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Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
International Day for Abolition
of Slaver y
International Day of Persons
Second Sunday of Advent
Human Rights Day
Third Sunday of Advent
First day of Hanukkah
International Migrants Day
Four th Sunday of Advent
Last day of Hanukkah
Feast of St Stephen
Solemnity of Mar y, Mother
World Day of Prayer
Epiphany of Jesus
Baptism of Jesus
Our Lady of the Rosar y Catholic Church will
hold activities and singing on 7 December
at Alber t St, Taree. Fun ac tivities beginning
at 5pm then carols from 7pm. Special
features for children, sausage sizzle, treasure
hunt, Christmas market and much more.
Admission by donation.
You are invited to an ecu menical pr ayer
ser vice in the Taizé spir it on 7 December,
7-8pm at St Columban’s Catholic Church,
Church St May field. A gold coin donation
is appreciated. A light supper will follow
the ser vice, which is sponsored by the
Newcastle Ecumenical Wor king Group.
For information please P Anna & John Hill
Newcastle and Hunter Multicultural
Choral Society Christmas Concert
The 37th Christmas concer t from
around the wor ld will be held Sunday
7 December from 7pm at Sacred Hear t
Cathedral, Hunter St Newcastle West.
Many renowned choirs and individuals take
par t in this event including commu nal
singing. Free admission, all welcome.
E multiculturalchoralsociety@ gmail.com or
P Joop de Wit 4954 5227.
On Wednesday 10 December there will be
pr ayer at 7pm at Sacred Hear t Cathedral,
841 Hunter St, Newcastle West. S@SH
is a monthly gathering of young people
for Adoration of the Blessed Sacr ament .
The liturgy involves music, modern and
traditional hymns , silence and the Word
of God. It is a great oppor tunity to spend
time in per sonal and communal pr ayer.
Afterwards, gather for refreshments.
Check out S@SH on Facebook or
P Elroy Aguiar 0434 283 004.
Carols in the Cloisters
A festival of music and song including
Christmas carols, reflections and music will
be held on Sunday 14 December at 6.30pm
at St Joseph’s Convent Chapel, New England
Hwy Lochinvar. L ight refreshments included,
Christmas Concert 2014
The Annual Echology (for merly University
of Newcastle Chamber Choir) Christmas
concer t, “A Christmas Carol Celebration”
will be held on Tuesday 16 December at
7pm at Sacred Hear t Cathedral, Newcastle
West. The choir, directed by Dr Philip
Matthias, features Peter Guy, Orchestra
Newcastle and soloist Dr Christopher Allen.
Adults $25, concession $20, children $10,
with discount for g roup book ings of 10
or more. Tickets at the door or at
Christmas in Word and Song
Holy Trinity Parish, Blackbutt North invites
you to mark the beginning of the Christmas
season, a celebration of the Word and carols
by candlelight on Wednesday 17 December
at 7pm at Corpus Christi Church, Platt St,
L’Arche Australia Fellowship (Sydney)
L’Arche is an ecumenical, faith-based
organisation, a community of people with
and without intellectual disability. The Sydney
community is committed to supporting and
enabling people with intellectual disabilities
to be more independent in homes and the
community, enhancing their quality of life. They
seek to attract more Australians to join a
progra m in Sydney which bring great benefits
of fellowship. To learn more, please write
to the Community Leader L’Arche Sydney
Inc. PO Box 489, Belmore, 2192 or E sydney.
firstname.lastname@example.org or P Krishnee 9787 8132.
Australian Catholic Historical Society,
Mass and Christmas Lunch
On Saturday 6 December Mass will be
held at 11.30am at St Mary MacKillop
Memorial Chapel, 7 Mount St, Nor th Sydney,
immediately followed by lunch in the Mary
MacKillop Centre. Cost $50, booking essential.
After lunch, speaker will be Noel Debien, ABC
producer of “The Religion Repor t”
and “Sunday Night with John Clear y”.
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Are you interested in influencing the
direction of Catholic school education
into the future?
In 2015 a vacancy will occur on the diocesan
Catholic Schools Council and Bishop Bill seeks
expressions of interest fro m people who feel
they would bring skills and expertise to the
Council. The Council draws on experience
from a range of areas, including, but not limited
to, the field of education, financial planning
and ma nagement , governance , theology and
pastoral care. The Council meets five times
a year and advises Bishop Bill in all mat ters
relating to the nature and purpose of diocesan
schools. Council members are also involved in
major diocesan events and consultation with
key stakeholder groups. Information, including
an expression of interest form, is available at
http: //mn.catholic.edu.au/go/csc or
csc@ mn.catholic.edu.au .
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‘Before We Say I Do’
2015 COURSE DATES
Contact us today for a registration pack and brochure,
phone 4979 1370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
31 January & 7 February
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
21 & 28 March 2015
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
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25 July & 1 August 2015
9.30 am – 4:30 pm
17 & 24 October 2015
9.30 am – 4:30 pm
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