Welcome

Welcome to the online presence of the City Pastoral Region of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Our pastoral region covers the parishes of St Benedict's, Inner Newcastle, St Columban's, Mayfield, and St Petr-in-Chains', Stockton.

The mission of the parishes of our Region, a part of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, is to proclaim Christ in the inner suburbs of the City of Newcastle.

This website highlights who we are and some of the ways we go about fulfilling our mission. We are a vibrant ant and faith-filled community of communities who look forward to welcoming you among us.

If you can't find the information you seek on this website, please contact the Regional Office where our friendly staff will gladly assist you.

Our Parish

The Parishes of the City Pastoral Region covers the following suburbs:

St Benedict's Parish, Inner Newcastle: Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, The Hill, Cooks Hill, Bar Beach, The Junction, Merewether, Merewether Heights, Hamilton, Hamilton South, Hamilton North, Hamilton East, Broadmeadow, Islington, Tighes Hill, Maryville, Wickham, and Carrington.

St Columban's Parish, Mayfield:

St Peter-in-Chains' Parish, Stockton:

Latest News

Stories from the parish

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 13th June 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 6th June 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 30th May 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 23rd May 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Housie Returns to Southern Cross Hall

After a lengthy absence because of COVID-19 restrictions, Housie will return to the Southern Cross Hall commencing on Thursday 27 May. Numbers will be strictly limited in light of continuing COVID requirements, and access will be closed once the maximum capacity is reached each night. The doors will open at 5pm for check-in, and entry will […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 16th May 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 9th May 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 2nd May 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday 25th April 2021

Although we are in a different place from what we were twelve months ago, and our liturgical life is returning to all but ‘normal’, the importance of staying connected with members of the communities of the City Pastoral Region remains important. The Regional Bulletin is one way in which the parishes of the region can […]

Celebrating Faith

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Weddings

Big or small, our beautiful churches cater to a wide variety of needs and offer a stunning backdrop for your special day. Weddings are a Sacrament and couples wishing to be married in one of our churches are asked to give plenty of notice to ensure a smooth preparation. Considered one of the seven sacraments, or channels to God's grace, the wedding ceremony is a serious commitment in the Catholic Church full of deep spirituality and rich symbolism.

Funerals

"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist."

Schools

In choosing a Catholic school, you are providing your child with the spiritual and developmental skills they will need to build a bright academic future. Our regional schools respond to and serve the needs of parents who seek a Catholic education for their children. Catholic schools contribute to the Church’s mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. They offer an educational foundation for life to the full, meaning the full development of the person - intellectually, spiritually, physically, morally and emotionally.

Baptisms

Baptism is the introduction of a person or infant into the Catholic Christion Community, and through the waters of Baptism they enter into the life of God – Father, Son, and Spirit. Read through the following information regarding Baptism and then contact one of our Parish staff members or priests who will arrange to meet with you to discuss the process and how the journey will unfold.

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