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THE ST LAURENCE CENTRE (SLC) at
Broadmeadow is familiar to many
people of the Hunter Region. It was
originally a Catholic Primary school,
staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, and
ex-pupils who visit the Centre today
enjoy pointing out where different
classrooms used to be and which were
the boys' and girls' toilets!
Today, the SLC houses a resource service
which aims to serve the area covered
by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
The resource collection specialises in
theology and spirituality for people of
all ages, from cradle to grave, and for
those with an interest in children with
In the 21st century after the birth of
Christ, structured religion seems to be
morphing into a deep hunger for spiritual
connection with something or someone
larger than, and outside of, the self. The
search for this connection has led to a
range of responses from the downright
wacky to the deeply mystical.
There is room for everyone in the
journey to the divine. If literature, visual
art, music or cinema is your preferred
means of access to knowledge and
understanding, then the resources at the
SLC may well speak to you.
Here you will find the classics of great
minds and spirits of the past, as well
as those in the forefront of theology
and spirituality today. From storybooks
for the very young to works of theology
and biblical scholarship, from books to
DVDs, from popular to academic, there is
something for all tastes.
All are welcome to phone, email, search
online, or visit in person.
St Laurence Centre
137 Broadmeadow Road
Tues 10am - 6pm
Wed 2pm - 6pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
P 4902 9100
Click on SLC Library.
Go to Destiny Quest.
MOTHER, MASTERS STUDENT and
CatholicCare's Out Of Home Care
Manager, Jessica Cocks appreciates
the flexibility and support CatholicCare
Pictured celebrating with colleagues
following the organisation's prestigious
citation as one of only 98 Employers
of Choice for Women nationwide,
Jessica was pleased CatholicCare received
the acknowledgement from the Federal
Government's Equal Opportunity for
Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
"Having the flexibility to be able to
complete my hours but not necessarily
having to be here nine til five is a
wonderful privilege," Jessica said. "It
assists me in maintaining a great work/
family life balance and has enabled
me to further my education by studying
my Masters which CatholicCare has
By LIZ NILAND
Resourcing by FELICITY LEE
AUSTRALIA HAS PARTICIPATED in World
Youth Days (WYD) since their conception
in 1985. Our Bishop Michael Malone, along
with other Australian Catholic Bishops, is
committed to responding to the Holy Father's
invitation to join him and the young people of
the world to celebrate and confirm their faith
in Jesus Christ.
One of the pilgrim packages being offered
to the youth from our diocese includes
participation in a monastic experience
in the Taize community in France prior to
gathering with those from our diocese
who will fly directly to Spain for Days in the
Diocese (DID) and World Youth Day week.
Our pilgrims will gather for DID in Plasencia
for an exciting program which will open our
hearts to a deep encounter with Christ in a
local Spanish Community.
Following these festivities, our pilgrims will
travel to Madrid for a week of celebrations
and catechesis with over two million young
Catholics from around the world.
With registrations closing on 15 April, youth
intending to travel are urged to book online
through Harvest Tours on
www.wydtours.com and follow the Maitland-
Newcastle prompts. For further information
please contact Elizabeth Doyle (Taizé) on
Suzanne Morgan (DID and WYD week) on
World Youth Day
You re invited!
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