Monday, September 23, 2019

Faiths share what gratitude means

The Auckland Interfaith Council and Mercy Spirituality Centre sponsored an event on the theme of Gratitude. More than 50 participants came to the retreat...

Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

by Orlando Pedraza Doubting Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is one character with whom I truly identify. Thomas is labelled...

Young Vinnies help Wairarapa foodbank

by SUSAN WALKER The Term Two project for the Chanel Young Vinnies at Chanel College in Masterton was to “feed the hungry”.

$7 million estimated for Wgtn Cathedral upgrade

Work aimed at a future reopening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is ongoing. According to the July 14...

Sacred Heart Mass in South

by JEFF DILLON Approximately 50 people gathered in St Joseph’s Chapel at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home in Brockville, Dunedin,...

184 years since Aubert’s birth

Weekday Mass attendees at St Mary’s church Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui marked the birth date of Venerable Suzanne Aubert (184 years ago) with Mass...

Caritas song competition winners announced

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This annual competition...

Hui considers structure for Katorika Maori Commission

by SARAH SPARKS “We probably got what we came for” said Rangi Davis, a member of the Katorika Māori Steering Committee thatpresented...

Pride in heritage gains speech contest award

by PETER OWENS St Peter’s College, Gore, was the first Catholic, co-educational and Form 1-7 boarding school in New Zealand. It was also...

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...

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New door opens for the CDC

New director of the Catholic Discipleship College Board of Trustees Michael Pervan said despite the temporary closure of the Pukekohe-based college, the CDC has projects that are...