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www.mn.catholic.org.au Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
3 Day of prayer for Catholic and
Bishop Bill confers
Confirmation/First Eucharist at
4 Bishop Bill confers Confirmation
5 World Environment Day
6-8 Bishop Bill's visitation to Taree
8 Pentecost Sunday
World Oceans Day
10 Bishop Bill confers Confirmation
12 World Day Against Child
Bishop Bill confers Confirmation
at Sugarloaf Parish.
13 Bishop Bill confers Confirmation
at Forster Tuncurry Parish.
15 Trinity Sunday
National Refugee Week
17 Bishop Bill confers Confirmation
18 Service for Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity at Sacred Heart
19 Vinnies CEO Sleepout
20-22 Bishop Bill's Visitation, including
Confirmation, MacKillop Parish
Corpus Christi -- The Body and
Blood of Christ
25 International Day of the Seafarer
27 Feast of the Patroness of the
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle,
Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
29 Saints Peter and Paul, apostles
This annual musical ex travaganza star ring
students from diocesan secondar y schools
will be staged at Civic Theatre, Newcastle,
on Wednesday 11 J u n e at 6.30pm. Adults
$30, student/concession $15, P 4929 1977
or book at any Ticketek outlet.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
On Pentecost Sunday, 8 June, the Chisholm
Region will celebrate over 20 year s of RCIA
ministr y. If you have experienced RCIA in
the parishes of the Chisholm Region - East
Maitland, Morpeth, Maitland, Rutherford,
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 @
This is a Eucharistic Ador ation ser vice
created by young people for young people.
Plea se come along and bring friends on
Wednesday 11 Jun e 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 af ter wards at Eurobar
Café, Beaumont St Hamilton. P Elroy Aguiar,
0434 283 004.
Broken Bay Institute 10th
The 10th eConference titled "Pope Francis :
Modelling the Ministry of St Peter"will be
streamed live on Wednesday 11 J u n e
from 10am-3.00pm. Presenter s include
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Sr Monica
Cavanagh RSJ, Rev Associate Professor
Ger ard Kelly, Fr Noel Connolly SSC and Ms
Selina Hasham. Visit www.bbi.catholic.edu.au.
Seasons for Growth Seminar
"Understanding change, loss and grief"
seminar is designed to deepen par ticipants'
gener al understanding of the nature and
impact of change, loss and grief on their
lives or in their community. It will be held
12 Ju n e at Kotara. For details, P Jenny or
Benita 4947 1355.
eConference The Trinity -- A place of
The Conference of Spiritual Director s
Austr alia will hold its second National
eConference on Thursday 12 Ju n e at the
City Region Catholic Centr e, 25 Farquhar
Street The Junction. Facilitator is Sr Carmel
Moore P 4961 4394 or E car mel.moore @
The Blake Prize : Exploring the
religious and spiritual in art and
The exhibition will be officially launched on
Friday 13 Ju n e at 5.30pm at the University
of Newcastle Galler y. The exhibition
continues until 19 Jul y. Opening hours
Wednesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm, Saturdays
noon-4pm, or by appointment. P 4921 5255
or E email@example.com. See story
Meditation, a Simple Pathway to
The Community of Christian Meditation
is providing an oppor tunity for Paul Kr aus
to speak about his new book, In Good
Spirits, on Saturday 14 June, 9.30am to
noon at the Chapel of Newca stle Parish
Centre, 25 Farquhar Street The Junction
(enter via laneway). Morning tea provided.
Cost $10.00 RSVP: P 0407 436 808 or E
Australian Catholic Historical
The topic on Sunday 15 June at 2.30pm will
be "Pope Pius X11 and the Nazi occupation
of Rome" by the Hon Tim Fischer AC ,
for mer Deputy Prime Minister and latterly
Austr alian Ambassador to the Holy See.
Meet in the Crypt Hall of St Patrick's at
Church Hill (Grosvenor Street) The Rocks .
