When engaging and addressing the spirituality of young people, it is important to understand where they are, especially in light of an eclectic and uncertain world. As more young people find ways to navigate this ever-changing society, providing them with spiritual guidance can strengthen their connection and growth with their faith.
Stories can have a way of grabbing our attention and giving us inspiration; people connect to stories. When we do connect to a story, we are more likely to remember them, and the more the story impacts us, the more likely we are to share it. What story are you currently telling? Is it a story of faith? Is it a story that could inspire others?
It was the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (8 October 2023) and the usual large crowd of the faithful gathered for Mass in the Sacred Heart Cathedral church. Bishop Michael Kennedy was presiding, and we were commissioning the Assistant Masters of Ceremonies.
On the 28-30 September members of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan Liturgy Council and other members of the diocesan community descended upon Brisbane for the National Liturgy and Music Conference, along with 500 others from around Australia and the Pacific.
In the lead-up to the 60th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium (the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican II, 4 Dec 1963), the ACU Centre for Liturgy is proud to present two exciting public lectures by international liturgical scholars...
‘Choosing Repentance – Seeking Healing’ is the title of the second decree from the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia. What does this title mean to you? What is your experience of ‘choosing repentance’ and of ‘seeking healing’?
Pope Francis’ World Youth Day cry, ‘Everybody! Everybody! Everybody’ is echoing through communities around the world. The question is, how are we hearing it and responding to it here in the Church of Maitland-Newcastle?