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My word

December 24, 2021 Bishop Bill Wright

A collection of words of wisdom offered by Bishop Bill over the past decade.

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Brett's at home in Boston

December 24, 2021 Sarah James

It’s not every day a boy who grew up in East Maitland is ordained as a deacon at Boston College, but that’s exactly what happened for Brett O’Neill on 18 September 2021.

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Christmas celebrations: A time for reflection and gratitude

December 21, 2021 Gerard Ogle

It feels like just the other day we were taking down the Christmas decorations in my home. But here we are again, on the cusp of the “most beautiful time of the year”.

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Reflections

December 14, 2021 Guest Contribution

Bishop Bill took great honour in carrying out face-to-face ministry. His storytelling abilities and capacity to meet people where they were at in life, often left lasting impressions on those he crossed paths with. Below are a collection of reflections from people in the Diocesan community, who were moved to share fond memories of the bishop.

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It's the giving, not the gifts

December 14, 2021 Guest Contribution

As we approach Christmas, Aurora asked people in our community ‘what does Christmas mean to you?’ These are their reflections.

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Purple rain

December 09, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

I have fond memories of growing up and attending St Brigid’s Primary School at Raymond Terrace. At the end of every school year, we would attend swimming lessons. I remember the songs we sang on the bus as we pulled up at the purple-coated roadway of Jacaranda Avenue at the local pool. It was this time of the year we had all been waiting for.

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Solomon's journey

December 07, 2021 Sarah James

He is only 30 years of age, yet on Saturday 4 December at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Singleton, Bishop Brian Mascord ordained Solomon Okovido as a transitional deacon.

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Strong start for Upper Hunter education and care

December 07, 2021 Alexander Foster

The NSW State Government has been under pressure from industry of late to undertake an aggressive resumption of immigration levels to bolster the nationwide skills shortage that has resulted from Australia’s border closures.

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