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7 'Called to Serve' Mass at
Sacred Heart Cathedral
celebrated by Bishop Bill
for teachers in Catholic
10 Special Religious
celebrated by Bishop Bill
at Sacred Heart Cathedral
13 Anniversary of Apology to
Stolen Generations (2008).
20 World Day of Social
21 Shrove Tuesday.
22 Ash Wednesday.
23 Launch of Project
Compassion by Bishop
Bill at St Patrick's School
Swansea at 10.30am.
23 Ovarian Cancer -
Teal Ribbon Day.
2 Schools Clean Up
4 Mass for International
Women's Day at Sacred
Heart Cathedral at
9.30am; see page 19.
4 Clean Up Australia Day.
Lenten Liturgies of Hope and Healing
Bishop Bill will embark on the annual Lenten
pilgrimage around the four deaneries of the diocese.
All people are invited to gather with him to pray and to
share one another's company over supper.
• Myall Deanery, Friday 2 March St Brigid's Raymond
• Watagan Deanery, Friday 9 March Holy Cross
• Hunter Deanery, Friday 16 March St Francis Xavier's
• Newcastle Deanery, Friday 23 March Sacred Heart
In the beginning was the Word (Jn 1:1)
Our World Unseen: Photographs by Conor Ashleigh
You are invited to view an exhibition of 60
photographs by Conor Ashleigh from 17 February --
24 March at Lovett Gallery, Laman Street Newcastle.
To attend the exhibition opening on 17 February at
5.30pm, please RSVP 15 February, P 4974 5300.
Conor will give a 'floor talk' on 24 February at 11am,
all welcome. See www.conorashleigh.com and meet
Conor on page 15.
Introductory Courses in Meditation
Living Waters Christian Meditation Centre 34
Kenrick Street, The Junction commencing on Monday
6 February, 2012, at 6.30pm and also on Friday
10 February at 10.00am. Sessions last one hour and
continue for 5 weeks. All are welcome. Course cost:
$25.00 For bookings E email@example.com or
P 0412 122 297.
Living Waters Meditation Centre presents The Gift of
Saturday 3 March 9.30am to 12 noon -- Toohey
Room, Hamilton (on the western side of Sacred Heart
Cathedral.) Teaching, morning tea and meditation.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or P 0412 122 297.
Marriage Education 2012 -- Group Program
"Before We Say I Do"
Course 1 February 4 & 11 -- Saturdays in Newcastle
Course 2 March 14, 21, 28 & 4 April -- Wednesdays
Course 3 May 5 & 12 -- Saturdays in Maitland
Course 4 June 16 & 23 -- Newcastle -- Saturdays
Course 5 August 18 & 25 -- Maitland -- Saturdays
Course 6 October 13 & 20 -- Newcastle -- Saturdays
Course 7 November 7, 14, 21 & 28 -- Wednesdays --
Please P Robyn Donnelly, Co-ordinator Marriage &
Relationship Education, 0400 347 104.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Election Sunday 26 February 2.30pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral Hamilton. Mass of
Celebration Sunday 13 May 9.30am Sacred Heart
All are welcome!
Seasons for Growth
The Seasons for Growth peer group program works
with children and adults to assist in developing
resilience, knowledge, skills and strategies to
understand and manage experiences of change and
loss. It is an educative process utilising symbolism
drawn from the seasons of the year to provide
a framework that supports the mental, physical,
emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of individuals
who are grieving. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
co-ordinates the Seasons for Growth program in the
Hunter. Companioning Young People Training 22-23
February Newcastle, 13-14 March Forster, 8-9 May
Aberdeen, 20-21 June Newcastle, 21-22 November
Newcastle; Companioning Adults Training 15-16
March Forster, 10-11 May Aberdeen, 25-26 July
Newcastle. Exploring the Seasons of Grief Adult Group
6-7 March, 22-23 May, 7-8 August, 1-2 November
Newcastle. Bookings are essential. P Benita, Sally
or Jenny 4979 1355 or visit seasonsforgrowth@
World Day of the Sick
Bishop Bill Wright will celebrate Mass in the Chapel
of St Joseph's Home Sandgate Friday 10 February
10.30am. Morning tea will be served in the Rec
Hall following Mass. Please RSVP by 7 February to
Beth Beveridge 4967 0656 or E beth.beveridge@
Rachel's Vineyard Ministries
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. Enquiries: Fr Peter
Maher (02) 9557 3197 0439 460 779.
Cooranbong - Morisset Sesquicentenary
Following celebrations marking 150 years of Catholic
presence in Cooranbong-Morisset, the "Timeline
of Events" booklet is available for $30 + postage.
Please P Parish Office 4973 6859. All proceeds will
assist the parish.
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 to create a
beautiful modern service. Please come along and
bring friends. 7pm on Wednesday 8 February and the
second Wednesday of each month thereafter. Sacred
Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
For info P Andrew Dezelak, 0405 772 779.
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. 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.
Senior Singles Social Group
This group was formed in September, 2007 to
provide a social activity for those in the 'over 50 or
thereabouts' years of their lives. There are usually
20-25 attending our monthly dinners. This has grown
from seven at that first dinner. 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 parish bulletins. Anyone interested
in joining the group for dinner can phone Maureen
0413 363 245 or Rosemary 4952 4326.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
Applications are invited for positions on Calvary Mater Newcastle's Community
Advisory Board. The role and functions of the Community Advisory Board are to:
• Contribute to the organisation's strategic planning process
• Advise on matters relevant to the marketing and promotion of services
• Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the
organisation's communication strategy
• Support and advise on Mission, social accountability and community
• Oversee and recommend fundraising activities and resultant projects
Appointments shall be for an initial term of 2 years. For an application kit
or further enquiries, please contact Lyn Davies, Calvary Mater Newcastle,
on phone (02) 4014 4700.
Applications Close: 15 February, 2012.
In the tradition of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary with
values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect.
Calvary Mater Newcastle
Calvary Mater Newcastle, operated by Little Company of
Mary Health Care,is a tertiary referral hospital for the Hunter region and
is a teaching hospital for the University of Newcastle.
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