Posts Tagged ‘Anniversary’

Large family celebrate parents’ diamond wedding anniversary

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Ann and Bryan Watt celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in Wainuiomata last weekend after renewing their vows at St Patrick’s Church in front of friends and family, including 10 of their 17 children. Ann, 79, and Bryan, 82, have also fostered about 12 children throughout their marriage. The Watts still live in the four-bedroom home Read more

St Joseph’s in Hāwera celebrates milestone

Monday, December 10th, 2018

St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hāwera was founded in 1875 and is now on its fourth church building. Its current home, on Victoria Street, opened in 1993 and the congregation will celebrate its 25-year jubilee on December 16. Continue reading

Samoa: Sister Emanuela marks sixty years of service

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Sister Emanuela Betham yesterday celebrated 60 years serving as a Sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (S.M.S.M.) Marist Missionary life. A church service was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church at Mt. Vaea yesterday evening to commemorate her achievement, which was attended by members of the S.M.S.M. sisters, Read more

Catholic Church in Tonga celebrates 175 years

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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The 175th Anniversary of the Catholic Church in Tonga was celebrated with a mass led by Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi at Pangaimotu Island. At this site a white cross that marks the place where the first mass celebrated in Tonga took place on 2 July 1842. Pangaimotu is a small island in the Tongatapu Read more

Marist Brothers bicentennial celebrated in Suva

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Last week schools that are part of the Marist Brothers family marked the bicentennial of the founding of Marist Brothers and the 80th anniversary of the establishment of Marist Brothers High School. On Friday, the archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong was accorded a traditional welcoming ceremony in front of a crowd of over 800 Read more

Anglican’s man at the Vatican here to celebrate St John’s College 170 years

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The Anglican representative to the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, Archbishop Sir David Moxon, presided over the anniversary celebrations at the College of St John the Evangelist (St John’s College) on August 12-15. St Johns is the theological college for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. It has been located at Read more

Francis marks third anniversary as pope with message of mercy

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Pope Francis marked his third day as pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church by distributing 40,000 copies of the Gospel of Luke in St. Peter’s Square. During his weekly blessing on Sunday, Pope Francis reinforced his message of mercy by telling the faithful about the Biblical story of the adulterous woman whom Jesus refused to Read more