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Three permanent deacons ordained in Hamilton

By Rowena Orejana | November 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Auckland Bishop and Hamilton diocese apostolic administrator Bishop Stephen Lowe called on Hamilton’s newest permanent deacons to live a life of service, imitating Christ who came “not to be served but to serve”, and who listens to those in need.   Bishop Lowe ordained John  Marneth-Rust, Glenn Clunie and Mark Hassett … Read More about Three permanent deacons ordained in Hamilton

African faith and culture celebrated

By Michael Otto | November 17, 2022 | 1 Comment

Ever since the Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand heard that there was an African Catholic community in Auckland, discussions have been taking place on how to gather them together to celebrate their faith.  Holy Cross Seminary rector Fr Mathew Vadakkevettuvazhiyil said this when introducing Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, at the start … Read More about African faith and culture celebrated

Alan Duff says get rid of losing mindsets

By Rowena Orejana | November 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

New Zealand novelist, newspaper columnist and Duffy Books in Homes founder Alan Duff has said that education, and not the welfare system, is still the key to getting out of poverty.  Mr Duff spoke at a breakfast fundraiser for De Paul House, a transitional housing and social housing provider, based … Read More about Alan Duff says get rid of losing mindsets

PN diocese celebrates Jubilarians’ Mass

By Rowena Orejana | November 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

By ISABELLA McCAFFERTY  The Diocese of Palmerston North celebrated its annual Jubilarians’ Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, October 11.  This year’s jubiliarians were Fr Joe O’Sullivan (65 years), Fr Dominic Heslin (60 years), Fr Paul Kerridge (60 years), Fr Joe Grayland (30 years), Fr Anthony … Read More about PN diocese celebrates Jubilarians’ Mass

Next stage of Synod underway

By NZ Catholic Staff | November 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

The next stage of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality has begun, with the Vatican publishing the working document that brings together the many synod syntheses from around the Catholic world, including Aotearoa New Zealand’s .  Titled “Enlarge the space of your tent”, this Working Document for the Continental Stage will … Read More about Next stage of Synod underway

Tamil Catholics celebrate three events

By Rowena Orejana | November 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Auckland Tamil Catholic Association in Auckland celebrated its 10th anniversary with a grand feast at St Therese Catholic Church in Three Kings on October 10.   Richard Sebastian, founding member and one of the organisers of the event, said the association decided to hold the celebration for the feast of … Read More about Tamil Catholics celebrate three events