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Catholic vaccine campaign

Bishop

Published on 9th Jun, 2021

A new Catholic Church campaign supporting the Covid-19 vaccine programme [..]

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O’Shea Shield 2021

Young Catholics

Published on 7th Jun, 2021

St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College won the O’Shea Shield for the first time in 46 years [..]

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MFAT deal multiplies donations to Caritas

General

Published on 7th Jun, 2021

Donors to Caritas NZ will have their donations multiplied thanks to a new partnership [..]

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Service awarded with high papal honour

Pastoral

Published on 7th Jun, 2021

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

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Rīhari Tiki te Aroha Puanaki – RIP

Māori

Published on 7th Jun, 2021

Richard Puanaki of Wairoa died aged 72 in April 2021 [..]

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Alive in the Spirit | Online Conference

Pastoral

Published on 24th May, 2021

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

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Generation 20/21: Youth Kōrero

Young Catholics

Published on 13th May, 2021

The interfaith event for young adults will be held on 11/7/21 in Palmerston North [..]

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COVID-19 vaccine and immunisation programme

General

Published on 9th May, 2021

NZ Catholic bishops strongly urge everyone to get a Covid vaccine [..]

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Being part of a faith community

Bishop

Published on 9th May, 2021

Over Anzac weekend I returned to the parish in which I was born and grew up [..]

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Caritas ‘truly grateful’ for response to Lent Appeal

Pastoral

Published on 9th May, 2021

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

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Hui Aranga celebrates 75 years

Māori

Published on 9th May, 2021

The Hui Aranga or Easter Gathering began in 1946 at Pukekaraka, Ōtaki [..]

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On being an ‘upstander’

General

Published on 9th May, 2021

Chris Harris, CEO Holocaust Centre New Zealand, spoke to Palmerston North’s interfaith group [..]

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Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

Pastoral

Published on 9th May, 2021

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

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Recognition for long-serving Vincentian

Pastoral

Published on 9th May, 2021

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

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Cathedral community café retired

Pastoral

Published on 9th May, 2021

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

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The Hem of his Garmet - Men's Retreat

General

Published on 4th May, 2021

OLOL Palmerston North is hosting a one-day men's retreat in August [..]

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Chris Skinner Concert - Feilding

General

Published on 3rd May, 2021

Fr Chris Skinner will be performing at St Bridgid's church on May 23 [..]

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Papal Award Presentation to Tony Murphy

General

Published on 20th Apr, 2021

Pope Francis has awarded the title Knight of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great to Tony Murphy [..]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Pastoral

Published on 8th Apr, 2021

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

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Easter Blessings to all

Bishop

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

I am praying and hoping that the life of the Risen Jesus is awakened in a new way in your hearts [..]

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Job Vacancy - Archdiocese of Wellington

General

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

The Archdiocese of Wellington is seeking an experienced social worker [..]

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Renewal of New Zealand’s dedication to Our Lady

Pastoral

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

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

Pastoral

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

"The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few" [..]

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Anzac Day, 25 April 2021

General

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

Chaplain Brian Fennessy reflects on this National Day of Remembrance [..]

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UNESCO recognises Suzanne Aubert’s manuscript

Māori

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

‘Manuscript of Māori Conversation’ is one of five new collections on UNESCO register [..]

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Church leaders meet PM to talk vaccines, housing, poverty

General

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

Christian faith leaders met with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in March [..]

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Interfaith Committee marks 2nd anniversary of mosque attacks

General

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

NZ Bishops’ Interfaith Committee sends letter of support to Muslim communities [..]

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Diocese pays tribute to Mons Brian Walsh

Pastoral

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

Monsignor Brian Walsh retires as Local Administrator [..]

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Building safer communities together

General

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

In the Diocese of Palmerston North, our mission is to build a Safeguarding culture in action [..]

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

Pastoral

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

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

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Old boy at the helm

Education

Published on 4th Apr, 2021

Tim Stuck is the new principal of Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth [..]

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Catholic Church Makes Apology For Abuse

Bishop

Published on 26th Mar, 2021

The Catholic Church in NZ has made a formal apology to victims and survivors of abuse [..]

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PN Interfaith event - Holocaust Memorial Day

General

Published on 25th Mar, 2021

Members of all faith communities have a unique opportunity to see the Children’s Holocaust Memorial [..]

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GENERATION 20/20: Agents for Change

Young Catholics

Published on 24th Mar, 2021

Two young adult interfaith forums were held last year in Palmerston North [..]

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Royal Commission on Abuse in Care – Faith-based Hearing

General

Published on 18th Mar, 2021

The Royal Commission is holding Phase 2 of its hearings into redress by faith-based institutions [..]

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Our failures

Bishop

Published on 18th Mar, 2021

On 25 March Cardinal John will speak at the Phase 2 Hearings of Inquiry into Abuse in Care [..]

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Lent – time to ‘unmask illusions’

Pastoral

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

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

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Lent is a time to make deep changes in our lives

Bishop

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

‘When we are not absorbed by the mission, internal problems are magnified.’ [..]

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Caritas welcomes climate report

General

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

Caritas urges widespread Catholic involvement in making submissions on the recent report [..]

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Silent, faithful, compassionate presence – Saint Joseph

Pastoral

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

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

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Sleeping St Joseph

Pastoral

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

St Joseph is the Pope's favourite saint [..]

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Landmark study on the Irish in New Zealand

General

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

In Jan 2021 the Irish Embassy in New Zealand launched a landmark study of Irish people in Aotearoa [..]

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Slavery-free Easter chocolate

General

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

With Easter coming up, how can we make sure our chocolate is slavery-free? [..]

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Pope Francis appoints more women to Vatican posts

Pastoral

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

‘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

Pastoral

Published on 10th Mar, 2021

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

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Patience

Bishop

Published on 4th Mar, 2021

Last Saturday evening when the announcement was made that Auckland was going back into Level Three [..]

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Applications for Funding

Administration

Published on 28th Feb, 2021

The May 2021 Funding Round for the Diocese of Palmerston North Allocations Group is now open [..]

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New postal address for diocesan centre

Administration

Published on 18th Feb, 2021

The postal address for the Te Rau Aroha has changed [..]

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“And the centre is Christ.”

Bishop

Published on 18th Feb, 2021

Two weeks ago, at his usual Wednesday Audience Pope Francis said “Mass cannot simply be listened to" [..]

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Welcome to Wellington's new Archbishop

Pastoral

Published on 8th Feb, 2021

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

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