Posts Tagged ‘Holy Cross Seminary’

Erstwhile seminary destroyed by fire

Monday, July 15th, 2019
holy name seminary

Antonio Hall in Christchurch has been destroyed by fire. For three decades it housed Holy Name Seminary.  More than 50 firefighters spent hours trying to save the building on Riccarton Rd after a “significant” fire erupted about 5.20pm on Friday. Catholic Diocese of Christchurch bishop’s pastoral office director Mike Stopforth said the diocese used the building as Read more

Leaky seminary in Auckland to be fixed

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has decided to remediate the leaky building issues faced by Holy Cross Seminary, Ponsonby, at an estimated cost of $7.6 million. NZCBC president and Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn said the bishops considered three options: remediate, rebuild or relocate. Continue reading in NZCatholic Related Posts:Stephen Lowe new bishop of AucklandCardinal Read more

De La Salle brother to be pastoral director at the Holy Cross Seminary

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Brother Mark McKeon FSC has been appointed as the new pastoral director of the Holy Cross Seminary in Ponsonby, Auckland. Recently returned from Palestine, Br Mark has been a De La Salle Brother for 35 years. He has been engaged in teaching ministry in Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. NZCBC President, Bishop Patrick Dunn, Read more

Ordination celebration – three new priests in Christchurch

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

On ya bike for vocations…seminarians’ pilgrimage

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

In November and December eight seminarians and a priest from Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland will be cycling the length of New Zealand to promote and pray for vocations to the priesthood. The pilgrimage will begin at Cape Reinga, which is the northern most point on the mainland of New Zealand. It will take about Read more

Seminary Rector Monsignor Peter Jeffrey farewelled

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Monsignor Peter Jeffrey will be leaving his role as Rector of  the Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland New Zealand a little earlier than expected for health reasons. He was farewelled at the seminary this week. “I’m sad to be leaving at this stage in the year but owing to health reasons I feel that it’s best Read more

New seminary rector can play a straight bat

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The newly appointed Rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland will bring a breadth of experience with him when he takes up his task next year, including a stint playing first class cricket in New Zealand and in England. Fr Brendan Ward is a priest of the Dunedin Diocese and has been ministering in parishes Read more

New Rector for Holy Cross Seminary

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Fr Brendan Ward of the Diocese of Dunedin, has been appointed the new Rector of Holy Cross Seminary by the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. His appointment takes effect this time next year. The lead in time will allow him to prepare and visit other seminaries to observe formation processes. Source Archbishop John Dew’s Read more

National Seminary may be full in 2012

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The National Seminary in New Zealand could be at full capacity next year. The Auckland Catholic Newspaper, The New Zealand Catholic, reports that although indications for student numbers for 2012 are very good, some prospective seminarians are still working through the admissions process. Final numbers will be known only when seminarians actually arrive next year. The Read more