Telling the stories of sacred spaces IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Telling the stories of sacred spaces

June 07, 2017 Comments Jane Dunn

As I walk through the grounds of the Convent of Mercy, Singleton, I am struck once again by the gracious and elegant lines of this very beautiful building. In the half light of evening we crunch our way across the gravel paths to the welcoming light of the front door.

What’s so special about Special Religious Education? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

What’s so special about Special Religious Education?

June 07, 2017 Comments John Donnelly

The children file into the room under the guidance of their watchful teacher.   They settle on the carpet and greet the visitor who stands before them. The class comprises some 20 Kinder and Year 1 students and they come together every week at this time.  The visitor is a regular weekly guest who is becoming familiar to the group.

What’s core Catholicism and what’s cultural Catholicism? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

What’s core Catholicism and what’s cultural Catholicism?

June 07, 2017 Comments Michael O’Connor

Recently I gazed, with combined feelings of pity and annoyance, at a contemporary photo of a large group of priests.

Things that work IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Things that work

May 03, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

‘Isn’t it good when things just work!’ You may recall the ad. A silver ball rolled down spirals, through switches, setting off balance beams and catapulty things, until finally something hit an array of dominoes that beautifully fell into place. It was a car ad, I think. But it is true, isn’t it? It’s good when things just work.

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A dynamic duo leads with ability at Muswellbrook

May 03, 2017 Comments Amanda Skehan

On Wednesday 14 December 2016, Mary Ballard, along with the parents of 14 other school captain hopefuls, waited with bated breath as principal Niamh Marzol announced the St James’ Primary School, Muswellbrook, school leaders for 2017.

You’re invited to a youth festival like no other IMAGE Aurora Magazine

You’re invited to a youth festival like no other

May 03, 2017 Comments Caprice Skinner

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) will take place in Sydney from 7-9 December. Organisers are expecting 15,000 young people (Year 9 - 30 years) from around the country to attend. Caprice Skinner has attended the previous two festivals and World Youth Day in Poland and encourages young people from our diocese to attend this year.

Caring for those in supported accommodation IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Caring for those in supported accommodation

May 03, 2017 Comments Andrea Walters

In my role as NDIS Program Manager with CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, I have been fortunate enough to witness our clients in supported accommodation experience so many memorable times. 

Tim Flannery to speak at Tenison Woods Education Centre Dinner in Maitland IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Tim Flannery to speak at Tenison Woods Education Centre Dinner in Maitland

May 03, 2017 Comments Tim Flannery

The Tenison Woods Education Centre is delighted that the guest speaker at its annual dinner this month will be Professor Tim Flannery. His topic will be Laudato Si’ – Responsibility and climate. Here he writes in his role as Chief Councillor of the Australian Climate Council.

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