E john.car firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth and Family Gathering
Forster-Tuncurry Catholic Parish Family
Ministr y Committee will hold an evening
aiming to reconnect families to their
community on Sunday 15 Ju ne from 5pm -
6.30pm in Holy Name Catholic School Hall
For ster. The talented young band "Iron and
Clay" will use music to enter tain and help
youth to hear a positive message against the
negativity of life in today's society. The event
is alcohol-free and entry is by gold coin. E
Introductory Course in Christian
Now is your oppor tunity to build
meditation into your daily life. These
sessions commence on Monday 16 Ju n e
and continue 23, 30 June and 7 July from
6.30-7.30pm at Living Waters Meditation
Centre, 34 Kenrick Str eet The Junction.
E email@example.com or
P 0412 122 297.
Art Infinite : 2014 Fine Arts
St Catherine's Catholic College will hold the
Opening Night Function for this exhibition
on Tuesday 17 Ju ne in the McAuley Hall
in the grounds of the College from 6pm-
8pm. Gold coin donation. E nina .ross@
mn.catholic.edu.au. See story page 17.
Catholic Women's League Austr alia and
the Council for Austr alian Catholic Women
local contact group pr esent "Living the
Way of the Hear t: A Day of Reflection" on
Saturday 21 Ju n e 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
The Diocesan youth retreat "Be, Grow,
Show 2014 -- Coming Face To Face" will be
held from 27-29 June at Camp Elim, The
Lakes Way, For ster. Cost is $100 per per son.
Register on the diocesan website or for
infor mation E youth.ministr firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWEC Winter Reflection Day
The Tenison Woods Education Centre, St
Joseph's Convent New England Highway
Lochinvar will host a reflection day on
Saturday 5 July, 9.30 /10am -3.30pm. Cost
$20, concession $10. Mor ning tea will be
provided, byo lunch. Cheques payable to
Tenison Woods Education Centre or direct
deposit to Greater Building Society, BSB :
637 000; Account No: 716 489 760. Event
Name : TWEC Events. RSVP 1 July. P 4930
9601 E email@example.com.
Seasons for Growth Companion
The Seasons for Growth facilitator is
known as a Companion. Companions take
a per son- centred approach as they walk
with par ticipants in the journey of Seasons
for Growth. Tr aining is required to become
a Companion. Companioning Young
People Training will take place on 30-31
July in Forster and 19-20 November in
Newcastle. Companioning Adults Training:
27-28 August in Newcastle. P Jenny or
Benita 4947 1355 to find out more about
becoming a Companion. Enrolments for
training are completed at w w w.goodgrief.
Australian Bonhoeffer Conference
The Conference will be held at Kincumber
31 July - 1 August. This year 's theme
is "Used and Abused, Bonhoeffer for All
Causes". It is held in conjunction with the
University of Newcastle and Broken Bay
Institute. To register www.newcastle.edu.
bonhoeffer-conference or P 0411 406 522
(Convenor Fr Stephen Moore).
Ecumenical Prayer Ser vice in the
Spirit of Taizé
The nex t Ser vice will be held on Sunday 3
August at St Columban's Catholic Church,
Church Street Mayfield 7-8pm. Gold coin
donation, everyone welcome. Following
ser vices will be held on first Sunday
evenings on alternate months, 5 October
and 7 December. E Anna or John :
RCIA Retreat Day for parish RCIA
This will be held on Sunday 31 Augu st,
Corcor an Centr e Morpeth 10am-3pm. It
will be facilitated by Rev Christine Sheppard
OAM, a Uniting Church Minister trained in
Retr eat Ministr y and presently working par t-
time a s a Student Welfare Worker under
the National Chaplaincy Funding. P Loretto
4933 7425 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCIA Inser vice Day for parish RCIA
This will be held on Saturday 18 October,
Corcor an Centr e Morpeth, 10 am - 3
pm, details at a later date. For information
P Loretto 4933 7425 or E lor etto.lynch@
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