Happy 20th birthday <i>Aurora</i>! IMAGE Year in Review

Happy 20th birthday Aurora!

January 10, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Aurora is Latin for dawn, and in the lectionary, the dawn Mass of Christmas Day is called Aurora. When Bishop Michael Malone launched a diocesan newspaper which he named Aurora in December 1996, it was the beginning of a new era for the diocese.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? IMAGE Year in Review

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

January 09, 2017 Brooke Robinson

Pints with a Purpose has had a great year of speakers at the Northern Star Hotel in Beaumont Street. Pints is a monthly gathering of young people exploring what is means to be a Catholic in our society today. We welcome speakers from many places, including our own local voices.

Strong is your only choice IMAGE Year in Review

Strong is your only choice

January 09, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Some will recall the June Aurora cover depicting teacher Michael Eccleston and students from St Joseph’s Lochinvar participating in #3weeks2days, an imaginative honouring of John Sandy’s walk for three weeks and two days in order to make a phone call to his wife. John came to Australia as a refugee from Sierra Leone and is now a project officer with CatholicCare Refugee Service.

Feel the fear and do it anyway! IMAGE Year in Review

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

January 06, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

“We come to liturgy to celebrate together as a community, not as a group of separate individuals. We come to liturgy not to get something but to become something – to become more like Christ so we live in the world as the face and hands and feet of God’s mercy.”

On song at St Joseph’s, East Maitland IMAGE Year in Review

On song at St Joseph’s, East Maitland

January 06, 2017 Cathy White

The choir at St Joseph’s Parish at East Maitland has a long tradition of providing music to enhance the community worship at the 8.30am Mass.

UPDATE: Walking for Mercy IMAGE Year in Review

UPDATE: Walking for Mercy

January 06, 2017 Joanne Isaac

On 6 June, parish priest at Nelson Bay, Fr Kevin Corrigan, commenced a walk from St Mary MacKillop Chapel, North Sydney, to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. Its aim was to provide financial and prayer support for a newly commencing project in Cambodia. Read the full story in Aurora.

The times they are a changing… IMAGE Year in Review

The times they are a changing…

January 06, 2017 Comments Maree Hall

“Do not be satisfied with little things, because God wants great things!” St Catherine of Siena.

Executive report: Catholic Schools IMAGE Year in Review

Executive report: Catholic Schools

January 06, 2017 Comments Ray Collins

Catholic schools are ‘Vivid Everyday’, where passionate teachers inspire confidence, where faith in God is lived in community and where partnerships are nourished.