by NZ CATHOLIC staff
WELLINGTON — The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have expressed their sympathy to all those who lost loved ones as a result of Super-typhoon Haiyan, and are leading Masses to pray for the Filipino community here and overseas.
In a statement, the bishops said: “The loss of life, injuries, displacement and destruction on a large scale is a devastating tragedy for the people of the Philippines. We pray for them as they search for those that are missing, as they mourn their dead and as they work to restore essential services.”
The Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, led a Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on November 13, and Archbishop John Dew led a special Mass on November 14 at at Sts Peter & Paul, Lower Hutt.
Other Masses will be celebrated as follows:
Hamilton 7pm, Friday November 15, Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grey St, Hamilton.
Christchurch 6.30pm, Friday November 22, St Teresa of Lisieux, Puriri St, Riccarton.
4pm, December 8, Christ the King, Greers Rd, Burnside.
7pm, December 8, Ashburton .
For more information, contact Simone Olsen, 021 611 052.