The Atonement: Lina’s Project

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle facilitated The Atonement: Lina’s Project in 2017 on behalf of Lina, a victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of a member of clergy.

In the same year, as part of Lina’s Project, Bishop Bill established September 15 as a Perpetual Day of Remembrance throughout the Diocese. Such a day holds before us our history of child sexual abuse and the reality of its continual unfolding in the lives of those directly and indirectly affected. 

The intention is that this day be marked in a variety of ways including survivor-led events that will grow and develop from year to year.

To build on the work of Lina’s Project, the Diocese will host this year’s regional event in Forster. This event will take place on Sunday, September 15 to coincide with the Perpetual Day of Remembrance.

This event, with the support of the Forster-Tuncurry Parish, will display the Lina’s Project video in the grounds of the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Forster.

As part of this, you are invited to attend a barbecue to support victims and survivors and gather in a spirit of recognition, healing and hope.

The barbecue will be held on the same grounds, the Catholic Parish of Forster-Tuncurry. After the barbecue, attendees are welcome to watch the projection.


Holy Name of Jesus Church, 33 Lake St, Forster


6:30pm - Barbecue

7pm - Screening of Lina's Project will commence


02 4979 1188

Please note, the presentation contains materials that may cause distress. It contains images of perpetrators of abuse from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, the Marist Brothers and other Orders.


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