Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Jones’

Obituary: Bishop Barry Jones ‘humble and pastoral’

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Pope Francis, on his recent tour of Mexico and the United States, said priests and bishops must be servants of the people. They should not regard their calling as a career in which to seek advancement and notice. As he spoke, a bishop who personified this ideal was dying, in far-off Christchurch, New Zealand. Bishop Barry Jones was Read more

Bishops Jones suffers third stroke

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Doctors hope to have Christchurch  bishop Barry Jones on his feet soon after he suffered his third stroke. Vicar general Father Rick Loughnan confirmed Jones was taken to hospital from his Christchurch home about midday Sunday after suffering a stroke. It is Jones’ third stroke in recent years. His second happened around October 14 after Read more

Marists and bishop commemorate first South Island Mass

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Society of Mary provincial Fr David Kennerley preached the homily at a Mass on August 23, commemorating the first Mass celebrated in the South Island. Bishop Barry Jones led the Mass of Commemoration at a packed St Patrick’s Church in Akaroa, with Frs Paul Shannahan, SM, and Peter Conaghan, SM, also concelebrating. French Marist missionaries Read more

Marian College won’t go back to previous site in Shirley

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Marian College in Christchurch will not be returning to its earthquake-damaged former site in North Parade in Shirley. A geotechnical assessment has confirmed that the former site will remain at risk of liquefaction, including subsidence and lateral spreading. Repair and rebuild estimates are comparatively expensive because of the nature of the land. Christchurch Bishop Barry Read more

Mass in Te Reo may die out

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Mass in Te Reo was slowly dying because of a lack of priests who could celebrate it in Maori according to the Bishop Christchurch, Barry Jones. He voiced his concerns at the most recent New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Jones believed he is the only priest in the South Island who can speak Te Read more

Not everyone happy with plan to merge two schools

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

A plan to merge two schools takes away choice, some parents say. Last week Christchurch, New Zealand, Catholic Education office manager Mike Nolan announced St Paul’s School in Dallington and Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau are to merge. “The minister has agreed in principle to the formation of a new state integrated full Read more

Agreement in principle on merger of 2 Christchurch Catholic schools

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Agreement in principle has been reached over the proposed merger of St Paul’s in Dallington and Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau. The merger is to proceed and the new school will be situated in Mairehau, on the site of Our Lady of Fatima in Innes Rd. Following the earthquakes and the red-zoning of St Paul’s Read more

Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund has assisted more than 30 projects

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Over thirty projects have already received help from the Christchurch Diocese’s Earthquake Recovery Fund. Most recently assistance has been provided to the Parish of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral for a project to identify and support parishioners who have been disadvantaged by the earthquakes and to continue to facilitate a sense of community post parish amalgamation and Read more

Earthquakes have not changed church attendance

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch , Barry Jones, says a comparison of this year’s annual survey of the numbers of adults and children coming to Sunday Mass with the surveys of the last few years seems to show that the earthquakes have had no effect on the number of persons coming to Sunday Mass He Read more

Many attended an earthquake memorial service on Wednesday

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Wednesday 22 February marked one year since the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Because it was Ash Wednesday, as well as joining a civic earthquake memorial service many Catholics also attended their own churches, or joined with other denominations to begin Lent by remembering and praying for those who died, were injured or have suffered as a result of Read more