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www.mnnews.today/aurora-magazine Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Day of prayer for Anglican-
Roman Catholic Reconciliation
Fr Liam Lawton Cocktail
Evening, The Factory, St Pius X
High School, Adamstown
10 Blessing and opening of new
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Head Office, Newcastle
11 Remembrance Day,
commemorating end of
World War I in 1918.
12-13 Bishop Bill visits Student
Leaders Retreat at Riverwood
14 World Diabetes Day
17 Bishop Bill visits Parishes of
Cessnock and Kurri Kurri.
20 Universal Children’s Day
(1959 UN adopted
Declaration of Rights of the
21 Bishop Bill ordains Camillus
Nwahia to diaconate at Sacred
Heart Cathedral, 10am. All
21-22 Bishop Bill presides at Visitation
Masses at Cessnock and Kurri
22 Feast of Christ the King
25 International Day for
Elimination of Violence Against
27 Bishop Bill leads prayer for
deceased bishops and priests
at Sandgate Cemetery.
28 Bishop Bill presides at
Commissioning Mass for all
chaplains at Sacred Heart
29 First Sunday of Advent
Bishop Bill presides at Mass
celebrating 60th anniversary
of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Church, Tighes Hill.
World AIDS Day
Christian Meditation – The Season of
Advent and Christ in our World
Saturday 7 November from 9.30am -noon at the
Inner City Catholic Centre, 25 Farquhar Street,
The Junction. Hear how the latest encyclical of
Pope Francis focuses our hearts on Jesus and the
Natural World. Morning tea provided.
P Carmel Moore 0412 122 297 or
E carmel.moore @ ssjl.org.au .
Morpeth November Mass
The Immaculate Conception community will hold
its annual Cemetery Mass on Monday
9 November at 6pm. Fr Brian Mascord will
preside, byo chair. P Margaret-Mary 4933 6291.
St Joseph’s Primar y School Denman –
On Friday 13 November from 6.30pm at
Denman RSL Club, Paxton Street, Denman.
Tickets $30 each or $280 for table of 10, includes
a two-course meal and entertainment. RSVP 6
November with names and money to SJD, 80
Palace Street, Denman 2328 or
E admin @denman.catholic.edu.au .
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
A Marriage Enrichment Weekend will be held
on 13-15 November at Mount Carmel Retreat
Centre, Varroville. P 4283 3435 or
E email@example.com .
Australian Catholic Historical Society Inc
The nex t meeting will be held on Sunday
15 November with guest speaker Associate
Professor Julia Horne, Historian, University of
Sydney. The topic is “Political machinations
and sectarian intrigue in the making of Sydney
University”. Crypt Hall of St Patrick’s , Grosvenor
Street, The Rocks. E john.car mody @ sydney.edu.au .
Seven@ Sacred Heart
The nex t gathering will be on Wednesday
18 November at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7pm.
Seasons for Growth Companioning
Training to work with Childre n and Young People
will be in Newcastle, Wednesday and Thursday,
18-19 November. 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
St Joseph’s Primar y School Charlestown:
40 Year Reunion
The graduating class of 1975 will gather on Saturday
21 November at the school at 5.30pm to tour
the grounds and visit the old classrooms . At
6.30pm meet at the Charlestown Bowling Club.
Cost $20 p/p which includes selection of hot
finger foods. RSVP 6 November, E Loredana Brinis,
St Joseph’s High School Merewether: 50
Students from the Intermediate Class of 1963
and the final Leaving Cer tificate Class of 1965 are
invited to a reunion in Newcastle on Saturday
21 November commencing at midday. Enquiries
P Sue Rhodes (Callachor) 0438 392 891 or
E gs.r hodes @bigpond.com.
St Aloysius’ Girls High School Hamilton: 50
All girls who started First Year in 1962 and sat
for the School Cer tificate in 1965 (or left in third
Year 1964) are invited. To be held at Central
Charlestown Leagues Club on 21 November.
Enquiries P Jan 4954 0276 or Colleen 0412 321 740.
Harmo ny in November – Combined
The Waratah Male Voice Choir and Orange Male
Voice Choir join voices on Sunday 22 November
at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 2pm. Tickets: adults
$20, concession $15, children 12 or under $10.
P Neil Cowie 4951 5096 or Geoff Ray 4952 1369.
Mar y Immaculate Church Tighes Hill is 60
All are invited to a 60th anniversary Mass at
8.00am on Sunday 29 November to celebrate
the church’s anniversary and 120 years since the
arrival of the Sisters of Mercy. Brunch will follow
Mass. On Sunday 6 December 10am-noon
there will be an ‘open day’ with tours and displays
and from 2-3.30pm, Sr Marie Farrell will speak on
“The Divine Motherhood of Mary and the Year of
The annual Bonhoeffer Confere nce will be held at
Kincumber on 3-4 December. Visit http://bbi.
edu.au /bonhoefferconfere nce2015 and see page 4.
The Dutch Society ‘Concordia’ Newcastle
On Saturday 5 December come along for the 58
year celebration for the official arrival of St Nicholas
at Marmong Park, entrance in George Street,
Marmong Point from 11am. Food and drinks for
sale, fun games for children and adults. A toy raffle
will be held. Bookings essential by 4 December.
Further information P Joop de Wit 4954 5227 or
E concordianewcastle @ bigpond.com.
39th Annual Multicultural Christmas
The Newcastle and Hunter Multicultural group
presents this concer t on Sunday 6 December at
the Sacred Hear t Cathedral from 7pm to 9.45pm.
This is a me morable vocal Christmas trip around
the world. Fur ther information P Tima 4969 3399
or 0401 189 085.
Exploring the Interior Castle
The final event to mark 500 years since St Teresa of
Avila was born will be held on Monday
7 December at Living Waters , 34 Kenrick Street,
The Junction, 9.30am-noon. P Sr Carmel Moore
0412 122 297.
Christmas Angels Play
Bright Sparks, St Columba’s Drama Group, will
present a short play with song, dance and puppetry
on Sunday 13 December at 1.30pm in St
Columba’s Hall, Lockyer Street, Adamstown. The
play is suitable for children and adults.
P Christine 4943 3824
Ecumenical Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé
The final service for this year is Sunday
13 December, St Columban’s Catholic Church,
Church St, May field, 7-8pm. All are welcome to
join in prayer followed by supper.
Date Claimers - 2016
Before we Say I Do Program
Course 1: 30 January and 6 February at
Newcastle (Toohey Room, Diocesan
Offices, Newcastle West)
Course 2: 12 and 19 March at Maitland
Course 3: 14 and 21 May at Singleton
Course 4: 23 and 30 July at Newcastle
Course 5: 10 and 17 September at Newcastle
Course 6: 5 and 12 November at Newcastle
All courses are on Saturdays from 9.30am-4.30 pm.
Charismatic Retreat – His Name is Mercy
From Friday 22 Januar y to Sunday 24 January
2016 at St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre, 64
MacKillop Drive, Baulkham Hills. Speakers are Jim
Murphy and Fr Hugh Thomas CSsR . P 9810 2499
or E email @ ccrnsw.org.au .
St Patrick’s Women's Guild
St Patrick's Women’s Guild, Singleton will be
celebrating 50 years 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 wome n,
by wome n.” 16-18 September 2016 at Nor th
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 las t
weekend of each month at the Sisters of the Holy
Family of Nazareth, 116 Quakers Road Marayong. P
Sr Margaret 0420 754 727 or
E margaretcsfn @ gmail.com .
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