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Apostleship of the Sea Sunday
17-19 Bishop Bill visits For ster
Tuncurr y Parish.
Bishop Bill attends Assembly
of Catholic Professionals lunch.
National Tree Day
National Missing Per sons
Bishop Bill visits Nelson Bay
Wor ld Day Against Trafficking
Bishop Bill's visit to Nelson
Bay Parish continues.
Awareness Week begins.
Persons Week begins.
Face of the Catholic Church
This will take place on Saturday 11 July
at 8.30am at Holy Cross Parish Hall, 30
Oakland St, Glendale, encompassing
the parishes of Boolaroo-Warners
Bay, Booragul, Morisset (Cooranbong),
Toronto, Sugarloaf (Glendale, West
Wallsend) and Wallsend-Shor tland. The
gathering will be an oppor tunity for
conve rsations a nd information sharing
about the Macquarie and Western
Regions. For more information please P
Alyson Segrott 4979 1117.
An eve nt addressing “Building resilience
and improving mental health and
wellbeing ” will take place on Wednesday
15 July at 7pm at Cessnock Leagues Club,
1-7 Dar win St, Cessnock. Guest speakers
are Jaelea Skehan, Hunter I nstitute of
Mental Health and Craig Hamilton,
ABC broadcaster and mental health
advocate. Entr y by gold coin donation,
free tea/coffee. It is essential to register at
On Wednesday 15 July there will be
prayer 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 Sacra me nt.
The liturgy involves music, modern and
traditional hymns, silence and the Word
of God. It is a great oppor tunity to spend
time in personal and communal prayer.
Afterwards, gather for refreshments.
Check out S@SH on Facebook or P Elroy
Aguiar 0434 283 004.
Looking For ward, Looking Back
on the Holy Triduum
This liturgical reflection day will take place
on Saturday 18 July at 9.30am at TWEC,
Lochinva r. The Tenison Woods Education
Centre and Diocesan Liturgy Council
invite you to reflect on the meaning and
nature of the Easter Triduum. For more
information E twec@ ssjl.org.au or
P 4930 9601.
Sacred Spaces Fine Music Series
The nex t concer t will be held on Sunday
19 July at 2pm at the Sisters of Mercy
Convent Chapel, 30 Queen St, Singleton
featuring the internationally acclaimed
Echolog y Chamber Choir (previously
University of Newcastle Chamber Choir)
presenting "Here, There and Everywhere".
Tickets $25 adult, $5 school student.
Reserved seating available. P 6572 2398 or
E sacredspaces@ singmercy.org.au.
Australian Catholic Historical
The next meeting is Sunday 19 July at
2.30pm in the Crypt Hall of St Patrick ’s
Church (Grosve nor St) The Rock s. The
topic is “How an Irish Catholic became
an army officer at Waterloo and in the
Australian Colonies before Catholic
Emancipation” by Dr Christopher
Cunneen, formerly Deputy General Editor,
Australian Dictionary of Biography.
E john.c ar mody@ sydney.edu.au .
Diocesan Catholic Women’s League
On Saturday 25 July, Catholic Wome n’s
League and Council for Australian
Catholic Wome n in the Diocese of
Maitland-Newcastle present “Standing at
the Crossroads”, a Day of Reflection, at
the St Laurence Centre, Broadmeadow
Rd, Broadmeadow, 9.30am for 10am.
Facilitator Sr Margaret Mary Brown
OP. Cost of $20 includes morning tea
and lunch. RSVP 14 July. For further
information P Patricia 4932 5601.
RCIA Retreat Day
The Diocesan Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults (RCIA) Team invites parishioners
to attend a Retreat Day led by Fr Andrew
Doohan on Saturday 25 July at the
Corcoran Centre, George St Morpeth.
The theme is Hospitality and the day will
commence at 9.30am a nd conclude at
3.00pm. Register by 17 July with
Daphne Peterson, P 0402 318 074 or
Seasons for Growth : Companioning
Training for 2015
Young People’s training: Taree : 27-28
July, Newcastle : 18-19 November. Adult
training Newcastle: 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. Enrolme nts for
training are completed at goodgrief.org.au .
Hymnfest at Christ Church
The Royal School of Church Music Hymnfest
will be held on Saturday 1 August from 9.30am.
There will be a hymn-playing wor kshop and at
2pm , cathedral organist Peter Guy will lead the
assembly in singing favourite hymns. Hy m nfest is
for all ages and denominations . Contact Philip
Reichardt, E nsw.secretar y @ rscmaustralia.org.au
or P 0405 001 009.
Exploring the Interior Castle
A seminar to mark 500 years since St Teresa
of Avila was born will be held on first Mondays
of the month: 3 August, 7 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.
Ecumenical Prayer Service in the
Spirit of Taizé
This is held on the second Sunday of every
second month, ie 9 August , 11 October
and 13 December, St Columban’s Catholic
Church, Church St, Mayfield, 7-8 pm. All
are welcome to join in pr ayer followed
Before We Say I Do
There are currently places in our Marriage
Education Workshops. Course 4 : August
at Newcastle and Course 5: October/
November at Newcastle. For registr ation
for ms or fur ther infor mation P Robyn
Donnelly 4979 1370.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Marriage Enr ichment Weekends will be held
on 11-13 September and 13-15 November
at Mount Car mel Retreat Cent re, Varroville.
Enquiries E wshar p @ bigpond.net.au or
P 4283 3435
Called by Name
Weekend retreats are held for women aged
18-35 to discern their vocation to religious
life on the last weekend of each month at
the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth,
116 Quaker s Road Mar ayong. Contac t Sr
Margaret E margaretcsfn @ gmail.com. or
0420 754 727.
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