Mother love: it’s complicated IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Mother love: it’s complicated

May 03, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

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!  

New mentoring program for Australian Catholic women set to launch IMAGE Aurora Magazine

New mentoring program for Australian Catholic women set to launch

May 03, 2017 Comments Debra Vermeer

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.

GALLERY - Morning tea with the Muslim community IMAGE Local Church

GALLERY - Morning tea with the Muslim community

April 27, 2017 Comments Katherine Muscat

Morning tea with the Muslim community took place on Thursday 27 April.

Give Us A Sign returns for 2017 IMAGE Local Church

Give Us A Sign returns for 2017

April 26, 2017 Comments Kate Bennett

Following its launch in 2015, the local network of Christian churches – including Catholic, Anglican and the Uniting Church are again joining together throughout the month of May for Give Us A Sign campaign.

You're invited to Mums' Night Out IMAGE Local Church

You're invited to Mums' Night Out

April 20, 2017 Joanne Isaac

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.

Diocese celebrates Easter with hundreds from across the region attending mass services IMAGE Local Church

Diocese celebrates Easter with hundreds from across the region attending mass services

April 16, 2017 Kate Bennett

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to report well attended mass services throughout the region this Easter season.

eConference: Lessons from the Long Paddock IMAGE Local Church

eConference: Lessons from the Long Paddock

April 13, 2017 Kate Englebrecht

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.

Chrism Mass 2017: “Remembering our mission” IMAGE Local Church

Chrism Mass 2017: “Remembering our mission”

April 12, 2017 Tracey Edstein

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.