As the 2021 COVID-19 stay-at-home orders came into place, the Diocese’s family ministry coordinators developed ways to encourage families to purposefully remain connected with each other, and other families in the community.
2021 has the makings of a huge year in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. There is the Synod, Lenten, and Advent programs, the return of parish sacramental programs, a Safeguarding audit and the list goes on. However, already one giant step for women has been achieved with Bishop Bill giving his blessing to the formation of the Council for Women.
There have been many observations and narratives made around the world about COVID-19 and how the world is currently struggling to cope. Expert and not so expert opinions are expressed, research findings disclosed, hopes for a vaccine are emerging and the anticipation of lifting restrictions are all part of the daily conversations we are engaging in.