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www.mnnews.today/aurora-magazine Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Buy Nothing New month
Assembly of Catholic
9-11 Bishop Bill visits Muswellbrook
World Mental Health Day
Anti-Poverty Week begins.
International Day of the Girl
International Day of Rural
16 World Food Day
World Mission Sunday
Feast of St Vincent de Paul
18-23 Clergy Retreat
24 United Nations Day
1 All Saints Day
2 All Souls Day
Holmesville Billy Cart Derby
To be held on Saturday 10 October at the
Holmesville Hotel. There will be a family-
friendly atmosphere with a car show, children's
entertainment and an international food fair.
All donations to Mums' Cottage.
Please visit www.holmesvillehotel.net.
Franciscan Family Day: Daring to Cross
TobeheldonSunday11 October at10am atSt
Joseph's Parish Conference Centre, Wangi Road
(renamed Lake Macquarie Way) Toronto. Speakers
include Dan Joyce ofs (Lake Macquarie Frater nity),
Diana Rah and Farooq Rah (Newcastle Muslim
Association) and Sr Pia Galea osc. Soup and bread
provided, please bring a small plate to share at
lunch. RSVP Cath and Rod Hay P 4973 6448 or
0419 682 327, E email@example.com.
Exploring the Interior Castle
A seminar to mark 500 years since St Teresa of
Avila was born is being held on first Mondays of the
month: 12 Octobe r (note 2nd Monday)
2 November and 7 December at Living Waters,
34 Kenrick Street, The Junction, 9.30am-noon.
P Sr Carmel Moore 0412 122 297.
Ecumenical Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé
This is held on the second Sunday of every second
month, ie 11 October and 13 December, St
Columban's Catholic Church, Church St, Mayfield,
7-8pm. All are welcome to join in prayer followed
In the Spirit of St Luke
Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Bill on Friday
16 October at 7pm at Corpus Christi Church,
Platt Street Waratah. This is in thanksgiving for
the ministry of healing and care throughout our
community. Holy Trinity Parish invites all clergy,
religious, parishioners, families and friends to join
with medical, nursing and allied health professionals.
Refreshments will follow in the parish hall.
Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home -
What can it mean for us?
Saturday 17 October 9.30 for 10am star t to
3.30pm at TWEC, St Joseph's Convent Lochinvar.
Keynote speaker Jill Finnane from the Edmund
Rice Centre and other local guest speakers. Cost
$20.00, concession $10. Morning tea provided,
BYO lunch. RSVP 13 October P 4930 9601 or
Australian Catholic Historical Society Inc
A gathering will be held on Sunday 18 October
at 2.30pm. Guest speaker is Dr Ann Maree
Whenman, lecturer in Religious Education,
Australian Catholic Univer sity, Strathfield, on the
topic "In Good Faith: providing religious education
for Catholic children not attending Catholic schools
in NSW, 1880-2000", Crypt Hall of St Patrick 's,
Grosvenor Street, The Rocks.
The next gathering will be on Wednesday
21 October at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7pm.
Companioning Training in 2015
Parent Progr am : supporting your child following
separation and divorce. This short program offers
parents the oppor tunity to explore ideas and
strategies that might assist in suppor ting their child/
ren through the changes happening in the family.
Anna Bay on Thur sdays 22 and 29 October from
9am-12pm. For information/r egistr ation
P Jacqui 4982 1767. Free children's activities
Adult training in Newcastle : Wednesday and
Thursday 4-5 November.
Young People's training Newcastle, Wednesday
and Thursday 18 -19 Nove mbe r. Training is
essential for those wishing to facilitate the Seasons
for Growth program with young people or adults.
P Jenny or Benita 4947 1355. Enrolments are
completed at goodgrief.org.au.
St Aloysius' High School Reunion
Former students from First Year 1957-Leaving
Cer tificate 1961 are invited to a reunion on Sunday
25 October. P Anna 0403 213 608 or Anne 0450
114 150 as soon as possible.
Catalyst for Renewal: "The Voice of
A Q & A session will be held on Sunday
25 October. Topic: "Caring for Our Common
Home". Guest speakers Bishop George Browning
PhD, retired Anglican Bishop and Anne Lanyon
Co-ordinator, Columban Centre for Peace,
Ecology and Justice. At St Patrick's Church
Grosvenor Street Sydney, 1.30-3pm.
Before We Say I Do
Marriage Education Workshops will be held on
Saturdays 31 October and 7 November at
Newcastle. For registration forms or fur ther
information P Robyn Donnelly 4979 1370 or
Deaf Pride Week
An Auslan-interpreted Mass with Bishop Bill
celebr ating Deaf Pride Week will be held on
Saturday 31 October at 5.30pm at Sacred Heart
Cathedral with the signing choir from St Dominic's
Centre as well as students from Holy Family
Merewether Beach and St Joseph's Merewether.
Light refreshments to follow. RSVP P 4968 1295 or
Fr Liam Lawton in Concert
To mark the launch of a year of celebration
commemorating the 150th anniversary of Bishop
Murray declaring St John's Maitland as his cathedral
in 1866, acclaimed Irish composer and performer Fr
Liam Lawton will headline a concer t. It will be held
at The Factory, St Pius X High School, Adamstown
on Friday 6 November from 6pm.
E firstname.lastname@example.org or P Alyson 4979 1117.
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November Mass, Morpeth
The Immaculate Conception community will hold
its Cemetery Mass on Monday 9 November at
6pm. Fr Brian Mascord will preside. Please bring a
chair. P Margaret-Mar y 4933 6291.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
A Marriage Enrichment Weekend will be held
on 13-15 November at Mount Carmel Retreat
Centre, Varroville. P 4283 3435 or
St Joseph's Primary School Denman --
On Friday 13 November from 6.30pm at
Denman RSL Club, Pax ton Street, Denman.
Tickets $30 each or $280 for table of 10, which
includes a two-course meal and enter tainment.
RSVP 16 October with names and money to SJD,
80 Palace Street, Denman 2328 or
St Joseph's High School Merewether
Students from the Intermediate Class of 1963
and the final Leaving Certificate Class of 1965 are
invited to a reunion to be held in Newcastle on
Saturday 21 November commencing at midday.
Enquiries P Sue Rhodes (Callachor) 0438 392 891
or E email@example.com.
St Patrick's Women's Guild
St Patrick's Women's Guild, Singleton will be
celebrating 50 year s of ministry in April 2016. If
there are past members living in other parishes
who would like to know more, P Elaine Thomas,
6573 2966 or 043 2870 012.
Council for Australian Catholic Women
"Women as Witnesses to the Joy of the Gospel:
developing a more profound theology for women,
by women." 16-18 September 2016 at North
Sydney. Please visit regularly opw.catholic.org.au.
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 Quakers Road, Marayong.
P Sr Margaret 0420 754 727 or
For more events please visit:
To learn more, phone 4979 1196 or visit www.mn.catholic.org.au.
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