Friday, August 16, 2019

Pro-life outreach to North Island schools planned

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Pro-life organisation Family Life International (FLI) is organising a secondary schools outreach programme to teach young people about pro-life...

De La Salle’s tercentenary year celebrated

by MARK McKEON, FSC On Good Friday, April 7, 1619, St John Baptist de La Salle rested peacefully and this year, 2019, is 300...

National Safeguarding Lead welcomed

The National Office for Professional Standards has welcomed Pamela Arthurs as the new National Safeguarding Lead to provide supportto dioceses, congregations and Catholic organisations in the...

New principal for Kavanagh College

by PETER OWENS The current principal of St Peter’s College in Gore, Kate Nicholson, has been appointed as the new principal of Kavanagh College...

Joy at opening of St Patrick’s church, Lincoln

by JENNY McPHEE After eight years of planning, work by architects, meetings, building consents and fundraising, on May 19 Catholic parishioners walked in procession...

Safety risk closes Waikato church

St Paul’s Catholic Church in Ngaruawahia has been closed after a detailed seismic assessment put the building’s structural performance score at only 14 per cent of the...

Memory of Jean Vanier honoured by communities

by ANNE-MARIE PIKE On June 8, more than 100 people joined with the L’Arche Kapiti, Mount Tabor (Auckland), Marralomeda (Christchurch) and Faith and Light...

SSVdP seminars to focus on renewal and recruitment

A series of regional seminars are being run throughout New Zealand focusing on spiritual renewal and the recruitment of new members to join the Society of St...

CEC NZ student ‘saints’ video competition

The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) has launched a video competition calling on students to share the stories of “saints” in their lives. The competition, “Saints Next Door”,...

Auckland Catholic secondary school speech competition results

Sacred Heart College has won the Pompallier Shield speech competition for 2019. The team event for Catholic secondary schools in Auckland diocese involves...

Wellington and Palmerston North Catholic secondary school speech competition results

The O’Shea Shield, competed for by students from Catholic secondary schools in Wellington archdiocese and Palmerston North diocese, was won this year by St Patrick’s College, Wellington.

Christchurch Catholic secondary school speech competition results

Catholic Cathedral College has won the Bishop Lyons Shield for 2019. This is competed for by Catholic secondary schools in Christchurch diocese, across six public speaking...

Radiate Jesus in your lives, CFC delegates told

by NOEL DESCALZO Live as children of light (Ephesians 5:8) and be a light to others as we overcome darkness in our homes,...

A vocational walk through items used in ministry

Speaking about diocesan priesthood combined two highlights and one passion for Fr Nathaniel Brazil of the Catholic Parish of Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui....

Service to Church for 50 yrs

Patricia Mary McQuillan, a contributor to Catholic Women’s League Aotearoa New Zealand for some 50 years, passedaway on April 4 at Auckland Hospital....

Auckland diocese loses a gem

Auckland diocese is mourning the loss of one of its own staff, Delia Mary Ruane, who had been a member of the Religious Education Team for the...

SHC welcomes new principal

by ANGELA LITTLE On April 29, Sacred Heart College staff and students and invited guests witnessed a moving pōwhiri to...

Marlborough parish priest dies while on a plane

by CATHIE BELL Passionist priest Fr John Pearce touched many parts of the wider Marlborough community during his two and a half years as...

Auckland walk motivated by solidarity

by SARAH SPARKS In solidarity with migrants, the Auckland diocese held a five kilometre charity walk in the last days of Lent.

Humanitarian help for Belgium honoured

by COLLEEN McMURCHY On March 18, the Belgian ambassador to New Zealand, Marc Mullie, unveiled a special plaque which has been affixed to the...

Milestone marked for historic southern church

by JEFF DILLON Easter Sunday became a chance to have a double celebration for members of the Polish community in Dunedin, with...

Justice questions for mayor at Catholic forum

by SARAH SPARKS When the Mayor of Auckland arrives at a meeting centred on social justice driving his own electric car, that signals some...

Sr Eileen Mary celebrates a century

by Sr MARGARET O’NEILL, RSJ If you happen to look out a window in Mary MacKillop Centre in Mission Bay, Auckland, in the late...

North Shore schools combine on Polyfest stage

Students from Carmel College and Rosmini College in Auckland combined for the first time to compete on the Samoan stage at Polyfest 2019 — the largest...

Thomas Kiely farewelled at packed cathedral

After Thomas Kiely died on March 31, aged 94, many people came forward and sent messages to his children and family telling of how “your father...

More marriage educators should say ‘I do’

Couples who feel a calling towards being marriage educators for Auckland diocese should “just do it”, advised the diocese’s Marriage and Family leader Gerry Smith.

Why I took climate action

Q&A with Xyryll Gayagoy, year 12 student, St Mary’s College, Wellington, who took part in the School Strike 4 Climate Action on March 15.

The Church Pope Francis dreams of

The image of great canoes sailing from island to island across the great vastness of the Pacific that Joe Sapati Moeono-Kolio used in his intervention...

Three St Joseph’s schools celebrate feast day

Three St Joseph’s primary schools in Auckland got together for the first time to celebrate their collective feast day on March 19.

More baptisms celebrated in Marlborough parish

by CATHIE BELLMore Marlborough and Kaikoura people are becoming baptised since the new Star of the Sea parish was shaken by earthquakes, parish priest Fr John Pearce,...