Welcome to Newcastle Inner City Catholic Community
The Maitland - Newcastle Diocese has a pastoral plan dividing the Diocese into ten geographical Regions. We are proud to belong to the Newcastle Inner City Catholic Community, a part of the City Region, which is defined by the Harbour, several beautiful Newcastle Beaches, Throsby Waters and the home ground of the Newcastle Knights and the Newcastle Jets.
Within our boundaries there are Faith Communities at St Mary’s- Newcastle (established 1838), St Joseph’s -The Junction (1876), Sacred Heart Cathedral -Hamilton (1884), Immaculate Heart of Mary -Tighes Hill (1921) and St Laurence O’Toole- Broadmeadow (1939). Each of the Faith Communities has a proud tradition and we value their differences. What they offer in common is:
A Warm and Unconditional Welcome to All
We call this season, "Advent". It lasts for four Sundays. The Word Advent means coming. In this Advent time we look forward to the coming of Christ at Christmas. But we also look forward to the future coming of Christ at the end of time.
The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Church's liturgical year of 2014. The Gospel of "Year A" is Matthew:
"Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come." Matthew 24:42
Christmas Mass Times 2013