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O Holy Night  |  Fr Vui Hoang

O Holy Night | Fr Vui Hoang

Fr Vui Hoang (Assistant Priest, Catholic Parish of New Plymouth) shares his talents with us this Christmas with an acappella cover of 'O Holy Night.'

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 4

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 4

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 3

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 3

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 2

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 2

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 1

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 1

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

In the voice of Young People | Where to from here?

In the voice of Young People | Where to from here?

There was a strong focus on engaging school children, young  people, and their families in the synod process. It was interesting to note that many of the issues raised by these young people were the same ones raised by the older participants. A notable voice came...

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...

Leadership | Where to from here?

Leadership | Where to from here?

There was a strong call in the submissions for changes to current leadership models. Things that need to be addressed in relation to leadership: representation of diversity in leadership roles co-responsible, shared leadership models clericalism more lay leadership...

Belonging | Where to from here?

Belonging | Where to from here?

There are many diverse experiences of belonging. Many other participants were struck by this - “Our Marae is where we as Maori can go to express every part of our being”, reflecting upon whether they could say the same for themselves in the Church. Often more than...

Inclusion & Welcome | Where to from here?

Inclusion & Welcome | Where to from here?

Submissions pointed to those they feel are being excluded from that journey, including the young; the elderly; women; Maori; migrants; the deaf; the poor; those divorced or separated; those who identify as LGBTQIA+; those who value more conservative or traditional...

Nō hea koe?  |  Where are you from?

Nō hea koe? | Where are you from?

Names carry a lot of mana. An important part of honouring the places around us is knowing why they have been given their names and making the effort to pronounce them correctly.  This series of videos explain the significance behind the names of some of the towns and...

A Church of Aotearoa  |  Where to from here?

A Church of Aotearoa | Where to from here?

A desire for fundamental change towards a true church of Aotearoa New Zealand was expressed in the submissions recieved. The hope being that there was ways of reflecting the country's biculturalism and partnership with Māori through the use of te reo, tikanga, and...

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