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:


March

1
9:00am Visit to Rangitane Marae, Palmerston North
8:00pm Worldwide Marriage Encounter Meeting, Feilding

Sunday 3
6:00am Academic Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

4
Powhiri, James van Schie, Diocese of Auckland

6
Ash Wednesday 7:30am Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Vigil Service for Fr Peter Carde SM, Our Lady of Lourdes, Palmerston

7
NZ Bishops’ Executive Officer Interviews, Wellington

8
9:00am Team Leaders’ Meeting, Diocesan Centre

Sunday 10
9:30am Rite of Election, Our Lady of Lourdes

12
Tautoko Communications Workshop, Wellington

13
10:00am Council of Priests and Consultors Meetings, Palmerston North

14
9:00am ‘ENCOUNTER’ Pastoral Day, St Mary’s, Whanganui, for Priests, pastoral workers, Principals and DRSs

15
3:00 Meet with Prison Chaplain

Sunday 17
9:30am Rite of Election, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

18-23
Executive Meeting of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, Townsville

Sunday 24
9:30am Miha Māori, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

26
Clergy Meeting with Virginia Noonan on Safe-guarding practices

27
11:00 Address Primary & Secondary Principals, New Plymouth

28
Visit Parihaka

Sunday 31
10:30 Mass, St Mary’s Foxton

 

February

1-2
Return from World Youth Day, Panama City

Sunday 3
6:00am Mass at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

4
11:00am Visit to St Patrick’s, Napier. Planning meeting for new Mission Centre

5
9:00am Good Shepherd College Establishment Board Meeting

6
Waitangi Day. Mass 9:00am at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

7
9:00am Opening Mass, St Peter’s College
2:00pm Meeting with Youth Young Adults staff
5:00pm Farewell for staff member, Georgia Collins

8
9:00am Diocesan Staff Meeting
1:00pm Lunch and Meeting with Tararua clergy

8
9:00am Diocesan Staff Meeting
1:00pm Lunch and Meeting with Tararua clergy

8-10
Visit to Kopua Monastery

Sunday 10
10:00am Mass at Kopua Monastery

12
10:00am Visit to Parikino Marae, Whanganui River

13
10:00am Diocesan Management Advisory Council Meeting
1:30pm Meet with registered Spiritual Directors
3:00pm Vui Hoang’s Ordination planning meeting

14
9:15am NZ Catholic Education Office Meeting, Wellington

15
10:00am Tautoko Royal Commission Group Meeting
5:00pm Shared dinner with Diocesan staff

Sunday 17
9:00am Mass at St Joseph’s, Dannevirke
11:00am Mass at St Brigid’s, Pahiatua

18-19
Mixed Commission Conference, Home of Compassion, Island Bay Wellington

20-21
New Zealand Catholic Bishop Conference and Commission meetings, Wellington

25
5:00pm Good Shepherd College Senate Meeting, Auckland

27
12:00pm Clubs Days, Massey University

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