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Restrictions lifted, end of Sunday Obligation dispensation

Bishop

Published on 16th Sep, 2022

The bishops have issued the attached letter removing restrictions on attending Mass [..]

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Queen Elizabeth II and her devotion to God

Bishop

Published on 15th Sep, 2022

We have heard so much in recent days about the life of Queen Elizabeth II [..]

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Catholic Prison Chaplain | Hastings | Part-time

Pastoral

Published on 7th Sep, 2022

We’re looking for a Catholic Chaplain who is ready to journey with prisoners in the Hawke’s Bay [..]

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NZ Catholics urged to support hospices and palliative care

Pastoral

Published on 6th Sep, 2022

Catholics are being urged to support the under-funded hospice and palliative care services [..]

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There’s nothing ‘up there’ about heaven!

Pastoral

Published on 5th Sep, 2022

Every culture has a ‘creation story’ attributing power to what are called the ‘gods’ [..]

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Like charity, Christian unity begins at home

Bishop

Published on 5th Sep, 2022

Part 2 of Bishop Peter Cullinane's article on the Traditional Latin Mass [..]

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Synod reflections

Young Catholics

Published on 2nd Sep, 2022

Two young people share insights from their involvement in the diocesan phase of the Synod 2021–2023 [..]

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Young New Zealand pilgrims sought for World Youth Day Lisbon

Young Catholics

Published on 2nd Sep, 2022

Young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand are invited to join a pilgrimage to WYD 2023 [..]

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Counter toxicity in social media, says Pope

Pastoral

Published on 1st Sep, 2022

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to counter toxicity in social media [..]

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Debate continues over Humanae Vitae

Pastoral

Published on 1st Sep, 2022

The Vatican’s top body on life issues has caused a stir for suggesting that one of the Church’s [..]

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Religious Diversity Day

Pastoral

Published on 1st Sep, 2022

A group of Palmerston North people from different faith groups participated in a Religious Diversity [..]

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Life commitment in truth, peace and love

General

Published on 1st Sep, 2022

Religious Sisters, family and friends gathered at St Mary's Church in Whanganui [..]

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St Mary of the Angels dedicated as National Shrine to Mary

Pastoral

Published on 31st Aug, 2022

A large gathering of the Catholic community came together for the Mass of Dedication of St Mary [..]

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Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

General

Published on 30th Aug, 2022

12 - 18 September is Māori Language Week [..]

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Season of Creation: Listen to the Voice of Creation

Pastoral

Published on 30th Aug, 2022

The Season of Creation is a time of grace the Church offers to humanity to renew its relationship [..]

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NZ national Synod synthesis published

Bishop

Published on 17th Aug, 2022

Six strong themes have emerged from the diocesan and national Synod processes undertaken in the Cath [..]

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Social Justice Week – Te Wiki o te Whai Tika

Pastoral

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

Social Justice Week 2022 resources are available to download from the Caritas website [..]

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Bishops urge action on Palestine

General

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

Bishops write letter calling for action to end Palestinian suffering [..]

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Hui helps create national Synod synthesis

Pastoral

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

About 80 representatives from the country’s six Catholic dioceses and other entities met for [..]

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Pope’s letter on celebrating liturgy well

Pastoral

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

Pope Francis has writted a new apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi [..]

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The ‘unpredictability of grace’

Pastoral

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

Cardinal John gave the opening address at the National Synod Day in July [..]

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New Zealand palliative care grossly underfunded

General

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

The Ministry of Health has six full-time positions dedicated to ‘assisted dying’ but no team dedicat [..]

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Masking up for Term 3: Managing winter illnesses and Covid

Education

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

The Government is providing 10 million child masks for Terms 3 and 4 [..]

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Birthday blessings to parish treasures

General

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

Parishioners of the Catholic Parish of Whanganui celebrate three 90th birthdays [..]

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Multimillion-dollar investment in Catholic schools

Education

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

More than 70 school-building upgrade and maintenance projects are underway across the Diocese [..]

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Mary as Mother

Pastoral

Published on 13th Aug, 2022

The Church marks Sunday Aug 15 as the ‘foremost holy day of obligation’ [..]

