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Why is Saint Joseph the Saint we need in 2021

The hiddenness of St. Joseph's life can speak to us in this time in history. In the video below, Fr. James Martin. SJ. reflects on why Saint Joseph is the saint we need as enter into a new year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DM4QyCmPfQ

You Can’t Go Back to the Way Things Were – Bishop Barron

You Can’t Go Back to the Way Things Were – Bishop Barron

In this Epiphany of the Lord, we reflect on the wonderful story of the journey of the Magi. Many marvelous spiritual lessons can be distilled by examining the devotion these wise men had for the Christ child. Bishop Robert Barron outlines some of these lessons in his...

Fourth week of Advent: Love

Fourth week of Advent: Love

This Sunday (December 20) is the fourth Sunday of Advent. Join Anne-Marie Rogers as she lights the final Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week. Dear Jesus, may the light of your love always shine in our hearts. As Christmas draws closer, we marvel at your...

Dedicating a Diocese – An interview with Bishop Peter Cullinane

Dedicating a Diocese – An interview with Bishop Peter Cullinane

In part two of this interview with Bishop Peter Cullinane, he and Kate Bell discuss the day of his ordination, dedicating the diocese to the Holy Spirit, and more. Want more? Check out the feature article on the history and formation of our diocese.

Third week of Advent: Joy

Third week of Advent: Joy

This Sunday (December 13) is the third Sunday of Advent. Join Mons. David Bell as he lights the third Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week. Dear Jesus, help us focus on you during this busy season. May we stay aware of the joy you bring into our lives. We...

A Contemporary take on Christmas Hymns

A Contemporary take on Christmas Hymns

This year, Christian band for KING AND COUNTRY released a full Christmas Album. Since the band began touring in 2012 the beauty, drama, and ultimately the miracle of Christmas has caught their musical imagination and therefore been laced into the DNA of the band. With...

Second week of Advent: Peace

Second week of Advent: Peace

This Sunday (December 6) is the second Sunday of Advent. Join Teresa Edwards as she lights the second Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week. Dear Jesus, you entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to become the...

An Interview with Bishop Owen

An Interview with Bishop Owen

In Part 1 of this interview series with Bishop Owen Dolan, emeritus co-adjutor of Palmerston North, he shares how he was asked to become bishop and what it actually means to be a 'co-adjutor'. Part 2 is releasing on Thursday 3rd December, and Part 3 on Thursday 10th....

First Week of Advent: Hope

First Week of Advent: Hope

This Sunday (November 29) is the first Sunday of Advent. Join Thom Saywell as he lights the first Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week.  Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus...

How To Be Diocese with Bishop Peter Cullinane

How To Be Diocese with Bishop Peter Cullinane

In this first clip from an interview with Bishop Peter Cullinane, he reflects on the early days of the diocese and how they worked to build an understanding of 'what a diocese is'. Want more? Check out the feature article on the history and formation of our diocese.

Te Rau Aroha: A song we can call our own

Te Rau Aroha: A song we can call our own

When Korty Wilson started working for the Diocese in 2018, she quickly realised that we needed a song we can "call our own". So she wrote one! Check out the video for more of how it came about and to hear her sing 'Te Rau Aroha'.

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...

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