YOUR DIOCESE

The meaning and significance of Lent IMAGE Your Diocese

The meaning and significance of Lent

February 14, 2024 Fiona Duque

Easter is a significant period of time on the Catholic calendar, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. In the lead-up to Easter, Christians also acknowledge Lent - a time that helps Christians prepare to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter.

To find out more about the significance of Lent and its customs, Fiona Duque, Pastoral Ministries Officer of Worship and Prayer has answered the following questions for us. 

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Virtual Academy 2024: A resounding success in fostering unity and growth IMAGE Catholic Schools

Virtual Academy 2024: A resounding success in fostering unity and growth

February 23, 2024 Catholic Schools Office

The Virtual Academy celebrated an extraordinary beginning to the academic year with VA Connect 2024. The event gathered 111 gifted and high potential students from across 28 schools in the Diocese, and provided students with creative challenges and activities, as well as an opportunity to connect with Virtual Academy staff and mentors.

LITURGY MATTERS

Liturgy Matters: It’s Time - Christian Initiation and Confirmation Review IMAGE Liturgy Matters

Liturgy Matters: It’s Time - Christian Initiation and Confirmation Review

February 13, 2024 Louise Gannon rsj

The ministry of Evangelisation and Christian Initiation are the Church’s core business embodying its essential missionary nature. Today we are focusing on the Ministry of Christian Initiation and particularly Confirmation.

FAITH MATTERS

FAITH MATTERS: The Fight between Carnival and Lent IMAGE Faith Matters

FAITH MATTERS: The Fight between Carnival and Lent

February 20, 2024 Rosemary McAllister

One of my friends asked the question of why different cultures also participate in Carnival around the same time of the year, this led me to further explore its historical roots and its connection to Lent.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Commissioned for Caritas IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Commissioned for Caritas

February 20, 2024 Teresa Brierley

I am here writing to you on the First Sunday of Lent, and hoping that with each day you are engaging with one of the plethora of resources that have been provided for this year’s Lenten season.

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

Refugee Hub clients become Australian citizens  IMAGE Social Services

Refugee Hub clients become Australian citizens

February 06, 2024 CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning

CatholicCare staff were honoured to celebrate with so many of our Refugee Hub clients who became Australian Citizens in Newcastle late last month.