Funeral Ministry Consultation IMAGE Local Church

Funeral Ministry Consultation

September 05, 2017 Louise Gannon rsj

Death and bereavement are part of our common human experience. Ministry with the dying and the bereaved, particularly around the time of the funeral, is an important aspect of the life and mission of parishes.  

A L’Arche house for Newcastle IMAGE Local Church

A L’Arche house for Newcastle

September 04, 2017 Shirley Crowe

After more than 10 years of seeking, and praying for, a house in Newcastle in which disabled and non-disabled people can live together as a community of L'Arche, this prayer request has been granted to the local L'Arche members.

The challenge of homelessness – what more can the Church do? IMAGE Local Church

The challenge of homelessness – what more can the Church do?

August 29, 2017 Comments Liz de Chastel

This article draws on the recently released Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Occasional Paper on “The Human Face of Homelessness”.

A full copy of the paper can be purchased from the ACSJC http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/

Coup for our diocese! IMAGE Local Church

Coup for our diocese!

August 22, 2017 Sharon Murphy

The diocesan adult faith formation team, in collaboration with the Catholic Schools Office, is pleased to welcome another international speaker to our diocese.

An opportunity to foster strengths in overseas communities IMAGE Local Church

An opportunity to foster strengths in overseas communities

August 18, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Mim Buchhorn, an experienced environmental engineer, worked on water management projects in the Newcastle and Hunter regions before embarking on her volunteering journey with Palms Australia in Hatubuilico, Timor Leste (2011-2013). She took the view thatThere is nothing quite like sending a person rather than a whole pile of chairs or computers….”

BBI’s eConference reflects on the hope of Pope Francis in troubled times IMAGE Local Church

BBI’s eConference reflects on the hope of Pope Francis in troubled times

August 17, 2017 Comments Michael Kenny

Communities across Australia and as far away as Peru, Mexico and Japan have engaged in an interactive discussion about the unique leadership style of Pope Francis at the 13th National eConference on 10 August organised by BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education.

Forum to discuss Year of Youth IMAGE Local Church

Forum to discuss Year of Youth

August 14, 2017 Brooke Robinson

The Australian Bishops have identified the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (3rd December 2017), as a national Year of Youth.

Grief Awareness Morning Tea IMAGE Local Church

Grief Awareness Morning Tea

August 12, 2017 Brooke Robinson

Each August, the NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief encourages communities/organisations to come together to remember loved ones and other losses that we, as a community or individually, have faced, recently or in the past. This year’s theme is “Grief Anniversaries and Memories - acknowledging grief, promoting resilience”.