CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning (CatholicCare) officially opened the Taree Community Kitchen on Wednesday 2 November 2016, seeing the people of Taree able to access fresh, home cooked meals five days a week.
The Diocesan Social Justice Council officially launched the Social Justice Statement for 2016-2017, A place at the table: social justice in an ageing society, in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle on Sunday 25 September. Visitors enjoyed participating in workshops and browsing social justice market stalls, followed by Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. View a gallery below.
On Saturday 4 June, Bishop Bill Wright ordained Camillus Nwahia to the priesthood, in which he joins some 30 priests actively ministering to people across the diocese. This was a significant event for the diocese and for Camillus himself, who arrived in Australia from Nigeria only in 2011.
Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, officially opened St Nicholas Early Education, Newcastle West on 15 June 2016. The Newcastle West site is the second for the diocese under the St Nicholas name, following the Singleton centre's opening in May.