Volunteer pastoral care opportunities: Southern Cross Care IMAGE Your Diocese

Volunteer pastoral care opportunities: Southern Cross Care

August 17, 2018 Britten Thompson
Live life to the full

Southern Cross Care provides a range of personalised and flexible services and support which enables individuals to live life to the full. For those looking for a retirement community to call home, a helping hand at home, or a residential aged care home, Southern Cross Care offers services and accommodations uniquely tailored to each person’s needs.

Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary member turns 100 years’ old IMAGE Your Diocese

Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary member turns 100 years’ old

August 17, 2018 Brooke Robinson

According to the census there are around 4,400 centenarians in Australia. That number increased this week, with the birthday of Glad Dent, a dedicated Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary ‘Cancer Carers’ member. 

The Feast of the Assumption - Mary overflowing with joy IMAGE Your Diocese

The Feast of the Assumption - Mary overflowing with joy

August 14, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Wednesday 15 August.

The Future of Faith: Challenges and Possibilities IMAGE Your Diocese

The Future of Faith: Challenges and Possibilities

August 10, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle recently welcomed Fr Richard Lennan home from USA for a seminar held on 7 August about The Future of Faith: Challenges and Possibilities. Fr Richard is Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College - School of Theology and Ministry.

An invitation to become a Spiritual Director IMAGE Your Diocese

An invitation to become a Spiritual Director

August 07, 2018 John Cavenagh

Christian Spiritual Direction is defined as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God's personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship. The focus of this type of Spiritual Direction is on experience, i.e., any experience of the mysterious Other whom we call God. Moreover, this experience is viewed, not as an isolated event, but as an expression of the ongoing personal relationship God has established with each one of us.” (William A. Barry & William J. Connelly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction, 1992).

Mary MacKillop’s feast day honours an amazing Australian woman IMAGE Your Diocese

Mary MacKillop’s feast day honours an amazing Australian woman

August 07, 2018 Brooke Robinson

Mary MacKillop was the first Australian to be canonised as a saint - St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.  She was canonised on 17 October, 2010 - just over 100 years after her death on 8 August 1909. Since then the day of her death has become her feast day and each year there are celebrations.

The influence of mindset and coping on psychological attributes in athletes  IMAGE Your Diocese

The influence of mindset and coping on psychological attributes in athletes

August 07, 2018 Sallie Scoggin

I’m member of the Diocese of Maitland’s Human Resources team and when I first started in HR, I experienced performance anxiety when speaking in public or doing training workshops – this is because I am a natural introvert.

Children can teach us about God IMAGE Your Diocese

Children can teach us about God

August 01, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle was privileged to have Rev James McEvoy, priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, as theologian-in-residence. Fr James is a passionate speaker and very obviously loves what he does.