Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Diocese of Auckalnd’

Diocese bucks trend, buys Auckland winery for new church

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Auckland’s Catholic diocese has bought a landmark Auckland winery famous for its summer music concerts. At a time when many parish churches are closing, the diocese is bucking the trend: it bought the 6.23ha Ascension Wine Estate for a new church and community centre. The parish and diocese have been looking for the better part Read more

New St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College about to open

Thursday, December 7th, 2023
St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College

The brand new St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College is about to open. From term one next year, Auckland’s new $80 million St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College will provide an education to hundreds of pupils. In July 2022, the Establishment Board of Trustees of St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College announced that Dean Wearmouth Read more

RNZ and TVNZ merger cause social justice concern

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
Public media bill

The Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill (ANZPM) needs redrafting, says Auckland Catholic diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission. “Initially we saw it as creating a framework to amalgamate RNZ and TVNZ,” says Peter Garrick, a spokesperson for the group. “We had hoped the Bill would strengthen the independence of public broadcasting. Unfortunately, as drafted, the Read more

Uplifting family ceremony for ordination of Bishop Michael Gielen

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Father Neil Vaney, Pastoral Director of the Catholic Enquiry Centre, has written an account of the ordination of  Bishop Michael Gielen was ordained as an auxiliary Bishop of Auckland by Bishop Pat Dunn last Saturday. Read more

100 warm and weatherproof coats for the homeless given to Auckland Diocese

Friday, July 8th, 2016

One hundred high quality coats, specially tailored to fit a wide range of sizes, have been gifted to the Diocese of Auckland for distribution to the city’s homeless. The gift comes from one of the oldest institutions of Western & Christian civilisation, the Sovereign Order of Malta, through its Sydney members. The above picture shows Read more