YOUR DIOCESE

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Partnership puts belief in leadership

October 21, 2019 Dermot Nestor

In an effort to develop leadership through the prism of theology, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is partnering with Australian Catholic University to offer a Graduate Certificate in Mission and Culture (GCMC).

LITURGY MATTERS

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LITURGY MATTERS: Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 2019 - Reflecting on a wonderful experience

October 15, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Eight members of the diocesan community participated in the recent Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference in Melbourne. It was the fourth national APMN conference and the second one I have been to. It was a wonderful experience: full of faith, energy, insight, fun, networking, singing, prayer and liturgy, new and old friends, conversation and good ideas. While it targets musicians, it is for all who love and participate in liturgy. If you missed it, you missed a most enriching experience. Today I am reflecting on some of the highlights. I hope what follows offers something for you and your community to ponder.  

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice

October 15, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Thanks to Helen Belcher for her message to you last week about the Plenary Council and our own Diocesan Synod. I trust by now that you are aware of both, and are keen to be involved. Some of our parishes are inviting people to engage in the Plenary Council Listening and Discernment process before Christmas, while others are going to wait until February. It is important that as many of you as possible respond to the process at a national, diocesan and parish level. We are attempting to ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying’.

LATEST IN EARLY EDUCATION

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Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle continues to expand its education network

July 03, 2019 Elizabeth Snedden

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is expanding its education network, with the official launch today of St Nicholas Pathways.

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, CEO, Sean Scanlon, said the initiative was established to create meaningful pathways to employment and in particular, support the growing demand for early childhood educators.  

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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Back from the edge

September 30, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

In 2005 there was a period when you couldn’t open a newspaper or turn on a television without hearing the name John Brogden. At only 36 he was the leader of the NSW Liberal Party and widely expected to become the next premier of NSW.

LATEST IN DARA

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen IMAGE DARA

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen

September 04, 2019 Alexander Foster

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – these are the words echoing in the minds of students and teachers who had the pleasure of witnessing John Sandy’s presentation at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen at their recent Community Day.

MN YOUTH

Fr Rob Galea releases ACYF theme song IMAGE MN Youth

Fr Rob Galea releases ACYF theme song

October 01, 2019 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The theme song for the largest gathering of young Catholics in Australia – the Australian Catholic Youth Festival – has just been released.

AURORA

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Saintly scholar

October 04, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

In Rome on October 13, Pope Francis will canonise John Henry Newman, the great 19th-century English scholar, writer and preacher. I should like to be there, because Newman has been a significant religious influence in my life but, as I will have just returned from the diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, it would be a bit rich to shoot off overseas again, even for JHN.

Flying into first place THUMB

Flying into first place

October 04, 2019

Creative concepts on canvas THUMB

Creative concepts on canvas

October 04, 2019

Keeping up appearances THUMB

Keeping up appearances

October 04, 2019

Religious freedom THUMB

Religious freedom

October 04, 2019

Teens and their screens THUMB

Teens and their screens

October 04, 2019

Hear, hear to recognition THUMB

Hear, hear to recognition

October 04, 2019

LATEST IN CHURCH

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International faith leaders urge Adani to abandon coal project

October 17, 2019 Thea Ormerod

More than 70 religious leaders from fifteen countries have signed an open letter, calling on Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani to step away from the Carmichael Coal Project which threatens to destroy the lands of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, kill more of the Great Barrier Reef and further destabilise the climate. They urge him instead to scale up Adani’s renewable energy business.

 

 

 

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Lochinvar’s award-winning architecture

April 10, 2019 SHAC Architects, Amy Theodore

SHAC, the Newcastle architecture design studio based in Islington, NSW, has won the Prestigious Blacket Prize and the NSW Education Award at this year’s NSW Institute of Architecture Awards for Stage One of St Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar.