Wednesday, January 29, 2020

New mission centre planned in Napier city

Plans are progressing towards a new Catholic administration and mission centre in Napier city. According to the Catholic Parish of Napier newsletter, since...

Whangamomona celebrates proud heritage

by CAROLE DOOR On Saturday, November 9, there was a wonderful celebration to commemorate the 100th year of Whangamomona’s Sacred HeartChurch.

Devonport church centenary

St Francis de Sales and All Souls parish in Devonport celebrated its church’s 100th birthday on November 1. A new tabernacle, created by...

Statue replicated for Beatitudes jubilee

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, unveiled a new shrine at Leithfield, just north of Christchurch, on the 25th Jubilee Celebration of the presence of the Community of...

Sisters give home to street kids

The Marist Sisters are supporting a centre in the Philippines that takes careof, and provides a home for, children of street women and prostitutes.

Deceased clergy remembered

The human frailties of priests — and even of apostles — can help to make them attractive figures. Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn said this...

Faith leaders concerned at EOLC bill

Religious leaders from a number of New Zealand’s faith traditions have written a joint letter to Members of Parliament expressing their grave concerns about passing the...

Thames parish upgrades security

A spate of petty crime has driven the installation of security cameras, solar lighting and an extra fence at St Francis of Assisi church in Thames.

Faithful flock to Maryfest

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Crowds of the faithful flocked to Christchurch as the city was re-consecratedto Our Lady at Maryfest this month.

Mass held despite Auckland fire

Daily Mass went on as scheduled at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in Auckland despite the huge fire that ravaged the SkyCity Convention Centre...

Novena, nostalgia, and a nosh-up in South Dunedin

by JEFF DILLON A weekend remembering the good old days was spent recently at St Patrick’s Basilica in South Dunedin as the past 125...

Youth get that ‘Jesus high’ at Set Free conference

by ESME O’RAFFERTY The atmosphere was alive with excitement at the Set Free Youth Conference in Cambridge this year, which celebrated its 10th anniversary...

Children’s book to raise funds for De Paul House

There’s a new kids’ book in town which is raising funds for families in need and Joanne Underwood, head teacher at De Paul House’s early childhood centre, inspired it.

New Catholic secondary school proposed for Drury

The Minister of Education has approved an application by Auckland diocese to enter into integration negotiations for a proposed new Catholic year 7-13 secondary school in Drury...

New NZCBC appointments announced

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has announced the appointment of two new staff members — Kate Aduna and David McLoughlin, looking after administration and communications.

Catholic preschool celebrates 20 years

by MARY PEPPING The Marian Centre Catholic preschool in Panmure has celebrated its 20th birthday with a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Denis Browne and...

Caritas releases state of environment report

by NZ CATHOLIC staff After more than 40 climate change protest events held throughout the country in late September, Caritas released its...

Panel ponders staying loyal to the Church today

by JEFF DILLON A panel discussion with a difference attempted to wrap up the thoughts emerging from the two days at the National Parish...

The Church’s procedures to deal with complaints against bishops

by Msgr BRENDAN DALY Following on from the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan, NZ Catholic asked Msgr Brendan Daly, judicial vicar of the...

Jaydah-Lily cycles to victory at AIMS games

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Catholic students swept up medals at the Anchor AIMS Games in Tauranga this year, especially in girls’ sports.

Youth leader sparks compassion

by ESME O’RAFFERTY A New Plymouth youth leader is encouraging local young people to see Christ in others, by way of young people preparing...

New St Peter’s principal heads back home to Southland

by PETER OWENS Karl Metzler, the chair of the board of trustees of St Peter’s College, Gore, has announced the appointment of Tara Quinney...

Different churches at Napier beach clean up

A significant stretch of the beach at Marine Parade in Napier was made a lot cleaner on September 20, thanks to the efforts of more than 70...

Pilgrimage for Life concludes in capital

The Pilgrimage for Life concluded with two statues coming together after being taken in journeys of prayer from opposite ends of the country.

Knights’ generosity helps school spiritual development

The Knights of the Southern Cross are helping a group of “south” kids head north — to help with their spiritual development.

Call for respect for rights at all stages of life

by NZ CATHOLIC staff MPs on a select committee considering the Abortion Legislation Bill have heard an oral submission from the New...

The day it ‘snowed’ at a Sth Auckland preschool

by COLLEEN GLEESON Staff at St Peter Chanel Preschool in Clover Park, South Auckland, wanted the children in their care to experience what is...

Popular Piety Serving Mission

This short reflection piece was provided by Fr Bernard Espiritu,SVD, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (MISSIO-NZ) as the Church celebrates the Extra-Ordinary Month of Mission.

Spring celebrations mark Josephite jubilees

Josephite Sisters Therese McConway from Wellington, Helen Doyle and Marcienne Waite, both from Whanganui, marked their 60th jubilees of religious profession in a spring time celebration...

Wellington retreat celebrates 30 years of Taizé prayer

The Sisters at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion in Wellington are invitingpilgrims from around the country to a weekend retreat of Taizé prayer and worship.

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Tongan Catholics clean up close to home

Taking pride in their neighbourhood and taking action to help our common home - in line with the teaching in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’- were among the motivations...