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St Peter’s chapel wins architecture award

By NZ Catholic Staff | December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The newly constructed St Peter’s College chapel in Auckland won an award in the public architecture category at the 2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards. The chapel was designed by Stevens Lawson Architects Ltd. It was blessed and dedicated by college chaplain Msgr Paul Farmer on March 13, 2020. The judges … Read More about St Peter’s chapel wins architecture award

CWL national president’s visit to Hamilton diocese

By Rowena Orejana | December 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

A long-awaited visit by Susan Dickson, national president of the Catholic Women’s League, to members in Hamilton diocese occurred late in October. It replaced her proposed address to the cancelled diocesan conference in March. It was an occasion to launch a new handbook of resources for branches, compiled by Colleen … Read More about CWL national president’s visit to Hamilton diocese

Pope says Vatican will aim for net zero carbon emissions

By Catholic News Service | December 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis pledged Vatican City State would achieve net-zero carbon emissions before the year 2050, and he urged everyone in the world to be part of a new culture of care for others and the planet. “The time has come for a change in direction. Let … Read More about Pope says Vatican will aim for net zero carbon emissions

Getting ready for Advent

By Michael Otto | December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the season of Advent dawns, we joyfully await the coming of the Lord. Provided we can take the time to reflect, it is useful to do so, even amid the traffic, the noise, the stress, the heat, the crowds and so on. In the lead up to Christmas, many … Read More about Getting ready for Advent

God’s hand at work in our midst

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | December 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

December 13: Third Sunday of Advent. Readings: 1. Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11; Psalm: Magnificat; 2. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; Gospel: John 1:6-8,19-28; The Advent season of preparation for Christmas is today marked by readings that focus on God’s hand at work in our midst. The selected verses from Isaiah capture just how significant God’s … Read More about God’s hand at work in our midst

Vandalism at St Mark’s, Pakuranga

By Michael Otto | December 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

When St Mark’s, Pakuranga parish priest Fr Sherwin Lapaan went to open the church for Sunday Mass on the morning of December 6, he discovered shattered glass “everywhere”, as a result of vandalism. Two large glass panels at the foyer of the church had been shattered, so parish staff came … Read More about Vandalism at St Mark’s, Pakuranga