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Fan the Flame

‘I am the bread of life.He who comes to me will never be hungry;he who believes in me will never thirst.’ Matthew 28:16-20 The ethical and missionary implications of the Eucharist for the Church’s communion of faith will always be incomplete while the poor go hungry, for “we cannot properly receive the Bread of Life…

Sea Sunday

Sunday 11th July is Sea Sunday, when the church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them, we would not have most of the items we rely on for daily living. Even during a pandemic, seafarers continue to bring into our ports products that sustain our population and economy. The Appeal…

Parish Bus Signage

You may have noticed that the Parish bus now looks more colourful with the installation of combined logos for both the Parish and School, which was funded by the Diocese. We hope to raise the profile of our St Joseph’s Faith Community in the local area, plus the school may also utilise the bus for…

Parish Leadership Interim Arrangements

Brendon has now concluded his leadership of the parish and we wish him well in his new position with the diocese. At the present time, a new leader has not yet been appointed, but this process is underway. In the interim period, the following arrangements are in place. Based on our experience under the Lay…

Change of Parish Leader

Brendon is leaving! Our Parish Leader, Brendon Mannyx, has successfully applied for a new position with the Diocese and as a result will be stepping aside as Parish Leader. Brendon and his family joined us in 2013, and he has been Parish Leader since 2016. Brendon will take up the role of Manager – Mission…

Over 50’s Social Club

The Craft Group want to share and expand their space. We want to create a Social Club. A safe place where men and women can meet for 2 hours on a Monday morning each fortnight. The plan is to bring a small plate to add to morning tea. Bring along a pack of cards, a…

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Easing Restrictions

Following the easing of restrictions last Monday, we are now able to sing at Mass! It is also no longer a requirement to sanitise before communion (our communion ministers will still wash their hands). We are still limited in capacity to one person per 2m2 – our church will fit 207 people.

Vinnies Flood Appeal

The Vinnies NSW Flood Appeal has raised $162,695 in much needed funds so far. The Society is making available financial assistance for people most affected by the recent floods to help them recover in the aftermath of the disaster. People impacted by the floods in NSW can apply for one of the grants via the…

Lent 2021

From Lent until Pentecost the people of the diocese will be invited, through a process of contemplative dialogue, to discern more fully the framework for considering ‘Building the Kingdom of God Together’ inour diocese. The Church of Maitland-Newcastle is centred on Christ, the Cornerstone, and seeks always to live as acommunity of people who believe…