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A personal witness to mission

A personal witness to mission

Pastoral Placement participant, Amara McHugh, reflects on her experiences at Mission to Seafarers.

Happy 20th birthday Aurora!

Happy 20th birthday Aurora!

Aurora is Latin for dawn, and in the lectionary, the dawn Mass of Christmas Day is called Aurora. When Bishop Michael Malone launched a diocesan newspaper which he named Aurora in December 1996, it was the beginning of a new era for the diocese.

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Pints with a Purpose has had a great year of speakers at the Northern Star Hotel in Beaumont Street. Pints is a monthly gathering of young people exploring what is means to be a Catholic in our society today. We welcome speakers from many places, including our own local voices.

UPDATE: Walking for Mercy

UPDATE: Walking for Mercy

On 6 June, parish priest at Nelson Bay, Fr Kevin Corrigan, commenced a walk from St Mary MacKillop Chapel, North Sydney, to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. Its aim was to provide financial and prayer support for a newly commencing project in Cambodia. Read the full story in Aurora.

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

“We come to liturgy to celebrate together as a community, not as a group of separate individuals. We come to liturgy not to get something but to become something – to become more like Christ so we live in the world as the face and hands and feet of God’s mercy.”

Praise and worship like you never have before

Praise and worship like you never have before

The Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) ended a busy year with a praise and worship evening at St Pius X High School, Adamstown.

West Wallsend parishioners celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

West Wallsend parishioners celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

During the festive season, there is much to be grateful for and to celebrate. The winding down of the year, the joy of the Christmas period and the excitement of what the new year might bring make this time so special. Last year the Garrett family – my family – had an additional reason to celebrate!

Pope Francis appoints Fr Gregory Homeming O.C.D. as sixth Bishop of Lismore

Pope Francis appoints Fr Gregory Homeming O.C.D. as sixth Bishop of Lismore

“This morning we heard the news that Pope Francis has appointed Fr Gregory Homeming as the sixth Bishop of Lismore, replacing Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett. I warmly congratulate Fr Gregory on his appointment, and offer him my full support as he transitions into the role and leads the faithful of the Diocese of Lismore into 2017.” - Bishop Bill Wright

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