A reflection on the International Ignatian Eco-spiritual Conference
500 years ago, Iñigo López de Oñaz y Loyola, the vain, hedonistic and ambitious son of a minor feudal Lord was injured in a regional conflict. His long recovery from this injury was also the start of a complete reorientation of his life.
Australian Catholic Bishops call for ‘a better kind of politics’
Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for a shakeup that focuses the country’s politics on the common good of all, including – and especially – those who struggle to participate in the community.
Assistance with Settlement Services International for accommodation for families from refugee backgrounds
Settlement Services International (SSI) assists newly arrived refugees to resettle in Newcastle through the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP).
Discover the Diocese's new app!
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is delighted to announce the launch of our new mobile app for smartphones and tablets! The new app is our latest innovation in staying connected with people across the Diocese. Mass times, news, events, and parish giving, are now right at your fingertips.
Fr Greg's Easter Message 2022
As we gather and celebrate, Fr Greg encourages us to let Easter transform our lives, and in turn let our lives transform the lives of those around us.
Newly appointed Nuncio to visit Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle during Holy Week
A message from Diocesan Administrator, Fr Greg Barker, regarding this week’s visit by the Nuncio to Australia
We are now in the midst of Holy Week, a very special time in our Church’s Liturgical calendar, where we celebrate the events leading up to Jesus’ death by crucifixion and His resurrection.
Our Diocese is very fortunate to have the newly appointed Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Charles Balvo, presiding the Sacred Triduum at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In his role as Nuncio, Archbishop Balvo is the Pope’s Ambassador to Australia, and this will be one of his first engagements since arriving in the country last month.
In another significant milestone, it will also be the first time that a Nuncio has presided at the Triduum in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. I thank Fr Andrew Doohan, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral for welcoming Archbishop Charles Balvo to our Cathedral.
Ahead of his visit I wanted to share a recently published article, prepared by the Australia Catholic Bishop’s Conference, with you. The article highlights Archbishop Balvo’s diverse experience, the roles of a Nuncio, his previous connections to Australia, what he is expecting to find here and how he plans to come to know the People of God.
To read the ACBC article, please follow the link below:
A “highlights” video introducing Archbishop Balvo has also been prepared and can be viewed via the link below:
Lenten Reflections of the Scripture: Week 5
During each week of Lent, we will share a video from a member of our Diocesan community, reflecting on their encounter with the mystery of God in the scriptures.
How you can give back to the Diocesan community
During the Lenten season, together, we embark on a journey where we focus not just on ourselves but on the needs of others.