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: 

26Nov 2013

Vigil Mass on eve of Opening Ceremony, Special Olympics

On the eve of Newcastle’s hosting of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, and to celebrate International Day of People with Disability, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle extends an invitati…


25Nov 2013

All aboard for Tim Fischer's book launch

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to announce that Former Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer AC, will visit the Hunter this Thursday 28 November to launch his latest book, Holy See…


08Nov 2013

A letter to our valued CDF members

As you know, the Catholic Development Fund operates to support the charitable, religious, pastoral and educational works of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The CDF is not a b…


30Oct 2013

CatholicCare Social Services secures a bright future in Taree

This Friday, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning will officially open a brand new office at Taree that will be a hub of support for people in the Greater Taree, Great Lakes and Gloucester regi…


18Oct 2013

A message from Bishop Bill Wright re: fires in the Hunter region

My thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by fires across NSW over the last few days.    It is with much sadness that I have learned this morning from NSW Police of the death o…


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…