Climate change has led to hunger and thirst across the Pacific IMAGE Local Church

Climate change has led to hunger and thirst across the Pacific

October 17, 2016 Comments Nicole Clements

A major hospital needs to be relocated, graves are in danger of being washed away and many millions of people have struggled with hunger and thirst according to a new report released today by Caritas Australia. 

Fr Bedi Asmon SVD using music for mission in Brazil IMAGE Local Church

Fr Bedi Asmon SVD using music for mission in Brazil

October 14, 2016 Comments Debra Vermeer

Fr Bernadinus (Bedi) Asmon SVD, a young missionary from Indonesia, who undertook his formation in Australia, is now living and ministering in Brazil where he has discovered that music is the common language with the people he serves.

Local priest encounters Pope Francis IMAGE Local Church

Local priest encounters Pope Francis

October 14, 2016 Comments Fr Stephen Hill

Assistant priest at Mayfield, Mayfield West and Stockton, Fr Stephen Hill, recently met Pope Francis in Rome.

Accepting a New Reality: A Youth Perspective IMAGE Local Church

Accepting a New Reality: A Youth Perspective

October 13, 2016 Brooke Robinson

The Assembly of Catholic Professionals welcomed the Public Speaking Champions of St Mary’s High School, Gateshead, St Clare’s High School,  Taree and St Pius X High School, Adamstown to share their views on ‘Accepting a New Reality: The Youth Perspective’ at the final luncheon for 2016.

Mental Health Forum IMAGE Local Church

Mental Health Forum

October 11, 2016 Brooke Robinson

To celebrate Mental Health Day, the Diocesan Social Justice Council hosted a Mental Health Forum at Broadmeadow on 10 October.

Caritas network responds to Hurricane Matthew IMAGE Local Church

Caritas network responds to Hurricane Matthew

October 11, 2016 Comments Nicole Clements

Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers, part of the Caritas international network are responding with emergency assistance, in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Youth Ministry Co-ordinators meet in Newcastle IMAGE Local Church

Youth Ministry Co-ordinators meet in Newcastle

October 10, 2016 Comments Maryanne Hacker

The annual gathering of the members of ANDYMC − Australian Network of Diocesan Youth Ministry Co-ordinators – took place in and around Newcastle last week.

Walk in the Footsteps of Bishop James Murray IMAGE Local Church

Walk in the Footsteps of Bishop James Murray

September 27, 2016 Brooke Robinson

It is 150 years since the arrival of the first resident bishop of Maitland, Bishop James Murray. To celebrate this occasion, please join a pilgrimage walk tracing the route of Murray's carriage journey upon arrival in 1866 to take up his Bishopric of Maitland, and claim St John the Baptist church as his cathedral.