Featured

Discerning God’s call in the Society of Mary

By Rowena Orejana | July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three young men, two of them Maori, are currently studying in the Society of Mary’s seminary in Auckland. Hemi Ropata, SM, 36, is in his third year with the Marists. His iwi is Ngati Raukawa/NgaTai. Born into an Anglican family, he was walking along a street in 2013, when he … Read More about Discerning God’s call in the Society of Mary

Wording change for Opening Prayer at Mass

By NZ Catholic Staff | July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

After receiving a letter from the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have decided to make a small change to the wording of the Collect prayers said by the priest near the start of most Masses during the year. … Read More about Wording change for Opening Prayer at Mass

Sister was a hospice movement trailblazer

By Michael Otto | July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The principal pioneer of the modern hospice movement in Auckland, Sr Margaret Mary Timms, RSM, CBE, was farewelled in Auckland this month. Many tributes were paid at a vigil celebration on July 14 and at requiem Mass on July 15 in St Mary’s Convent chapel in Ponsonby. Sr Margaret died … Read More about Sister was a hospice movement trailblazer

Oceania regional solution sought for refugees

By Rowena Orejana | July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Groups working in the area of refugees and people seeking asylum should work together to pressure governments to treat refugees and people seeking asylum justly and humanely, and come up with a regional solution. Fr Peter Smith, justice and peace promoter of the Archdiocese of Sydney, made this suggestion at … Read More about Oceania regional solution sought for refugees

End of era as Pa Mikaere Ryan farewelled

By Michael Otto | July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pa Mikaere Ryan, MHM, left England some 67 years ago to work on the other side of the world as a missionary. Now living in retirement in Mt Eden in Auckland, he greets people in a room flanked by bookshelves, which are filled with volumes on all manner of subjects. … Read More about End of era as Pa Mikaere Ryan farewelled

Masses to continue airing on Shine TV

By Rowena Orejana | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Auckland Catholic diocese will continue airing Sunday Masses on Shine TV until August 2 (Sunday), but had been invited to broadcast Sunday Masses to the end of the year. Dame Lyndsay Freer, who is in charge of diocesan media communications, said viewer response to the Sunday Masses produced during lockdown … Read More about Masses to continue airing on Shine TV