Catholic medical professionals gather in Rome to discuss pressures of working in healthcare

istock-000004874725medium-4
 

Catholic Herald

Doctors, activists, clergy and academics will gather for a medical conference in Rome to look at the role of conscience in healthcare for mothers. The conference will be held this week from 31 August to 4 September. 

Two senior midwives who fought for the right to conscientiously object when supervising abortions and lost will speak about the pressure Catholics face in healthcare.

The women will speak at the MaterCare International (MCI) conference in Rome, where Catholic medical professions, clergy, civil right’s activists and academics from across the world will gather to discuss the role of conscience in providing healthcare to mothers.

Read full story 

 


Sharing the Mission of the Church

Ursuline Sister Kari Hatherell
Ursuline Sister Kari Hatherell

 

Parishioners are the unsung heroes of the church, working behind the scenes to keep parishes going and support the work of their priest.

Mission and ministry is not some airy fairy thing just for priests and holy people. It is the day-to-day hard slog of keeping the parish community running. Ministry is essential to offering a place for Catholics to gather, hear God’s word, celebrate the Eucharist and go out into the world refreshed and inspired to live and share the Good News.

Parish ministry often begins by lending a hand at Mass, whether that’s proclaiming the word, becoming a Eucharistic minister or offering to sing with the choir.

Read full story 

 


Appointment Announcement - Director of Pastoral Planning and Implementation

faith-in-our-future1-4
 

The Diocese of Parramatta has appointed Mr Richard McMahon as the new Director of Pastoral Planning and Implementation.

Richard comes to the Diocese of Parramatta from the Diocese of Wollongong where he has spent the past 10 years, most recently as Director of Parish Services. Prior to that, Richard was the Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation.

Read full story 

 


Unveiling of St John Paul II monument in Parramatta

Linda Klarfeld pictured above in red. Photography: Elizabeth McFarlane
Linda Klarfeld pictured above in red. Photography: Elizabeth McFarlane

A new and unprecedented monument dedicated to St John Paul II will be unveiled in Parramatta.

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta will pay permanent tribute to its founder - St John Paul II - with the unveiling and blessing of a statue to be located at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

St John Paul II visited the Diocese of Parramatta during his pontificate shortly after its creation in 1986.

Read full story 

 


Vinnies child care centre to get garden makeover from local TAFE students

mt-druitt-5
 

The St Vincent de Paul Society’s Margaret Druitt Day Care Centre is about to receive a specially designed garden courtesy of a group of TAFE Western Sydney students, including Richmond College student, Kirsten Abrahall, who is behind the ‘Rainbow Serpent’ inspired design.

The Margaret Druitt Centre provides subsidised long day care for families experiencing disadvantage with children aged two to five years from Mount Druitt, Emerton and surrounding areas.

The Centre operates 50 weeks a year and caters for around 40 children per day who are provided with a strong developmental curriculum, a hot meal and morning and afternoon tea.

Read full story 

 


Parramatta YCW hosts Welcome Dinner for Migrants and Refugees

1-17
 

The Parramatta Young Christian Workers (PYCW), in collaboration with Joining the Dots organisation local Coordinator, Louise Stack, hosted their Welcome Dinner on the 22 August at their house in Granville.

It was a unique night of food, fun and festivities as the Welcome Dinner Project enables newly arrived migrants and refugees (within the last 10 years) and established Australians to share a meal with each other (usually a dish from their own culture), and get to know each other over dinner conversation.  

This initiative was welcomed by PYCW volunteers and workers who wanted to be part of a local response to the struggles of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia today.

Read full story 

 


Latest News

Catholic medical professionals gather in Rome to discuss pressures of working in healthcare

Catholic medical professionals gather in Rome to discuss pressures of working in healthcare
31/08/2015

Doctors, activists, clergy and academics will gather for a medical conference in Rome to look at the role of conscience in healthcare for mothers.


Sharing the Mission of the Church

Sharing the Mission of the Church
28/08/2015

Parishioners are the unsung heroes of the church, working behind the scenes to keep parishes going and support the work of their priest.

Tags: Parishioners   mission   ministry


Appointment Announcement - Director of Pastoral Planning and Implementation

Appointment Announcement - Director of Pastoral Planning and Implementation
27/08/2015

The Diocese of Parramatta has appointed Mr Richard McMahon as the new Director of Pastoral Planning and Implementation.


More news...

Latest Updates

Discover Your Inner Beauty: A Retreat Day for Women and Mothers

26/08/2015

Discover Your Inner Beauty: A Retreat Day for Women and Mothers


Silencio: A Silent Retreat for Young Men and Women

26/08/2015

Silent Retreat for young men and women


Grace and Silence: Silent Retreat Days for Young Women

26/08/2015

Are you a young woman aged 17 to 30 contemplating your vocation? Why not consider taking some time out at Mount Schoenstatt to discern your vocation to Marriage and Family.



No sooner had they stepped out of the boat than people recognised him.Mark 6:53-56


Watch our YouTube channelFollow us on TwitterFind our Facebook pagethe-one-1


AUGUST 2015 OUTLOOK
- OUT NOW & ONLINE

coaugust2015-p1---copy-1
Click here for the latest issue
  

Go to Catholic Church Insurance website

Go to Parish Development & Fundraising webpage  

 

Receive our feeds

Did you know that you can receive automatic RSS updates from any page of this website the moment they are updated?