Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rotorua college builds links in the Philippines

Rotorua’s John Paul College is building relationships with Lasallian organisations in the Philippines to take part “in future outreach programmes to promote cross cultural interaction and support networks”. The college’s religious education teacher Owen Kowalewski and deputy...

Renowned television and Passion play producer dies

The family of renowned New Zealand television producer Ross Jennings suffered a double loss on Good Friday, with two deaths within a few hours. Mr Jennings, 71, a former head of drama at TVNZ,...

Lasallian founder will be carved in stone

by NZ CATHOLIC STAFF A block of marble like those used by Bernini and Michelangelo has arrived in New Zealand to fulfil a dream. The college’s Lasallian facilitator Kane Raukura said...

Young people go more deeply into the Mass

by ROWENA OREJANA Around 260 mostly young people “walked through the Mass” with Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn at the Christ the King Church in Owairaka on March 6. Young adult and...

Lenten tableaus unite communities

By ROWENA OREJANA The last couple of years had been a personal journey of the cross for former businesswoman Margaret Everett. So this year, she thought it fitting to organise the...

Flatbush friends help enliven parish

by ROWENA OREJANA When former Couples for Christ members Mel Nepomuceno and his friends from the Philippines talked about their faith journey to New Zealand, they found they shared a...

School welcomes new charism

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Holy Cross Catholic School in Henderson has launched and blessed its new school charism. The blessing took place at the school’s commissioning Mass on February 26....

25 years of service bring papal award

by KATHLEEN CASEY In recognition of more than 25 years of service to the Church, Liz Mulholland was awarded the papal medal, Cruce pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, at St Francis...

Talented Thao to take on world’s top young problem solvers

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A year 11 Auckland student will represent New Zealand at the Future Problem Solving International Conference in June. St Mary’s College student Thao Tran, 15, has...

Right study leads to modern answers

by MICHAEL OTTO The best answers to modern denials of the freedom and responsibility of the human person, and on the reality of the person at all, are to be...

Pope honours retired educator

by PETER GRACE A former educator known for his laugh and his engagement with people, Neil Laurenson, has been honoured by the Pope for his service to education. Mr Laurenson...

Marriages celebrated in cathedral on Valentine’s Day

by PETER GRACE Recently married couples and couples married more than 50 years ago were among the congregation at the St Valentine’s Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland...

New school in Chch

by KATHLEEN CASEY It was a landmark event as parents, parish community, invited guests and 350 children gathered for the opening of a brand new Christchurch school, designed for up...

Pa Hemi helped remove barriers

by SUE SECONI Bishop Steve Lowe of Hamilton diocese spoke of his heavy heart as he announced the sudden death of Pa Hemi Hekiera, SM, on February 5. Pa Hemi...

Marist priest and teacher Fr Delaney,SM dies

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Fr Noel Delaney, SM, died in Wellington on February 13. He was 93. Fr Delaney was ordained in 1942 and worked in a number of the...

New principal aims for new heights

by ROWENA OREJANA Newly appointed St Peter’s College principal James Bentley is intent on reaching new heights for the school following the path carved out by former principal Keiran Fouhy...

Anzac unity helps Victorian parish

by JEFF DILLON About 20 kilometres as a Victorian crow flies, in an eastern direction from the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, you will find St Philip’s parish in Blackburn North....

Bigger base for wider outreach in south Auckland

by ROWENA OREJANA Catholic Social Services Auckland opened its bigger base at Otara on February 19, its “hub” for providing faith-based social services in South Auckland. CSS Director John Metherell...

Fr Jack followed own beat

by MICHAEL OTTO Msgr John “Jack” Lyons has been remembered as a self taught scholar, a contrarian, an outstanding pastor, and a man who had an encyclopaedic memory for people’s names. Fr...

Principals acknowledge colleague

by TONY SHAW Catholic secondary school principals of Christchurch diocese met at the end of 2015 to farewell Marian College principal Anna Heffernan. Mrs Heffernan has been the chair of...

God’s Road to monastery finally sealed

by PETER EGAN Nesting quietly in the Ngakuru Valley 25 minutes from Rotorua is the picturesque Tyburn Monastery surrounded by an enchanting rosary garden, green paddocks, trees, and flowering bushes. Accompanying buildings,...

St Mary of the Angels looks to Easter 2017

by NZ CATHOLIC staff If fundraising keeps going well, it is aimed to have St Mary of the Angels Church in central Wellington open again by Easter 2017. The church has been...

Betty Bourke’s life was full of community action

by SUE SECONI The seat that Betty Bourke occupied for years in her parish church, Holy Family, Wanganui, is now vacant. Her life’s work for Church and community ended unexpectedly...

Triple papal awards for Waikato couples

by JOHN FONG History was made in Putaruru recently when two brothers and their respective wives celebrated their 60th wedding anniversaries within three weeks of each other. John Mathis married...

Bishop’s ‘brother’ and southern monsignor farewelled

by PETER OWENS and PAT VELTKAMP-SMITH There was shock among Catholics in Dunedin diocese and the wider community at the death of Monsignor Paul Mahoney on December 20, when he...

Students craft song to celebrate Year of Mercy

by NZ CATHOLIC Staff Three Carmel College students have written an inspiring song celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The song entitled Te Wā, written by Jessica Rogers, Kate Howard and...

Administrator elected for the diocese

by NZ Catholic staff The College of Consultors in the Christchurch diocese elected Vicar-General Fr Rick Loughnan as the Administrator of the diocese. The administrator is not a bishop but is...

NZ lawyer ordained deacon in Melbourne

by PETER GRACE New Zealand lawyer Dr Justin Glyn was ordained a deacon of the Society of Jesus at St Carthage’s in Melbourne on November 28. The main celebrant at the...

Two loved missionaries die three days apart

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Two well-loved Mill Hill missionaries died just days of each other. Fr Wim Tuerlings MHM A priest accused of perhaps working too hard in Maori ministry, Mill Hill...

Priest celebrates his parents’ anniversary

By NZ CATHOLIC staff In December 2015,Fr Alex Vickers, OP returned to New Zealand for the 60th wedding anniversary celebrations of his parents, Kath and Maurice. Fr Alex presided at a...

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Truck crash halts some NZ Catholic 519 South Is. deliveries

Some parishes in the South Island did not receive issue 519 of NZ Catholic dated July 16. NZ Catholic has been informed that the truck delivering the packs of papers...