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6 World Day of Prayer
8 Third Sunday of Lent
Bishop Bill presides at Mass for
International Women's Day at
Sacred Heart Cathedral 9.30am
9 Bishop Bill opens and blesses St
Aloysius School, Chisholm.
10 Bishop Bill presides at Mass for
Catholic Schools Week at Sacred
15 Fourth Sunday of Lent
17 St Patrick
19 St Joseph
National Close the Gap Day
20 National Day of Action Against
Bullying and Violence
21 Harmony Day
22 Fifth Sunday of Lent
29 Passion (Palm) Sunday
2 Holy Thursday
Project Compassion Dinner
A dinner will be held on Friday 6 March 6pm
for 6.30pm at the Victor Peter s Suite, 841
Hunter St, Newcastle West. Guest speaker
is Jane Woolford, Caritas Education Officer,
who will share her stories of working overseas
helping the poorest. Cost $40 includes dinner
and presentation. P Brooke Robinson 4979
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 Ma rch 10am-12.30pm. For infor mation
P Carolyn 4014 4687 or E Carolyn.Nichols@
Meditation : Silence for Peace
The Christian and Islamic meditation
communities are coming together to
experience God in stillness and silence at
St James' School Hall, Vista Pde, Kotar a on
Saturday 7 March, 10am-3pm. Morning tea
provided, byo lunch. Rsvp Anne Cuskelly,
P 0407 436 808.
International Women's Day
The Council for Austr alian Catholic Women
Contact Group invites all to attend Mass at
Sacred Hear t Cathedral, Hamilton at 9.30am
on Sunday 8 March followed by mor ning
tea. A panel of local Catholic women will
share aspects of their lives followed by Q&A.
Rsvp Patricia Banister, P 4932 5601 or E
Taste and See
The Tenison Woods Education Centre
(T WEC) offer s a new series on Christians'
biblical heritage beginning on Tuesday
10 Ma r ch at St Laurence Centre,
Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow, led by
Sr Pat Boland r sj. This would be par ticularly
helpful for proclaimers of the Word, catechists,
RCIA team member s. Sessions are 4.30-
7.00pm and the cost is $60 for five weeks. For
infor mation P 4930 9601 or
On Wednesday 18 Ma rch there will be
pr ayer at 7pm at Sacred Hear t Cathedr al,
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, moder n and traditional
hymns, silence and the Word of God. It is a
great oppor tunity to spend time in per sonal
and communal prayer. After wards , gather for
refreshments. Check out S@SH on Facebook
or P Elroy Aguiar 0434 283 004.
Enter the Stillness
This autumn retreat will be presented at
TWEC Lochinvar on Saturday 14 Ma r ch
by Sr Colleen O'Sullivan r sj, 9.30am-3.30pm.
Cost $20, concession $10. Morning tea
provided, byo lunch. Rsvp 11 March
P 4930 9601 or E firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Catholic Historical Society
Annual General Meeting on Sunday
15 March at 2pm followed by a presentation
by Dr Eugene Stockton, philosopher,
theologian, priest, archaeologist and author
on the topic: The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry:
the urban apostolate. Held at the Crypt Hall
of St Patrick 's Church (Grosvenor St) The
Rocks. E. email@example.com.
Seasons for Growth : Companioning
Young People training 18-19 March, 18-19
November. Adult training: 22-23 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
tr aining are completed at goodgrief.org.au.
Listening with open hearts and minds. ..
. . .new directions in the dialogue with Muslims.
This Eremos workshop, presented by Her man
Roborgh, will be on Sunday 22 March,
2--4.30 pm at St Fr ancis Xavier's Church hall 17
Mackenzie St, Nor th Sydney. For information,
Ecumenical Way of the Cross
This annual event will be held on Sunday 29
March at 3pm at St Joseph's Church and
School Conference Centre grounds, 140
Wangi Road, Kilaben Bay. Picnic facilities
available from 1pm.
Sacred Spaces Fine Music Concert
The fir st in a series will take place on Sunday
29 March at 2pm in the chapel of the Sisters
of Mercy Convent 30 Queen Street Singleton.
Mark Walton, Alex Todicescu and David Miller
will play "Magical Mozar t -- Sublime Schuber t
-- Beautiful Br uch". Cost $25 (adult) $5 (school
student) E firstname.lastname@example.org or
P 6572 2398.
Ecumenical Prayer Ser vice in the
Spirit of Taizé
This is held on the second Sunday of every
second month, ie 12 April, 14 June, 9
August, 11 October and 13 December,
St Columban's Catholic Church, Church Street
Mayfield, 7pm-8 pm. All are welcome to join
in pr ayer followed by supper.
Come and celebrate with our new
On Sunday 19 April at the 9.30am Mass at
Sacred Hear t Cathedral, all those baptised
or r eceived 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.
Exploring the Interior Castle
A seminar to mark 500 year s since St Teresa
of Avila was born will be held on first
Mondays of the month, 4 May, 1 June,
6 July, 3 August, 6 September, 12
October (note 2nd Monday) 2
November and 7 December at Living
Water s, 34 Kenrick Street The Junction, 9.30
am-noon. P Sr Car mel Moore 0412 122 297.
Celebrate 120 years : St Patrick's and
St Brigid's Church, Cooranbong
This church has a special connection to St
Mar y of the Cross MacKillop. Tuesday 19 M ay
marks 120 year s since her attendance at Ma ss
in the then timber building. Mass will be held
at 9.30am in the church, 6 Mar tinsville 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@
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