The Year in Review is designed to capture the key milestones and events of the year across parishes, chancery ministries, congregations, and agencies including Catholic schools, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, St Nicholas Early Education and the Catholic Development Fund.
You can read about the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the diocese, Fr Richard Shortall’s time as our Missionary of Mercy during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day, the Royal Commission and many other stories that capture the way the people of our diocesan community serve, worship and mission to others.
The Year in Review includes reports from Bishop Bill, Vicar General, Fr Brian Mascord; Chancellor and Canonical Advisor, Fr Matthew Muller; Vice Chancellor Pastoral Ministries, Teresa Brierley; Vice Chancellor Administration, Sean Scanlon; Director of Schools, Ray Collins and Director of CatholicCare Social Services, Helga Smit.
The stories and images included in the document are divided between the five foundations of the diocese – Identity and Community, Worship and Prayer, Formation and Education, Mission and Outreach and Leadership and Structure and are just a sample of the many ways the people of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle live their faith every day.
You are encouraged to read the Year in Review online via the diocesan news website www.mnnews.today. The document is also available to read in its entirety below.
Copies of the Year in Review will be available to read at all schools and parishes in the diocese early in 2017.