Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brief visit from recently ordained South Island priest

Recently ordained Kiwi priest Fr Daniel Mould, FSSP, celebrated a Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form at St Anne’s church in Te Atatu on June 24. Fr Mould, 30, who hails...

Hamilton clergy moves announced

Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe has announced clergy moves in his diocese for the latter half of 2018.Fr Robert Sharplin was appointed in Ngakuru effective June 24. Fr Rico Enriquez will move to Tauranga...

Jesuit working in Hamilton diocese

One of Pope Francis’ missionaries of mercy during the recent jubilee Year of Mercy has started working in Hamilton diocese.Kiwi-born Fr Richard Shortall, SJ, is to cross the Tasman five to six times a year to visit...

New Vinnies shop opens in Chch

Christchurch Vinnies are excited to announce the opening of a new shop located in Hornby.According to an article posted to the Christchurch diocese website, the doors of the new shop opened on Monday, June...

New Plymouth organist honoured

Long-time organist for St Joseph’s Church in New Plymouth Margaret Hurley received the prestigious Benemerenti Award from Pope Francis for her musical contributions in the parish and wider community, her unwavering...

Praying Parents Club meets for first time in east Auckland

Praying for one’s children is a must, but it may be easier said than done.The Praying Parents Club was formed by Mel and Rita Nepomuceno to help and support parents in seeking...

Kiwi priest gets PNG OBE

Fr Philip Gibbs, SVD, who was ordained in New Zealand in 1978, was awarded an OBE in the Papua New Guinea Queen’s Birthday Honours. According to Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe, writing on Facebook, Fr Gibbs...

Singing out for justice

Standing out from 120 entries in Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s SINGout- 4JUSTICE competition , three students from Hillcrest High School (Hamilton) and Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt) wowed the judges. Year 11 students, Shanille Lat...

Stained glass installation turns heads in Gore

by Peter Owens The Catholic people of Eastern Southland were among the first settlers in the region. This is exemplified in the number of Catholic churches built in this southern rural area over...

Fr Bugler’s 60 years as priest

For Fr Martin Bugler, despite celebrating his 60 year jubilee as a priest, the call to priesthood is still a mystery. “Priests come from all backgrounds and starting points,” he said in a...

Famous bookshop next to St Ben’s

The new location of Auckland’s iconic Hard to Find Bookshop is a very blessed place. That’s what St Benedict’s parish priest Msgr Paul Farmer told people at a blessing ceremony at the shop just across...

Joint sacraments in Mangere

On Sunday, May 27, Bishop Patrick Dunn visited St Therese parish, Mangere East, to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation for 57 children from the two parishes in Mangere, St...

Northern pilgrims honour Our Lady in Hokianga

by WIGA AUTET In spite of the threatening clouds — huge and heavy with rain — gathering on the horizon of the Hokianga sky on the morning of Saturday, May...

Religious, consecrated persons thanked at Mass

A “Thanksgiving Mass for Religious and Consecrated Persons” was celebrated at Christ the King church in Owairaka on May 26, the feast day of St Philip Neri. A similar...

Joint winners of the 2018 O’Shea Shield competition

The host of the 72nd O’Shea Shield competition, St Catherine’s College, shared top place with Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt, in the event held on the weekend of May...

St Mary’s wins Pompallier Shield

St Mary’s College has won the 2018 Pompallier Shield, a prestigious competition for Catholic secondary schools in Auckland diocese. Principal Bernadette Stockman said they were “thrilled” to be this...

Full house for St Paul movie

by WIGA AUTET A private screening of Paul, Apostle of Christ on Thursday, May 31, at Cathay Cinemas in Kerikeri turned out to be an extraordinary success. What had started...

‘Man of great heart’ remembered

by PETER GRACE The coffin made by Pa Yvan Sergy told much about the man and priest at his requiem Mass in Hamilton on May 29. Swiss-born Pa Yvan Daniel...

50 capital pilgrims pray for families

by PATRICIA SISON A Family Pilgrimage with Mary in the Wellington region on May 12 saw some 50 pilgrims praying for the needs of families. The pilgrims visited churches and...

North Otago students do good on visit to Cuba

by JEFF DILLON Getting first-hand experience of third world conditions during a trip to Cuba was a memorable experience for a small group of senior students from St Kevin’s College,...

Cluny sister’s final profession

by LYNDSAY FREER Sr Pacifica made her final profession as a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny at St Michael’s church, Remuera on May 12. Chunmin Sun (now Sr Pacifica)...

Chaplaincy a bulwark against cults on campus

by LYNDSAY FREER A cult is generally accepted to mean a religion or sect considered by mainstream religions to be unorthodox or extremist, with members often living outside conventional society. The...

Young Kiwis look forward to missions

by SARAH ROBERTS Two young Kiwi missionaries are embarking on an adventure into the unknown and they trust God will guide them. Olivia Frahm and Samuel Pitcaithly, both 22, will be...

Progress slow on ‘Olive Leaf’ centre

by Peter Owens Further documentation has been filed with the Queenstown District Council in connection with a proposed “Olive Leaf” centre next to the historic St Patrick’s Catholic church in...

Commission pans liquor tactics

Auckland diocese’s Commission for Justice and Peace has criticised provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 that have been used to delay the introduction of a...

Waikato students help kids from refugee families

by CLARE DEVINE From April 16-20, 16 volunteers from the Waikato University Catholic Club (WaiCath) used their university break to run a holiday programme for children from refugee backgrounds. The programme,...

Pa Anahera departs joyful ministry in Northland

by WIGA AUTET On Easter Sunday, Fr Jun Peralta, SVD, locally known as Pa Anahera, celebrated his last Sunday Masses with the parishioners of the North Hokianga, whom he had...

Q&A with the seventh Bishop of Dunedin

NZ Catholic put some questions to Bishop Michael Dooley about his future ministry. The questions and answers are below. What would you list as your main priorities as Bishop of...

40 Days for Life brings some special graces

by MICHAEL LORETZ On Palm Sunday evening, nearly 350 people gathered on Auckland’s Dominion Rd to pray the final hour of what has been a prayer marathon for the unborn,...

Students follow in footsteps of Mother Aubert

Ten students and two support staff from John Paul College in Rotorua have retraced the footsteps of Venerable Suzanne Aubert in Whanganui city and in Jerusalem on the Whanganui...

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Top old boy was child refugee from Poland

by GERARD DUIGNAN The St Patrick’s College Old Boys’ Association’s Old Boy of the Year for 2018 is Jan Roy-Wojciechowski (aka John Roy). Mr Roy-Wojciechowski is a Member of The New...