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DATES TO REMEMBER
Bishop Bill celebrates Mass for
All Souls Day, Cathedral, 8am.
Insights Gathering, Glendale
P 4979 1384 or 4979 1390.
Service, Mayfield Anglican
'Before we say I do' -- Marriage
preparation Part 1 -- Newcastle.
Further details, P 4979 1172.
11-13 Bishop Bill's visitation to Merriwa/
12-13 Celebrate Love seminar, Toohey
Room, Diocesan Offices, 841
Hunter St, Newcastle. P 4987 4933
or 9319 1111.
16 'Before we say I do' -- Marriage
preparation Part 2 -- Newcastle.
P 4979 1172.
17 Bishop Bill attends Student
Leadership Camp at Riverwood
19 Music Copyright Workshops for
Catholic parishes and schools,
Parramatta. P 0414 436 017 or
21-25 Australian Catholic Bishops
Conference attended by Bishop Bill
at North Sydney.
23 'Before we say I do' -- Marriage
preparation Part 3 -- Newcastle.
P 4979 1172.
25 Prayers for deceased bishops and
priests at Sandgate Cemetery, 6pm.
30 'Before we say I do' -- Marriage
preparation Part 4 -- Newcastle.
P 4979 1172.
2-4 Bishop Bill's visitation to
For more information on any of the
above please P Diocesan Office
4979 1111 or
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST COLUMBANUS'
A Mass of celebration and thanksgiving will be
celebrated by Bishop Bill Wright on Sunday 11
December at 11.00am to be followed by lunch at
Stroud Country Club. Please RSVP for lunch 15
November, P 0428 461 045.
RACHEL'S VINEYARD MINISTRIES AUSTRALIAN
NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND ONE DAY WORKSHOP
-- MARCH 2012.
Rachel's Vineyard Retreats is a ministry to people
who suffer pain and trauma after an abortion. The
4th National Conference will take place in Sydney
on March 9-11, 2012 at Mt St Benedict Centre,
Pennant Hills. The conference will include training
in Grief and Loss ministry, sharing of stories both
in post abortion experience and in support of those
grieving, and talks and workshops by experienced
practitioners in this field. There will be a one day
workshop on grief and loss during the conference.
P Fr Peter Maher 9557 3197 or 0439 460 779.
SEASONS FOR GROWTH
Change, Loss and Grief are a normal and valuable
part 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 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. 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
MASS IN REMEMBRANCE OF CATHERINE
You are invited to remember Catherine, Foundress
of the Sisters of Mercy, at a Mass to be celebrated
in St Columba's Church, Lockyer St Adamstown
on Friday 11 November at 11.00am. Following the
Mass there will be refreshments in the Hall.
MATER GRADUATE NURSES REUNION
Sunday 13 November, 9.30am at Sacred Heart
Cathedral, followed by lunch and a meeting. The
Deceased Nurses' Mass will be held at the Sacred
Heart Cathedral, on Wednesday 23 November at
noon. All welcome. P Colleen Canny
0427 327 611.
7TH ANNUAL BONHOEFFER CONFERENCE
MACKILLOP IN CONVERSATION: PRACTICAL
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
or P Fr Stephen 0411 406 522 or
This is a Eucharistic Adoration service created
by young people for young people. Contemporary
music is combined with prayer, gospel reading and
periods of silent reflection before the Eucharist.
Please come along and bring your friends.
Seven@SacredHeart, 7pm on Thursday
3/11/2011, 17/11/2011 and 1/12/2011 841
Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
P Andrew Dezelak, 0405 772 779.
SENIOR SINGLES SOCIAL GROUP
This group was formed in 2007 to provide a
social activity for those 'over 50 or thereabouts'.
There are usually 20-25 attending our monthly
dinners. The evenings aim to provide fun, good
conversation, friendship and an opportunity to meet
for dinner once a month. The venue varies each
month but it is usually within the area covered by
the Inner City Parishes and is advertised in the
P Maureen 0413 363 245 or Rosemary 4952 4326.
The Parish of St John Vianney is celebrating
150 years of Catholic Community. Friday 18-20
November 10am to 3pm visit the Callinan Centre,
Yambo St, Morisset for displays of memorabilia
commemorating our Catholic community. Sat 26 at
Sts Patrick and Brigid Cooranbong commencing at
noon with youth activities culminating with Liturgy
and a Parish Dinner. Sunday 27 9.30am Mass Sts
Patrick and Brigid Cooranbong celebrated by Bishop
William Wright to be followed by morning tea and
mini fete activities. All welcome. P 4973 6859.
NEWCASTLE AND HUNTER 34TH MULTICULTURAL
Sunday 4 December commencing 7pm at the
Sacred Heart Cathedral featuring local multi-cultural
and Australian choirs. Admission is free but a
collection plate will be passed around. P Mr Joop
de Wit on 4954 5227 or 0412 671 848 or
Mrs Tima Oto 4969 3399 or 0401 189 085.
SACRED MUSIC CONCERT
Sunday 20 November, 2.30pm, Sacred Heart
Church, Campbell's Hill (New England Highway,
Maitland). Concert to raise funds for the restoration
and refurbishment of the historic statue of the
Sacred Heart within the church grounds. Admission
$10, includes afternoon tea. Tickets are only
available at the door on the day. Performers are
talented local artists, giving their ser vices for free.
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.
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
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