March 06, 2022
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle deeply values the significant contribution volunteers make to our various committees, schools, parishes and social services. Through their good deeds our volunteers enrich the quality of life for the people we support and create a better society for everyone.
From visiting fellow parishioners in their time of need, to providing informed advice on topics that matter; our volunteers’ efforts are always appreciated. From reading books to students, to teaching English to new migrants; their time is of such value. From cooking meals for the vulnerable, to providing a shoulder to cry on; their care inspires hope.
In the lead up to National Volunteers Week, 16-22 May 2022, Aurora will be sharing stories of volunteers who are lending a hand to help others.
“Sowing goodness for the benefit of others frees us from narrow self-interest, infuses our actions with gratuitousness, and makes us part of the magnificent horizon of God’s benevolent plan,” an excerpt from Pope Francis’ 2022 Lenten message.
March 04, 2022
The Lower Hunter community has gained increased access to much-needed mental health support services after The Rosewood Centre opened its doors to the public in Maitland this week.
March 02, 2022
The Diocesan Administrator in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Fr Greg Barker, has echoed calls from Pope Francis for Christians worldwide to unite in fasting and prayer, focused on peace, this Ash Wednesday.
March 01, 2022
Pancakes served with jam and fresh strawberries were on the menu at St Columba’s Primary School in Adamstown today as part of its Shrove Tuesday celebrations.
February 28, 2022
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ) Mass will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tighes Hill at 6.00pm on Friday 4 March 2022.
December 07, 2021
Earlier this year, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle surveyed readers to find out what they value about Aurora and how they like to receive news. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.