Posts Tagged ‘Fr Jeff Drane’

Urgent reform of fishing industry need

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Cardinal Peter Turkson, is calling for significant improvements in working conditions for those work in the fishing industry. Turkson, who heads the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, says working in the fishing industry is one of the most perilous jobs in the world. And, each year 32,000 people lose their lives working Read more

Regional seminars to revitalise Vinnies

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A series of regional seminars is being run throughout New Zealand focusing on spiritual renewal and the recruitment of new members to join the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The seminars, run by the Society’s National Spiritual Adviser Fr Jeff Drane, are being held in the coming months in response to requests from Vincentians Read more

Jeff Drane: Wellington Community Champion

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

After more than 20 years working for community services Jeff Drane has been named a Wellington Community Champion. The work specialised in assisting under-resourced families, mental health consumers, refugees and migrants and delivered ongoing benefits to families.Fr Drane is perhaps best known for his work with the Newtown Budgeting and Advice Services. “It was just the relief Read more

New lead apostle for Apostleship of the Sea

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The NZ Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Catholic organisation serving visiting seafarers and fishers in NZ ports, held its AGM at the Pa Maria Retreat and Spirituality Centre in Wellington at the weekend. The organisation is reported to be “ship-shape” with sound management and financial reports as well as a boost to volunteer numbers. Read more