Executive report: Administration IMAGE Year in Review

Executive report: Administration

January 13, 2017 Sean Scanlon

The past year has seen the diocese operate within its means.  This may sound very benign, however, the church environment has been extremely difficult and this has put continual pressure on finances. 

Mercy has ‘pitched its tent’ IMAGE Year in Review

Mercy has ‘pitched its tent’

January 13, 2017 Comments Michael O’Connor

Mercy has travelled the roads of our diocese during this ‘Year of Mercy’. Mercy has “pitched its tent” at churches without a resident priest, to be present and available to the local people. Many have welcomed mercy into their lives.

On the same path but perhaps on a different road IMAGE Year in Review

On the same path but perhaps on a different road

January 12, 2017 Comments Fr Greg Barker

According to websites dedicated to the various pilgrimages on offer around the globe − and there are many I can tell you − a pilgrim ‘is a traveller who has come from afar who is on a journey to a holy place or gathering who often makes their journey on foot’.

Hospitality begins at home IMAGE Year in Review

Hospitality begins at home

January 12, 2017 Comments Geri Williams

The House of Hospitality first opened its doors to men recovering from alcoholism in 1991, and since then has evolved into a drug and alcohol-free, safe place for families and individuals experiencing homelessness to stay while they search for accommodation.

Fr Phil Doyle CSSp: “One talk, for an hour” IMAGE Year in Review

Fr Phil Doyle CSSp: “One talk, for an hour”

January 12, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Some of us are old enough to remember ‘vocations talks’ at school. Lest anyone doubt the effectiveness of these, reflect on the vocation story of Spiritan priest, Philip Doyle, currently ministering at Raymond Terrace and this year celebrating his golden jubilee of ordination.

Catholic Development Fund - making things possible IMAGE Year in Review

Catholic Development Fund - making things possible

January 12, 2017 Joanne Isaac

The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) has been established in the diocese for almost 60 years. In that time, with the support of its many members, the CDF has enabled the diocese to make a real difference in the lives of countless people within our region.

A personal witness to mission IMAGE Year in Review

A personal witness to mission

January 10, 2017 Comments Amara McHugh

Pastoral Placement participant, Amara McHugh, reflects on her experiences at Mission to Seafarers.

Happy 20th birthday <i>Aurora</i>! IMAGE Year in Review

Happy 20th birthday Aurora!

January 10, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Aurora is Latin for dawn, and in the lectionary, the dawn Mass of Christmas Day is called Aurora. When Bishop Michael Malone launched a diocesan newspaper which he named Aurora in December 1996, it was the beginning of a new era for the diocese.