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Residential Silent Individually Guided Retreat 2020

Pastoral

Published on 10th Jul, 2020

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

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Newly ordained priest for Palmerston North Diocese

Pastoral

Published on 5th Jul, 2020

Trung Nguyen was ordained as a priest on 6 June 2020 [..]

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SVDP launches National Recovery Appeal

General

Published on 5th Jul, 2020

The goal is to provide people with economic, social and emotional support [..]

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Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

Pastoral

Published on 5th Jul, 2020

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

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Dean sought for newly formed Te Kupenga Catholic Theological

Education

Published on 5th Jul, 2020

Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College is seeking a dean to be its academic face and voice [..]

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Solidarity: Lockdowns and Black Lives Matter

Pastoral

Published on 5th Jul, 2020

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

Pastoral

Published on 22nd Jun, 2020

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

Pastoral

Published on 7th Jun, 2020

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

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Moving ahead safely and with hope, patience and kindness

Bishop

Published on 7th Jun, 2020

There has been a lot of debate online about impact on the Church from the Covid-19 pandemic ... [..]

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A continuing apostolate: Bishop Peter Cullinane

Bishop

Published on 7th Jun, 2020

April this year marked 40 years since Peter Cullinane was ordained Bishop the Palmerston North [..]

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Budget 2020

General

Published on 7th Jun, 2020

Catholic organisations respond to the Budget delivered on Thursday, 14 May 2020 [..]

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Catholic Education during Covid-19 lockdown

Education

Published on 7th Jun, 2020

Schools around the diocese discuss their experiences of the lockdown [..]

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'The Upper Zoom'

General

Published on 28th May, 2020

Everyone is invited to an online Diocesan Pentecost Celebration! [..]

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Masses resume & parishes open

Pastoral

Published on 28th May, 2020

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

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Ordination of Trung Nguyen to the Priesthood

General

Published on 25th May, 2020

Deacon Trung Nguyen will be ordained a priest on Saturday 6 June 2020 [..]

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Alert Level 2 and parishes

Pastoral

Published on 12th May, 2020

Some parish activities to resume, but mass still unavailable [..]

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

Pastoral

Published on 6th May, 2020

Celebrated between Ascension and Pentecost Sundays each year [..]

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Worshipping together in our faith communities

Bishop

Published on 3rd May, 2020

The last day of the month of May will be Pentecost Sunday... [..]

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Palmerston North ordination postponed

Pastoral

Published on 3rd May, 2020

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

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Good Shepherd Sunday

Pastoral

Published on 1st May, 2020

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

Pastoral

Published on 30th Apr, 2020

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

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Breathe Life

Pastoral

Published on 30th Apr, 2020

A Pentecost Reflection for Sunday 31 May 2020 [..]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pastoral

Published on 30th Apr, 2020

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

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Marking 5 Years of Laudato si’

Pastoral

Published on 30th Apr, 2020

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

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The Cannabis Referendum 2020

General

Published on 30th Apr, 2020

In September we will be asked if we support the legalisation of recreational cannabis in NZ [..]

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Pope Francis – Letter for the Month of May

Pastoral

Published on 28th Apr, 2020

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

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Ministry in the Midst of Lockdown

Young Catholics

Published on 23rd Apr, 2020

Youth Ministers continue to serve and connect with their communities [..]

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Essential workers – at the centre

Pastoral

Published on 16th Apr, 2020

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

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Easter Pastoral Letter from Bishops

Bishop

Published on 12th Apr, 2020

Jesus' greeting of peace is what we share with you on this Easter day [..]

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Do not be afraid…

Bishop

Published on 11th Apr, 2020

Cardinal John reflects on Jesus' message for us this Easter [..]

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A time for prayer and care

Bishop

Published on 3rd Apr, 2020

This is a time for prayer, as any such times of illness are [..]

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Coronavirus and the Eucharist

Pastoral

Published on 1st Apr, 2020

Thomas O’Loughlin shares his observations from the UK [..]

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God Present In Our Darkest Hour

Pastoral

Published on 1st Apr, 2020

All Anzac Day services around the country have been cancelled [..]

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Abortion Legislation Bill passes third and final reading

General

Published on 1st Apr, 2020

NZ Parliament passed a bill allowing women to abort up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy [..]

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Bishops disappointed at disregard for rights of unborn

Pastoral

Published on 1st Apr, 2020

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

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Pastoral Letter from Bishops

Bishop

Published on 28th Mar, 2020

Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand regarding Covid-19 [..]

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Unusual kindness

Bishop

Published on 26th Mar, 2020

Cardinal John Dew's latest pastoral letter [..]

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Priests attending the sick

Pastoral

Published on 25th Mar, 2020

Communion to the sick is not able to happen at this time [..]

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Job Vacancy: General Manager

General

Published on 24th Mar, 2020

The Diocese is seeking applications from suitably experienced professionals for the position. [..]

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COVID-19 Updates

General

Published on 20th Mar, 2020

Resources and announcements for our communities & whānau [..]

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Fixing our gaze on Christ

Pastoral

Published on 17th Mar, 2020

Lenten reflections from Cardinal John Dew [..]

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Resources for difficult time

Pastoral

Published on 17th Mar, 2020

Some aids to reflection and prayer in this time of pandemic [..]

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Christian Mission - Fr Jamie Calder

Pastoral

Published on 16th Mar, 2020

How can we truly be on mission and be fully ourselves? [..]

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Funerals, sacraments and parish activities during COVID-19

Pastoral

Published on 15th Mar, 2020

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

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Job Vacancy: Safeguarding & Compliance Officer

General

Published on 8th Mar, 2020

We're seeking someone with a passion to ensure we are providing a safe environment for all people. [..]

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Cardinal urges NZ to reaffirm protection of religious belief

Māori

Published on 7th Mar, 2020

Cardinal John Dew spoke at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on Waitangi Day 2020 [..]

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Parishes cautioned about Coronavirus

General

Published on 7th Mar, 2020

New Zealand Bishops’ National Liturgy Office have notified parishes about precautions to take [..]

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Landmark meeting leaves lasting legacy

Pastoral

Published on 7th Mar, 2020

The Document on Human Fraternity is a milestone between all faiths [..]

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Bishops warn proposed abortion law removes unborn rights

Pastoral

Published on 7th Mar, 2020

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

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New leader for ACROSS

General

Published on 7th Mar, 2020

Susan Turner, Ngāti Hikairo, has been appointed the new Director of ACROSS [..]

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