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www.mn.catholic.org.au Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
5-10 Bishop Bill attends Australian
Catholic Bishops Conference.
World Red Cross Day
World Day of Prayer for
International Nurses Day
National Volunteer Week
12-16 Bishop Bill attends Federation
of Catholic Bishops
Conference of Oceania.
National Families Week begins.
Bishop Bill celebrates
Diocesan RCIA Mass.
20 Bishop Bill confers
Confirmation at Inner City
23 Bishop Bill confers
Confirmation at East Lake
International Walk Safely to
24 Solemnity of Our Lady Help
of Christians, Patroness of
Bishop Bill's Visitation/
Confirmation at Gresford.
25 Bishop Bill's Visitation/
Confirmation at Dungog/
25 National Palliative Care Week
26 National Sorry Day
28 Bishop Bill confers
Confirmation at Boolaroo.
29 Tri Diocesan Covenant
Ser vice of Worship (see
30-31 Bishop Bill's Visitation/
Confirmation at East Maitland/
Prayer Vigil for Asylum Seekers
This began again on Thur sday 1 May and
will continue until 5 June. The group,
which welcomes all comer s, is meeting at
the eastern entr ance to the University of
Newcastle, corner of Univer sity Drive and
Stannett Street. Bring folding chair and
insect repellent. To lear n more, please
contact the editor.
Hear Dr John Irvine speak
Prominent Australian child psychologist, Dr
John Ir vine, will speak on "Anxiety K-12: Red
flags and what parents can do to suppor t
their children" on Wednesday 14 May at
The Factor y, St Pius X High School, Park
Avenue, Adamstown. From 6.30pm for
7.00pm star t, light refreshments ser ved
from 6.30pm. All welcome, entr y gold coin
donation. RSVP Cath Gar rett-Jones P 4979
1303 or E cath.gar rett-jones @mn.catholic.
edu.au. See stor y page 13.
This is a Eucharistic Ador ation ser vice
created by young people for young people.
Please come along and bring friends on
Wednesday 14 May at 7.00pm, then on
the second Wednesday of each month
at Sacred Hear t Cathedr al, 841 Hunter
Street, Newcastle West. All are welcome
for coffee and a chat after wards at Eurobar
Café, Beaumont St, Hamilton. P Elroy Aguiar,
0434 283 004.
The Morpeth ChapelJaz z weekend will r un
from Friday 16 - Sunday 18 May. The
Church of the Immaculate Conception
will be hosting the Saturday mor ning
School Bands Spectacular in the Church
grounds adjoining the Corcor an Centre.
Refreshments available for sale during and
after the per for mances. For full program
of events, times and per forming bands visit
further details P John 4933 3312.
Australian Catholic Historical
The topic on Sunday 18 May at 2.30pm will
be "Winner s are Grinners : A curious tale
of Episcopal One-upmanship" by historian,
musician and former PP of Maroubra , Dr
John De Luca. Meet in the Crypt Hall of St
Patrick's at Church Hill (Grosvenor Street),
The Rocks. E email@example.com.
CCSS Marriage Education : "Before
Cour ses for engaged couples are offered
throughout 2014. 24 & 31 May, 16 &
23 August and 1 & 8 November, each
session at the Toohey Room, 841 Hunter
St,Newcastle. Foccus Evening & Day
Sessions, Foccus Mar riage Education is
by appointment only, Monday evenings or
weekday business hour s . For infor mation on
all the above, P Robyn Donnelly,
Co-ordinator, Marriage & Relationship
Education, 0400 347 104.
CCSS Foster Care information
Have you ever considered becoming
a Foster Carer? Attend the next free
information session on 27 May, from 6pm --
8.30pm and lear n mor e about being a carer.
You can make a difference in a Hunter child's
life. Tea, coffee and light r efreshments are
provided. Please P 4923 0600 for session
details and to register your interest.
Tri Diocesan Covenant Service of
All are war mly invited to par ticipate with
Bishop Bill at St Peter's Anglican Church,
Ea st Maitland on Thur sday 29 May at
Ecumenical Prayer Ser vice in the
Spirit of Taizé
The nex t ser vice will be held on Sunday
1 June at St Columban's Catholic Church,
Church Street Mayfield, 7.00pm--8.00pm.
Gold coin donation, everyone welcome.
