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For Your Sakes Christ Became Poor | World Day of the Poor 2022

For Your Sakes Christ Became Poor | World Day of the Poor 2022

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this moment. Opening Prayer Grant us, we pray, O...

Credibility | Where to from here?

Credibility | Where to from here?

It was painful reading from those who have felt ignored and excluded and been deeply hurt by the Church, including the personal experiences of abuse, yet the repeated need and desire for a fulfilling Catholic community was clear. Some expressed the need to be clearer...

Support Life Sunday | Tautokona te Rātapu Whakaora 2022

Support Life Sunday | Tautokona te Rātapu Whakaora 2022

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time: 9 October 2022 This year the theme chosen by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops for Support Life Sunday is Mental Illness, with the focus on accompanying and caring for people living with mental illness. It is fitting that New...

For a Synodal Church

For a Synodal Church

Pope Francis has approved a dramatic shakeup to the next Synod of Bishops, pushing the physical gathering of Bishops from around world out a year (to 2023) and asking every diocese in the world to begin a local process of listening and walking together in October...

Stories of transformation. #tryalpha

Stories of transformation. #tryalpha

Alpha is a opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. The programme is run all over New Zealand and has done so for many years.  Parishes around the world are finding Alpha to be a integral part of renewal, evangelisation...

Pope Francis | Ever wider WE

Pope Francis | Ever wider WE

“We are like so many grains of sand, all of us are different and unique, but together we can form a beautiful beach, a true work of art… We are all in the same boat and we are called to commit ourselves so that no more walls separate us, so that there are no longer...

Living in Community  |  Te Ahi Kaa o Mātauranga

Living in Community | Te Ahi Kaa o Mātauranga

Te Ahi Kaa o Mataūranga - The Hearth Place of Learning is the Diocesan Catholic Young Adult Community. Based in the Palmerston North CBD, this is where 20 - 35 year olds can spend a year focusing on prayer, hospitality, formation and service. In this article, current...

Their most vulnerable moments

Their most vulnerable moments

For me, I have always felt as though nursing was a calling and it is the most rewarding career. I wanted to do something with my work that is challenging, interesting, and makes a positive difference in the lives of other people every day. My mum is an Registered...

Abide in my love   |   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Abide in my love | Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity This week is celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere between Ascension Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, thus from 16 May to 23 May in Aotearoa New Zealand for 2021. In the Northern Hemisphere it is celebrated in January each year.  The...

A Reflection from our ‘baby’ Priest

A Reflection from our ‘baby’ Priest

Fr Trung reflects on his first year of priesthood and encourages others to consider a similar calling. National Vocations Awareness Week in 2021 runs from April 25 to May 1. https://youtu.be/01DzT0w2obI Hi everyone, I am Fr Trung Nguyen, the baby Priest in the Diocese...

Let us go to Galilee  |  Holy Week 2021

Let us go to Galilee | Holy Week 2021

In 2020, due to the National Lockdown, we were unable to celebrate Holy Week in person as communities of faith. We wanted to celebrate the fact that across the Diocese, we were able to gather in person in 2021. The Diocese of Palmerston North Comms Team attended...

Prayer for the Feast of St Joseph

Prayer for the Feast of St Joseph

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Feast of St JosephMore about the Year of St. Joseph >Introduction Today is the feast day of St Joseph, the spouse of Our Lady. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to the patronage of St...

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