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1 World AIDS Day
2 International Day for Abolition of
3 International Day of Persons with
3-5 Bishop Bill participates in
Australian Catholic Youth Festival,
6 Second Sunday of Advent
7 First day of Hanukkah (Jewish
Feast of Dedication)
8 Immaculate Conception of Mary
10 Human Rights Day
12 Sisters of Mercy founded by
Catherine McAuley, 1831
Admission to candidacy of James
Odoh and Michael Nwanguma
by Bishop Bill at Our Lady of
Victories Church, Shortland.
13 Third Sunday of Advent
Bishop Bill opens Holy Door of
Mercy at Sacred Heart Cathedral,
4.00pm, all welcome!
20 Fourth Sunday of Advent
25 Christmas Day
26 Feast of St Stephen, first martyr
1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of
World Day of Prayer for Peace
3 Epiphany of the Lord
10 Baptism of the Lord
26 Australia Day
Dutch Society 'Concordia' Newcastle
On Saturday 5 December come along
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. Fur ther
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 Heart
Cathedral from 7pm-9.45pm. This is a
memorable 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 shor t 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. See story
Ecumenical Taizé Prayer
The final ser vice for this year is Sunday
13 December, St Columban's Catholic
Church, Church St, Mayfield, 7-8pm. All
are welcome to join in prayer followed by
Echology - A Christmas Celebration
Echology, the multi-award winning
Newcastle University Chamber Choir,
presents favourite and new carols with
choir, orchestra and organ on Tuesday
15 December at 7pm, Sacred Heart
Cathedral, Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
Tickets available at the door or at
Carols in the Cloister
Enjoy carols, Advent reflections,
refreshments and good company on
Sunday 20 December from 6.30pm at
St Joseph's Convent Chapel, New England
On the last Sunday of each month, the
5.30pm Mass at St Patrick's Church,
Macquarie St Wallsend, while open to all,
has a youthful flavour. Everyone is welcome.
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
Course 6:5 and 12 November at
All courses are on Saturdays from 9.30am-
4.30 pm. P Robyn 4979 1370.
Charismatic Retreat -- His Name is
From Friday 22 January to Sunday 24
January 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 Catherine's College Reunion
This event will be held at the College at
Singleton for the class of 1970-75 on
4-6 March. P Joanne Paget 0438 671 959.
St Patrick's Women's Guild
St Patrick's Women's Guild, Singleton will
be celebrating 50 years of ministry in April.
If there are past members living in other
parishes who would like to know more, P
Elaine Thomas, 6573 2966 or 043 2870 012.
The Francis Effect II
You are invited to a colloquium on Laudato
Si' on Saturday 14 May, 9.00am-4.30pm.
For details, watch this space!
Council for Australian Catholic
"Women as Witnesses to the Joy of the
Gospel: developing a more profound
theology for women, by women."
16-18 September 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 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:
Bishop Bill Wright and newly-ordained Deacon Camillus Nwahia.
CatholicCare Social Services' Kim Creigh, Mary Kelb, Bryan Kelb,
Jeannie Bokodi and Helga Smit at National Foster Carer - NSW
Kindergarten students Cate Hayes and Hayley Blake
represented St James' PS Muswellbrook at the recent Upper
Hunter 'Maths Mentals'.
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