Ser vices will be held on the fir st Sunday
evenings on alternate months, 3 August, 5
October and 7 December. E Anna or John,
You are invited to a half-day retreat on
Monday 2 June, 9.30am - 12 noon, at Living
Water s Centre, 34 Kenrick Street, The
Junction. Theme is "The Father at Work
in the World". Take time to reflect on
the depth of God's love for us. E carmel.
firstname.lastname@example.org or P 0412 122 297.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
On Pentecost Sunday, 8 June, Chisholm
Region will celebrate over 20 years of RCIA
ministr y. If you have experienced RCIA in
the parishes of the Chisholm Region - East
Maitland, Morpeth, Maitland, Ruther ford,
Lochinvar, Beresfield, Dungog, Gresford -
we hope you will join us for a Reunion Mass
at 11.00am in the Immaculate Conception
Church, George St, Morpeth. Bring a picnic
to enjoy in the church grounds after Mass .
P Loretto 4933 7425 or E loretto.lynch @
Broken Bay Institute 10th
BBI and Austr alian Catholic Bishops
Conference present 10th eConference titled
"Pope Francis : Modelling the Ministry of St
Peter". The eConference will be streamed
live on Wednesday 11 Ju n e , 10.00am-
3.00pm. Presenters include Archbishop
Timothy Costelloe, Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ,
Rev Associate Professor Ger ard Kelly, Fr
Noel Connolly SSC and Ms Selina Hasham.
TWEC Dinner with Tim Fischer
This will be held on Friday 13 June with
guest speaker Mr Tim Fischer, former
Deputy Prime Minister and recently
Australian Amba ssador to the Holy See.
Limited places available, please P TWEC
4930 9601 for details .
Catholic Women's League Australia and
the Council for Australian Catholic Women
local contact group present "Living the
Way of the Hear t: A Day of Reflection" on
Saturday 21 June 9.30am-3.00pm at the
Corcoran Centre, George St, Morpeth.
Andrea Dean will facilitate. Cost of $20
includes soup and sandwich lunch. RSVP 6
June. E Patricia Banister pabanister@dodo.
com. au or P 4932 5601.
"Be, Grow, Show" - Diocesan Retreat
for Young People
This will be held 27-29 June at Camp Elim,
The Lakes Way, Forster. Registr ations open
soon. E email@example.com.
RCIA Retreat Day for Parish RCIA
Sunday 31 Augu s t at the Corcor an Centre,
Morpeth 10am-3pm. The day will be
facilitated by Rev Christine Sheppard OAM,
a Uniting Church Minister, trained in Retreat
Ministry and presently working par t-time
as a Student Welfare Worker under the
National Chaplaincy Funding. Details from
Loretto, P 4933 7425 or E loretto.lynch@
Claiming the Date : RCIA Inservice
Day for Parish RCIA Teams
Saturday 18 Octobe r Corcoran Centre
Morpeth 10 am to 3 pm. More details at a
later date. For information P Loretto, 4933
7425 or E lor etto.lynch @exemail.com.au.
Positions Vaca nt
Positions vacant in the Diocese of Maitland-
Newcastle are regularly adver tised on the
diocesan website at w w w.mn.catholic.org.
au /about/employment. From time to time
oppor tunities arise in CatholicCare Social
Ser vices, in Catholic schools, in diocesan
administration and pastoral ministries. Make
it a habit to check for positions which may
interest you or someone you know.
St Laurence Centre Library
The Libr ary at 137 Broadmeadow Rd,
Broadmeadow offers a range of theology
and spirituality resources for all ages . All are
welcome. Joining and bor rowing from the
Libr ary is free. Please bring ID if you wish
to join. P 4902 9100 or E resourcecentre@
mn.catholic.edu.au. Online catalogue at
resource-centre. Open Tuesday/Friday
11am-3pm, Wednesday 1pm-6pm.
Wanted: Volunteers for Kimberley
Catholic Volunteer Ser vice
The Diocese of Broome, WA, needs
volunteer s to a ssist with the work of the
local church on Aboriginal Missions. Ther e
are various voluntary tasks : administr ation,
building maintenance, gardening, shop
staffing, cooking, cleaning etc. Placements
are preferred for at least 12 months but
a reduced time would be considered.
For fur ther details , and an application
form, please P Volunteer Co-ordinator
(08) 9192 1060 or 0415 526 142, E
volunteer firstname.lastname@example.org, visit w w w.
broomediocese.org or write to PO Box 76
Broome WA 6725
Inner City Senior Singles Social
This group was for med in September 2007
to provide a social activity for those in
the 'over 50 or thereabouts' years of their
lives. The evenings aim to provide fun, good
conversation, friendship and oppor tunity
to meet for dinner once a month. Anyone
interested in joining the group for dinner
need only P Rosemary 4952 4326 or
Margaret 0449 056 275.
Bishop Bill attends Australian
Catholic Bishops Conference/
Week of Prayer for Christian
Ascension of the Lord
World Communics Day.
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