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Synod on Synodality - Phase Two

Pastoral

Published on 26th Feb, 2024

We are gearing up for the next phase of the Synod on Synodality [..]

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Watch: New Zealand experiences on the Synod of Synodality

Pastoral

Published on 21st Feb, 2024

3 NZers have shared their experiences of the Holy Father’s Synod on Synodality in Rome last October [..]

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Reflection from a Life Teen Summer Camper 2024

Young Catholics

Published on 16th Feb, 2024

Life Teen Summer Camp was held in January at St Peter's College in Cambridge [..]

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Pastoral Letter on Anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle

Bishop

Published on 13th Feb, 2024

I wanted to write this message to you, as you prepare to commemorate this week the first anniversary [..]

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Letter from the West Bank

Pastoral

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

Br Peter Bray's final letter as vice-chancellor of Bethlehem University [..]

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Synodal process powerful tool for Religious Life

Pastoral

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

Last November, Sr Margaret Anne attended meetings for Superior Generals of religious congregations [..]

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Bishop Michael Gielen in Rome for international dialogue

Pastoral

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

Bishop Michael Gielen says it is a great privilege to be representing New Zealand in Rome [..]

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Bishops seek to limit abortion by supporting young families

Pastoral

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

NZ Bishops want new Government to promote policies that reduce stresses that can lead to abortion [..]

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“Behold I make all things new” – Rev 21:5

Young Catholics

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

Young Catholic adults from all over the country attended Hearts Aflame in January [..]

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2024 clergy moves announced

Pastoral

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

The following clergy shifts have been announced for 2024 [..]

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Catholic Education 2024 – looking ahead

Education

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

Every year is unique and has its issues and challenges and 2023 was no exception [..]

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New Plymouth young Catholics well represented at Life Teen

Young Catholics

Published on 4th Feb, 2024

24 young people from the Catholic Parish of New Plymouth attended Life Teen Summer Camp in Jan [..]

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Hamilton Diocese Job Vacancy

General

Published on 29th Jan, 2024

Pastoral Services Manager sought for Catholic Diocese of Hamilton [..]

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Vacancies

General

Published on 25th Jan, 2024

A number of job vacancies are available across the country [..]

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RIP Thomas Cardinal Williams 20 March 1930–22 December 2023

Pastoral

Published on 23rd Dec, 2023

Cardinal Tom Williams, ONZ, Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington has died, aged 93 [..]

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NZ bishops give copy of ethics booklet to all MPs

Pastoral

Published on 14th Dec, 2023

The Catholic bishops have given a copy of their new ethics document to the new Parliament [..]

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2024 Clergy Shifts - Diocese of Palmerston North

General

Published on 11th Dec, 2023

Bishop John would like to announce the Clergy shifts for 2024 [..]

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Dannevirke celebrates 125 years of Catholic faith

Pastoral

Published on 11th Dec, 2023

St Joseph’s parish gathered in October to celebrate 125 years [..]

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The world must unite in faith to tackle climate change

Pastoral

Published on 1st Dec, 2023

Climate change is truly the defining challenge of our generation [..]

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Divine logic opens the way to an adventure of faith

Bishop

Published on 1st Dec, 2023

I have always loved the story that is told about Mother Teresa [..]

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Caritas NZ launches appeal for Holy Land

Pastoral

Published on 1st Dec, 2023

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes donations to its special fund for the Holy Land [..]

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Neuro specialist addresses post-Cyclone trauma issues

General

Published on 1st Dec, 2023

Trauma specialist Dr Andy Harkin led a workshop in Napier for mental-health practitioners in October [..]

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Knights celebrate centenary

Pastoral

Published on 1st Dec, 2023

Two men were honoured at the KSCNZ centenary celebrations [..]

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Caritas pleads for peace in Gaza

Pastoral

Published on 1st Dec, 2023

Caritas Internationalis has joined international appeals for a ceasefire in Gaza [..]

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Te Kahu o te Ora flip book resource

Pastoral

Published on 22nd Nov, 2023

Te Ahu o te Ora: A Consistent Ethic of Life is now available online as an easy-to-read flip book [..]

