Seasons for Growth celebrates its 20th birthday IMAGE Local Church

Seasons for Growth celebrates its 20th birthday

August 30, 2016 Comments Benita Tait

Over two days this week past and present trainers and Co-ordinators joined with Seasons for Growth Companions, Priests, parishioners, CSO and diocesan personnel to celebrate 20 years of the Seasons for Growth program.

New shoots IMAGE Local Church

New shoots

August 29, 2016 Comments Lyn Barham

One of the most memorable phrases from the pen of Pope Paul VI was “when you evangelise you are evangelised”. And of course one of the key words in the post-Vatican II church has been ‘evangelisation’.

Caritas network responds to earthquake in central Italy IMAGE Local Church

Caritas network responds to earthquake in central Italy

August 26, 2016 Comments Nicole Clements

Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers, part of the Caritas international network, are already responding with emergency assistance and support to those on the ground, following a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck north-east of Rome, 11 km from Norcia, Italy.

Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2016 IMAGE Local Church

Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2016

August 26, 2016 Comments Aoife Connors

In this Year of Mercy, with many newly arrived migrants and refugees in Australia, we must enact a culture of encounter, welcome and acceptance in practical, personal and communal ways, says Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv.

Promoting a fairer world with Caritas IMAGE Local Church

Promoting a fairer world with Caritas

August 22, 2016 Comments Shane Hyland

Participants in the Pastoral Placement program have spent the last three days attending the Caritas Young Adults Global Justice Workshop in Sydney. The workshop is open to young adults from all over the country and is intended to provide participants with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the work CARITAS carries out globally.

Family Faith Forum 2016 IMAGE Local Church

Family Faith Forum 2016

August 18, 2016 Geri Williams, John Donnelly

Faith formation is often achieved through gently accompanying another on their journey. As parish communities we have many opportunities to walk with children, families, individuals and couples through significant times in their lives.

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage days 19-20 IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage days 19-20

August 15, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims depart for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Wadowice on days 19-20.

Richard Lennan delivers inaugural Cathedral Lecture IMAGE Local Church

Richard Lennan delivers inaugural Cathedral Lecture

August 12, 2016 Tracey Edstein

It was entirely fitting that the inaugural Cathedral Lecture, initiated by Dean of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rev Andrew Doohan, should be delivered by Rev Dr Richard Lennan, Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, and a priest of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.