Interfaith Forum: encountering faith IMAGE Your Diocese

Interfaith Forum: encountering faith

June 08, 2018 Britten Thompson

The Interfaith Forum series continued at St Joseph’s Conference Centre in Kilaben Bay. The series is an initiative of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s Ecumenical and Interfaith Council.

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Children and grief

June 06, 2018 Comments Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

When children are grieving it is natural to want to support them.

Blacksmith Repair Day to foster a culture of reuse IMAGE Your Diocese

Blacksmith Repair Day to foster a culture of reuse

June 05, 2018 Comments Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

The ancient art of blacksmithing will be on show at the first ever Blacksmith Repair Day to be held on 16 June at Branxton.

The Doohan Discourse: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B IMAGE Your Diocese

The Doohan Discourse: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B

June 04, 2018 Fr Andrew Doohan

My homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton on Saturday 2nd June. The readings for were Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

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How to fix the church?

June 02, 2018 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Census results that show declining numbers of Christians always attract some comment. There’s a section of the community that positively delights in rushing to explain why the church, or often ‘religion’ itself, has had its day in an enlightened, scientific and liberal age.

“But a moment in time” IMAGE Aurora

“But a moment in time”

June 02, 2018 Comments Fr Richard Shortall SJ

In April, diocesan Missionary of Mercy (MoM), Richard Shortall sj, participated in a gathering of MoMs in Rome. Richard was one of those chosen to share his story of being a ‘Missionary on Wheels’. Here are extracts from his diary of those special days.

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“Icons of God’s grace”

June 02, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

It’s not a prerequisite that the respective Deans of the Newcastle cathedral churches – Christ Church Anglican Cathedral and Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral – are aficionados of the gospel according to Monty Python, but in the case of Dean Katherine Bowyer and Dean Andrew Doohan, it certainly helps!

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Leaders without hats or badges or titles

June 02, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

Two teachers from diocesan schools – Sophie Cox of St Peter’s Campus, All Saints College, Maitland and Leah Wilson of St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton – have joined a cohort of young women from across Australia to participate in a promising new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission.