The first step in the Plenary Council 2020 and Diocesan Synod process is now complete. This involved formation and training sessions for animators with 15 sessions held in August and September across the Diocese.
Every day women throughout the world experience levels of discrimination and inequality which deprive them from the opportunity to learn, earn and lead.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is one of the Church’s most amazing treasures. It is the process by which we as a community accompany adults who feel called by God to become members of the Catholic Church. The Church envisages RCIA as the centre of parish life; the model of life and ministry.
My homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
“In 2017, at the launch of Lina’s Project, Bishop Bill made a public commitment to an annual Day of Remembrance for those who have suffered abuse at the hands of members of the Church, especially priests. Many of you will know better than I the awful history of our Church in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, and the stories of abuse, of cover-up, and of silence that have had such devastating impact on the life of survivors and their families.
Greg Flint, Chief Executive Officer at Calvary Mater Newcastle, will retire from his position at the end of August 2018.