact that COVID-19 has had on people’s lives including record high unemployment rates means people need help and they need it now.

MN YOUTH

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A life-changing experience

June 02, 2020 Rose-Marie Mahoney

It was late at night on the day the Pastoral Placement Program application was to close that I decided to apply for the position.

LATEST IN DARA

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This one’s from the heart

June 18, 2020 Brooke Robinson

A collaboration between the diocesan Development and Relief Agency (DARA), Soul Café, and Collective Heart initiative resulted in the making of a tasty meal for families the agency supports including asylum seekers, refugees and those struggling to provide food for their families due to COVID-19 job losses.

LATEST IN EARLY EDUCATION

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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.  

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Partnership puts belief in leadership

December 12, 2019 Dermot Nestor

In an effort to develop leadership through the prism of theology, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is partnering with Australian Catholic University to offer a Graduate Certificate in Mission and Culture (GCMC) in 2020.