Feel the fear and do it anyway! IMAGE Year in Review

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

January 06, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

“We come to liturgy to celebrate together as a community, not as a group of separate individuals. We come to liturgy not to get something but to become something – to become more like Christ so we live in the world as the face and hands and feet of God’s mercy.”

UPDATE: Walking for Mercy IMAGE Year in Review

UPDATE: Walking for Mercy

January 06, 2017 Joanne Isaac

On 6 June, parish priest at Nelson Bay, Fr Kevin Corrigan, commenced a walk from St Mary MacKillop Chapel, North Sydney, to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. Its aim was to provide financial and prayer support for a newly commencing project in Cambodia. Read the full story in Aurora.

Praise and worship like you never have before IMAGE Year in Review

Praise and worship like you never have before

January 05, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

The Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) ended a busy year with a praise and worship evening at St Pius X High School, Adamstown.

West Wallsend parishioners celebrate 70th wedding anniversary IMAGE Local Church

West Wallsend parishioners celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

January 04, 2017 Comments Katherine Muscat

During the festive season, there is much to be grateful for and to celebrate. The winding down of the year, the joy of the Christmas period and the excitement of what the new year might bring make this time so special. Last year the Garrett family – my family – had an additional reason to celebrate!

Christmas mass services well attended across the Diocese IMAGE Local Church

Christmas mass services well attended across the Diocese

December 25, 2016 Comments Kate Bennett

People from throughout the community have spoken with their feet, with large numbers attending both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses at Parishes across the diocese.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Gregory Homeming O.C.D. as sixth Bishop of Lismore IMAGE Local Church

Pope Francis appoints Fr Gregory Homeming O.C.D. as sixth Bishop of Lismore

December 21, 2016 Comments Aoife Connors

“This morning we heard the news that Pope Francis has appointed Fr Gregory Homeming as the sixth Bishop of Lismore, replacing Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett.

I warmly congratulate Fr Gregory on his appointment, and offer him my full support as he transitions into the role and leads the faithful of the Diocese of Lismore into 2017.”

- Bishop Bill Wright

Diocese releases Year in Review 2016 IMAGE Local Church

Diocese releases Year in Review 2016

December 20, 2016 Comments Joanne Isaac

Bishop Bill Wright today launched the 2016 Year in Review document.

VIDEO: Vicar General, Fr Brian Mascord's Christmas message 2016 IMAGE Local Church

VIDEO: Vicar General, Fr Brian Mascord's Christmas message 2016

December 19, 2016 Kate Bennett

As Bishop Bill is unwell, this year we are pleased to have Vicar General, Fr Brian Mascord share his Christmas message to the people of the diocese, Newcastle, Hunter and Manning regions.