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Te Hahi Hurihuri – The Evolving Church

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How can we positively engage with change in our parishes? A Hui on Worship, Music and Pastoral Life

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Parish Job Vacancy: Pastoral Life Coordinator

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This exciting opportunity in Palmerston North is for Our Lady of Lourdes and the Cathedral parishes.

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Service awarded with high papal honour

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Tony Murphy given title 'Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great' for his service to the Church

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30-years as ‘man of the cloth’

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A taonga from the Philippines is returning home after marking a milestone as a man of the cloth

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Alive in the Spirit | Online Conference

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Catholic networks in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are hosting a virtual conference 

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Caritas ‘truly grateful’ for response to Lent Appeal

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Caritas has expressed its appreciation for the recent response to the Lent Appeal

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Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

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This year the Mass was celebrated on a weekday to enable students to participate

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Recognition for long-serving Vincentian

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Ellen Spriggens has been a member of St Vincent de Paul in Whanganui for 72 years

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Cathedral community café retired

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Palmerston North’s Cathedral community café has ‘retired’ after 27 years

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

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We are united in our desire for unity, although we know this is a long road

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Renewal of New Zealand’s dedication to Our Lady

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Bishops will gather in Wellington to renew 1838 dedication of NZ to Our Lady

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National Vocations Awareness Week: 25 April–1 May 2021

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"The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few"

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Diocese pays tribute to Mons Brian Walsh

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Monsignor Brian Walsh retires as Local Administrator

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

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Ko Tahi Ano – Together as One, is made up of five communities in the Palmerston North region

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Lent – time to ‘unmask illusions’

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Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation

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Silent, faithful, compassionate presence – Saint Joseph

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Fr James Lyons explores the significance of this Saint for our time

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Sleeping St Joseph

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St Joseph is the Pope's favourite saint

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Pope Francis appoints more women to Vatican posts

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‘A door has been opened. We will see what other steps could be taken in the future’

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Women as lectors and acolytes

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Pope Francis’ little document 'Spiritus Domini' is a most welcome development

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Welcome to Wellington's new Archbishop

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Former Christchurch Bishop, Paul Martin SM, became Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington on Jan 2 2021

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A New Way Forward – He Ara Whakamua, He Ara Hou

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The theme for this years' Caritas Lenten Appeal is taken from the Pope encyclical Laudato Si'

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Remembering the past: Waitangi Day and CST

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How Waitangi Day helps us reflect on Catholic Social Teaching

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Te Wā o te Reneti – The Season of Lent

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The 40 days of Lent enable us to step into a time of ‘being without’ so we can ‘look within'

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Pope proclaims Year of St Joseph

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Pope Francis has declared a Year of St Joseph in honour of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s...

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St Patrick’s Waipawa 150th Jubilee

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St Patrick’s Church in Central Hawke’s Bay will be the centre of celebrations over Anzac weekend

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Paul Martin appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington

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Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington

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Born immaculate, Mary is the highest honour of our race

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Dec 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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On mission and salvation

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Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, discusses these important topics

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Bishops meet in Palmerston North

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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference met in Palmerston North in October

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Roadmaps for Transformation

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A presentation from Diocesan staff on our current situation

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Oceania faces multiple crises – Caritas Report

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Many countries are living in an emergency situation and facing multiple crises, report states

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Jubilees celebrated in Palmerston North Diocese

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Eight priests and three bishops celebrated their jubilees on 8 October

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Kauwhata church turns 125

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The people of Ngāti Kauwhata gathered on Oct 20 to celebrate this milestone

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Diocesan Update sessions

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All parishioners, volunteers, and leaders are invited to one of four sessions

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Fratelli Tutti – new encyclical

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Pope Francis signed his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti on the tomb of St Francis of Assisi on Oct 4

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Bishops’ Election Statement: Time to re-evaluate priorities

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The Catholic Bishops challenge NZers to ask what kind of society we want Aotearoa New Zealand to be

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

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Our journey of faith this month visits the rural parish of Pungarehu and Opunake

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Artist wanted for commissioned work on Mary

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NZ Bishops are seeking an artist to commemorating Bishop Pompallier’s 1838 dedication of NZ to Mary

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Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day

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On Sun Oct 4 we celebrate the spirituality and good works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert

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Loud Fence movement gets approval from Cardinal

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Cardinal John Dew has written a letter in support of the Loud Fence movement

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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The last Sunday of September of every year is World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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Vinnies see sharp rise in requests for help

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Covid-19 has resulted in requests for support from the St Vincent de Paul Society

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Dioceses celebrate Chrism Mass together

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The Chrism Mass for both Dioceses was celebrated on 1 August

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Caritas helping after explosion in Lebanon

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Caritas NZ is providing urgently needed funding for Lebanon after the August 4 blast

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Encounter with Cynthia

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Paul Bailey describes how a visit to a rest home became a memory to treasure

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Hear the Cry of the Earth: Pre-Election Forum

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An online election forum hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington

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COVID-19 – Prayers in Time of Separation

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Prayers by Fr James Lyons during a time when many people are unable to meet with those they love

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The Assumption: 15 August

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The Patron Saint of NZ has her feast day on Aug 15

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Social Justice Week 2020

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The year Social Justice Week runs from 6 - 12 September

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New Zealand Bishops 2020 general election statement

Pastoral

The NZ Bishops have issued a statement in preparation for the general election in September

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