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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...

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...

Remembering Aotearoa’s First Mass

Remembering Aotearoa’s First Mass

This year will mark the 183rd Anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in Aotearoa. On 13th January 1838 Bishop Pompallier led the celebration in Hokianga on the property of timber merchant Thomas and Mary Poyton. The tradition to gather, remember and worship on the...

Roadmaps for Transformation

Roadmaps for Transformation

In November 2020, a small team delivered the 'Diocese of Palmerston North 2020 Update' in various locations around the Diocese. As part of this 'Update', I delivered a short presentation called 'Roadmaps for Transformation'. This article is a summary of that...

World Mission Sunday  I  Message from Pope Francis

World Mission Sunday I Message from Pope Francis

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISFOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2020 Here am I, send me (Is 6:8)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to express my gratitude to God for the commitment with which the Church throughout the world carried out the Extraordinary Missionary...

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...

Valuing the Vulnerable – Respect Life Sunday

Valuing the Vulnerable – Respect Life Sunday

In the Gospel for Respect Life Sunday, 11 October 2020, some who are invited to a feast prioritise their farm or business work over the invitation, and refuse to come. The King instead fills his hall with all he can find, regardless of their status, worth and...

Celebrating Venerable Suzanne Aubert

Celebrating Venerable Suzanne Aubert

The annual Suzanne Aubert Celebration day is celebrated on the first Sunday in October closest to the anniversary of her death (October 1st 1926). In 2020 this will be held on Sunday 4th October. This video from the Suzanne Aubert Website gives a short...

Equipping your parish in its mission (a tool)

Equipping your parish in its mission (a tool)

Alpha is a parish tool for evangelisation where everyone is welcome. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, sharing the good news of Jesus. Each session has three key ingredients: hospitality, talk &...

In the Footsteps of Aubert

In the Footsteps of Aubert

Suzanne Aubert travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand and spent time with local Iwi and new migrants, in some cases staying for many years in local places.  In all, Suzanne visited more than 24 towns and villages throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and some of...

Caritas Social Justice Week 2020

Caritas Social Justice Week 2020

Social Justice Week 2020 runs from September 6-12 and focuses on Catholic social teaching principles. The title of the Caritas resources for 2020 is As Easy as CST: Unlocking the Church’s Potential. These resources are perfect to use during Social Justice...

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