TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Shepherding the Sheep IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Shepherding the Sheep

July 20, 2021 Teresa Brierley

This week’s message finds its way to you from the Gold Coast, where Allen and I are taking a week away to visit our children and grandchildren, whom we have not seen since February.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Recovery and Healing IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Recovery and Healing

July 13, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Once again, we are feeling the impact of living in a pandemic and I hope you are not too overwhelmed by the latest saturation of it on our news channels, while observing all that is being asked of us, to keep ourselves and our communities safe.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Heal Country IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Heal Country

July 06, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Disappointingly, on Sunday 4 July were going to celebrate the commencement of NAIDOC Week at the Cathedral, however, the COVID restrictions meant that we have postponed it until September. In the Catholic Church, we also mark this day as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, and I invite you to visit the wonderful resources at www.natsicc.org.au. You may like to use their liturgical resources, prayers or the welcome/acknowledgement of country throughout the year.

Pandemic Burnout IMAGE Opinion & Comment

Pandemic Burnout

June 29, 2021 Sarah James

We looked forward to putting 2020 to bed on New Year’s Eve, celebrating the end of one of the most globally challenging years in living history, and hoping for better times to come in 2021. Unsurprisingly, it turns out that COVID-19 did not take this as a hard deadline.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Our Lady of Perpetual Help IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

June 29, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Once again, we find ourselves living with more uncertainty around COVID-19 and its possible further impacts on our lives. It is in this backdrop that we celebrated today, Sunday 27 June, the Solemnity of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Patron of our Diocese, proclaimed for our Diocese by Bishop Edmund Gleeson.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Unity and Diversity IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Unity and Diversity

June 22, 2021 Teresa Brierley

On a cold, windy and overcast Saturday, I gathered with a very diverse group of people at Foreshore Park in Newcastle to celebrate the Unity and Diversity Festival which has been celebrated in Newcastle for about seven years

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: To bear fruit IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: To bear fruit

June 15, 2021 Teresa Brierley

My last week was bookended by the funerals of Fr Paul Bernard O’Neill and John Desmond Cavenagh. Both funerals were great tributes to two men who loved and were loved deeply.