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Live Stream Mass this Sunday

  • Mar 27, 2020

Good news for parishioners of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Mass will be live streamed this Sunday at 9.30am from Sacred Heart Cathedral. Due to COVID-19 restrictions closing all churches and restricting gatherings, the diocese has been working…

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Keeping Sunday Holy – What Can We Do?

  • Mar 19, 2020

To assist individuals and families during this time, the Diocesan Liturgy Council has offered the following options, particularly in keeping Sunday holy: 1. Praying with the Sunday readings: Such prayer may take many forms including Lectio Divina and…

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Update: Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Confronting COVID-19 Pandemic Event

  • Mar 19, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, In my Letter to the Diocese of 5 March 2020, I directed that certain provisions should be observed within the Diocese as part of the Church’s contribution to arresting the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus i…

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Bonding with baby

  • Mar 16, 2020

Q   My sister recently had her first baby. She has a supportive partner and family around her, but she confided in me that she just can’t seem to bond with her baby. She doesn’t want to talk to anyone about this as she said she’s afraid of admitting…

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Age wearies as years condemn

  • Mar 13, 2020

The Interim Report of the $104 million Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released on 31 October last year assesses the sector as being in “a sad and shocking state that diminishes Australia as a nation”. The royal commission’s Final…

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Pride in preservation

  • Mar 10, 2020

The email from the Department of Communities and Justice on 19 December last year to those from the Hunter involved in the state government’s Family Preservation Program (FPP) was a lesson in great communication — succinct and powerful. Hi All Recent…

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