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Residential Silent Individually Guided Retreat 2020

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You're invited to a 6 day silent retreat in October

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Newly ordained priest for Palmerston North Diocese

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Trung Nguyen was ordained as a priest on 6 June 2020

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Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

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The Cathedral, designed by architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, was opened in 1925

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Solidarity: Lockdowns and Black Lives Matter

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How did you experience the COVID19 lockdowns? Was it positive, difficult, what happened to you?

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Special Bible for New Zealand Police

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At Bible Society, we appreciate the good work the New Zealand Police have done and continue to do

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Ngā Whaea Atawhai: Sisters of Mercy, sisters of prayer

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Dr Areti Metuamate and his wife spent time living with the Sisters of Mercy in Wellington

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Masses resume & parishes open

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A Pastoral Letter from our bishops on returning to Mass and 'Leaving the Closed Room'

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Alert Level 2 and parishes

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Some parish activities to resume, but mass still unavailable

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (25-31 May)

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Celebrated between Ascension and Pentecost Sundays each year

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Palmerston North ordination postponed

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Deacon Trung Nguyen was due to be ordained for the Palmerston North diocese on April 18

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Good Shepherd Sunday

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I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture

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The Worker

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A reflection by Msgr Gerard Burns for the feast of St Joseph the Worker

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Breathe Life

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A Pentecost Reflection for Sunday 31 May 2020

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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The week of prayer is to be held 25–31 May this year

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Marking 5 Years of Laudato si’

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This year is the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical

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Pope Francis – Letter for the Month of May

Pastoral

It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home

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Essential workers – at the centre

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These essential workers do their job day in and day out, pandemic or no

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Coronavirus and the Eucharist

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Thomas O’Loughlin shares his observations from the UK

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God Present In Our Darkest Hour

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All Anzac Day services around the country have been cancelled

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Bishops disappointed at disregard for rights of unborn

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The abortion Bill ignores the fact there are at least two human lives involved in every pregnancy

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Priests attending the sick

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Communion to the sick is not able to happen at this time

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Fixing our gaze on Christ

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Lenten reflections from Cardinal John Dew

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Resources for difficult time

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Some aids to reflection and prayer in this time of pandemic

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Christian Mission - Fr Jamie Calder

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How can we truly be on mission and be fully ourselves?

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Funerals, sacraments and parish activities during COVID-19

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In his letter to parishioners Cardinal John Dew set some restrictions to parish activities

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Landmark meeting leaves lasting legacy

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The Document on Human Fraternity is a milestone between all faiths

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Bishops warn proposed abortion law removes unborn rights

Pastoral

The NZ Catholic Bishops have made a statement on the proposed abortion law

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Pōwhiri for Dr Areti Metuamate

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Dr Areti Metuamate, Director of Te Kupenga, was welcomed on Feb 10

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Warm welcome for priests in Hastings

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Welcome to Fr Marcus Francis and Fr Anthony Htun

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Dannevirke Vincentians recognised

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Members of St Joseph’s Conference were recognised for their years of service

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Still lighting fires at 90

Pastoral

Sister Josepha O’Connor has been teaching literacy at Whanganui men’s prison for 6 years

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Remembering the Women in Lent

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Sr Elizabeth Julian reflects on the important women in scripture

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Cardinal Tom Williams – 60 Year Jubilee

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Read his homily at his 60th Jubilee celebration

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Why study theology? Part 4

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Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin continues his theology series

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Coronavirus: how will it affect our parishes?

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Parishes have been advised to take specific health precautions

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Shaping the Mission: Takirua 2020

Pastoral

The national conference for those involved in youth, marriage and other Catholic pastoral ministries

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Shaping the Mission: Takirua 2020

Young Catholics

The national conference for those involved in youth, marriage and other Catholic pastoral ministries

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Christian Meditation Community Day

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Vincent Maire will present on meditation, presence and care of the dying

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Caritas supports Samoa during measles outbreak

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has been working in response to the measles epidemic in Samoa

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Church Responds to Australian Bushfires

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The Australian Bishops’ Conference asked for prayers for those affected by the fires in Australia

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Faith Communities Come Together

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Palmerston North’s Interfaith Group held their annual ‘Faith Family Feast’ event in November

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

Pastoral

A brief look at the pastoral area of Inglewood and Waitara

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Hamilton priest is new Auckland Auxiliary Bishop

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Fr Michael Gielen has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop for Auckland

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The Lent Appeal 2020

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This year's theme is Renewed by the Spirit

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Christian Mission: Supporting a Deeper Humanity

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A presentation on Christian Mission from Fr Jamie Calder SJ

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Ignatian Spirituality for Women

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An 8 day silent retreat for women

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Whangamomona Centennial and Final Thanksgiving Mass

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On Saturday 9th November Sacred Heart Church Whangamomona celebrated 100 years

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2020 Clergy Appointments

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Cardinal John Dew has made the following clergy appointments for 2020

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Christmas Reconciliation times

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Find out when your parish is offering reconciliation before Christmas

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Catholic women recognised for service

Pastoral

Seven Whanganui women have been acknowledged for their years of service to the SVDP Society

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Rongotea Rosary Commemoration

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Bishop Owen Dolan led the congregation in a decade of the Rosary on Nov 3

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