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Dedication to Catholic youth recognised

By NZ Catholic Staff | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Five people nominated for their outstanding work in Catholic Youth Ministry are winners in the 2020 Delargey Awards. The awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914-1979) who was noted for his work with young Catholics. The awards are presented by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference every … Read More about Dedication to Catholic youth recognised

Fr Nick walked alongside people

By NZ Catholic Staff | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hamilton priest Fr Nicholas Hoogeveen passed away at the Atawhai Assisi rest home on April 15, 2020. He was 78. Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe, who celebrated a live-streamed requiem Mass for Fr Hoogeveen on April 17, cited the parallels between how Jesus ministered to the two disciples walking on the … Read More about Fr Nick walked alongside people

Priests promote vocations during the lockdown

By Michael Otto | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whanganui’s two Catholic priests have put together a vocations promotional video titled “Priests in Lockdown”. The 40-minute video, featuring Catholic Parish of Whanganui – Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui parish priest Fr Vaughan Leslie and assistant priest Fr Nathaniel Tat Brazil, was streamed on Facebook and on the Whanganui Catholic … Read More about Priests promote vocations during the lockdown

Whanganui walk for mercy

By Rowena Orejana | May 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

Armed with the image of the Divine Mercy and the relics of St Peter Chanel and Venerable Mother Suzanne Aubert, Whanganui assistant parish priest Fr Nathaniel Brazil walked through the city on April 6, the Monday of Holy Week, praying for an end to the pandemic. “I saw videos from … Read More about Whanganui walk for mercy

Initiatives deserve high praise

By Michael Otto | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A media statement issued by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in mid-April detailed some of the many pastoral works carried out by Catholic agencies and individuals during the lockdown. Such initiatives are worthy of high praise. It is good that they are recorded and will in due course be … Read More about Initiatives deserve high praise

Priest provides opportunity to ‘tell your story’

By Rowena Orejana | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Missionary of Mercy Fr Richard Shortall, SJ, is offering “lockdown conversations” to people who may be missing the opportunity of talking to their priests about their worries and concerns. Fr Shortall, who is currently living in Rotorua, said these conversations are similar to the ones he had with people in … Read More about Priest provides opportunity to ‘tell your story’