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Expressions of Interest for Te Ahi Kaa

Young Catholics

The PN Catholic Young Adult Community House is seeking applicants for 2018 [..]

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Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival

Young Catholics

650 young people attended the Catholic Youth Festival in Auckland [..]

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TCI Graduation 2017

Education

A number of graduates from the Palmerston North Diocese attended the TCI ceremony in [..]

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NZCBC Catholic Tertiary Education review

Education

The Catholic Bishops Conference has released a statement on Tertiary Education in NZ [..]

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Our Lady celebrated at Immaculate Conception Pakipaki

Māori

The Māori community celebrated Our Lady's 50th anniversary on Fri 8 Dec [..]

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New Bishop appointed to Christchurch Diocese

Pastoral

Bishop Charles welcomes the appointment of Bishop to Christchurch [..]

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A letter from Prime Minister Ardern

General

The PM responds to WelCom's letter [..]

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Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival

Young Catholics

The first National Youth Festival takes place 2-3 Dec [..]

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Bishop Charles writes from India on World Day of the Poor

Bishop

"Poverty, part of every culture and nation, takes many forms" [..]

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The Season of Advent – Te Wā o te Aweneti

Pastoral

Various reflections on the Advent Season [..]

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Vocational journeys in the service of Mary

Pastoral

2 religious brothers celebrate their 60th Jubilee in Napier [..]

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Hawera St Vincent de Paul Shop celebrates 50 years

General

The shop opened in 1967 to provide a service to help others [..]

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New Pastoral Director for Holy Cross Seminary

Pastoral

Br Mark McKeon fsc will be taking on the position [..]

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A Mission in the Wide Blue Yonder

Pastoral

Fr Neil Vaney reflects on his time in Kiribati [..]

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Finance not enough for climate action

Pastoral

International officials met in Germany to discuss the Paris Agreement [..]

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Kiwi kids to get really good news this Christmas

General

Bible Society is giving away thousands of Christmas booklets [..]

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‘We are the Church’

Pastoral

A group of children were baptised and received into the Church in Patea [..]

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Life Teen Training Conference

Young Catholics

A group of youth ministers met to extend their formation in youth ministry [..]

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Jesus 4 Real Junior Camp

Young Catholics

Jesus 4 Real concluded their 29th year with the Junior Camp [..]

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Celebration of the Dominican Sisters

Pastoral

Palmerston North will farewell the sisters in Feb 2018 [..]

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Diocesan Allocations 2017

Administration

A number of funds were allocated to various groups in the Diocese [..]

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Job Vacancy - Diocesan Young Catholics

General

The Diocesan Youth Team is looking to fill several vacancies [..]

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2018 Clergy Shifts

Pastoral

Clerical appointments for 2018 [..]

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Remembering Parihaka

Māori

Nov 5 is the anniversary of this significant event in our Diocese [..]

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Pope’s statement on liturgical text translations welcomed

Bishop

The NZCBC recently discussed Pope Francis’ ‘Magnum Principium’ [..]

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‘New Government Must Respond to Tides of Change’

General

'Turning The Tide' launched by Caritas on Oct 4 [..]

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PN Youth Group fundraiser

Young Catholics

Over $2k was raised for the Palmerston North Youth Group [..]

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Jubilee Mass

Pastoral

Seven priests and two brothers celebrated significant jubilees on Oct 10 [..]

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Catholic Websites get a refresh

General

Two national Catholic websites have been refreshed and revamped [..]

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First World Day of the Poor message released

Pastoral

Let us love, not with words but with deeds... [..]

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Bishop Charles preaches at 150th anniversary of SvDP

Bishop

The Church’s credibility depends on our work of charity and justice for the poor... [..]

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Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day

Pastoral

October 1 has been set aside as a day of celebration for Suzanne Aubert [..]

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Catholic Bishops urge care for the sea

Pastoral

‘Our common ocean is teeming with life and goodness' they say [..]

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New CSS director appointed

General

A new director of Catholic Social Services has been appointed [..]

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State of the Environment for Oceania Report 2017

General

Caritas will launch its report on 4 October [..]

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Profession of Lay Carmelites

Pastoral

3 Lay Carmelites made their professions in August [..]

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Challenge Marist Gap Year 2018, applications invited

Young Catholics

Applications are now open to join [..]

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Young Vinnies New Plymouth

Young Catholics

St Joseph's Young Vinnies have developed a strong relationship with the New Plymouth [..]

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Caritas Challenge Cheque

Young Catholics

Palmerston North students raised several over $3000 from the Caritas Challenge [..]

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Local business developed by students and inmates

Education

St John's students working with youth inmates [..]

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Better translation of the Mass possible

Bishop

Bishop Charles suggests a refined translation could happen in the future [..]

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World Mission Sunday

Pastoral

This year World Mission Day is Sunday 22 October [..]

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Saving Lives – Saving the Earth

Pastoral

Sunday 8 October is our day of prayer to respect life [..]

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Faith, Politics and Elections

Bishop

Bishop Charles stirs the political pot [..]

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Passionist Youth and Young Adults Retreats

Young Catholics

The 2017 retreats were held in the July school holidays [..]

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Housing the greatest issue facing New Zealanders say Bishops

General

"Too many New Zealanders are facing difficulties finding affordable housing" [..]

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Step out and Vote

General

Read what 7 party leaders have to say about the issues raised in the Bishops' Electio [..]

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Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

General

On September 1 we celebrate this special day [..]

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Bishop Charles and Caritas team hear Papua concerns

Pastoral

and learned first-hand about social, political and environmental issues [..]

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NZ abortion laws do not criminalise women

Pastoral

‘Abortion on demand’ is not the solution to the current laws [..]

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