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www.mn.catholic.org.au Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
For your diary
2 NAIDOC Week begins.
4-5 Bishop Bill and clergy gather
11 World Population Day.
20 Ramadan begins.
First moon landing (1969).
21 Stress Down Day.
22 Bible Sunday.
27 Schools Tree Day.
27-29 Bishop Bill visits Forster-
29 National Tree Day.
Cerebral Palsy Awareness
30 Missing Persons Week
5 National Vocations
Awareness Week begins.
Homeless Persons Week
Sacred Spaces Fine Music Series
Kammer Wind Trio present 'La vie est belle' (Life
is Beautiful), an afternoon of mainly French music,
for clarinet, flute and piano. Sunday 8 July at 2pm
at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, 30 Queen Street,
Singleton. Tickets (include afternoon tea) $25 adults,
$20 concession, $5 school students available at
the door, or reserved seating & information: Sacred
Spaces Office (open weekday mornings) P 6572 2398
E firstname.lastname@example.org You may also like to
visit the Singleton Art Prize at the nearby Civic Centre
before the concert.
God Alive Down Under -- Tenison Woods Education
TWEC invites you to a day with Fr David Ranson to
reflect together on God's Presence in our Land and
Culture at the Conference Centre, Hunter Wetlands,
Saturday 14 July, 412 Sandgate Rd Shortland from
10am - 3.00pm. Donation of $30 includes cost of
sausage sizzle lunch. RSVP 4 July P 4930 9601
Ecology, Cosmology and Spirituality with Denis
Rev Dr Denis Edwards will be presenting a seminar
11-13 July entitled 'Ecology, Cosmology and Spirituality'
at the Caroline Chisholm Centre, Pennant Hills,
Sydney. The Broken Bay Institute, in affiliation with
the University of Newcastle, is offering the seminar
to those who seek credit and to those who wish to
attend for personal enrichment. For information and
registrations please contact Registry Office, The Broken
Bay Institute, PO Box 340, Pennant Hills, NSW 1715,
P 9847 0030 or E email@example.com
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 11 July and the
second Wednesday of each month thereafter. Sacred
Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
P Andrew Dezelak, 0405 772 779.
Young Catholic Women's Inter-Faith Fellowship 2013
A partnership between the Australian Catholic Bishops
Office for the Participation of Women, The Broken
Bay Institute 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 7
September. Fellowship commences February 2013
and concludes November 2014. Download application
forms at www.opw.catholic.org.au or
Are you looking for a way of answering the call of
God's grace in this special Year of Grace? Christian
Meditation offers two opportunities: Steps in the
Contemplative Journey on Saturday 14 July, 9.30am
to 12 noon, in the Toohey Room, Diocesan Centre,
Hamilton (no charge). And a course for those new to
meditation (with yoga) on four Wednesday evenings,
commencing 25 July at 7.00pm, same venue as above.
Cost $20.00. RSVP Anne Cuskelly
0407 436 808 or E firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob
and Bev O'Toole email@example.com
Marriage Education 2012 -- Group Program "Before
Remaining groups for 2012:
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
"It's OK to cry and it's OK to share your problems with
people....with the help and support of others in the
Seasons program, they didn't solve the problem...
they made it a whole lot easier to accept," says one
13 year old. Seasons for Growth aims to acknowledge
a person's loss and helps promote resilience through
supportive structures. Seasons for Growth helps us to
discover that we are 'not the only ones' grieving and we
also discover there are also other people whose family
has changed. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
co-ordinates the Seasons for Growth program in the
Hunter. Companioning Young People Training: 21-22
November Newcastle; Companioning Adults Training:
25-26 July Newcastle. Exploring the Seasons of Grief
Adult Group: 7-8 August, 1-2 November Newcastle.
Bookings are essential.
P Benita, Sally or Jenny 4979 1355 or visit
Thrive: Be the Best We Can Be
Thrive is a four day festival for parishes and schools
offering music and song, ritual and prayer, creative
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arts, workshops, resources, multimedia, conversation,
centred on whole community catechesis through
effective youth and family ministry that embraces
people of all ages. 'Thrive' features Steve Angrisano,
James Maher MSC and Ben Marshall and the Catholic
Community of North Harbour Youth Band. P Paul
Skippen OSA 0412 850 883,
E firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Ordination DVD available!
One year ago hundreds of people packed Sacred
Heart Cathedral Hamilton to witness the ordination
of Fr William Wright as Bishop of the Diocese of
Maitland-Newcastle. The ordination was filmed and
in commemoration of the first anniversary of the
Ordination the Diocese is very pleased to announce
that copies are now available on DVD. The cost of
the DVD is $10. To order your copy please P Sharon
Murphy on 4979 1111 or
Claiming the Date: Council for Australian Catholic
Women end of year lunch, Saturday, 10 November
in the Murray Room 11.30am for 12 noon. Guest
speaker will be Year of Grace Co-ordinator, Sr Louise
Music from the Heart
Annabella Redman, Craig Everingham and Phillip
Sketchley present a classical concert on Sunday 5
August, 2pm, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New
England Highway, Campbell's Hill (Maitland). Tickets
$20 which includes afternoon tea. Proceeds to ongoing
church restoration. P Mark 0415 094 438.
in our society
St Vincent de Paul, Lower Hunter invites you
to a cocktail function with guest Senator
Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Indigenous
Development & Employment, Housing and
COAG on Friday 20 July, 6-8pm at Maitland
Regional Art Gallery, 230 High St Maitland.
Cost is $40 per person. To learn more and
purchase tickets, please P Robert Moore
4934 2905, E email@example.com
or post a cheque to SVDP Central Council, 20
Hinder St East Maitland 2323.
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