YOUR DIOCESE

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Blooming marvellous

November 12, 2019 Lawrie Hallinan

Nature is doing its thing at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tighes Hill, and parishioners and neighbours alike are enjoying the new garden surrounding.

LITURGY MATTERS

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LITURGY MATTERS: Before Advent is Christ the King

November 12, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj, Diana Macalintal

The Liturgical Year ends with the Feast of ‘Christ the King’. I have always been struck by the wisdom of this. If I had time I might delve into the history of how this came to be. The following reflection, which includes an article by our friend Diana Macalintal, is offered as a support to our celebration and living of this Feast. Hopefully, we will be up for the challenge it offers us.   

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

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TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Renewing our communities

November 12, 2019 Brendon Mannyx

On Sunday, 10th November, St Joseph’s Parish Toronto came together to celebrate as one community, with their new Mass time of 9am on Sunday morning. The decision to move to one celebration came after two years of discussion, prayer and discernment, specifically asking the question, ‘Is it good for us to be together as one community?’

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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Bringing colour to students lives

November 12, 2019 Gabrielle Sutherland

Schools from the Upper Hunter region embraced the second annual Positive Education Day with flying colours on Monday 4 November.

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.  

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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Back from the edge

September 30, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

In 2005 there was a period when you couldn’t open a newspaper or turn on a television without hearing the name John Brogden. At only 36 he was the leader of the NSW Liberal Party and widely expected to become the next premier of NSW.

LATEST IN DARA

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Community votes to feed the homeless

October 28, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Vulnerable people in West Lake Macquarie are receiving the gift of a safe place to eat after the Catholic Diocese’s Development and Relief Agency (DARA) won $34,000 funding in the My Community Project state government grants.

MN YOUTH

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Youth gather in preparation for this year’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival

November 01, 2019 Alexander Foster

26 October marked the first Formation Day for the Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims of this year’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF), set to take place in Perth between 8 – 10 December.

AURORA

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From antiquity to Toongabbie

November 07, 2019 Darrell Croker

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because if there is one, He must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”

LATEST IN CHURCH

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Technology meets spirituality

October 28, 2019 Brooke Robinson

The Vatican is embracing technology with the release of a rosary app, which comes with a wearable bracelet.

YEAR IN REVIEW

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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.