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Wairarapa Church expected to remain open Comments 0

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
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Cardinal John Dew, June, announced that St Joseph’s Catholic church at Riversdale Beach would be sold along with three other churches in the Wairarapa. Since then, consultations have taken place between the cardinal and the Riversdale Beach Charitable Trust about the church’s status. According to Trustee Neil Prichard, a sale was unlikely to happen. He Read more

Inculturation: The Eucharistic Dimension Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

If one were to ask for ‘a biblical basis’—a desire that for many is still an idol of the Christian forum—for dialogue with other religions, one would surely have to turn to the story, told by Luke, of Paul (already by Luke’s time—the early second century—being remembered as the ideal ‘apostle to the gentiles’: cf. Read more

Letter to priests about Alert Level Two Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

7 May 2020 Dear brothers in Christ, Greetings to you all in this time of what may be the last days of Lockdown Level Three. We continue to be inspired by the creative ways in which you have been providing pastoral and spiritual care of your parishioners. With the Prime Minister today announcing many details Read more

Alert Level 2 rules relevant to Churches Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Gatherings and events You can attend gatherings of no more than 100 people, like weddings, funerals, family events, concerts, religious services and public meetings, provided public health measures (see conditions below) can be maintained. All gatherings outside of the home (indoors and outdoors) can have no more than 100 attendees, excluding staff like waiters. Indoor Read more

Day One – the water of life Comments 0

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Setting: Make a prayer space in your room.  Whatever else you place there, put a crucifix, a bowl of water and a lit candle.  Begin your prayer with the Sign of the Cross, then – Give thanks for this new day: God of life and light, I thank you for another new beginning. For the Read more

Te Kupenga Comments 0

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Te Kupenga means “the net” or “the fishing net” and recalls the Gospel image of Jesus fishing for people. Bishop Dunn says the name resonates strongly with Pope Francis’ call to the Church to revive its missionary spirit and purpose – to put out into the deep and cast the net wide.

The Gatherings Group Comments 0

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

The Gatherings Group Following the Bishop, Paul Martin’s 9 June on-screen Proposal to close 13 of our 20 remaining churches, we were engaged with a single 2-hour question and answer session in 5 areas of the diocese and then a closed-form submission process. The Gatherings Group proposed an alternative – the Good Plan. We held Read more

How the ”Can Do” attitude was installed in me-Manuele Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

How the ”Can Do” attitude was installed in me-Manuele brings a reflection on John 10:10. ”The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. 27-year-old, Manuele Teofilo of Christian Fellowship For Disabled, Auckland has been involved in many National camps and was a Read more

Video about Catholic Prison Chaplains Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019

4 July 2019 RELEASE OF NEW PRISON CHAPLAINCY VIDEO PROVIDES AN INSIGHTFUL LOOK INTO CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS WORKING IN OUR PRISONS This week, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a video on Catholic Prison Chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around the work of the Church in our prisons. On the video’s release, Senior Read more

Washing of the Feet/Hands Jean Vanier Memorial Service, Christchurch (8 June, 2019) Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Thank you for that reading Nellie and Silke, and for the silent foot-washing, Karen and Mary. My name’s Candice Wilson, and I’ve been the Community Leader of L’Arche Kapiti for 5 years now. Before that, I was in L’Arche in Canada, and in all three of the L’Arche communities I’ve been a part of, the Read more