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4 Bishop Bill celebrates Mass at
Sacred Heart Cathedral 9.30am.
9-11 Bishop Bill visits Singleton and
11 Remembrance Day
14 World Diabetes Day
14-20 Restorative Justice Week
16 Bishop Bill celebrates the CWLA
Mass of Thanksgiving at St
Columba's Adamstown 11am.
17 Bishop Bill celebrates Mass at
Sacred Heart Cathedral at 5.30pm.
20 Universal Children's Day
20 Anglican/Catholic Ser vice of
Reconciliation All Saints Anglican
Church New Lambton 6.30pm
23-24 Visit of the Relic of St Francis Xavier
2 Bishop Bill celebrates Mass at
Sacred Heart Cathedral 9.30am.
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Council for Australian Catholic
Women end of year lunch, Saturday,
10 November in the Murray Room
841 Hunter St Newcastle West at
11.30am for 12 noon. Guest speaker
will be Year of Grace Co-ordinator,
Sr Louise Gannon RSJ. P Patricia
Banister 4932 5601.
WYD RIO 2013
All are welcome to the launch of
World Youth Day RIO 2013 Pilgrimage
Mass and information session at
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newcastle
West Saturday 17 November at
5.30pm. To RSVP or to learn more
about WYD 2013, P Elroy 4942 2374,
M 0434 283 004 or E wyd13mn@
Seasons for Growth
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
co-ordinates the Seasons for Growth
change, loss and grief educational
program in the Hunter region.
Exploring the Seasons of Grief Adult
Group 1-2 November Newcastle;
Companioning Young People
Training Newcastle 21-22 November.
Bookings are essential. Contact
Benita, Sally or Jenny 4979 1355 or
org.au for more details.
The Dutch Society 'Concordia'
Newcastle & Hunter Region
This group will celebrate the official
arrival of St Nicholas on Saturday
1 December at Marmong Park,
George Street, Marmong Point. For
a gold coin, a sausage sizzle will be
available. Activities will commence
at midday. No cost but essential to
book attending children. For more
information P Joop de Wit 4954 5227
or M 0412 671 848.
Newcastle & Hunter Multicultural
Choral Society Christmas
35th annual Christmas concert
"Christmas Music from Around the
World" will be held on Sunday 2
December commencing at 7pm, at
the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hunter
St Newcastle West.
Centenary of St James' Church
St James' Church Centenary
Christmas celebrations at St Joseph's
High School, Aberdeen on Thursday
6 December commencing at 5.30pm.
For information P St Joseph's High
School 6543 7444. On Friday 7
December, students of St James'
Primary re-enact parish events
from the last century, commencing
at 6.30pm. For information P St
James' Primary 6543 3094. On
Saturday 8 December Vigil Mass
including Children's Choir at St
James' Church commencing at 6pm
followed by family outdoor movie.
Final celebration Mass Sunday 9
December commencing at 10am
at St James' Church, including the
consecration of the church, followed
by byo picnic lunch, the launch of the
Centenary book and cutting of the
cake. For more information P Fr John
Alexander 6543 1167.
BrainWaves choir performance at
3pm Thursday 13 December in foyer
area of John Hunter Hospital near the
coffee shop. See story on page 6.
Marriage Education 2012 -- Group
Program "Before We Say I Do"
Last group for 2012,
Course 7: November 7, 14, 21 & 28 -
Wednesdays - Newcastle.
Please P Robyn Donnelly, Co-ordinator
Marriage & Relationship Education,
0400 347 104.
Mater Graduate Reunion
All Mater graduates are warmly
welcome to attend the Graduate
Reunion on Sunday 11 November
at the Sacred Heart Cathedral at
9.30am and afterwards for lunch at
the Victor Peters Suite. For catering
purposes please P Colleen Canny
4932 7611 or Christine Brown 4991
1879. On Friday 30 November, the
Mass for deceased nurses will be
celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral
commencing at noon. All friends and
relatives are most welcome.
Tenison Woods Education Centre,
Christian Formation Course
An opportunity to ponder the meaning
of your life's journey, meet Jesus
anew, explore your faith, be part of a
community. The program runs for ten-
week terms, one night a week from
6.30pm to 9.30pm. Closing date for
2013 enrolments Friday 7 December.
For information P Maureen Salmon rsj
4930 9601 or E twec@ ssjl. org.au
Sisters of Mercy at Morpeth
The 130th anniversary of the arrival
of the Sisters of Mercy in Morpeth
will occur on 13 January 2013. There
will be celebrations, details tbc. Sr
Bernadette Mills RSM would love
to hear from any former students,
teachers or parishioners with stories,
photos or memorabilia to share.
Please P 4933 7424 or E bernadette.
firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as
ACTiv8 Youth Team Member,
ACTiv8 Youth within the Chisholm
Region is a vibrant youth movement
spanning 10 parish communities
and ministering in over 15 schools.
It is based within the Maitland-
Newcastle Diocese. This is a
voluntary youth ministry position for a
year, designed to provide applicants
with the flexibility to study a degree
of their choice or work part time in
conjunction with this ministry. They
will help facilitate all youth ministry
areas under the guidance of our
Regional Youth Co-ordinator. In return
for their generosity of time, ACTiv8
Youth will provide all accommodation
and household living expenses for
the year. While studying, working
and living in the community, team
members will gain experience
in pastoral care of young people,
faith education/formation, event
management and liturgy co-ordination.
1. A passion for young people and
their role in the church
2. Have completed Yr 12 OR be at
least 18 yrs of age.
3. A willingness and commitment to
partake fully in the life of the Catholic
4. Exceptional communication skill.
For more information P Anne Maher
0427 500 429 or E anne.maher@
NDIS in the Hunter: Getting In
On 21 July 2013, The National
Disability Insurance Scheme will be
launched in the Hunter. Join us on 24
November to hear representatives
from the NDIS Transition Agency and
others with vital information.
Time: Registration 9am
9.30am - 1pm all welcome
9.30am - 4pm for people
with a disability
Venue: Panthers Newcastle
Lunch will be provided for
those staying for the
Cost: Ser vice providers - $100
People with disability,
family members & friends -
To register P 4957 0846
visit www.ndishunter.net.au or
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