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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
"Faith in every student"
1 International Workers Day.
Feast of St Joseph the
4 National Garage Sale Trail.
12 International Nurses Day.
13 Mothers Day.
14 National Volunteers Week
15 International Families Day.
18-20 Bishop Bill visits Nelson Bay
20 Bishop Bill celebrates Mass
for Volunteers Week at
Sacred Heart Cathedral 5pm.
24 Australia's Biggest Morning
26 National Sorry Day.
27 Pentecost: Year of Grace
31 World No Tobacco Day.
1 Arbour Day.
1-3 Bishop Bill visits Boolaroo/
3 Mabo Day.
Tri Diocesan Covenant
Once again the Diocese of Broken Bay, the Anglican
Diocese of Newcastle and the Catholic Diocese of
Maitland-Newcastle will gather with our bishops for the
annual Ecumenical Service of Worship to re-affirm and
renew the Diocesan Covenant which unites us. This
year's celebration, just one week before the Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity, will be held on Thursday 17
May at 7.45pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral,
841 Hunter St, Newcastle West. A warm invitation is
extended to all members of our community.
A free public lecture will be held on Tuesday 29 May,
6pm at Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street,
Newcastle. Dr Timothy Stanley, Lecturer, School of
Humanities and Social Sciences at the University
of Newcastle, will speak on theology's place in
current debates about the resurgence of religion in
contemporary political life. The lecture is open to all.
RSVP Monday 21 May essential, P 4985 4274
Iron with a J
Artist blacksmith Will Maguire, who has featured
in Aurora, will be holding an exhibition featuring
contemporary and experimental forged ironwork
inspired by his recent travels to Japan. The exhibition
will be held at the Watt Space Gallery, cnr of King and
Auckland Sts, Newcastle from 25 April until 13 May.
Out of the Woods: Tenison Woods Education Centre
This will be held on Friday 1 June at the Therry Centre,
New England Hwy, East Maitland, 6.30 for 7.00pm.
Guest speaker will be Christian Brother, Damien Price.
Damien has worked extensively with youth at risk, with
homeless people, with refugees and asylum seekers,
both in Australia and in Africa. For information or to
book P 4930 9600 or E firstname.lastname@example.org Please see
story on page 15.
Mum's Time Out
TWEC offers an opportunity for mothers and
grandmothers to enjoy some time out and a delicious
home-cooked meal at TWEC, New England Hwy
Lochinvar, on 10 May 9.30am -- 2.30pm or 5.30-
9.00pm. Cost $30.00. To book P 4930 9601 or
Refugee Week -- Restoring Hope: 20 June
TWEC invites you to Refugee Week -- Restoring Hope,
a conversation with Peter Mitchell, "an ordinary bloke
who came to manage Villawood Detention Centre
and still live with himself". Peter is the author of
Compassionate Bastard. Come to the Function Centre,
841 Hunter St, Newcastle West, at 6.00 for 6.30pm to
listen to Peter and to enjoy music, food, student art and
refugee stories. RSVP 14 June. To book, P 4930 9601
or E email@example.com
Young Catholic Women's Inter-Faith Fellowship 2012
A partnership between the Australian Catholic Bishops
Office for the Participation of Women (OPW), The
Broken Bay Institute (BBI), and the Sisters of the Good
Samaritan enables young women (25-35) to complete
a Graduate Certificate of Theology, combining face-to-
face input, self-directed online study and a program
of spiritual formation and leadership. Applications
close 15 June. Fellowship commences Wednesday
18 July and runs for 2 years (2012-2014). Download
application forms at www.opw.catholic.org.au or
Corpus Christi Sydney Procession
Seven@SacredHeart and East Lake Macquarie Parish
are jointly organising a coach trip to the Procession
of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus
Christi through Sydney CBD on 10 June. Bookings for
the coach can be made via the "what's on" page of
the Port Stephens Coaches website www.pscoaches.
com.au or P 4982 2940. Cost is $30 (adults), $20
(pensioners/under 16s). Departing (tbc) 10.45am
Hunter Stadium Parking Area, Turton Rd Broadmeadow;
11.15am St Francis Xavier's Church, Ernest St,
Belmont. P Andrew Dezelak 0405 772 779.
This is a Eucharistic Adoration service created by
young people for young people. Contemporary music
combines with prayer, gospel reading and periods
of silent reflection before the Eucharist to create a
beautiful modern service. Please come along and
bring friends at 7.00pm on Wednesday 9 May and the
second Wednesday of each month thereafter. Sacred
Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
P Andrew Dezelak, 0405 772 779.
Living Waters Meditation Centre
Christian Meditation and the Year of Grace will be
presented on Saturday 5 May 9.30am-12 noon at the
Toohey Room, Bishop Clarke House, 841 Hunter St
Newcastle West (on the western side of Sacred Heart
Cathedral). There will be teaching, morning tea and
meditation. To RSVP P 0412 122 297 or
Lectio Divina Group is held at Living Waters 34
Kenrick Street, The Junction every Friday at 12 noon.
We use the scripture texts for the next weekend. All
are welcome to learn, share and live by the Word of
scripture. For more information: P 0412 122 297 or
Marriage Education 2012 -- Group Program "Before
Remaining groups for 2012:
Course 3 - May 5 & 12 -- Saturdays --- Maitland
Course 4 - June 16 & 23 -- Saturdays --- Newcastle
Course 5 - August 18 & 25 -- Saturdays --- Maitland
Course 6 - October 13 & 20 -- Saturdays ---Newcastle
Course 7 - November 7, 14, 21 & 28 -- Wednesdays
Please P Robyn Donnelly, Co-ordinator Marriage &
Relationship Education, 0400 347 104.
Seasons for Growth
Seasons for Growth programs seek to build resilience
and hope for the future by providing children and adults
with ways to cope with significant life changes. People
are recognising that grief can be associated with lots
of changes, and that this program is useful in dealing
with these. Some of the changes people have identified
have been death, relationship breakdown, moving
house, living with disability/illness, living with drought,
loss of a job, children leaving home, unemployment,
having a family member in prison, infertility and loss of
health. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle co-ordinates
the Seasons for Growth programs in the Hunter.
Companioning Young People Training 10-11 May
Aberdeen, 20-21 June Newcastle, 21-22 November
Newcastle. Companioning Adults Training 25-26 July
Newcastle. Exploring the Seasons of Grief Adult Group
22-23 May, 7-8 August, 1-2 November Newcastle.
Understanding Change, Loss and Grief Seminar
25 May Tea Gardens, 7 June Forster. Community
Information Presentation 3 May Tea Gardens. Bookings
are essential for all Seasons for Growth activities.
P Benita, Sally or Jenny 4979 1355 or visit
All are welcome to attend ChapelJazz on 18-20 May.
Performances will take place in the grounds of the new
Closebourne development, the Commercial Hotel and
in each of the three churches. An ecumenical ser vice
will be held on Sunday morning in the Uniting Church.
All performances are free. P 4933 3312 or
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