Diocesan Pastoral Placement Program participant, Shane Hyland, assisted people supported by CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and staff with a vegetable garden project at a supported accommodation house in Newcastle last week.
Harmony Day, held annually on 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Women of the diocese, under the auspices of the Council for Australian Catholic Women (Maitland-Newcastle contact group) met for Mass, morning tea and a panel of local speakers on Sunday 6 March, to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The emotional toll for separating families is high. The process becomes increasingly complicated when trying to negotiate future arrangements for children and their parents. There are people who can help.
Q I’m a new manager in a fairly large organisation and I’ve taken on a team that seems to be in constant conflict. I am sure the members have the skills to communicate better with each other, but I feel I need to begin with myself and work out the skills I need as a manager in order to help them. Where do I start?
My name is John Sandy. I came from Sierra Leone to Australia, as a refugee, in 2011. As a result of the conflict in my country, I was separated from my family, including my wife, for over 12 years.