Saturday, November 17, 2018

New Chch parish complex underway

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Choirs and music groups will be delighted that work has started on the new parish facilities and music centre at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch. The new...

Franciscan friar filled with hope to the end

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Franciscan friar and priest Fr Lucian Armstrong was always optimistic — even as he lay in hospital a month before he died, according to fellow...

New Rosmini bio grabs attention

by PETER OWENS A Yorkshireman now in retirement in Dunedin has written a biography that is said to be arousing considerable interest. Father Michael Hill, IC, was the second headmaster of...

Palmerston North student is top scholar in Maori

by MARJORIE DAWSON PALMERSTON NORTH — A young man who is passionate about keeping the Maori language alive has been awarded the 2011 top subject scholar for Te Reo Rangatira. The...

Battle over chapel altar moves up a notch

by JEFF DILLON DUNEDIN — The wrangle over the Italian marble altar at Teschemakers Chapel could roll on into 2012 as the battle moves up a notch. Fr Mark Chamberlain of...

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...

Students and top musician raise funds

by SUE SECONI Cullinane College principal Kevin Shore has treated his students, the music department and the school’s nationally successful Te Ngakau o Te Awa Kapa Haka group to a...

Seafarer service leads to papal acknowledgement

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Service over 20 years with the Apostolate of the Sea has led to a papal award for Philip Dromgool of Auckland. Mr Dromgool was invested with...

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...

Ethically compromised vaccines named

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Australian researchers have listed ethically compromised vaccines for rubella, polio, chickenpox, shingles, hepatitis A and rabies available in New Zealand, as well as ethical alternatives...

Vatican singer new judge for Caritas song writing competition

by NZ Catholic staff Caritas’ SINGout4JUSTICE annual school song writing competition for Years 7-13 students will be judged by a panel that includes Laura Collins, a Wellington singer/songwriter who performed...

New website on way for Dunedin shop

by GILLIAN VINE DUNEDIN — Development of an updated website for Dunedin’s Catholic Centre Shop is to begin shortly. I want to concentrate on that for the next couple of months,” shop...

New book celebrates 35 years of Mary Potter Hospice

by MARY HOBBS Mary Potter Hospice celebrated 35 years of its history with a book launch on November 20, at the Michael Fowler centre. With You describes the progress the...

Fr Doyle celebrates 60 years

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Last month, Whitianga’s priest-inresidence Fr Leo Doyle celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood. A jubilee Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in...

Beloved Christhurch priest Msgr O’Connor dies

A priest who served Christchurch diocese for 63 years, Msgr Gerard Michael O’Connor, died at his home in Greymouth on April 12. At his requiem Mass on April 15, Emeritus Bishop Basil Meeking told mourners...

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...

Catholic radio show wins a national radio award

by GERARD DUIGNAN CHRISTCHURCH — A labour of love and high standards in radio production have won Sounds Catholic the prestigious 2012 NZ Radio Industry Award for best spoken programme...

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Many cultures celebrated by parish

Every fifth Sunday of the month, Our Lady of Assumption parish in Onehunga, Auckland celebrates diversity by having a multicultural Mass.  Parish priest Fr Andrew Atonio, MF (Missionaries of Faith) started this tradition around...