Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers three or four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.
When: Thursday 16 May 2019
Venue: levelone @ harbourfront (2 Endeavour Drive, Wollongong Harbour) Topic: Trust and Integrity—touchstones for success in private and public life
Dress: Business attire
RSVP: Thursday 9 May 2019
Mr Peter Turner
Director of Schools
Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong
Peter Turner has been the director of schools for the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong since January 2007. His previous appointment was as the regional director of education for the Southern Region of the Archdiocese of Sydney from 2002–2006.
Peter was the founding principal of two coeducational high schools in Sydney—Freeman Catholic College in Bonnyrigg and Aquinas College in Menai. In 1997, he was awarded the Brother John Taylor Award for excellence in Catholic education by the NSW Catholic Education Commission.
In recent times, Peter has been the deputy chair of the NSW Catholic Education Commission, chair of the Conference of Diocesan Directors and chair of the Catholic Education Commission’s Resources Policy Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Education from the University of New England, Armidale, and has completed studies at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. In 2010, Peter was made a fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Peter is a member of the National Catholic Education Association of the USA and has presented papers at their annual convention in the United States.
Peter will be speaking on Trust and Integrity—touchstones for success in private and public life.
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Our diocesan logo is theologically rich and very succinct. As a hand, it depicts our mission as a diocese and as individuals within the diocese, of bearing (bringing, carrying) Christ’s love to one another and to the world around us. In this, we are the hand of Jesus Christ, and we are offering ourselves to him so that he might work through us.
We can be the bearers of his love only as a response to his call and in the strength of his grace. We are reminded of this in two ways—through the symbol of the dove (the Holy Spirit) also present in the logo, and by the incorporation of the cross that segments the logo. The presence of the cross is a reminder that bearing the love of Christ will inevitably cost us if we live it authentically. However, in the way that the Cross is the portent of redemption and life—an echo of the tree of life in the book of Genesis—so becoming bearers of the love of Christ will also bring us to life.
The four fingers of the hand also represent the four regions of our diocese. The first is bluerepresenting the beautiful water of the Shoalhaven. The second is a blue and green combination representing the waters and escarpment of the Illawarra. The third is greendepicting the hills and plains of the Macarthur. The fourth is dark green illustrating the forests of the Southern Highlands.