Suggested Bulletin Notices and
Notes from the Chancery
Notes from the Chancery:
1. National Vocations Awareness Week
The Parish Resources for National Vocations Awareness Week are available in
today’s Update. Simply click on the link the ‘Something to Think About’ section to
access the resources.
2. Caritas and Catholic Mission East Africa Crisis Appeals: Please promote
these important appeals to your parishioners. See details in the ‘Something to
Think About’ section.
3. The New Missal: Please note that the link to the section of our diocesan
website devoted to the introduction of the New Missal has moved to the ‘Quick
Links’ section of the home page – www.mn.catholic.org.au. The details of a new
resource for small groups has just been added to this page.
4. Sr Ann Condon, O.P: Sr Ann Condon is grateful to all who prayed for her
during her recent illness. She is now back home at ‘Dominic Court’, recuperating
well after months of hospital care. Her recovery has indeed been a miracle, due
to many prayers of intercession and wonderful care by specialists and nurses.
5. Request from Bill Holley: Mr Bill Holley from Mayfield is trying to confirm the
full name of a Miss Donnelly who was housekeeper for Fr Bernie Kennedy at
West Wallsend in about 1962-63. Miss Donnelly was an Arts graduate from the
University of Sydney and had studied German under the renowned Australian
poet, Christopher Brennan. Mr Holley has found references in the University of
Sydney Alumni to a Dorethea Gertrude Donnelly who was a student between
1920-1925. If anyone can help with this request please contact Jo Isaac on 4979
1156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Request from Susan Kellett: My name is Susan Kellett and I am a doctoral
student at The University of Queensland. I am requesting the assistance of
Parishioners and Clergy in locating stained glass windows that depict nurses in
Australian public buildings, such as churches, as part of my research examining
the commemoration and memorialisation of nurses. If you are aware of any
window that (a) contains an image of a nurse – such as Florence Nightingale,
Service nurses from the wars or other nurses, or (b) memorialises a nurse/s – I
would love to hear from you. Please contact me with the name and location of
the church or building the window is located in by one of the following
Phone: 07 3346 5269 (please leave a message if no answer)
Post: Susan Kellett, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cavell Building, The
University of Queensland - Herston Campus, Herston, Queensland, 4029.
I very much appreciate your help.
Suggested Bulletin Notices:
We suggest you add “see bulletin notice board for more information” at the
end of the appropriate notices.
1. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will farewell 31 pilgrims bound for
World Youth Day on Wednesday 10 August. People are encouraged to
come to either Newcastle (8.03am), Broadmeadow (8.12am) or Fassifern
(8.30am) railway stations to wave the pilgrims off on their grand
adventure! Alternatively you could ride on the train with the pilgrims from
Newcastle to Fassifern for an extra special send-off!
2. Insights will be hosting gatherings commencing in August and September
in regard to prevention, response and healing. Each of the four diocesan
deaneries will host an Insights Gathering over two sessions. For the dates
in our region please refer to the noticeboard.
3. Bishop Bill Wright cordially invites the diocesan community to the Mass
celebrating the Jubilee of Priestly Ordination for Rev Mgr Paul Simms (60
yrs), Rev Michael Dargan (50yrs), Rev John Woods (50yrs), Rev Paul
Mulconry (50yrs), Rev Ed Nixon CSsR (40 years) and Rev Albert D’Souza
(25 yrs) on Thursday 18 August at 12.00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral,
841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West.
4. The Diocesan Contact Group for the Council for Australian Catholic
Women will meet on Thursday 18 August at 1.30pm in the Training
Room, Catholic Schools Office (next door to cathedral). Please note
change of time and venue, due to Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral at
noon to celebrate the priest-jubilarians. For information contact Patricia
Banister on T 4932 5601.
5. People are invited to attend the World Youth Day Celebration at St
Joseph’s East Maitland on the weekend of the 20 - 21 August. The
celebration is an all age event and will include a sleep out, live bands,
bonfire, outdoor mass (11am Sunday) and live streaming of WYD from
Madrid. All meals will be available to purchase. Hosted by the Chisholm
Region’s Activ8 Youth Group. For more information or to register contact
Anne on T 0422 500 429.
6. People are invited to join with Bishop Bill Wright and Bishop Brian Farran
for the annual Two Bishops’ Dialogue on Tuesday 23 August at 7.00pm
at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Taree. The Bishops will be discussing
the Australian document Why the Church? which reflects on criticisms
leveled at the Church in Australian society. All are welcome.
7. The Tenison Woods Education Centre invites fathers to Lochinvar on
Wednesday 31 August at 6.00pm for 7.00pm, to enjoy Dad’s Night Out: a
chance for busy fathers to enjoy a meal together, listen to a guest speaker
and share ideas about what fathers value. RSVP by 26 August. Cost $30.
See your parish notice board for details. To register T 4930 9601 E
8. The next eConference is Following Jesus – Matthew and will be held at
various locations around the diocese on Tuesday 6 September from
10.30am – 2.50pm. A list of host sites from around the diocese will be
published as soon as possible. If you are hosting the eConference please
let Jo Isaac know asap via E email@example.com.
9. As an expression of the Tri-Diocesan Covenant the dioceses have invited
Fr Nicholas King SJ to visit from Friday 2 until Tuesday 27 September. Fr
King is a Jesuit priest who lectures at Oxford University and is a well
respected Scripture scholar. Fr King will be giving lectures in our diocese
from Friday 9 September until Thursday 15 September. For the dates in
our region please refer to the noticeboard.
10. In September 2011 the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will host two
workshops on Stewardship in cooperation with the Australian and New
Zealand Stewardship Network. The workshops will offer keynote input and
discussions for those who are interested in embracing stewardship as a
way of life. Ed and April Laughlin from Florida, USA will be the
stewardship workshop presenters. The workshops will take place on
Monday 12 September in the Toohey Room of Bishop Clarke House, 841
Hunter Street, Newcastle West – day session 9.30am – 3.30pm and
evening session 5.00pm – 8.30pm and on Tuesday 13 September from
9.30am – 3.30pm at St Mary’s Hall, Taree. To find out more contact
Teresa Brierley on T 4979 1157 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Former Embrace and Celebrate Love couples invite those considering
marriage and married couples who desire to enrich their marriage to a
dinner on Saturday 24 September at 6.00pm at the Victor Peters Suite,
841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Cost is $35pp which includes
canapés, main and dessert. To book please contact Louise and Martin
Byron on T 4920 8586 E email@example.com.
12. An Inner Healing Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on
Wednesday 5 October at 7.30pm. Fr Varghese Parackal V.C. will preside.
For further information contact Wayne Caruana on T 4961 1145.
13. A Tighes Hill Reunion will take place on Saturday 15 October at Mercy
Community Services, 32 Union Street, Tighes Hill from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
This is an opportunity for past and present residents / students to share
stories of the places and people of Tighes Hill. For more information or to
RSVP (by 1 Oct) contact Cheryl Gilshenen on T 4951 4332 or E
14. The Tenison Woods Education Centre presents an evening of Sporting
Spirituality on Friday 21 October at 6.30pm at Kahibah Bowling Club, 63
Kenibea Avenue, Kahibah. Enjoy a fireside chat with Olivia Gollan, Gerry
Collins & Rick McCosker as they explore the link between international
sport and being an Australian Catholic. Cost is $40 per person for a 2
course meal, tea & coffee. For bookings contact Margaret or Colleen on T
4930 9601 E firstname.lastname@example.org.