Posts Tagged ‘Good Shepherd College’

Good Shepherd College has final graduation Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Dr Tony Lanigan told graduates, college staff and guests at the St Columba Centre on June 7 that this was the last such ceremony for GSC because the New Zealand bishops plan to merge the college and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand into a “single provider body”. Read more in NZCatholic Related Posts:Catholic Read more

Catholic tertiary institutes to merge Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Tertiary Institutes

New Zealand Catholic has reported that a single provider for Catholic tertiary education is expected to be fully in place for the 2020 academic year. The Society of Mary has agreed to relinquish co-ownership and governance of Good Shepherd College (GSC). In a letter to the staff of the merging institutions, establishment board chair Sir Brian Roche said the Provincial Council of the Read more

Catholic Institute NZ appoints acting academic dean Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Catholic Institute

The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Zachariah Duke. He will join the team on 1 October taking on the roles of Lecturer in Theology and as a Research Fellow with The Nathaniel Centre – the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. Zachariah has held several senior Read more

Catholic tertiary education establishment board begins work Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
tertiary education

Last year, the Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) set up an establishment board to create a structure to provide Catholic tertiary education in New Zealand. They appointed Sir Brian Roche to be the chair. He is a former senior partner of PWC New Zealand and has been chief executive of the New Zealand Post Group. The Board members Read more

Ordination celebration – three new priests in Christchurch Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch was packed with around 800 people to celebrate and witness Graeme Blackburn, Alister Castillo and Huynh Tran’s ordinations on Saturday 1 July. All three were ordained as diocesan priests for the Christchurch diocese, where they have been working as deacons. Supporters witnessing their priestly promises of obedience and service of Read more

Acting Principal appointed for Good Shepherd College Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
acting principal

The Good Shepherd College Trust Board has the appointed of Fr Mervyn Duffy as acting principal from January 2017. Duffy is appointed for a brief period while a review of the structure of the College is undertaken. During this review the College will continue to operate as usual. Currently a lecturer in systematic theology and dean of Read more

Rocío Figueroa to join faculty at Good Shepherd Theological College Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Rocío Figueroa has been appointed as a lecturer in Systematic Theology at Good Shepherd. She will begin lecturing at the beginning of 2017 Rocío, a Peruvian married to a New Zealander, holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology with a specialisation in Christology from the Gregorian University. She lectured in Spiritual Theology for five years at Read more

Flaw in Church’s attitude to education noted Comments 0

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Church hasn’t valued higher education in the way it should have, says a prominent New Zealand artist and academic. In an address given at the Good Shepherd College graduation in Ponsonby on June 5, Lady Mary Barker said that, as a body, the Church has generally been suspicious of new thought and ideas. It Read more

Eight new diocesan seminarians this year Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Eight new first year seminarians at Holy Cross Seminary make for a diverse group, reflecting the increasingly multi-cultural nature of the Church in New Zealand. But although there might be seven different ethnicities represented, most of them are young, aged in their twenties. Continue reading Related Posts:10 Samoan seminarians withdrawn from Guam SeminarySubtle Francis effect Read more

Deacon ordained at Manurewa Comments 0

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Samuel Maetara was ordained deacon at St Anne’s parish in Manurewa on Sunday 15 July. It is hoped that he will be ordained to the priesthood in December in the Solomon Islands. Deacon Samuel Maetara, 33, is from Malaita Province in the Southern region of the Solomon Islands. He says that he feels called to serve Read more