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FAITH MATTERS: An Invitation to Pray

June 11, 2024 Nicki Graham

Wednesday 29 May started out as a chilly morning in the parish grounds of Morpeth’s Mary Immaculate Conception Church, however, hearts were warmed, and voices lifted in praise of Special Religious Education teachers who came together from across the diocese. The invitation to gather, share stories and pray ‘A Year of Prayer’ was celebrated with Bishop Michael Kennedy.

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FAITH MATTERS: Letters – Telling Stories, Creating Relationships

May 28, 2024 Mary O'Connor

I first came to know Sally Connor through letters. In the 1970’s and 1980’s letters were the most common form of mass communication, especially over long distances. Back then the post was generally anticipated with a sense of joy, letters, postcards, birthday cards would land in the letterbox, unlike today when generally only bills arrive!

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FAITH MATTERS: Keep the Flame Burning

May 14, 2024 Nicki Graham

“Life is often a desert, it is difficult to walk, but if we trust in God, it can become beautiful and wide as a highway,” Pope Francis.

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FAITH MATTERS: Engaging the Graced World

April 23, 2024 Mary O'Connor

In August 2023 Fr Richard Lennan offered a series of workshops and discussions for the people of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle around the theme of his most recent publication - “Tilling the Church: Theology for an Unfinished Project”. Those who attended these events were able to listen to Fr Richard, and ask questions on issues he raised, but like any important theological or philosophical topic, the more we consider the information we have received, the more research we need to undertake and the more questions we need answered.

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FAITH MATTERS: War and Spirituality

April 16, 2024 Mary O'Connor

Every year as we approach Anzac Day my thoughts are with all those who have experienced war, be they combatants, victims, or those on the periphery.  In 2024 there are two major conflicts at the forefront of the news cycle, with others happening and not receiving much media attention.

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FAITH MATTERS: Have you heard of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

April 02, 2024 Rosemary McAllister

In most cases, when I have asked this question to members of the diocesan community their answer has usually been no. Tucked away in the parish hall at the Our Lady of Lourdes Beresfield in the Chisholm Parish region, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd have been in operation since 2017.

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FAITH MATTERS: A Journey to the Diocesan Library

March 19, 2024 Mary O'Connor

My hope for our Diocesan library – a space that is safe, welcoming and a place to create community connections, a place of formation and education, that shows the light of Christ’s love through the work of his people.