Bishop Bill Wright appointed Fr Andrew Doohan, Dean of Sacred Heart Cathedral, as Vicar General for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Marking four years since the inception of the role of Education Officer, Formation for Mission, 2018 has seen a number of achievements in Faith Formation across the Diocese.
Tens of thousands of young Australian Catholics spent three days celebrating their faith in Sydney. The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) welcomed participants from all over Australia and invited them to concerts, workshops, fun activities and prayer.
CatholicCare Social Services HunterManning, in partnership with the Federation of Parents and Friends Association in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, invited Dr Tony Attwood to present a free information session in Maitland for carers, parents and teaching staff of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
With statistics showing that many adolescents suffer from mental illness, many schools are now acknowledging the need to provide students with a holistic approach to education with a stronger focus on students’ wellbeing.