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Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
11 World Day of Prayer for
14 St Valentine’s Day
17 Shrove Tuesday
Launch of Project Compassion,
Caritas Dinner, see page 7
International Asperger’s Day
19 Chinese New Year
20 Wor ld Day of Social Justice
World Harmony Day
22 First Sunday of Lent
Second Sunday of Lent
Clean Up Australia Day
Introductory Course will be held on
Mondays 2, 9, 16 and 23 February from
6.30pm at Living Waters, 34 Kenrick
Street, The Junction. Cost $20.
Meister Eckhart and the Spiritual Journey
Explore meditation and contemplate
the writings of Meister Eckhart with Sr
Carmel Moore. Saturday 7 February
9.30am to noon at the Chapel of
Newcastle Parish Centre, 25 Farquhar
Street The Junction (enter via laneway).
Morning tea provided. Cost $5.
Lenten Program on Tuesdays 17 and 24
February, 3 and 10 March from 10am-
11am at the Pastoral Centre, ‘Parish
House’, Victoria Street New Lambton.
Meditation can be of great benefit to
our spiritual lives. For all the above
P Anne Cuskelly 0407 436 808 or E
Exploring the Interior Castle
A seminar to mark 500 years since St
Teresa of Avila died will be held on first
Monday's of the month 2 February, 2
March, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August,
6 September, 12 October (note 2nd
Monday) 2 November and 7 December
at Living Waters, 34 Kenrick Street The
Junction, 9.30 am-noon. P Sr Carmel
Moore 0412 122 297.
Tenison Woods Education Centre
(TWEC) See the Face of Christ in
Sr Virginia Bourke r sj will present a day
on the gospel of Mark on Saturday 7
February 9.30am for 10am until 3.30pm.
The day will be held at TWEC, New
England Hwy, Lochinvar. Cost $20, $10
concession. Morning tea provided; byo
lunch and bible. RSVP 3 February. P 4930
9601 or E email@example.com.
Date Claimer: Spirituality in the Autumn
Season – Reflections on Ageing
Presented at TWEC on Saturday 14
March by Sr Colleen O’Sullivan rsj.
Further information next month.
Ecumenical Prayer Service in the
Spirit of Taizé
This is held on the second Sunday of ever y
second month, ie 8 February, 12 April,
14 June, 9 August, 11 October and 13
December, St Columban’s Catholic Church,
Church Street May field, 7pm-8 pm. All
are welcome to join in prayer followed by
supper. See stor y page 17.
OnWednesday11 February there willbe
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 Sacrament.
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. Visit
mn.catholic.org.au or P Elroy Aguiar 0434
A Call to Prayer
Hear t of Worship will be held on Sunday
15 February at Our Lady Queen of Peace
198 Old Prospects Road Greystanes at 6pm
with Fr Ken Barker MGL. A music session
will follow at 7.15 pm by Jesus Light of the
World Prayer Community Rockdale with
Praise and Worship and altar call. P Gerard
0404 093 118.
Bringing Baby Home
The first workshops for 2015 will be on
Saturdays, 21 and 28 February. To learn
more and to register please P Robyn
Donnelly 0412 637 090 as soon as possible or
visit catholiccare.org.au .
Rite of Christian Initiation of
On Sunday 22 February at 2.30pm at
Sacred Hear t Cathedral, Bishop Bill will
preside at the Rite of Election for all
wishing to be baptised or received into full
communion of the Catholic faith at Easter
this year. All welcome, af ternoon tea ser ved
in Davis Cour tyard.
Seasons for Growth: Adult Program
Newcastle Calvar y Mater will hold a small
group program commencing Friday 6 March,
then the following four Fridays: 13, 20 and
27 March 10am-12.30pm. For information P
Carolyn 4014 4687 or E Carolyn.Nichols@
Seasons for Growth: Companioning
Young People training 18-19 March, 18-19
November. Adult training: 29-30 April, 5 -6
August. This training is essential for those
wishing to facilitate the Seasons for Growth
program with young people or adults. P Jenny
or Benita 4947 1355 to learn more about
becoming a Companion. Enrolments for
training are completed at goodgrief.org.au .
Harry’s House Family Car Rally
Between 10 and 16 April, travel 1300 km
from Maitland to Bathurst, Grenfell, Dubbo,
Coonabarabran, Tamwor th and Maitland and
enjoy the attractions on the way. The road
trip is to raise funds for Harry’s House. Cost
$500 minimum per family plus expenses.
Sponsorship welcome. Limited to 20 families.
Visit harryshouse.com.au, P 0427 490 793 or E
info@ harryshouse.com.au .
RCIA – Come and celebrate with our
On Sunday 19 April at the 9.30 am Mass at
Sacred Hear t Cathedral, all those baptised
or received into full communion at Easter or
any time in the last year will be welcomed
into our diocesan faith family by Bishop Bill. A
Commissioning liturgy will be held after the
Mass with morning tea to follow. All welcome.
Celebrate 120 years : St Patrick’s and
St Brigid’s Church, Cooranbong
This church has a special connection to St
Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Tuesday 19 May
marks 120 years since her attendance at Mass
in the then timber building. Mass will be held
at 9.30am in the church, 6 Martinsville Road,
Cooranbong. MacKillop memorial plaques
and garden and an historic timeline plaque will
be dedicated, followed by morning tea.
RSVP 1 May, P 4973 6859 or E morparish@
For more events please visit :
mn.catholic.org.au /calendar and
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‘Before We Say I Do’
2015 COURSE DATES
31 January & 7 February
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
21 & 28 March 2015
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
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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