Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Passion Play drama to take place in beautiful outdoor setting of...

One only performance of a new passion Play, They Crucified Him, is to be performed on the Saturday before Palm Sunday (28 March) in the beautiful, natural amphitheatre of...

‘Bishops’ sprint to highlight local poverty

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — A group of bishops racing around the running track at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland would normally raise an eyebrow or two. But on March 7...

NZ Anglican prelate appointed to Rome and Vatican roles

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HAMILTON — The Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand, Archbishop David Moxon, is heading to Rome as the Anglican Communion’s chief representative to the Roman Catholic Church. This...

DRS workshop focuses on ‘getting back to the basics’

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — A Joy Cowley presentation was a highlight for directors of religious studies on a retreat conference north of Auckland last month. About 40 directors (DRSs) gathered for...

Gifted sister touched many

by Sr ELIZABETH SNEDDEN,RSCJ Sr Fleurette Caldwell’s parents met as Kiwi casualty and French nurse during the Great War and returned to raise a large family in Karori, Wellington. When her...

Meaty and hearty winter casseroles

by MICHELLE VOLLEMAERE It’s winter. It’s cold. I’m thrilled. Truly. It’s my favourite season, because chilly weather gives me the perfect excuse to wear big, chunky jumpers, cosy jackets and...

Carmelite nun gets her diploma in surprise presentation

by MICHAEL OTTO CHRISTCHURCH — Secrets are possible even in enclosed religious communities, as Carmelite Sr Cushla Renton found out to her delight on December 29. Sr Cushla was called to...

Accident takes loved trainer

by GILLIAN VINE St Mary’s Church, Mosgiel, overflowed on February 10 for the funeral Mass of Steven Anderton, one of New Zealand’s most respected thoroughbred trainers. Mr Anderton, 43, died on February...

Long service honoured

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, staff from St Joseph’s Primary School, local parishioners and friends gathered to celebrate Sr Veronica Keaveney’s 60 years of...

Catholic kindy celebrates 60 years

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Many past and present pupils, parents, teachers and friends gathered over the weekend of May 10-11 to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Cluny Kindergarten, Remuera. Because...

New principal builds on school’s charism

by ROWENA OREJANA The newly appointed principal at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Michelle Holly, says her priority for the Northcote school is strengthening its culture through living out its...

Young environment leader

by PETER OWENS GORE — Jacob Phillips is a year six student of St Peter’s College Gore. Like many other young people, Jacob has a strong interest in the southern environment...

New Altar for Logos

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Auckland — Pictured at the Logos premises in Auckland are Henry Pyc of Rosmini College and Fr Tim Duckworth, SM, at the dedication of their new...

Christian radio programmes win in New York

by NZ CATHOLIC staff The Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) has won two gold awards at the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs ™ awards in New York. Both programmes...

Musical gift provided to Akaroa church

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AKAROA — Easter is always a special time at Akaroa when the church is filled with families enjoying the delights of this seaside town. This year...

St Mary’s School, Gore, celebrates 125th anniversary

by PETER OWENS Described as a “most friendly and happy occasion” by organising committee chairwoman Mary Pullar of Kaiwera, the St Mary’s School, Gore, anniversary weekend was a great success....

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...

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...

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...

New Zealand book on prayer launched

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian writers feature in a new book on prayer that was launched at St Columba Centre in Ponsonby on March 9. Published...

Hardship tried across nation over weekend

by ROWENA OREJANA WELLINGTON — More than 6000 young people slept in cardboard boxes, worked in sweatshop-like conditions or went without food in the first weekend of April as part of...

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...

Coloured bottles full of love

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — A little container of nail polish leads to a whole lot of love. In a room at the Mercy Hospice, 60-year-old Janet Shelley was having her nails painted...

New home for Chch agency

by KATHLEEN CASEY St Vincent de Paul in Christchurch is working from spacious new premises with street frontage, after four years of working in a small out-the-back area. One hundred and...

Much loved Otago priest farewelled in Wanaka

by PETER OWENS WANAKA — On Friday August 1 the beautiful Church of the Holy Family at Wanaka was filled to overcrowding by more than 300 people for the funeral...

Principal defers retirement to help elsewhere

by ROWENA OREJANA St Peter’s College principal Kieran Fouhy, soon to be St Paul’s College principal, has said that although he will bring a lot of his experiences to the...

CWL gathers and focuses on joy of the Gospel

by KAY BLACKBURN In mid-February the 14 member board of Catholic Women’s League Aotearoa New Zealand met at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, for its first board meeting of 2015. The...

SetFree 2014 was ‘the best yet’

by BRIEGE KONING MATAMATA — More than 300 young people gathered at Totara Springs Christian Camp in mid-April for what is regarded as the best SetFree weekend yet. This year brought...

L’Arche Kapiti celebrates multiple milestones

by KILIAN DE LACY PARAPARAUMU — Stepping into a L’Arche community is a special experience. There is a warmth, a simplicity and a kinship that attract the visitor. The spirit of...

Pupils raise $380 for missions

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Room 5 children at St Joseph’s School in Grey Lynn raised $380 for Missionz before Christmas. Missionz is the Pontifical Mission Society of New Zealand. Under the eye...

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Celebrity chef priest to tell of food and God’s love

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...