This Week Around the Diocese
Blessing of the Copes
Two new copes were blessed and dedicated for use in the Cathedral this week. Plus the Rev’d Michelle Hazel-Jawhary, Rector of Cessnock, was a guest preacher at the Cathedral this week.
Messy Church at Singleton
Messy Church at All Saints Singleton came together this week to focus on the theme Journeys & The Road to Emmaus. Everyone had a lot of fun making a train, building a bridge, making and flying paper planes, creating a prayer frame with ribbons, making and eating chocolate crosses, puzzling and decorating shoelaces. The puzzle proved to be very popular with those working on it insisting that it be finished before they went home. Such determination!
Mass and Meal
The Parish of Cardiff came together for Mass and Meal this week – a great beginning for Fr Gary’s ministry with the parish.
God’s Awesome Love
Over the next few weeks the Parish of Forster Tuncurry will be thinking about God’s awesome love.
The Parish of Wallsend captured this great photo of a stormy afternoon in Wallsend.
Samaritans Celebrate Seniors
As Seniors Week wraps up, Samaritans reflected on the celebration held in Hamilton South with their Tenancy Resource Service. Guests enjoyed a barbeque lunch, free posture checks from Family Life Chiropractic, information and resources from Telstra, live entertainment and workshops.
Stations of the Resurrection
The community of Saint Peter’s Church, East Maitland, have the opportunity to participate in Stations of the Resurrection that take place each Friday during the Season of Easter. This is a complementary devotion to Stations of the Cross providing resources for the celebration of the Great Fifty Days. As with the Stations of the Cross, we move from station to station, reading an appropriate Bible passage and meditating on it. By using the resurrection appearances as a focus for reflection and meditation we have an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the Easter mysteries of the resurrection of our Lord.