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Forming pilgrims for World Youth Day

Forming pilgrims for World Youth Day

Sunday 22 May saw most of the 69 World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrims gather at the diocesan offices for a formation and information session. With just over 50 days until the pilgrims depart for Italy, Poland and Austria, the excitement is building!

Refugees and asylum seekers – accepting a new reality

Refugees and asylum seekers – accepting a new reality

“The emotional impact in the room was palpable” was one comment following the latest in the series of ACP business network luncheons conducted by the diocese. The luncheon was held on Thursday 12 May at Surf House, Merewether and considered “Refugees and Asylum Seekers – Accepting a New Reality”.

GALLERY: Dedication of St Francis Xavier's Church Belmont

GALLERY: Dedication of St Francis Xavier's Church Belmont

On the feast of Pentecost this weekend, a special event took place in Belmont. It was the Mass of Dedication of St Francis Xavier’s Church, and the Inauguration of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Around 500 people came to the dedication, including representatives from the Anglican and Uniting Churches.

God remembers each bird

God remembers each bird

Last week Fr Denis Edwards visited the diocese, under the auspices of Catholic Mission, Catholic Earthcare Australia and Catholic Religious Australia. He spoke to groups of clergy and teachers and his Saturday colloquium was open to the wider community.

Stories of survival come to Maitland

Stories of survival come to Maitland

Holocaust survivors will soon share their stories of rescue with students and residents from the Hunter Region at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery as part of a social justice program which aims to encourage people to stand up against all forms of discrimination.

Exploring beauty with local mums

Exploring beauty with local mums

The Sisters of St Joseph, through the Tenison Woods Education Centre, have been running Mums’ Night Out for many years. The night was originally envisioned to be a night off for busy mums who would gather at Lochinvar and have a meal prepared for them to enjoy while talking about the challenges and joys of motherhood.

Celebrating the 50th World Communications Day

Celebrating the 50th World Communications Day

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle invites all to celebrate World Communications Day on Sunday 8 May. The 2016 theme, chosen by Pope Francis, is ‘Communication and Mercy’ and Francis invites all to reflect on what mercy means to them.

The Power of mercy: a force field of protection

The Power of mercy: a force field of protection

Tinah Deluca-Tohi lost her son Emmanuel to an incurable brain disease. She is sharing her story of loss and faith next Wednesday 11 May at the Victor Peters Suite, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West at 6.30pm. We invite you to join us for this special evening and in the meantime to read more of Tinah’s story below.

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What's On

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May

Maitland Clergy Central Fund Meeting

10:30 AM

Parish Meeting Room

26

May

Diocesan Finance Council

4:30 PM

Toohey Room, Diocesan Offices, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West

28

May

Face of the Catholic Church Regional Gathering

8:30 AM

Holy Name Parish Hall, 33 Lake St, Forster

31

May

Interfaith Dialogue

6:30 PM

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, 256 Minmi Rd Fletcher

01

Jun

CALM for Parents

9:30 AM

CALM, 77 The Boulevarde Toronto 2283