Assemblies & Gatherings

 

Below is a list of events, assemblies and gatherings which have lead to change and renewal within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

 

 

2010

2011

Appointment of Bishop William Wright as eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

2011

Retirement of Bishop Michael Malone

2011

Deanery Gatherings – "What structures will help us to be a church on mission?"

2010

Diocesan Gathering - "Moving Forward Together"

2008-2010

Consultative Process on Stewardship Planning

2008

Establishment of Diocesan Stewardship Committee

2007-2008

Stewardship Forums

2008

Focus Group Meetings

2007

Diocesan Assembly - "It's Time to Celebrate"

2006-2007

Working Parties

  • Workers for the Harvest
  • Evangelisation
  • Faith Formation
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Assembly Representation

2004-2005

Diocesan Assembly - "Towards the Dawn"

2003-2004

Regional Assemblies in 10 Pastoral Regions of the Diocese

 

1990

2000

Diocesan Assembly to consider the "New Wine into Fresh Wineskins"
Pastoral Planning Report

1998-1999

Inter-Parish Strategic Planning

1997

Diocesan Assembly - Review of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, and the Permanent Diaconate, and "Preparing Parishes for Change" Consultations

1996

Discussion Paper - "Principles and Models for Re-structuring Parishes"

1995

Diocesan Assembly to discuss the Diocesan Policy on the Sacraments of
Initiation

1995

Bishop Michael Malone becomes Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle

1995

Retirement of Bishop Leo Clarke

1995

Renaming of Diocese to Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, and transfer seat of Diocese to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton

1992

Diocesan Pastoral Plan - First Diocesan Synod to involve lay and religious
Adopted first Diocesan Pastoral Plan

 

1970

1988

Plan for alternative models of parish staffing

1985

Council of Priests initiated diocesan pastoral planning

1976

Consecration of Bishop Leo Clarke

1975

Death of Bishop John Toohey