Diocese of Palmerston North
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We are united in our desire for unity, although we know this is a long road
Bishops will gather in Wellington to renew 1838 dedication of NZ to Our Lady
"The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few"
Monsignor Brian Walsh retires as Local Administrator
Ko Tahi Ano – Together as One, is made up of five communities in the Palmerston North region
Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation
Fr James Lyons explores the significance of this Saint for our time
St Joseph is the Pope's favourite saint
‘A door has been opened. We will see what other steps could be taken in the future’
Pope Francis’ little document 'Spiritus Domini' is a most welcome development
Former Christchurch Bishop, Paul Martin SM, became Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington on Jan 2 2021
The theme for this years' Caritas Lenten Appeal is taken from the Pope encyclical Laudato Si'
How Waitangi Day helps us reflect on Catholic Social Teaching
The 40 days of Lent enable us to step into a time of ‘being without’ so we can ‘look within'
Pope Francis has declared a Year of St Joseph in honour of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s...
St Patrick’s Church in Central Hawke’s Bay will be the centre of celebrations over Anzac weekend
Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington
Dec 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, discusses these important topics
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference met in Palmerston North in October
A presentation from Diocesan staff on our current situation
Many countries are living in an emergency situation and facing multiple crises, report states
Eight priests and three bishops celebrated their jubilees on 8 October
The people of Ngāti Kauwhata gathered on Oct 20 to celebrate this milestone
All parishioners, volunteers, and leaders are invited to one of four sessions
Pope Francis signed his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti on the tomb of St Francis of Assisi on Oct 4
The Catholic Bishops challenge NZers to ask what kind of society we want Aotearoa New Zealand to be
Our journey of faith this month visits the rural parish of Pungarehu and Opunake
NZ Bishops are seeking an artist to commemorating Bishop Pompallier’s 1838 dedication of NZ to Mary
On Sun Oct 4 we celebrate the spirituality and good works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert
Cardinal John Dew has written a letter in support of the Loud Fence movement
The last Sunday of September of every year is World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Covid-19 has resulted in requests for support from the St Vincent de Paul Society
The Chrism Mass for both Dioceses was celebrated on 1 August
Caritas NZ is providing urgently needed funding for Lebanon after the August 4 blast
Paul Bailey describes how a visit to a rest home became a memory to treasure
An online election forum hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington
Prayers by Fr James Lyons during a time when many people are unable to meet with those they love
The Patron Saint of NZ has her feast day on Aug 15
The year Social Justice Week runs from 6 - 12 September
The NZ Bishops have issued a statement in preparation for the general election in September
A large-scale religious painting has been gifted to the Mission Estate Winery in Hawke’s Bay
Trung Nguyen was ordained as a priest on 6 June 2020
The Cathedral, designed by architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, was opened in 1925
How did you experience the COVID19 lockdowns? Was it positive, difficult, what happened to you?
At Bible Society, we appreciate the good work the New Zealand Police have done and continue to do
Dr Areti Metuamate and his wife spent time living with the Sisters of Mercy in Wellington
A Pastoral Letter from our bishops on returning to Mass and 'Leaving the Closed Room'
Some parish activities to resume, but mass still unavailable
Celebrated between Ascension and Pentecost Sundays each year