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Lifting Our Eyes: Ignatian Spirituality Conference

Pastoral

Published on 3rd Aug, 2022

Lifting Our Eyes: Ignatian Spirituality Conference [..]

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Robert Blucher new CE of Te Kupenga

Education

Published on 29th Jul, 2022

Robert Blucher has been appointed Chief Executive of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute [..]

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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022

Pastoral

Published on 21st Jul, 2022

Sunday 24 July 2022 will be the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly [..]

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Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideravi (Pope Francis)

Bishop

Published on 8th Jul, 2022

Pope Francis has written the Apostolic Letter to recall the profound meaning of Eucharistic celebrat [..]

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Hui creates national Synod synthesis

Bishop

Published on 4th Jul, 2022

About 80 representatives from the country's six Catholic dioceses and other entities met [..]

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Four winners named in the 2022 Delargey Awards

Bishop

Published on 29th Jun, 2022

Four people nominated for their outstanding work in Catholic youth ministry are winners in the 2022 [..]

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Four winners named in the 2022 Delargey Awards

Young Catholics

Published on 29th Jun, 2022

Four people nominated for their outstanding work in Catholic youth ministry are winners in the 2022 [..]

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A compliment Christians pay to one another

General

Published on 13th Jun, 2022

Synodality is about building one another up in the love of Christ. [..]

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A community venture in Palmy

Young Catholics

Published on 13th Jun, 2022

Te Ahi Kā o Mātauranga is a beacon of faith life for young people. [..]

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Pre-Synod hui for Palmerston North and Wellington dioceses

General

Published on 13th Jun, 2022

The final step in the diocesan ‘listening phase’. [..]

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New role for St John’s College principal

Education

Published on 13th Jun, 2022

Rob Ferreira has been appointed Rector of St Patrick’s College, Silverstream. [..]

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Come, dream with me a dream that is coming true

Young Catholics

Published on 2nd May, 2022

Emeritus Bishop Peter Cullinane invites young people to consider the future with wonder. [..]

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Suzanne Aubert’s path to sainthood delayed by Vatican

General

Published on 2nd May, 2022

Vatican medical council attribute 'miracle' to medical science. [..]

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Passing of kaumatua

General

Published on 2nd May, 2022

We recognise and honour the many and varied contributions of those who have passed. [..]

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Cullinane stained-glass windows brought ‘home’

General

Published on 2nd May, 2022

The windows link to Cullinane College’s legacy and acknowledge its past journey. [..]

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Students pray for Ukraine

Young Catholics

Published on 2nd May, 2022

Napier students gather together on Pope Francis’ universal day of prayer for peace for Ukraine. [..]

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Easter raffle to help children in Ukraine

Young Catholics

Published on 2nd May, 2022

St Joseph’s Primary School, Hastings, raised $725.10 for Caritas' work in Ukraine. [..]

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Let us remember the Golden Rule

General

Published on 2nd May, 2022

We can all play a part in helping one another to respect the human dignity of all. [..]

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New Mission Centre for Napier Parish

General

Published on 2nd May, 2022

Te Pārihi Katorika ki Ahuriri will serve as a missionary outreach centre for the parish. [..]

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Safeguarding Palmerston North: Workshops underway

Administration

Published on 1st May, 2022

Free Safeguarding workshops will help people understand this necessary journey for the Church. [..]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

Pastoral

Published on 28th Apr, 2022

Aotearoa New Zealand's Week of Prayer, 29 May-5 June [..]

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Holy Week 2022 | Timetable

General

Published on 5th Apr, 2022

Find out what is happening during Holy Week across the Diocese. [..]

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For a Synodal Church – everyone has a part to play

General

Published on 4th Apr, 2022

'The Synod is for everyone, and it is meant to include everyone…Let everyone come in…' [..]

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Confirmations for Our Lady of the Snow Parish

Young Catholics

Published on 4th Apr, 2022

St Mary's in Taihape welcomed Monsignor Brian Walsh for the Confirmation of young people. [..]

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Inaugural Miha at Hato Pāora

Education

Published on 4th Apr, 2022

Principal Nathan Matthews welcomed students and staff, including 33 new students. [..]

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