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 Community Fund.

Please direct any media enquiries or requests for interviews to the Communications Team via email: 

10Oct 2013

Youth to engage with two Bishops at the 'Hot Potato Shop'

Bishop Bill Wright of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and Bishop Peter Stuart of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle will welcome more than 100 Year 11 students to Bishop Tyrrell College on T…


08Oct 2013

Mental Illness doesn't discriminate, but do you?

‘Mental health issues can affect anyone’; that’s the message and ‘anyone and everyone’ is being invited to discuss at a free Mental Health Week Forum this Thursday 9.30am to 12 noon at Newcastle West.…


18Sep 2013

Breaking the Silence: additional screening dates announced

A professionally produced DVD about the impact of child sexual abuse titled Breaking the Silence will be screened in Morpeth this Saturday from 9.30am and shown to audiences in the Newcastle and Coalf…


16Sep 2013

St Peter's Maitland places 200 students on detention

Tomorrow, more than 200 students from St Peter's Campus, All Saints College, Maitland, will spend their lunch time on detention, seated at desks in the playground as part of the school's 2013 Social J…


12Sep 2013

Foster Care Week 2013 - CatholicCare honours their foster carers

Newcastle and Hunter foster care agency, CatholicCare Hunter-Manning, will this Friday celebrate Foster Care Week at Merewether Bowling Club from 11am- 2pm to honour their “unsung heroes”, foster and…


03Sep 2013

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle shows its support of Child Protection Week

For the second year in a row, hundreds of white balloons will be displayed across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s 55 Catholic schools, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Cathedral House Newcastle West thi…


27Aug 2013

CatholicCare opening new Charlestown office

This Thursday, CatholicCare Social Services will officially open a brand new disability services office at Charlestown to assist the anticipated 10,000 Hunter people with a disability who will be elig…


22Jul 2013

Catholic students' creativity on display in the ASPIRE production 'Treasured'

ASPIRE, the creative and performing arts audition-based program of the Catholic Schools Office in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, will present Treasured as its 2013 showcase at the Civic Theatre th…


19Jul 2013

Sea Sunday blessing of the newly re-furbished Seafarers Centre at Wickham

On Sunday 21 July at 6.30pm Bishop Bill Wright of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will bless the Port of Newcastle and the newly re-furbished Seafarers Centre at Wickham. The occasion coinc…


11Jul 2013

28 Hunter pilgrims depart for World Youth Day in Rio

This Saturday 28 young people from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will depart from Newcastle's Sacred Heart Cathedral to join newly elected Pope Francis and millions of people from around…