The ban on mass gatherings has forced the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to assess its Mass-centricity. Coronavirus is a pandemic for the ages, pushing pastoral prerogatives to the forefront, and the movement of people to “modern” digital communication allows parishes to revert to being the “communities of old”.
Food for the marginalised provides nourishment to the souls of the givers is the takeaway for St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton as it continues its decade-long association with the Development and Relief Activities (DARA) van.
Aboriginal siblings Richard and Louise Campbell were separated when they were stolen from their parents in 1965. Richard somehow survived the inhumane treatment of the Kinchela Boys Home outside Kempsey, while Louise grew up with foster families in western Sydney as well as the Hunter Valley.
Harrowing experiences of persecution retold by relatives who are now part of the community at St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm, create an inspirational Refugee Week video. St Bede’s celebrated the week from Tuesday 16 June to Friday 19 June with a theme of “Welcome”.