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Funding sought for organ rebuild

By Michael Otto | February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

The historic 19th century Halmshaw organ was successfully retrieved from the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch late last year, but the instrument in not in great shape. CBS Music Charitable Trust was the principal sponsor of the retrieval, which took place during demolition work on the building. … Read More about Funding sought for organ rebuild

It’s OK to ask for help

By Rowena Orejana | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two Catholics, a priest and a lay woman, share their mental health journeys towards a better life. One night, towards the end of August, 2016, then Thames-Coromandel parish priest Fr James Mulligan had a complete breakdown. “I was actually wheeled out of Thames. I had no choice,” he said. “The … Read More about It’s OK to ask for help

Fr Friel’s love for gardening an award winner in Timaru

By Rowena Orejana | February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Holy Family Timaru parish priest Fr Christopher Friel was a little surprised to find that a parishioner, “a good daily Massgoer”, entered his garden at Sacred Heart Basilica in the Timaru Horticultural Society Summer Garden competition. An even more pleasant surprise for the priest was winning the competition’s best-under-a-year garden … Read More about Fr Friel’s love for gardening an award winner in Timaru

Fond Marlborough farewell for Mercy Sisters

By NZ Catholic contributor | February 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

by CATHIE BELL The Sisters of Mercy have called time on 135 years in Marlborough, with an official farewell held in December. The last two Mercy nuns based in Marlborough, Sister Elizabeth Mary and Sister Suzanna, left in early 2020, but they returned in December with nine other nuns, who … Read More about Fond Marlborough farewell for Mercy Sisters

St Patrick’s, Waipawa to celebrate 150 years

By NZ Catholic Staff | February 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Anzac weekend, 2021, St Patrick’s church, Waipawa, will host celebrations to commemorate 150 years since the first church was dedicated. St Patrick’s has been a focal point for many families in its long history, and the parish is inviting those families and their descendants, as well as past pupils, … Read More about St Patrick’s, Waipawa to celebrate 150 years

Celebrations for Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions

By NZ Catholic Staff | February 17, 2021 | 1 Comment

December and January were a time of much celebration for the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, with the jubilees of religious profession of seven sisters being held in four different venues in the North and South Islands. The jubilarians were Srs Pauline Leonard, Colleen King-Turner, Merle Hiscock, Maureen … Read More about Celebrations for Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions