It’s been in the planning stages for some time, and last Thursday, 2 August, the Development and Relief Agency (DARA) was officially launched as the newest agency of the diocese at the Assembly of Catholic Professionals luncheon.
On Thursday 29 June the Diocesan Social Justice Council led the Hunter Youth Future: Employment Forum at the Factory Theatre, St Pius X Adamstown. Attended by many locals keen to learn and discuss this important issue, the forum featured three key speakers including The Hon John Barilaro, Dr Anthea Bill and Mr Rod Murphy.
Following an announcement in November 2016 confirming purchase of land and buildings located at Lochinvar from the Sisters of St Joseph, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is officially taking carriage of the Tenison Woods Education Centre from May 2017.
Following its launch in 2015, the local network of Christian churches – including Catholic, Anglican and the Uniting Church are again joining together throughout the month of May for Give Us A Sign campaign.