Youth from across the Hunter Valley were invited to join the Catholic Youth of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, East Maitland, to celebrate the official launch of the Year of Youth.
At CatholicCare our mission is to listen and respond to the needs of local communities by working together to build a stronger, fairer and kinder society that values children, young people and families. Through Christ’s mission, we seek to provide opportunities for people to realise their full potential.
“It is that unity and difference that we celebrate tonight as we assemble to pray for the inclusive and integrated approach to children with special needs,” the words of Bishop Michael Malone’s homily 21 years ago, are as relevant now as they were then.
The past year has been an eventful period. The Diocese embarked on significant changes in how it operates and these have proven challenging but are beginning to show benefits.