For two young locals, this year’s Youth Week Celebrations are particularly poignant, as they reflect on their incredible 12-month journey into adulthood.
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.