Liturgy Matters – Why the cross? IMAGE Liturgy Matters

Liturgy Matters – Why the cross?

April 16, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Some weeks ago there was an ecumenical gathering focused on the question ‘Why the cross?’  It was a wonderful, engaging, enlightening evening.  Three of us spoke and I was stretched by the reflections shared by our two brothers from other Christian Churches. What follows is an abbreviation of the reflection I gave.  As we journey through Holy Week which pivots on the cross, you might reflect on your own response to the question, ‘Why the Cross?’


TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Young People IMAGE Opinion & Comment


April 15, 2019 Samantha Hill

“Where are the young people?” This same question has been asked for generations and generations. The youth are around. Sure they may not all be in active ministry or bringing groups of friends to Sunday worship but they are there, in our pews with their families or sitting by themselves, in our schools, in our cafes making us coffee and stacking shelves at our supermarkets. They may not always be in the brick building that many of us consider our “Parish” but they are within our communities. I believe the question should be more along the lines of how are we as communities of faith encountering, engaging with, and encouraging active participation with our young people?


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Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 02, 2019 Tanya Russell

Today is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), marked annually on 2 April and aims to place a spotlight on the unique talents and challenges that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience.


‘It’s a hand-up, not a handout’: DARA at Woodberry IMAGE DARA

‘It’s a hand-up, not a handout’: DARA at Woodberry

March 26, 2019 Alexander Foster

DARA’s Van now operates a service in Woodberry service after Tracy Iles, Auxiliary Lieutenant of The Salvation Army Centre Raymond Terrace, approached the Van’s Coordinator, Baden Ellis about entering into a partnership.


Sacred@Seven is under new management IMAGE MN Youth

Sacred@Seven is under new management

April 17, 2019 Brooke Robinson

A room filled with young people is not usually silent. However, at Sacred@Seven (S@S), this is what sets it apart. Young people are sitting or kneeling; eyes closed in reflection and prayer. Soft music fills the church, and the centre point is a monstrance holding the most precious thing to a Catholic: The Blessed Sacrament.    


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Former classmates a great network

April 15, 2019 Brittany Gonzalez

Justin Hales’ success story began when nostalgia for the family holidays of his youth in Kurri Kurri drove him to create an Airbnb-style online disruptor for the caravan holiday market. The idea came to him after he decided that buying a caravan to relive his family holidays was not a viable option.


Pope Francis approves new law to protect minors and vulnerable adults IMAGE Church

Pope Francis approves new law to protect minors and vulnerable adults

April 02, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Pope Francis has approved a new law to make it compulsory to report sexual abuse allegations in the Vatican and its diplomatic missions around the world. The safeguarding guidelines for the Vatican and Roman Curia aim to protect minors and vulnerable adults.


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.