The Doohan Discourse: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B IMAGE Your Diocese

The Doohan Discourse: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

August 27, 2018 Fr Andrew Doohan

My homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69.

NSW in drought IMAGE Your Diocese

NSW in drought

August 21, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The NSW Government has now declared 100% of NSW to be drought affected. With no meaningful rainfall forecast for the coming weeks, our farmers desperately need help.

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle seeks Animators for National Plenary Council and Diocesan Synod IMAGE Your Diocese

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle seeks Animators for National Plenary Council and Diocesan Synod

August 20, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be holding meetings in August and September to provide information and to train animators - those who would like to assist in the listening and dialogue processes associated with the National Plenary Council and the Diocesan Synod.

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).