When our late Bishop Bill convoked the Maitland Newcastle Diocesan Synod in 2019, the turbulent nature of the following two years could not have been predicted. While Session One could take place face-to-face, Session Two needed to be modified due to the pandemic, and Session Three has been postponed.
Six decades of Serving the poorest of the poor
Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor extend practical care to all who seek help, without discrimination and in the spirit of the Good Samaritan of the Gospel.
To mark the 60th anniversary of their mission in Newcastle, there will be a commemorative Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on 20 February. You will also be able to view a live stream of this special occasion on our YouTube channel.
Bishop's Synod on Synodality
In March 2020, Pope Francis announced that the theme for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2023 would be “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”.
World Day of the Sick 2022
As the pandemic enters its third year, the World Day of the Sick this Friday will pay tribute to the valuable work that Catholic health institutions undertake not just in Australia, but around the world.
Christmas Blessings 2021 | Fr Greg Barker
As I write I am mindful of the sad loss of our Bishop, Bishop William Wright, who succumbed to illness recently. It has been tragic not only to his family but to our Church.
Have your say: The Religious Discrimination Bill 2021
You're invited to complete an online survey regarding your views on the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021.
Fruits of first Plenary Council assembly published
The fruits of the first general assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia have been gathered together in a new report that contains dozens of proposals to shape the ongoing Council journey.
Bishop Bill Wright Video Tribute
Over the past decade, Bishop Bill Wright has arguably experienced significantly more milestones than most bishops do in their entire careers.