“It is that unity and difference that we celebrate tonight as we assemble to pray for the inclusive and integrated approach to children with special needs,” the words of Bishop Michael Malone’s homily 21 years ago, are as relevant now as they were then.
The past year has been an eventful period. The Diocese embarked on significant changes in how it operates and these have proven challenging but are beginning to show benefits.
The Most Rev Brian Mascord DD, the fifth Bishop of Wollongong “wasn’t overly keen on the priesthood” as a young man and never expected to be appointed a bishop.
The Refugee Hub is a place of welcome for both the newly arrived in Newcastle as well as to those who have been in Australia for some years. We aim to “walk the path” with the newly arrived, empower them, teach them and give them a pathway to independence.