On Thursday 29 June the Diocesan Social Justice Council led the Hunter Youth Future: Employment Forum at the Factory Theatre, St Pius X Adamstown. Attended by many locals keen to learn and discuss this important issue, the forum featured three key speakers including The Hon John Barilaro, Dr Anthea Bill and Mr Rod Murphy.
On Wednesday 14 June 2017, I was one of twelve men ordained a deacon by Bishop Seamus Cunningham, in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. We are all students of the Pontifical Beda College, an international seminary for ‘late’ vocations to the priesthood.
Added to my ‘to do’ list after listening to Rev Dr James McEvoy speak in Raymond Terrace recently was “Read Gaudium et Spes”. This is one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, properly titled Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (1965).
…a story shared at L'arche May gathering after hearing the story of Jesus calming the storm. L’Arche (The Ark) supports people living with an intellectual disability. Enjoy this story written by Hunter L’Arche gathering attendee, Julie Brackenreg.
The Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) would like to invite you to join the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in Sydney this December at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival.
“Christians see themselves handing on the faith of previous generations to the following generation, and so faithful to it in that way, but always open to what is new. I heard somebody contrasting the lazy tradition that simply repeats what’s said previously to the real tradition that brings the faith to life for a new generation, grasps the very heart of it and hands it on and brings it to life. And that’s what tradition most deeply is. It’s not simply a bland repetition.”[i]