The Smith family honours an Anzac IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The Smith family honours an Anzac

April 07, 2015 Comments Tracey Edstein

When he left Sydney aboard the “Afric” on 18 October 1914, Arthur Robert Elliott, aged 24, could have imagined little of what awaited him over the next four years. Arthur had answered the call to enlist in the Australian Military Forces the previous August.

Globally Called at San Clemente High School IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Globally Called at San Clemente High School

April 07, 2015 Joanne Isaac

“It’s real and it’s concrete.” The speaker is Mrs Rose McAllister, Religious Education Co-ordinator at San Clemente High School, Mayfield. She’s describing an innovative Year 8 project, “Globally Called”.

Sue’s busy planting seeds for life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Sue’s busy planting seeds for life

April 07, 2015 Lucy Gooch

Sue Hawke is a name fondly recognised by many Lochinvar parents, staff members, children and ex-students. She is a woman of quiet strength whose dedication to St Patrick’s Primary School at Lochinvar exceeded expectations, and received recognition in the form of two awards.

Once in a lifetime excursion for students IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Once in a lifetime excursion for students

April 07, 2015 Emma Blackford

It’s being described as a once in a lifetime opportunity, and one that St Peter’s Campus, All Saints College, student Georgia Fillis and two other Catholic secondary students from the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, will soon have the privilege of being able to say they experienced.

CARE TALK: What can a counsellor offer? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CARE TALK: What can a counsellor offer?

April 07, 2015 Comments Tanya Russell

CARE TALK is a monthly advice column in Aurora Magazine where a registered psychologist offers answers to common questions around mental health and counselling.

TWO BY TWO: Sisters in more ways than one IMAGE Aurora Magazine

TWO BY TWO: Sisters in more ways than one

April 07, 2015 Comments Trish Bogan

To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a friend or a confidant – it is to have a soul mate for life.” Victoria Secunda

Program offers rich experiences to young people IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Program offers rich experiences to young people

April 07, 2015 Comments Melissa Fenech

An innovative program offering young people the opportunity to experience a variety of ministries has been launched in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Increased support for young people in Manning Valley IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Increased support for young people in Manning Valley

April 07, 2015 Comments Gary Christensen

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is in the process of expanding its Out of Home Care and Supported Independent Living programs into the Taree area.

Ten important conversations to have with your daughter IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Ten important conversations to have with your daughter

April 07, 2015 Comments Bronwyn Melville

Pastoral Care Worker, Bronwyn Melville, shares her experience and advice on raising daughters, inspired by Dr Tim Hawkes’ “10 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son”.

Remembering, lest we forget IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Remembering, lest we forget

April 07, 2015 Comments Ray Collins

Director of Schools, Ray Collins, has long had a deep interest in the campaigns, and the cost, of World War I. He shares some reflections to mark the centenary of the landing at Anzac Cove.

The CATHOLIC THING: The Humanity of the Jewish Jesus IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The CATHOLIC THING: The Humanity of the Jewish Jesus

April 07, 2015 Comments Dr Laurie Woods

As the Church continues to celebrate Easter, Laurie Woods delves into an aspect of Jesus’ life that is not always acknowledged.

“Betwixt the stirrup and the ground” IMAGE Aurora Magazine

“Betwixt the stirrup and the ground”

April 07, 2015 Comments Fr John Woods

At a time of the year when sacrifice, death, recollection and resurrection are in the minds of many, diocesan priest Fr John Woods offers a very personal reflection on ‘the last things’.

Listen to a radical traditionalist IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Listen to a radical traditionalist

April 07, 2015 Comments Geri Williams

Melburnian Kevin Bailey will be speaking in Newcastle soon. Geraldine Williams shares something of his background.

Parish has high hopes for high tea IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Parish has high hopes for high tea

April 07, 2015 Comments Loretta Heffernan

Forster Tuncurry parishioner Loretta Heffernan shares a recent parish initiative that was both fruitful and fun.

Thoughts on ANZAC Day 2015 IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Thoughts on ANZAC Day 2015

April 07, 2015 Comments Christine Bramble

Local writer Christine Bramble offers a window to the experiences of those whose work – and sacrifice –supported the military campaigns of the First World War.

Anzac Day: Ritual, yes. Sacred? Maybe. IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Anzac Day: Ritual, yes. Sacred? Maybe.

April 07, 2015 Comments Michael Belcher

Historian and Maitland parishioner, Michael Belcher, examines the links, real and imagined, between the observance of Anzac Day and the celebration of the greatest Christian feast, Easter.

BISHOP BILL: Erasmus and Luther IMAGE Opinion & Comment

BISHOP BILL: Erasmus and Luther

April 07, 2015 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

On a recent Sunday, I was with the good folks of Tighes Hill and I was delighted to hear of a gathering that they had held the day before, reflecting on Jesus through artistic images of him down the ages.

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