With less than one week until the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, the Australian Catholic Bishops Office for Youth has launched the official song for the festival.
Students and young people from across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are often engaged in activities that allow them to live out their faith in real and practical ways. From supporting music ministry to engaging with communities through social justice initiatives, attending youth days or helping out within their parish, students and young people have made extraordinary contributions to the life of the diocese.
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.
Pints with a Purpose commenced its 2016 season this week with guest speaker Brendan Joyce, from the Caritas NSW/ACT Advocacy team. A gathering of around 45 people heard Brendan speak of his experiences of mission and social justice advocacy in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Africa.
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle contingent of 90 pilgrims joined more than 3,000 young people for the second Australian Catholic Youth Festival, (ACYF) held in Adelaide from 3-5 December 2015.