Posts Tagged ‘Auckland Diocese’

Residents near Monte Cecilia Park given notice to go

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Residents living at the edge of Monte Cecilia Park in Auckland are frustrated and confused as to why their homes are being demolished to build a car park. Fourteen households in Auckland Council-owned rental properties have been given 90 days to find new homes in the city’s tight property market. The council has said it Read more

Appeal launched to restore heritage cathedral presbytery

Friday, September 11th, 2015

For 130 years the large two-storey brick building on the corner of Wyndham and Hobson Sts in Auckland’s central city has been home for the Catholic priests based at St Patrick’s Cathedral. This historical building is the longest, continually lived in residence in the central city. A Category A heritage building (Heritage NZ – register Read more

Catholic schools plan for Auckland

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Demand for Catholic education across Auckland has sparked multi-million-dollar plans for four new schools, one earmarked to take up to 1000 pupils. Kerry Coleman, Auckland Catholic Diocese general manager, said the new schools at Hillsborough, Drury, Takanini and Riverhead would each cost more than $5 million to build. Mr Coleman said the first of the Read more

Education Minister says Hato Petera is the church’s problem

Friday, May 1st, 2015
Hato Petera

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the problems at Hato Petera College are a reflection of how the Catholic Church runs its Maori boarding kura. She said the issues have always been in the church’s hands – and not the government’s. Parata was responding to a call by New Zealand First’s education spokesperson, Tracy Martin, for Read more

Auckland diocese walk to raise funds for food banks

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Auckland Catholic diocese is raising funds for food banks by means of a sponsored walk. The 5km loop walk on Saturday, March 21 will raise funds for the Society of St Vincent de Paul, to be distributed to Auckland food banks. The 1-1.5 hour walk starts at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby and returns Read more

Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrates 20 years as a bishop

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his ordination as bishop on July 25, the feast of the apostle James. On July 25, 1994, he was ordained as auxiliary to assist Bishop Denis Browne in Auckland. At a Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last Friday, Bishop Dunn dwelt on two things he Read more

Auckland’s new Pastoral Plan – Seek out those in need

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn  says his hope is that every person, every parish, every community, every school in the Diocese will look outwards, beyond their own communities to ask ‘Where are the poor, where are people who are suffering in any way and how can I help?’ He was speaking on Pentecost Read more

“Church is a great place for sinners”, Tim Wilson

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Grumble, grumble, grumble, went Tim Wilson, author, journalist, TV guy, brainy guy and wit. Have I left anything out? Oh, yes, there is the little matter of his conversion to Catholicism. He said: “Were you surprised when you heard I’d become a Catholic?” Of course I was surprised! Wasn’t everyone? But why was I? he Read more

Auckland Youth Mass marks graduation of new youth leaders

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

On Sunday 25 August the monthly Diocesan Youth Mass at the Cathedral in Auckland incorporated the graduation of the participants in the A Place to Stand leadership programme. A Place to Stand is a leadership development programme for 18-25s who wish to take a more active role in their parish or group community. The programme Read more

Church sells Silverdale land

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The Diocese of Auckland is selling a 1.1643ha site in Silverdale. The Diocese has owned the site since 1999 when it purchased a 22.245ha farm. The General manager of the Diocese, Kerry Coleman, said the land was purchased with the long term strategy of accommodating future Catholic primary and secondary schools and a parish centre. Read more