Easter is a significant period of time on the Catholic calendar, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. In the lead-up to Easter, Christians also acknowledge Lent - a time that helps Christians prepare to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter.
To find out more about the significance of Lent and its customs, Fiona Duque, Pastoral Ministries Officer of Worship and Prayer has answered the following questions for us.
Sacred Heart Cathedral was at capacity today as hundreds of people attended the launch of Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion.
Late last year, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle said goodbye to one of its longest-running groups – the Diocesan Association of Pastoral Ministers.
At the end of last year, the General Secretariat of the Synod published a document Towards October 2024 containing guidelines for local church consultations to be held in 2024 to reflect on the Synthesis Report from the First Assembly and prepare for the Second Assembly. The plans for the Australian consultation have now been finalised and they are outlined in this email. All bishops have been notified, and dioceses have been requested to begin planning these consultations, which will take place from 1 February to 30 March 2024.
Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Harrington celebrated its 70th anniversary on Sunday.
What do you call it when an assortment of dogs and one chicken meet up at a church? A pet blessing of course.
Article originally published in the Maitland Mercury.
Community groups and organisations across the Hunter are coming together to have their say as part of the Hunter Community Alliance.