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: 

31Jul 2017

Orange Sky to officially launch mobile laundry van in Newcastle this Thursday

Orange Sky will launch a mobile laundry van in the Newcastle region on Thursday in partnership with the Development and Relief Agency (DARA). Providing free washing and drying for people doin…


27Jul 2017

One person’s junk is another’s treasure … CONDA-winner ASPIRE presents this year’s musical spectacular, The Hoarders Next Door

A talented collection of 130 actors, dancers, vocalists and musicians from primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will perform in Artistic Director Anna Kerrigan’s latest w…


17Jul 2017

CatholicCare and WEA join forces for youth outcomes

Helping young people get a job and establish their own independence is behind a partnership between CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and WEA Hunter. CatholicCare is working with the team a…


29Jun 2017

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright on Cardinal George Pell

'This morning we learned the news that Victoria Police have charged Cardinal George Pell with historical sex offences. As a community, we must allow the judicial system to do its job, promote due proc…


06Jun 2017

Catholic secondary students to celebrate stage and screen in this week's musical showcase

In its eleventh year, over 500 students from the 11 secondary Catholic schools across the Hunter, will take to the Civic Theatre stage this Thursday for the annual diocesan musical showcase, Diosounds…


01Jun 2017

Taree Community Kitchen welcomes local St Clare's students each week

Following it's opening in late 2016, the CatholicCare Taree Community Kitchen has continued to provide fresh home cooked meals five days a week to the people of the local community. Now, in partnershi…


22May 2017

Over 400 school leaders to gather in Hunter Valley this week to “Encounter New Horizons”

Catholic school principals from across NSW and will come together this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (24 – 26 May) at the Crowne Plaza in Pokolbin for the 2017 Association of Catholic School Principa…


19May 2017

Maitland Catholic schools honour 100 year anniversary of Les Darcy's death

On Wednesday, 24 May, 400 Catholic primary school students from across the Maitland region will gather for a special sporting gala day at Maitland Park to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the d…


18May 2017

Lochinvar's Tenison Woods Education Centre to transition to the Diocese this month

Following an announcement in November 2016 confirming purchase of land and buildings located at Lochinvar from the Sisters of St Joseph, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is officially taking carriage…


16Apr 2017

Diocese celebrates Easter with hundreds from across the region attending mass services

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to report well attended mass services throughout the region this Easter season.   Many people worshipped the stations of the cross on Good Friday at Sacred…