Lucy Karbowiak is living the dream of many people. She can bring her dog to work. A caseworker for Beyond the Gates, Ms Karbowiak brings her border collie therapy dog Oliver to St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead.
Having consulted with the Presbyteral Council (CIC c. 461 § 1), and consulted the Diocesan Council for Mission (CIC c. 511), and in anticipation of the Plenary Council of Australia 2020, and in responding to the question of the plenary council - listen to what the spirit is saying, and the need to renew the Diocesan Synod of 1992-1993, I hereby convoke the Synod of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle (CIC cc. 460ff). The Diocesan Synod will be conducted according to the diocesan synodal directory.
It is not every day you come across a young man such as Tallas Lynch. The 18-year-old spends Saturday afternoons once a month handing out food packages in Islington Park. He is a Year 12 student at St Francis Xavier High School, Hamilton (SFX), and volunteers with the Development and Relief Agency (DARA).