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Two Mission Sisters served in many places

By NZ Catholic contributor | November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Sr CARMEL COLE On Sunday, November 1, Sisters Linley Trower and Muriel Kivell celebrated 60 years of profession as Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. Many sisters gathered from across the country to celebrate with the people of the Napier parish at St Mary’s church in Taradale. It … Read More about Two Mission Sisters served in many places

Decision made to sell three Wairarapa churches Vatican

By NZ Catholic Staff | November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three out of five Catholic churches in the Wairarapa are to be put up for sale after decisions made by Cardinal John Dew as part of an archdiocese reorganisation process. NZ Catholic reported last year (December 1) that the Wairarapa Catholic Parish finance committee had proposed retaining only St Patrick’s … Read More about Decision made to sell three Wairarapa churches Vatican

Ribbons tied to Napier church ‘Loud Fence’

By Michael Otto | November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ribbons have been tied to a fence at St Patrick’s church in Napier and will stay there as an acknowledgement of child sexual abuse in the Church and to raise awareness of the issue. The fence is now a “Loud Fence”, which is a movement that started in Ballarat in … Read More about Ribbons tied to Napier church ‘Loud Fence’

Caring for one another in very concrete ways

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | November 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

November 22: Christ the King.  Readings: 1. Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalm: 23; 2. 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46. The coming of God’s reign is not perhaps how we might ordinarily picture it. These samples from Holy Scripture are, then, a way of making us think of it as very much connected with … Read More about Caring for one another in very concrete ways

Sisters of Mercy leave Atawhai Assisi Home

By NZ Catholic contributor | November 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

by MARIETTE POORTMAN The Sisters of Mercy were farewelled from Atawhai Assisi Home and Hospital in Hamilton with a eucharistic celebration of thanksgiving held the facility’s chapel on August 31. Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe, Father Patrick Keane and Father Danny Fraser-Jones celebrated the Mass. In his homily, Bishop Lowe thanked … Read More about Sisters of Mercy leave Atawhai Assisi Home

Unexpected journey for Ignatian students

By NZ Catholic Staff | November 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

by JEFF DILLON Covid-19 could not daunt the spirits of a group of  New Zealand Catholics who gathered at Burns Lodge, part of the Holy Cross Centre in Mosgiel, to participate in their graduation ceremony marking the end of their Ignatian Spirituality journey in October. The journey began when the … Read More about Unexpected journey for Ignatian students