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Christmas Mass Times 2021

General

Published on 20th Dec, 2021

Collection of Christmas Mass Times for around the Diocese of Palmerston North in 2021. [..]

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In memory of Tony Murphy

General

Published on 17th Dec, 2021

'Your influence, your inspiration and your impact will be with us forever.’ [..]

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A breath of new life for you all

General

Published on 16th Dec, 2021

"Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord! Hallelujah!" [..]

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Papal award for Richard Puanaki

General

Published on 16th Dec, 2021

Posthumous papal award recognises contribution to education, Māori culture, music and Katorika Māori [..]

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New leadership role for life-long learner

Education

Published on 16th Dec, 2021

Paula Wells has been appointed principal at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. [..]

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A strange year

General

Published on 16th Dec, 2021

Whatever life brings us, our challenge is to reflect and find the presence of God [..]

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Involve other churches in synodal process

General

Published on 15th Dec, 2021

Ecumenism is an ‘exchange of gifts’ where denominations can learn from each other. [..]

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Synod consultation in Diocese of Palmerston North

General

Published on 15th Dec, 2021

Extension allows more participants to engage in the Synod's 'listening phase'. [..]

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St Peter’s Church Wairoa welcomes fourth generation

General

Published on 15th Dec, 2021

Four generations baptised at St Peter's Church.  [..]

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New pastures for Kate Bell

General

Published on 15th Dec, 2021

Kate Bell moves to Wellington to begin a new adventure.  [..]

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Connection with Parihaka

General

Published on 13th Dec, 2021

Puna Te Aroha Wharehoka treasures her connection with Parihaka. [..]

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St John’s College student builds model WW2 ship

Young Catholics

Published on 13th Dec, 2021

Matthew Eagles was awarded a commendation award at BrickCon-NZ.  [..]

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Busy chaplaincy for Catholic Deaf communities

General

Published on 13th Dec, 2021

David Loving-Melloy reports as Chaplain for the Catholic deaf communities. [..]

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Covid-19 Protection Framework | Traffic lights

General

Published on 2nd Dec, 2021

Parishes across the Diocese of Palmerston North will be entering different traffic light settings [..]

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Mass for all under “traffic light" plan

Bishop

Published on 18th Nov, 2021

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand will ensure vaccinated and unvaccinated people can safe [..]

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‘Let’s make it an adventure!’

General

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

The Synod's consultation phase is now open and we encourage you to get involved. [..]

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The authority of service

General

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

‘Synodality’ calls for all members of the Church to walk together and be of service to one another. [..]

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Pope opens landmark Synod

General

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

Pope Francis calls everyone in the Church to participate. [..]

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Traffic lights, vaccine certificates and Church services

General

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

The Government's new three-tiered framework will allow for more flexibility. [..]

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Listening, understanding, communicating in love

General

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

Vaccination is here, becoming more and more accessible. [..]

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Tedium, grief, hope in a pandemic

General

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

Tedium, grief, and hope are the three words that sum up my experience of lockdown. [..]

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Central North Island News

Pastoral

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

Lockdown isolation in Central North Island has prompted greater community care and kindness. [..]

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A ‘taste’ at St John’s College

Young Catholics

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

School open day welcomed 115 Year 8 students for a taste of life at St John's College. [..]

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Younger college students acknowledge ‘big sister’

Young Catholics

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

Year 13 student wins Sacred Heart College's 'Upstander' competition. [..]

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We are all the people of God

General

Published on 3rd Nov, 2021

We are one, we are the people of God. [..]

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Surge in demand for food parcels

Pastoral

Published on 3rd Nov, 2021

The need for assistance from the Society of St Vincent de Paul has escalated rapidly. [..]

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Music for the community

Young Catholics

Published on 3rd Nov, 2021

The Billy Joel Boys, a Francis Douglas Memorial College ‘Future Problem Solving’ group. [..]

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Community initiatives encourage vaccination

General

Published on 2nd Nov, 2021

Pasifika leaders and health providers are encouraging members of their communities to get vaccinated [..]

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Synod - 'Communion, Participation and Mission'

General

Published on 2nd Nov, 2021

Pope Francis has outlined his vision and hopes for the synod, which some Vatican commentators have d [..]

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The Living Gospel

General

Published on 2nd Nov, 2021

“Preach the Gospel at all times and if necessary, use words”. [..]

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St Peter’s national robots champs

General

Published on 2nd Nov, 2021

Students from St Peter’s College, Palmerston North, have again proved they are robotic champions. [..]

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St Patrick’s School Kaponga, centennial

General

Published on 2nd Nov, 2021

Taranaki primary school celebrates 100 years. [..]

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Supporting and honouring health carers

Pastoral

Published on 1st Nov, 2021

Support Life Sunday 2021 is celebrated on Sunday 10 October. [..]

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Support Life Sunday 2021

Pastoral

Published on 6th Oct, 2021

The theme of Support Life Sunday on 10 October is “Supporting and honouring health carers.” This yea [..]

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Statement to the Diocese - Synod 2021-2023

Bishop

Published on 23rd Sep, 2021

The synodal process is both a global and local experience. Pope Francis is addressing the whole worl [..]

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Job Advertisements: four roles in the Archdiocese

General

Published on 7th Sep, 2021

Four roles are available in the Wellington Archdiocese team in leadership, administration, and more [..]

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Alert Level 2: What this means

General

Published on 18th Aug, 2021

Updates and information on how the current COVID-19 Alert Level impacts our churches and communities [..]

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Te Hahi Hurihuri – The Evolving Church

Pastoral

Published on 1st Jul, 2021

How can we positively engage with change in our parishes? A Hui on Worship, Music and Pastoral Life [..]

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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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30-years as ‘man of the cloth’

Pastoral

Published on 7th Jun, 2021

A taonga from the Philippines is returning home after marking a milestone as a man of the cloth [..]

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Expanded Synod of Bishops’ process

Bishop

Published on 3rd Jun, 2021

The views of every Catholic in Aotearoa New Zealand will be sought during an expanded Synod of Bisho [..]

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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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