I remember when I used to meet up with friends, go to the movies and read as many books as I wanted. I would literally put one book down and pick up another. I remember regularly ringing one of my best friends and enjoying epic two-hour conversations. I remember re-watching all seven seasons of The West Wing in a month (long before Netflix and binge watching were even a thing). I remember walking my dogs every day. I remember lazy Sunday afternoons on the couch. Sometimes I would even have a nap!
A new mentoring program to build the skills and faith of Australian Catholic women so that they can have a positive impact in the Church and wider society is about to be launched.
The annual Tenison Woods Education Centre ‘Mums’ Night Out’ will be held on Tuesday 16 May at the Blackbutt Hotel, 80 Orchardtown Road, New Lambton from 5.30pm and mums are encouraged to come along for a relaxing night of conversation and encouragement.
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to report well attended mass services throughout the region this Easter season.
If cemeteries can be said to be beautiful places, Bourke cemetery is. It’s strangely peaceful and quite stark in its beauty. Old pioneers are buried alongside generations of loved ones. It’s a place to be reflective in, a place to think about the things that matter and the things that don’t. Bourke is in the Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes and it is one of many rural and isolated towns in outback NSW.
So said Bishop Bill as he welcomed people to Sacred Heart Cathedral for the Chrism Mass, the liturgy in which the holy oils are blessed for sacramental use in the coming year. Also at this Mass all present – the People of God, the deacons and the priests – renew their commitment to ministry in Jesus’ name.