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Life’s truth and beauty really does lie in giving

Life’s truth and beauty really does lie in giving

I adore the Easter season in the Catholic Church. Steeped in tradition and solemnity, the 6.5 week period of penitential preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ jolts my ‘Catholicism’ into action, prompting me to reflect on my own actions, intentions,...

A Meeting Point | Unpacking Synodality

A Meeting Point | Unpacking Synodality

In 2020, after 22 consecutive years as the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport dropped to number two, as Covid-19 changed the way we travel. I arrived at this airport eight years earlier for the first time. I had been told,...

Sow seeds of goodness  |  Message for Lent

Sow seeds of goodness | Message for Lent

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISFOR LENT 2022 “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest,if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity,let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is...

Let’s make it an adventure  |  Homily for Opening of Synod 2021-23

Let’s make it an adventure | Homily for Opening of Synod 2021-23

Homily given at st teresa's pro-cathedral, karori & Cathedral of the Holy spirit, Palmerston North Cardinal John Dew   Six years ago today I heard Pope Francis say something I have never forgotten and hope I will never forget. On 17th October 2015 I was in...

Synod 2021-2023

Synod 2021-2023

Ehara taku toa, i te toa takitahi, ēngari e toa takitini. My success is not mine alone, it is ours. The greatest success we will have is from working together. Pope Francis has invited the Catholic Church to embark on a journey together. Through listening and...

Tools for Mission | Pastoral Day Summary 2021

Tools for Mission | Pastoral Day Summary 2021

Pope Francis is calling for us to be a church of missionary disciples. This Pastoral Day was an opportunity for nominated lay leaders to gather with priests from across the Diocese of Palmerston North to explore how we might respond to this call. Around 60 people came...

Towards an Ever Wider We

Towards an Ever Wider We

On June 20, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops ask us to all mark a Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants. This date is celebrated as World Refugee Day around the world.  Pope Francis has written a message for the global church for a World Day of Migrants and...

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...

everything is communication

everything is communication

I'm really passionate about communication, about how important it is and about finding tools to strengthen how we communicate in our communities. Technically a lot of what I do is specifically focused on communications. Sometimes it kind of feels like a vocation. On...

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...

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