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6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait
13 Apostleship of the Sea Sunday
18-20 Bishop Bill visits Denman and
27 Bible Sunday
National Missing Persons Week
National Tree Day
29 Bishop Bill celebrates Special
Workshops on the future of Singleton
Convent of Mercy
Tu e sday 1 July at Singleton Convent, 30
Queen Street, from 3pm to 6pm and
Wednesday 2 July at New Lambton Wests
Green House, Tauranga Street (behind
car park) from 3pm-6pm. The goal is to
develop ideas and oppor tunities for the
Convent's future. Enquiries and RSVP to
Michael Mur ray P 0419 638 344 or
E mm @mmur ray.com.au.
TWEC Winter Reflection Day
The Tenison Woods Education Centre,
St Joseph's Convent, New England Hwy,
Lochinvar will host "Now is the winter of
our content" on Saturday 5 July, 9.30/10am-
3.30pm. Cost $20, concession $10. Morning
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Waters Retreat
Living Waters Centre (34 Kenrick Street,
The Junction) invites you to a half-day
retreat on Monday 7 July, 9.30am-noon,
on the theme "Justice, Ser vice and Prayer".
Take time to reflect on your commitment to
active Christianity. P 0412 122 297,
E car mel.moore @ssjl.org.au
Wednesday 9 July, 7.00pm liturgy at Sacred
Hear t Cathedral, 841 Hunter St, Newcastle
West. S@SH is a monthly gathering of
young people for Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament. The liturgy involves music,
modern and traditional hymns, pr ayer, silent
reflection, and listening to and discussing
the Word of God. It is a great oppor tunity
to spend time in per sonal and communal
pr ayer. After wards, everyone is invited
to gather for a chat and a quick bite or
beverage. Check out S@SH on Facebook.
The Blake Prize : Exploring the
religious and spiritual in art and
This exhibition continues until 19 July at the
Univer sity of Newcastle Galler y. Opening
hour s Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 am-5 pm,
Saturdays noon-4 pm or by appointment. P
4921 5255 or E email@example.com.
Blessing the Port of Newcastle
You are invited to celebrate the Por t of
Newcastle Blessing and Sea Sunday Ser vice
at Christ Church Cathedral, Church St,
Newcastle, on Sunday 13 Ju l y at 6pm. RSVP
firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 July.
Catholic Women's League Coach
Trip to Erina Shopping Centre
Catholic Women's League, Diocese of
Maitland-Newcastle Coach Trip to Erina
Shopping Centre on Saturday, 19 July.
Coach will depar t Therry Centre, East
Maitland at 8.00am. Cost $25 pp. For
bookings P Patricia Banister 4932 5601 or
Catholic Women sur vey and meeting
The National Council for Austr alian Catholic
Women (CACW) in collaboration with the
CACW Contact Group in the Diocese of
Maitland-Newca stle invites you to complete
the sur vey "Listening to Local Women."
This sur vey may be found on the CACW
site, on the diocesan web site or contact
email@example.com for a copy.
The sur vey results and other matter s
relating to the par ticipation of women in
the local and the Australian Church will be
the subject of a meeting with the National
CACW in the Toohey Room, Cathedral
House, Hamilton at 5.30pm on Thur sday, 24
July. There will be a dinner for par ticipants
following the meeting. RSVP Monday 7 July
Special Needs Mass
This annual event will be celebr ated by
Bishop Bill at St Patrick's Church Lochinvar
at 7pm on Tuesday 29 July. All welcome.
Seasons for Growth Companion
The Seasons for Growth facilitator is known
as a "Companion". Companions take a
person-centred approach as they walk with
par ticipants in the jour ney of Seasons for
Growth. Tr aining is required to become a
Companion. Companioning Young People
Training will take place on 30-31 July in
For ster 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 ww.goodgrief.org.au.
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.
au /events/faculty-of-education-and-ar ts/
bonhoeffer-conference or P 0411 406 522
(Convenor Fr Stephen Moore). Please visit
Reflective Forum on Pope Francis'
Joy of the Gospel
Saturday 2 August at the Tenison Woods
Education Centr e, Lochinvar. 9.30am for
10am star t, finishing at 3.30pm. Facilitated
by Virginia Bourke RSJ and a panel of
responders. Mor ning tea provided, byo
Ecumenical Prayer Ser vice in the
Spirit of Taizé
The next Ser vice will be held on Sunday
3 August at St Columban's Catholic
Church, Church Street Mayfield 7-8pm.
Gold coin donation, ever yone welcome.
Following ser vices will be held on fir st
Sunday evenings on alter nate months, 5
October and 7 December. E Anna or John :
Seasons for Growth Seminar
"Under standing change, loss and grief ". This
seminar is designed to deepen par ticipants'
gener al under standing of the nature and
impact of change, loss and grief on their lives,
in their families or in their community. It will
be held 7 August at For ster. For details P
Jenny or Benita 4947 1355.
Seasons for Growth
Exploring the Seasons of Grief 28 August,
4, 11, 18 September 10am -12.30pm at
For ster. This group is for adults who have
experienced significant change, loss and grief
in their lives. Using the metaphor of the
changing seasons, par ticipants explore the
impact of change and loss on the physical,
emotional, mental, social and spiritual
dimensions of their lives . The key themes
ar e "Embr acing the Change, Honouring my
Stor y, Living with Hope and Empowering
through Choice". Bookings are essential.
For more information please visit w w w.
seasons-for-growth or P Jenny or Benita
4979 1355. As one par ticipant stated, "It
is such a gentle way to explor e losses and
issues. . . I have used these skills over time to
cope with different situations."
RCIA Retreat Day for Parish
This will be held on Sunday 31 Augus t ,
Corcor an Centr e Morpeth 10 am-3 pm. It
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. P
Loretto E firstname.lastname@example.org or
RCIA Inser vice Day for Parish
This will be held on Saturday 18 October,
Corcor an Centr e Morpeth, 10am-3pm,
details at a later date. For infor mation P
Loretto 4933 7425 or E loretto.lynch@
Silent Weekend Retreat
A silent weekend retreat is being held at
St Joseph's Convent Lochinvar 24 to 26
October, 2014. The theme is "Inner Peace
in Darkness and Light". Ar rival from 4.00pm
Friday and depar ture after lunch Sunday.
Cost: $175. E email@example.com or P
0412 122 297 or download a brochure from
St Brigid's Parish School, Raymond
Terrace, 165 years old in 2015!
The school invites contributions of photos
and stories for a commemor ative book and
presentation. Please E St Brigid's admin@
raymondterrace.catholic.edu.au, P 4987
2625 or E kristen _jones @ bigpond.com.
Positions Vac a 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 Library at 137 Broadmeadow Rd,
Broadmeadow offer s a r ange of theology
and spirituality resources for all ages. All are
welcome. Joining and bor rowing from the
Library 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.
Inner City Senior Singles
This group was for med in September 2007
to provide a social activity for those in
the 'over 50 or thereabouts' year s 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 Rosemar y 4952 4326 or
Margaret 0449 056 275.
1-3 Bishop Bill visits Morisset and
3 National Vocations Awareness
4 National Homeless Persons
Short & long
in the Hunter.
Phone 4923 0600
more. FREE INFO
Tuesday 29th July
6pm - 8.30pm
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