Posts Tagged ‘Hastings’

Hastings parish helped keep needy children warm this winter

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Hastings Parish’s ‘Needy Children’ project distributed thermal clothing to children in Hawkes Bay during the winter months. Supported by a diocesan contribution of $3000 and private donations of $6800, the funds enabled the purchase of discounted thermals from The Warehouse. They provided 405 sets of new tops and leggings for children from 2 to 12 Read more

Nearly 1000 Catholics celebrate inaugural Mass

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

A special Mass to launch the unification of three Hastings Catholic parishes into one was held at St John’s College yesterday. The inaugural Mass for the combined parishes of Heretaunga Plains drew almost 1000 Catholics. The celebrant for the service was Bishop Charles Drennan, the second Catholic Bishop of Palmerston North. The move to unify Read more

Neither hair nor there

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

I don’t care how long a person’s hair is. As one of my favourite TV characters once said, “Sit, stand, burn to the ground for all I care.” But I am wondering why this skirmish between Lucan Battison and St John’s College over hair length caused such a stir? Why is it that a disagreement Read more

Hastings exhibition celebrates Suzanne Aubert

Friday, June 15th, 2012

An exhibition of Suzanne Aubert artefacts will be on display in the Hastings War Memorial Library during Matariki Celebrations, 11 June – 14 July. As part of the exhibition, Jessie Munro, the author of the award winning book The Story of Suzanne Aubert, will be giving a talk  at the Hastings War Memorial Library on Read more