Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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...

St Peter’s opens new block

A new 12-classroom block at St Peter’s College, the Outhwaite Building, has been named after the family who donated the land the school is sited on. The Outhwaite family were...

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...

200 musicians sing from same song sheet

by RAY STEDMAN Church musicians from two countries met in Brisbane early in October for a three-day conference. About five years ago, Catholic Church musicians in Australia, seeking solidarity, support and...

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...

Inglewood parish communicands

by NZ Catholic staff Sacred Heart Parish, Inglewood - First Holy Communion On Sunday 15th November 10 children received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion for the first time at the...

Artificial turf installed for St Peter’s ‘Cage’

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — A new artificial grass sports field at St Peter’s College means students can use the surface ten times as frequently as when it was ordinary...

Fr Webb celebrates 40th anniversary

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Fr John Brian Webb of Pt Chevalier parish, in Auckland, last month celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Fr Webb was ordained by Bishop...

New principal welcomed at Waitaruke

by WIGA AUTET WAITARUKE, Northland — A powhiri welcomed new principal Makere Karatea and new teacher Whetu Maunsell to Hato Hohepa te Kamura school in Waitaruke in February. In her mihi,...

Family looks for a donor

by PETER GRACE A generous donor is wanted to help an unwell Auckland-born man. Henry Ene has been living and working in Melbourne for eight years, but about three years ago...

Rosmini students reach over the back fence

by ROWENA OREJANA Rosmini College students involved in mentoring Cook Islands students have received certificates of appreciation from Cook Islands Education Secretary Gail Townsend. The Te Kura Uira (TKU) project...

Village church a treasure at the lake

by JUDITH DOYLE The Catholic Church of St Werenfried in Waihi Village, southern Lake Taupo, is truly a taonga. Only a hop, skip and jump from the edge of Lake...

New chaplain for large Filipino community

by ROMY UDANGA AUCKLAND — The thousands of Catholic Filipinos residing in the diocese of Auckland have a new chaplain. Fr Elmer Dimarucut, MSP, himself a Filipino, arrived in New...

Head of SSPX to bless church in New Zealand

by MICHAEL OTTO ROTORUA — Plans have been made for the superior of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, to come to New Zealand in October...

Msgr Arahill retires after 59 years

by LYNDSAY FREER On Sunday February 15, several hundred parishioners of St Michael’s parish, Remuera, gathered with Msgr Brian Arahill’s family and friends to farewell him as he retired from 59...

A loved principal leaves for island school

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The Catholic school system’s loss was the state system’s gain when Henderson principal Kathy Moy-Low was farewelled in a “humbling experience” on August 16. Mrs Moy-Low...

Winners for 6 years running

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — For the sixth time in as many years, Sacred Heart College has won the Pompallier Shield Speech Competition among the 16 Catholic secondary schools in...

ACU Graduates

by GENEVIEVE HERDER The Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Melbourne graduation ceremony was held on September 18, with five graduates from New Zealand receiving the Master of Educational Leadership degree at...

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...

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...

New partnership for ministry

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Marist Young Adult Ministry will this year operate out of The Grove in Lower Hutt in partnership with laypeople. The ministry (MYAM) has been operating out of...

255 years of mission service celebrated

by Sr Carmel Cole RNDM Four Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions celebrated a total of 255 years of mission service to the people of New Zealand and beyond...

Death breaks up Te Atatu parish team

by PETER GRACE Death has split up a long lasting west Auckland parish team. Joanna Matthew, the sister of Holy Family parish priest Fr Andrew Matthew, died on October 25. She...

Priest’s suffering ends

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Former Howick and Mt Albert parish priest Fr Peter John Prendergast died peacefully at Auckland Hospital on August 7. He was 77. Fr Prendergast,...

Class of 2000 reunion

by NZ Catholic staff Priests of the ordination year group of the Jubilee Year 2000 met recently in Mosgiel at the former Holy Cross Seminary. The group was one of the...

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...

Auckland Filipino community broadens devotions

by ROWENA OREJANA The Filipino community promoting the image of Our Lady of Penafrancia in Auckland will start to equally promote the devotion to the Divino Rostro (Divine Face of...

Historian Hugh had a special passion for the Pacific

by PETER GRACE A historian, teacher and mentor renowned for his “hangy-out shirts” died in Auckland on October 6. Dr Hugh Laracy was Associate Professor of History at the University of...

Disabled community’s three founders honoured

by PETER GRACE WELLINGTON — The three founders of an organisation to support disabled people have been honoured 36 years after it began. Mt Tabor Trust community leader Evan Clulee said the...

Four priests celebrate birthdays at priests’ gathering

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WAIRAKEI — At the Auckland Priest's Gathering at Wairakei in July, four priests celebrated birthdays. The gathering took place from July 14 to 18, and the...

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A priest, celebrity chef, martial arts instructor, break-dancer, award-winning author, radio and TV show host — Fr Leo Patalinghug — is coming to New Zealand in November with a message that centres around...