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In remembrance

November 01, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

I’ve never had ‘trick-or-treaters’ turn up at my place for Halloween. For most of my life that was not surprising because Halloween, like Valentine’s Day or the Super Bowl, was something known to us only from American TV shows.

Sand, surf, scripture and the Spirit IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Sand, surf, scripture and the Spirit

November 01, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

Sports Chaplaincy Australia defines a chaplain as a “trusted, authentic, caring person. They are trained in sports pastoral care to assist sports communities provide genuine care for their members.”   

Helene O’Neill is chaplain of Cooks Hill Surf Club. 

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Collaborating with thought leaders

November 01, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Appointing a person whose role is “Manager, Practice, Development & Innovation” says a lot about an organisation.

Nominate a woman of substance for Magdalene Award! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Nominate a woman of substance for Magdalene Award!

November 01, 2017 Comments Ellen Hazelton

A highlight of the International Women’s Day diocesan event in March was the announcement of the inaugural Magdalene Award winner, Margo Nancarrow of Rutherford. Margo has contributed, and continues to contribute, in the areas of liturgy, Special Religious Education, Catholic Women’s League and many others.

The rise of Gifted Education in diocesan schools IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The rise of Gifted Education in diocesan schools

November 01, 2017 Comments Sally Brock

The holistic wellbeing of all students in our school communities is a key objective for all educators in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

How much is too much? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

How much is too much?

November 01, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   The end of year is approaching and I have been reflecting on my drinking habits. I feel I drink too much alcohol and would like to address this. I used to enjoy a few glasses of wine on Friday night and then Saturday nights, but over the past year, I find myself drinking every night. I feel this is impacting on my health and my family. How much is too much and how do I begin to make my health a priority again?

Travelling to the beat of a different drum IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Travelling to the beat of a different drum

November 01, 2017 Comments Sr Melissa Dwyer FDCC

They say the best way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans. If someone had told me when I was growing up that I would serve the church as a religious sister, I would have told them they were mad.

Recognising contribution of young people IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Recognising contribution of young people

November 01, 2017 Comments Cath Garrett-Jones

Students and young people from across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are often engaged in activities that allow them to live out their faith in real and practical ways. From supporting music ministry to engaging with communities through social justice initiatives, attending youth days or helping out within their parish, students and young people have made extraordinary contributions to the life of the diocese.

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