YOUR DIOCESE

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An overview of the Diocesan Synod

December 15, 2020 Teresa Brierley

In this update, we outline the number of processes and procedures that need to be honoured when conducting a diocesan synod. 

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

St Nicholas OOSH to open 5 new services across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Myall Lakes IMAGE Catholic Schools

St Nicholas OOSH to open 5 new services across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Myall Lakes

January 19, 2021 Alexander Foster

Following a year of significant growth in 2020, St Nicholas OOSH will continue to work towards its purpose of supporting families across Newcastle and the Hunter with the opening of 5 new services in Belmont, Lambton, Merewether Beach, Tea Gardens and Karuah.

LITURGY MATTERS

LITURGY MATTERS: Ponies, Gregorian Chant and COVID-19 IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Ponies, Gregorian Chant and COVID-19

December 15, 2020 Anne Millard

There is a famous joke about a child who, on Christmas morning, finds a pile of horse manure under the tree instead of the expected presents. Yet, far from disappointed, the child gleefully shovels the manure (by hand, no less), because with all that manure, there must be a pony! I could be that child.  Frankly, I always try to be that child. 

FAITH MATTERS

FAITH MATTERS: God of the Rice-cooker and Mystical Delights IMAGE Faith Matters

FAITH MATTERS: God of the Rice-cooker and Mystical Delights

December 21, 2020 Pam Tierney

God is in my every-day; yet to speak of a love-relationship with Him, and put in ‘on view’  is not an easy task. It does, however,  give me opportunity to thank the One who so persistently invites me to that place of belonging where I become aware that He loves, comforts and challenges me; who desires my companionship, and through His spirit leads, guides and inspires me.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Goodbye to 2020 IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Goodbye to 2020

December 22, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Here is my last message for this year, a year that has challenged us in ways we could not have conceived a year ago. I am very conscious of how weary people are feeling, and hoping and praying that the year ahead will see a reprieve from the pandemic.

AURORA

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Airborne ASPIRE swoops again

December 19, 2020 Anna Kerrigan

"This is it; it's my turn. It has to be." 

LATEST IN CHURCH

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Catholic Church supports SRE in schools

October 16, 2020 Rosemary McAllister

The Catechists in our Diocese undertake a vital evangelising role, educating children and young people and forming them in the Catholic faith. 

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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A recipe for success

December 03, 2020 Ashleigh Banks

Big things are on the horizon for CatholicCare’s Food Programs, who have recently partnered with St Pius X High School to secure the use of their commercial kitchen to cook meals for those in need.

MN YOUTH

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A life-changing experience

June 02, 2020 Rose-Marie Mahoney

It was late at night on the day the Pastoral Placement Program application was to close that I decided to apply for the position.

LATEST IN DARA

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This one’s from the heart

June 18, 2020 Brooke Robinson

A collaboration between the diocesan Development and Relief Agency (DARA), Soul Café, and Collective Heart initiative resulted in the making of a tasty meal for families the agency supports including asylum seekers, refugees and those struggling to provide food for their families due to COVID-19 job losses.

LATEST IN EARLY EDUCATION

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

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.  

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Partnership puts belief in leadership

December 12, 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) in 2020.