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Pleroma seeking new manager

General

Published on 13th Nov, 2023

Pleroma Christian Supplies is a not-for profit Catholic resource supplier in the Hawke's Bay [..]

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Warning - Scam Calls Posing as our Priests

General

Published on 6th Nov, 2023

Scammers are contacting parishioners pretending to be local priests [..]

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Notice to All Parishes – World day of the Poor

Pastoral

Published on 6th Nov, 2023

All parishes are encouraged to mark this day with an examination of the poor in each area [..]

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A time of listening to the experience of many

Bishop

Published on 5th Nov, 2023

I am writing this in the last week of the Synod here in Rome [..]

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“Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord; hear my voice”

Pastoral

Published on 5th Nov, 2023

War is once again destroying people’s lives in the Holy Land [..]

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Mission Sisters celebrate 70th Jubilee

Pastoral

Published on 5th Nov, 2023

It was with great rejoicing we celebrated the Jubilee of Srs Mary-Ellen O’Sullivan & Valerie Lawson [..]

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World Day of the Poor – Sunday 19 November 2023

Pastoral

Published on 4th Nov, 2023

Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor [..]

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‘Created goods should flow fairly to all’

Pastoral

Published on 4th Nov, 2023

God intended the earth and everything in it for the use of all human beings and peoples [..]

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A spirit of encounter

Pastoral

Published on 4th Nov, 2023

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand invites you to take part in the World Day of the Poor 2023 on 19 Nov [..]

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Laudato Deum chooses life

Pastoral

Published on 4th Nov, 2023

Pope Francis has published Laudate Deum, an Apostolic Exhortation building on his 2015 encyclical [..]

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St James’ School honours past with 65th jubilee

Education

Published on 4th Nov, 2023

The Palmerston North school celebrated its jubilee in September [..]

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Pope’s climate exhortation a clarion call, say NZ Bishops

Pastoral

Published on 13th Oct, 2023

Laudate Deum is a clarion call to us all, as individuals, as industry and as nations [..]

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Praying for Peace: Israel-Gaza prayer

Pastoral

Published on 11th Oct, 2023

A prayer for the people of the Holy Land [..]

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Excited by that ‘Catholic breadth’

Bishop

Published on 9th Oct, 2023

An interview with Bishop John Adams [..]

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NZ bishops publish expanded statement on supporting life

Pastoral

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

The bishops have updated their 1997 document that inspires the active promotion of all life [..]

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Support still needed post-cyclone

Pastoral

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

The effects of Cyclone Gabrielle in the Hawke's Bay are still being felt many months later [..]

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Brisbane Archbishop to address National Assembly of Priests

Pastoral

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge will be speaking at the National Assembly in October [..]

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WelCom wins 2023 Australasian Catholic press award

General

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

WelCom won the award for Best Layout and Design for a Printed Publication at the 2023 ACPA awards [..]

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Catholic cathedral clean-up complete

General

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit reopened last month after an arson attack in April [..]

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Farewell to Sr Cecily Finucane

General

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

The Sisters of Mercy’s presence in Palmerston North has come to an end [..]

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Huge gathering for Bishop John’s ordination

Bishop

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

Father John Adams was ordained and installed as the third Bishop of Palmerston North on 30 Sept 2023 [..]

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What you need to know about the Synod on Synodality

Pastoral

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

The first Vatican assembly for the global Synod on Synodality will begin in October [..]

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The Church is a tremendous force for good in the world

Bishop

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

I have a little litmus test when I meet someone who wishes to discuss the Catholic Church [..]

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Master chef cooks up a storm for Whanganui students

Education

Published on 8th Oct, 2023

Brett McGregor, the original MasterChef NZ winner, visited St Marcellin Catholic School in Whanganui [..]

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Information for Bishop John's Ordination

Pastoral

Published on 29th Sep, 2023

Things to know for the Episcopal Ordination and Installation on Saturday 30 Sept [..]

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