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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...

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...

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...

Dare to Dream & Dare to Be

Dare to Dream & Dare to Be

Resource Hub for the 2021 Diocese of Palmerston North Clusters Meetings.  Scroll below for some of the videos and content used during the presentation or to get your own copy of either (or both) of the books that were used to unpack our essential role in the mission....

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...

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis | March 13, 2021

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis | March 13, 2021

At 7:06pm on March 13, 2013, white smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel and bells rang out from St Peter’s Basilica, announcing the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as 266th Pope.Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1936, Bergoglio first worked as a nightclub...

The Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene

The Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene

APOSTOLIC LETTER ADMIRABILE SIGNUM OF THE HOLY FATHERFRANCISON THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCEOF THE NATIVITY SCENE Abridged Version 1. The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder. The depiction...

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...

Hope Does Not Disappoint – Series by Pope Francis

Hope Does Not Disappoint – Series by Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 7 December 2016 Christian hope - 1. Isaiah 40: “Comfort, comfort my people…” Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Today we shall begin a new series of catecheses, on the theme of Christian hope. It is...

To Young People & the Entire People of God | Pope Francis

To Young People & the Entire People of God | Pope Francis

The Diocese of Parramatta in Western Sydney have launched the Catholic Youth Parramatta’s Christus Vivit podcast series. Each chapter of Christus Vivit has been recorded by a young person from across the Diocese of Parramatta. We invite you to follow along with the...

Pope Francis on Hope & Courage During Covid-19

Pope Francis on Hope & Courage During Covid-19

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Pope Francis has been offering encouragement to the world. He has spoken to us powerful words about keeping hope and courage alive. This video provides a summary of some of these messages that we have received over the past few months as...

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