Press releases and statements

The latest statements and media releases from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are listed below including those from the Catholic Schools Office, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and the Catholic Development Fund.

Please direct any media enquiries or requests for interviews to the Communications Team on 0419 263 901.

08Sep 2014

Living the social justice experience at St Peter's

On Wednesday 17 September, all 900 students of All Saints College, St Peter’s Maitland will take part in the annual Social Justice Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to provide members of the sc…


25Jul 2014

Community comes first as new development opens at Mayfield

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to announce the official opening of new supported accommodation and affordable housing facilities at Mayfield on Wednesday 30th July 2014.   Centrally lo…


16Jul 2014

When fairies, elves and clowns fall in love

Over 90 students from 26 Catholic schools in the region will come together to perform a contemporary version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as A Night in the Forest comes to the Ci…


12Jun 2014

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to build new school in Medowie

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, and its Catholic Schools Office announce the acquisition of a site for the building of a new school in Medowie.   The location for the proposed new school…


06Jun 2014

More than 450 Catholic high school students to perform in DIOSOUNDS Music Showcase

On Wednesday 11 June at 6.30pm, more than 450 school students representing eleven Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will take part in the annual DIOSOUNDS music festival at th…


14Apr 2014

Read Bishop Bill Wright's Easter message for 2014

“An old friend of mine used to remark, ‘If God wanted us to suffer, Jesus would have gone around making people sick’. Jesus was, of course, famous for going around relieving the sufferings of people,…


07Apr 2014

Foundation Principal appointed to St Aloysius Catholic Primary School

Bishop Bill Wright has approved the appointment of Mrs. Suzanne Fern to the role of Foundation Principal of St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm.   Coming to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcast…


03Apr 2014

Catholic schools secondary education survey now open

The Catholic Schools Office has today opened a survey into the secondary education in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Open to all current parents, students and staff within the Diocese, th…


28Mar 2014

Bishop Bill Wright invites community to the annual Ecumenical Way of the Cross

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, is inviting individuals and families from across the Hunter to join him on Sunday 6 April from 3pm as he leads the annual Ecumenical…


24Mar 2014

Construction commences at new Catholic primary school in Chisholm

Bishop Bill Wright of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will kick off construction and bless the site for the new St Aloysius Primary School in Chisholm this Thursday from 10.30am.   Maitland City D…