“We come to give thanks” IMAGE Local Church

“We come to give thanks”

September 15, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

As part of the ongoing celebration of the sesquicentenary of the arrival of the Dominican Sisters in Maitland on 10 September, 1867, Bishop Bill, assisted by Frs Anthony Walsh OP, Paul O’Neill and Maurie Cahill, presided at Mass at St John’s Chapel on 12 September.

Attention knitters or crocheters! IMAGE Local Church

Attention knitters or crocheters!

September 14, 2017 Comments Jenny Harris

Seasons for Growth® is looking for people willing to knit teddies for children who have suffered loss and grief.

Richard Gaillardetz is reimagining the church IMAGE Local Church

Richard Gaillardetz is reimagining the church

September 12, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, Dr Richard Gaillardetz, made a flying visit to the diocese on Friday and despite his lecture notes not accompanying him, managed to provoke and challenge an appreciative audience.

Child protection, compliance and conversion IMAGE Local Church

Child protection, compliance and conversion

September 11, 2017 Comments John Honner

Jesus is reported as saying 'unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven'. Did he mean what he said or was he being idealistic? Do his words mean anything for today? I think they do, especially for Christian ministries in the light of the work of the Royal Commission and its likely recommendations for ensuring the safety of children.

Pints with a Purpose – The radical nun living a life on purpose IMAGE Local Church

Pints with a Purpose – The radical nun living a life on purpose

September 08, 2017 Sam Hill

For September’s Pints with a Purpose we were blessed to welcome Sr Melissa Dwyer, a Canossian Daughter of Charity currently based in Brisbane ministering with St Vincent de Paul and the Vocations Brisbane team.

Bishops call for an inclusive and sustainable economy IMAGE Local Church

Bishops call for an inclusive and sustainable economy

September 07, 2017 Comments Annie Carrett

Australians are called to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised, says the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

The sky is orange for friends on the street IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The sky is orange for friends on the street

September 06, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett (2016 Young Australians of the Year) set out to improve hygiene standards for homeless people and stumbled on the “power of conversation”. 

RSVPs close this Friday for The Atonement: Lina’s Project IMAGE Local Church

RSVPs close this Friday for The Atonement: Lina’s Project

September 05, 2017 Joanne Isaac

On Friday 15 September the Catholic Diocese of Maitland - Newcastle will facilitate a victim-led community event of atonement. Lina, a victim of abuse at the hands of a member of clergy in the diocese conceived this event as a means by which she could regain a measure of trust in the Church and some healing for our whole community.