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DATES TO REMEMBER
Inner Healing Mass,
Sacred Heart Cathedral
7.30pm P 4961 1145.
7-24 Bishop Bill's Ad Limina
visit to Rome.
Pink Diamond Charity Ball
Wests Leagues Club
P 0421 957 378.
13 Hunter EDuCARE Carers'
Expo, Cardiff Panthers
16 Hunter Region Downs
Syndrome Buddy Walk.
10am Carriageway Shed,
P 9841 4404.
22 'Before we say I do' --
Part 1 -- Maitland
P 4979 1172.
22-24 Celebrate Love Seminar
at Five Dock,
P 9319 1111.
29 'Before we say I do' --
Part 2 -- Maitland
P 4979 1172.
29 10th Anniversary Calvary
Mater Hair Ball 6.30pm
P 0417 683 489.
For more information on
any of the above please
P Diocesan Office
4979 1111 or
INSIGHTS GATHERINGS 2011
Behind the headlines - information presentation.
Areas addressed include prevention, response
and healing, including discussion and questions.
Newcastle Deanery: St Laurence Centre
Broadmeadow, Tuesday 11 October 7-9pm; Myall
Deanery: Holy Name Parish Forster, Tuesday
18 October 7-9pm; Hunter Deanery: St Augustine's
Hall Bathurst Street Singleton, Saturday 22 October
9-11am; Watagan Deanery: Holy Cross Hall Glendale,
Wednesday 7 September and 2 November 7-9pm.
P 4940 8091 or E email@example.com
FAREWELL MY CHILD
To celebrate and honour our love for babies who have
died before 20 weeks' gestation, the community
of the Chisholm Region is offering an ecumenical,
lay led, memorial ser vice on 12 October, 7pm, St
Joseph's Church, King St, East Maitland.
OUT OF THE WOODS: TENISON WOODS
Sporting Spirit 21 0ctober. Share a meal at the
Kahibah Sports Club, 63 Kenibea Ave Kahibah and
interact with sporting identities Rick McCosker and
Gerry Collins on the link between sport, spirituality
and God. Cost $40 (excludes drinks). RSVP and
payment by 14 October. P Margaret or Colleen on
4930 9601 E firstname.lastname@example.org
SEASONS FOR GROWTH
Change, Loss and Grief are normal and valuable
parts of life. The Seasons for Growth program works
with children and adults to help them understand
and express their experiences of change. It is an
educative process that utilises symbolism drawn
from the different seasons of the year to provide a
framework to explore feelings, memories, loss and
grief in a safe and creative way. The Diocese of
Maitland-Newcastle co-ordinates the Seasons for
Growth program in the Hunter. Building Community
Through Seasons for Growth 2011 Conference
October 13-14 Mary MacKillop Place (only for
Seasons for Growth Companions); Suicide safeTALK
Presentation 9 November; Companioning Young
People Training 16-17 November; Exploring the
Seasons of Grief Adult Group 22-23 November;
Bookings are essential. P Benita or Jenny 4979 1355
or visit email@example.com for
LIVING WATERS MEDITATION CENTRE
The next session is on Saturday 8 October 9.30am
to noon in the Toohey Room, Bishop Clarke House,
841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West. The theme is
Thomas Merton, John Main and Richard Rohr -- their
contribution to the life of Prayer. The session is
suitable to those who wish to begin Meditation. For
information P Sr Carmel Moore RSJ 4961 4394 or
Bev O'Toole 4930 1508.
ST DOMINIC'S CHARITY GOLF DAY
St Dominic's is a special school, enrolling students
who are deaf and hearing impaired. Programs
have a strong focus on the development of spoken
language and listening skills. On Friday 28 October
St Dominic's will be hosting a charity Golf Day to be
held at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Golf and Country
Club. Cost of $100 per player includes golf and cart,
gourmet barbecue, presentation and prizes, beer, wine
and entertainment. Special guest is Mark Bylsma
(Australian Long Drive Golf Champion). By supporting
this event you will be assisting St Dominic's and
families in the Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens,
Lower Hunter, Manning and Lake Macquarie regions.
E firstname.lastname@example.org P 4968 1295
F 4968 0456.
TIGHES HILL REUNION
Saturday 15 October 1pm-4pm Mercy Community
Services, 32 Union Street, Tighes Hill. An opportunity
for past and present residents/students to share
stories of the places and people of Tighes Hill. $5 to
cover refreshments please.
For information P Cheryl Gilshenen 4951 4332 or
MATER GRADUATE NURSES REUNION
Sunday 13 November at 9.30am at the Sacred
Heart Cathedral, followed by lunch and meeting. The
Deceased Nurses Mass, will be held at the Sacred
Heart Cathedral, on Wednesday 23 November at
noon. All welcome to attend. P Colleen Canny
0427 327 611.
BROWN SISTERS' ANNUAL FETE
Our Lady's Nurses for the Poor invite you to Holy
Family School at Merewether Beach on Sunday
30 October from 10.00am. Craft, cakes, plants,
sweets, barbecue, pre-loved books and clothing,
Devonshire teas and so much more! Proceeds will be
used to support the work of Sr Margaret Mary Birgan
OLN in the local community.
HALALA THE CITY OF NEWCASTLE
Africans from 11 different countries living in
Newcastle showcase African, Indian and Aboriginal
music and dance. Saturday 8 October at 7.30pm at
Hunter Theatre Broadmeadow. Cost $20 each, Group
Bookings of 10+ $17.00 each, $60.00 family tickets
(2 adults, 2 children). For information www.hspa.nsw.
edu.au or P Shakila Kader 0409 153 912 or
7TH ANNUAL BONHOEFFER CONFERENCE
MacKillop in Conversation: Practical Mysticism
Australia's first saint, St Mary of the Cross, and
another hero of the Church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
are united in their mutual expression of practical
mysticism -- a theme explored at a conference at St
Joseph's Spirituality & Education Centre, Kincumber,
on 17-18 November. The 7th Australian Annual
Bonhoeffer conference features key academic and
lay interpreters, supported by prayers and reflections.
Cost $185 includes conference attendance,
accommodation and all meals.
For details www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/
Faculties/Faculty of Education and Arts/
P Fr Stephen 0411 406 522 or
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS DEPICTING NURSES
Susan Kellett, a doctoral student at The University of
Queensland requests the assistance of parishioners
and clergy in locating stained glass windows that
depict nurses in Australian public buildings, such
as churches, as part of her research examining the
commemoration and memorialisation of nurses. If you
are aware of any window that contains an image of a
nurse -- such as Florence Nightingale, Ser vice nurses
from the wars or other nurses, or memorialises
nurse/s -- she would love to hear from you.
Please P Susan 07 3346 5269 or
CATHOLIC YOUTH OF THE HUNTER
www.catholicyouth.net.au has been developed to
put teenagers and young adults in touch with what
is happening in our region for them. It provides
news, a conversation forum and blogs. People who
are interested in supporting Youth Ministry are also
invited to log on and contribute. Register as a user at
www.catholicyouth.net.au and find us at "Catholic
Youth of the Hunter" on Facebook.
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