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Newtown faithworks 2016 and Sesquicentenary events

posted Feb 8, 2016, 4:47 AM by Peter Costello

Dear friends of faithworks@newtown

Hope you can make it to these events. Really hope to see many of you at the Sesquicentenary events to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone of Newtown Catholic Church. The early bird dinner tickets must be purchased by Feb 28 to save $15 a ticket on our Gala dinner on April 13. See details below.


Fr Peter

We open the year with an excellent speaker, Rev Graham Long from the Wayside chapel. 

Graham worked as a social worker before training for ministry with the Uniting Church. Graham has worked in church ministry, prison chaplaincy and church welfare agency. Graham has degrees from Catholic Theological Union and from the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Inclusive Ministry in the Inner City

The Wayside Chapel revived its mission in 2010 to create a community with no ‘us and them’. A new chapel opened in May 2012. Services include The Wayside Café, Aboriginal Project, Rooftop Garden and Community Development Project. These are established to meet the changing needs of the community. In 2014, Wayside celebrated its 50th anniversary, pausing with deep gratitude for the past before launching with hope into the future. 

In 2016 St Joseph's Newtown celebrates the 150th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the church. There will be two main events.

SESQUICENTENARY DINNER on Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 at St Scholastica's College, Glebe. 6.30 for 7pm

BOOK NOW: EARLY BIRD (before March 1) $80 & concession $50. After March 1: $95 & concession $50. Send number of tickets, names of diners, dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) to  Pay by direct debit:  BSB: 062-784 Account No: 452501. Please send email to when you make the payment. Cheques can be sent to 109 Lennox St Newtown with all details as above included.    Download details, flyer and booking form here: 

 SESQUICENTENARY MASS on July 31 at 10.30am at St Joseph's Newtown. Deatils: 

 Laudato Si: The church and the environment

with Thea and Neil Ormerod, Sunday May 15, 4-6pm Details soon

St Joseph's Catholic Church 109 Lennox St. Newtown 2042. Australia
Phone/Fax: 61 2 9557 3197
ABN: 27 907 263 305