Bishop Charles’ Diary

Bishop Charles is on the road a lot given the nature of our extensive Diocese. As te Hepara of the Diocese he is often vising schools and parishes. As Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference he also participates in various national meetings. Among his engagements this month are the following:


January

Sunday 6

9:00am Epiphany Mass, Holy Family Parish, Wanaka

Sunday 13

9:30am Mass at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

14

World Youth Day planning meeting

15

Palmerston North City parishes planning meeting

16 Jan to 2 Feb

Depart for World Youth Day, Panama City

Sunday 20

11am Mass Parish of Saint James the Apostle, Panama City

24

Leading Catechesis for a cohort of English speaking pilgrims

Presiding and Preaching at Mass for English speaking pilgrims

Sunday 27

Concelebrated Mass with Pope Francis, Panama City

December

28 Nov to Dec 12
Laos for two week visit

Saturday 8
7:00pm Formation Session, Catholic Youth, Vientiane, Laos

Sunday 9
10:30am Mass, Cathedral, Vientiane

14
6:00pm Staff Christmas Dinner

Sunday 16
9:30am and 6:00pm Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

18
10:00am Meet with Diocesan Staff

19
2:00pm Cathedral Parish Meeting

20
7:00pm Reconciliation, Our Lady of Lourdes, Palmerston North

21
11:15am Meeting Diocesan Liturgy Commission

22
11:00am Baptism, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North

Sunday 23
6:00pm Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

24
12:00pm Lunch with Rosminians, St Mary’s, Palmerston
Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North

Christmas Day 25
9:00am Mass, Sacred Heart Church, Rongotea
1:00pm Christmas lunch for clergy, Sisters, and international students at the Cathedral Presbytery

 

November

1
11:00am Attendance Dues meeting

2
8:45am Team Leaders’ Meeting, Diocesan Centre
10:30am Senior Students Mass, St Peter’s College 

4-8
New Zealand Catholic  Bishops’ Conference, Wellington

15
Requiem Mass of Angela Clare Drennan, St Teresa’s Church, Christchurch

17
Burial, Woodbury Cemetery, South Canterbury

23
9:00am Team Leaders’ Meeting, Diocesan Centre

24
Parish family visit

28
Fly to Laos for two week visit

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